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Shep Gordon, Supermensch

October 6th, 2016

He still manages Alice Cooper, but Shep Gordon is otherwise retired and enjoying life on Maui, his home of the last 43 years. Just out with a book, “They call me Supermensch,” Gordon tonight talked about his life at an event that quickly outgrew its intended venue at CookSpace in Ward Warehouse. Instead, it wasREAD MORE

Gudetama goodies at Eggs 'n Things, Sanrio

September 30th, 2016

The public will have chances to eat Gudetama-inspired food and to meet Gudetama Saturday and Sunday at Ala Moana Center’s Sanrio store. Gudetama is the latest sensation from the Hello Kitty maker, and is the inspiration for a fundraising partnership between Eggs ’n Things and the Japan-based lifestyle brand. Gudetama means “lazy egg” in Japanese,READ MORE

Smoky goodness at Yacchaba

September 29th, 2016

The cozy setting of Japanese Restaurant Yacchaba, Hawaii’s first “iburi,” or smoked dish, eatery, comes not just from the little nooks of space and warm lighting, but the quiet sizzling and warmth generated by the little hot-stone grills delivered to tables. These keep plates of seafood and meats wonderfully warm and tender so patrons canREAD MORE

Man finds brunch battle at MW Restaurant

September 28th, 2016

Travel Channel host Adam Richman makes a point during a mock brunch battle Wednesday morning. Photo by Erika Engle The Travel Channel’s “Man Finds Food” host Adam Richman is in town briefly for preliminary work for next month’s Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, and participated in a mock Brunch Battle this morning. The combatants andREAD MORE

Kona Grill open in Waikiki

September 15th, 2016

Arizona-based Kona Grill has opened its first Hawaii location in the International Market Place, on the third floor Grand Lanai. Offering such items as the Big Kahuna cheeseburger, sushi rolls both traditional and naruto-style, or rice-free, the more than 30-location restaurant company has recently rebranded to avoid using such terms as Hawaiian, or Asian-fusion, toREAD MORE

Kalo crunch 'pie' hits market

September 14th, 2016

When Adam Tabura was in his first year of culinary school, the students were given an assignment: “You had to make something you grew up with that you didn’t know how to make.” Tabura, who grew up on Lanai largely under the watchful eye of his grandfather, decided on a sweet potato crunch cake that his grandparentsREAD MORE

Dean & DeLuca previews first Hawaii location

September 9th, 2016

Dean & DeLuca’s first Hawaii location is a bright, airy, two-story market, cafe and wine bar at the base of the Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach, at 383 Kalaimoku Street, that will open to the public on Wednesday. The first floor features a coffee bar and cafe that will offer coffees and other hot or coldREAD MORE

Hawaii chef trio cooks at James Beard House

September 9th, 2016

For chefs, going to the James Beard House is akin to a pilgrimage to Mecca. If they are going there to cook for some 80 guests, a bit more pressure and stress is involved, as one’s reputation is at stake in front of a very important audience. Chefs Shaymus Alwin, Jeremy Shigekane and Carolyn PortuondoREAD MORE

Making the airport part of the vacation

September 7th, 2016

Twenty hours of flying at the start of a vacation is made easier by the air of anticipation, but 20 hours at the end is pure drudgery. Curb the pain a little by treating layover time as an eating extension of your vacation. I usually refuse to buy food in airports, as a captive audience often equals high prices and limited quality,READ MORE

5 foods Germany

September 5th, 2016

I’ve been on a low-carbohydrate diet for going on two years now, but all those good intentions evaporated when we hit Germany on vacation. From Munich, traveling on to Stuttgart and later to the German-speaking part of Switzerland, we were struck repeatedly by the quality of the breads. Germany’s beer, wine, sausage, schnitzel and cheeseREAD MORE

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