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Stage Restaurant

August 31, 2014 ,

It’s Always Better with Peanut Butter

Good old-fashioned peanut butter sandwiches were my saving grace during my awkward phases in elementary, middle school and high school years. They even got me through four years of college, when bouts of hunger and laziness would get the best of me. Although my college days are long gone, my obsession with peanut butter is…

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June 29, 2014

A-list cuisine takes center stage

Delicious food and outstanding décor make dining at Stage Restaurant a pleasure for your senses. Located in Honolulu Design Center, the eclectic establishment features a blend of American, Asian and Hawaiian influences that create rich and full flavors. Stylish furnishings in colors ranging from muted tones to bright reds, blacks and greens complete the setting….

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May 25, 2014

Setting the stage for edible art

Situated in Honolulu Design Center, Stage Restaurant showcases contemporary Asian-American cuisine that is as much an eyeful as it is a mouthful. While seats by the window offer a view of bustling Kapiolani boulevard below, consider choosing one that faces into the eatery. The eclectic mix of trendy high-end furnishings, including sculptural lamps and cherry…

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Piggin’ Out on Kurobuta Pork

For most food enthusiasts, especially those carnivorous ones like myself, few culinary pursuits are as exciting as the hunt for ono pork. In my case, after years of fending off my two older brothers from taking the last pieces of juicy meat on the dinner table — whether it was our parents’ traditional kielbasa (Polish…

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September 8, 2013

All the World’s a Stage

Honolulu Design Center is multiple venues in one. It’s a decorator’s paradise, show-casing contemporary furniture for your home or office at Inspiration Furniture; it’s a sophisticated place to hold special events in the ultra-modern Cupola Theatre with its retractable dome, and also the cool Ice Garden for smaller parties or business presentations; and there’s unique…

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Don’t Mess With Meat Loaf

Let’s get back to basics with stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. Make no mess about it, meat loaf is one of those feel-good foods composed of protein, carbs and fats that can easily be regarded as the “most American” of all meals. There’s just something about this meaty creation that stirs up memories of home, family and…

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April 28, 2013

Show-stopping Sweets Take Center “Stage”

Stage Restaurant in the Honolulu Design Center has a grand finale of desserts to choose from, and each dessert will not only please your palate, but your eyes as well. The Brown Butter Banana Tart ($9) is a melting pot of textures with an amaretto streusel topped with maple-glazed pecans. “I really like to pair…

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March 24, 2013

Starters Shine at Stage

A restaurant’s food should match its decor. Or is it the other way around? Either way, the pairing of ambiance and food sends an important message of uniformity and careful thought. The designers and chefs at Stage restaurant in Honolulu Design Center have figured it out. Just like the tables, lighting and artwork that accents…

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Why Lilikoi is No Ka ʻOi

Last week it was papaya, this week it’s lilikoi! As an island girl, born and raised, I have a soft spot for this tropical fruit. Remember picking lilikoi from Grandma’s backyard? But when you are as crazy about food as I am, a mere slice of lilikoi isn’t gonna cut it, especially when you’re a…

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Relaxing With Risotto

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! We’ve all heard the ever-popular saying, “Good things come to those who wait.” So this week, we’re taking our time and kickin’ it with risotto! As a girl who’s part Italian and a total rice fanatic at that, risotto could quite possibly be the best starch creation on the planet! It’s…

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