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December 14, 2014

Cinnamon’s shares its Aloha in Waikiki

For locals or adventurous tourists, Cinnamon’s restaurant has been a well-loved breakfast-andlunch establishment in Kailua for more than 30 years. Now, it’s closer to home for those of us in town hungry for this mix of well-priced, traditional Hawaiian favorites with a twist. “We’re bringing the Windward side across the mountain,” says Alika Nam, who’s…

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December 7, 2014

Ring in the Holidays with Kit n Kitchen

This holiday season, it’s tempting to jettison the stress of holiday cooking and leave it to the professionals: namely, Kit n Kitchen. Its dependably delectable food always is a surefire bet, but its festive menu specials are the perfect way to ring in the holidays. Kit n Kitchen has a long history of success, with…

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November 30, 2014

Family Meals at The Pig & The Lady

As an American-born food aficionado with strong ties to his mother’s Vietnamese heritage, chef Andrew Le desired to share his love for Southeast Asian cuisine with the general public. Soon after graduating from the famed Culinary Institute of America in New York, and working as Chef Mavro’s sous chef for several years, Le eagerly opened…

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November 23, 2014

Where Comfort Meets Gourmet

On the makai side of Nimitz Highway, among warehouses and car dealerships, is a hole-in-the-wall takeout restaurant with distinctive local style and gourmet flair. Kahai Street Kitchen, at the corner of Kalihi and Kahai streets, started catering by 2006. Only three months later, however, the surrounding neighborhood persuaded the eatery to sell its food to…

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November 16, 2014

Kalapawai Cafe and Market Does Kailua Proud

With a history that stems as far back as the 1920s, Kailua’s Kalapawai Cafe and Kalapawai Market truly have become neighborhood gems through the years. Operating from two locations, the cafe and market unite to offer a restaurant, wine bar, bakery, gourmet deli and coffee bar. “My father, Don, initially purchased the shop from the…

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November 9, 2014

A Grand Meal for All

When it comes to Thanksgiving, as much as everyone looks forward to spending time with family and friends over a bountiful feast, it’s no secret that preparing a large-scale meal is not an easy task. To alleviate any undue stress, Pacific Beach Hotel’s award-winning Oceanarium restaurant invites all to take advantage of its to-go gourmet…

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November 2, 2014

A Rainbow of Healthy and Happy

While maintaining a healthy diet may seem relatively easy to do in Hawaii, oftentimes kamaaina simply are too busy to devote any time to preparing a hearty, let alone nutritious meal or snack. So when Yilisha Yin, owner of Aiea’s Rainbow Tea House, moved to the Aloha State, she saw a need for affordable, healthy…

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October 26, 2014

Nothing Beats a BBQ at Uncle Bobo’s

While Oahu’s Windward side may be known for its pristine beaches and clear skies, Uncle Bobo’s has long been attracting both tourists and locals with its authentic barbecue fare. Situated across from Swanzy Beach Park in Kaaawa, the charming beachside eatery offers high-quality smoked meats, as well as local favorites. “Because I am originally from…

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October 19, 2014

A Bakery That’s Back and Bigger Than Ever

When Larry’s Bakery closed its storefront last June, the decision was bittersweet. After all, the family-run pastry shop had gained quite a loyal following throughout its nearly five decades of operation. But it wasn’t long before owner Iris Yafuso-Toguchi, daughter of the late Larry Yafuso, announced the bakery would soon return to its original shop…

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October 12, 2014

Artisan Pizzas Turn Up the Heat

It’s no secret that not all pizzas are created equal. This is because of the simple fact that it takes a certain degree of expertise to produce a truly authentic Italian pizza. While many have tried, few have successfully crafted the Neapolitan-style pies with such accuracy and creative integrity than Inferno’s, Oahu’s up-and-coming artisan pizzeria….

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