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 Restaurant Insider with Anne Lee
ipating from mom-and-pop estab- lishments to fine dining. There’s something for everyone:
• Goen Dining + Bar by Roy Yamaguchi has a Maple Leaf farms Breast of Duck, Ahiki Farms As- sorted Roasted Vegetables, Maple Glaze.
• Kapena Tequila will feature a Kapena Hawaiian Chili Infused Tequila
• Rokaru Shabu Shabu has a Crispy Calamari Salad, Rokaru Set, and Miso Garlic Kauai Prawns
• KOHO will do a Macadamia Praline 6-piece Seeker, Lilikoi Caramel 6-piece Seeker, and Ha- waiian Sea Salt Caramel 6-piece Seeker
• Zigu has a Hawaiian Tuna Cutlet ($23), Local Vegetable Chilled Moringa Noodle ($18), and a ZIGU Roll ($24).
For a full list of participating businesses and restaurants, visit
at Neiman Marcus 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, third level 808-951-3420
  AL: Tell me more about Food-A- Go-Go Week?
DY: Food-A-Go-Go Week will join a yearlong public awareness campaign called Localicious Ha- waii that highlights restaurants and businesses that use locally sourced ingredients or products in their offerings. We have over 160 businesses and restaurants participating this year.
AL: What is the goal of Food-A- Go-Go Week?
DY: Our goal is to drive traffic to businesses and restaurants that support our agricultural and fishing industries. By participat- ing in Food-A-Go-Go Week, they will have a special menu or local products available for customers to purchase/order for dine-in or takeout. Proceeds of this campaign will benefit HAF’s K-12 ag educa- tion programs, which have served over 18,000 students since 2014.
HAF’s educational programs spark an interest in agriculture among the children at an early age and encourages careers in the field, as the average age of a farmer in Hawaii is over 60 years old.
AL: How can our readers participate?
DY: Readers can go to foodagogo. org where they can find a list of our participating businesses and restaurants to see what specials and promotions are being offered.
AL: Tell me about the dishes that you have prepared for us to try and the special entrée created for Food-A-Go-Go Week.
LN: I’ve created the Arare Crust- ed Kona Kampachi ($36), which includes baby bok choy, shiita- ke mushrooms, tomato, ogo and butter. We also created a special cocktail — Lilikoi Mojito — in celebration of our launch of the
Sunset Lounge (3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays). This will feature a special menu of sharable plates and nice wines, and you can enjoy one of the best sunset views on the island.
The Mariposa Poke (market price) has fresh local tuna, Maui onions, crispy garlic, green on- ions, chile soy, wasabi mayon- naise, kabayaki and puffed rice. The Grilled Ahi Sandwich (mar- ket price) is served on toasted brioche with crispy onions, but- ter lettuce, Kamuela tomatoes, yuzu kosho aioli and crudités. The Macadamia Nut Pie ($10) has macadamia filling, whipped cream, toasted coconut, rum and caramel sauce.
AL: Can you name a few spe- cials that other businesses and restaurants are offering?
DY: We have a wide range of businesses and restaurants partic-
AL: What do you see for the fu- ture of businesses and restau- rants in 2022?
DY: With more people getting vaccinated and mandates lifting, the future is optimistic. With travel to Hawaii coming back and the strain between residents and vis- itors growing, we hope this cam- paign and our yearlong public awareness initiative Localicious Hawaii helps make our visitor and local communities more aware of supporting businesses that use locally sourced ingredients.
This will, in turn, help our local agricultural and fishing indus- tries, which will make a positive impact in securing a more sus- tainable future for our islands.
1. Mariposa Poke (market price)
2. Arare Crusted Kona Kampachi ($36) 3. Grilled Ahi Sandwich (market price) 4. Macadamia Nut Pie ($10)
Spend an evening grooving to the musical stylings of Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner Sean Na‘auao & Friends at the Plumeria Beach House.
As you enjoy the beautiful contemporary Hawaiian melodies and fan favorites, enjoy fixings like the popular Ahi Poke Musubi and mouth- watering Surf and Turf. Don’t miss this one-night-only event with one
of Hawai‘i’s most beloved musicians.
PLUMERIA BEACH HOUSE Wednesday, March 30, Seating starts at 5:30 p.m., Dinner and music starts at 6:30 p.m., Cover charge $55 per person, 3-course menu $75 per person (does not include drinks, tax and gratuity)
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