Take a bao now

BREAKING NEWS: Double click on thumbnails below to see a picture gallery and read about this morning’s Mangoes at the Moana event: Tomorrow: Mangoes at YOUR house. ON TO CHINATOWN: In the past year or so, my trips to Chinatown have been quick missions: Park […]

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If I ran a restaurant . . .

Tomorrow: Take a bao. Breakfasting with some former Advertiser colleagues at Big City Diner earlier this week, I was happy to learn that I could order from the keiki menu for just a $1 charge. As the portions at this local food haven are in […]

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Permission to eat cupcakes, please!

Tomorrow: If I ran a restaurant . . . Finally got to drop by the new cupcake shop opened by my friends Kawehi Haug and Nick Gervais, Let Them Eat Cupcakes, at 35 S. Beretania in the old Mix Cafe location (park in the inexpensive […]

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Here’s what I don’t understand, Vol. 1

Tomorrow: Cupcakes and more . . . One of my favorite old Southern sayings, courtesy of my Mississippi paternal relatives is. . . “Ain’t but one or two things I know for sure.” In contrast, the things I don’t understand could populate Kaho’olawe faster than […]

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The plague of the plastic containers

Tomorrow : What I don’t understand. . . APOLOGIES! Grandchild exception: My first grandchild is in town from Mainland and we’ve been hanging with “the kids” and their kid. Forgot all about blog in my happiness! Now, on to plastic containers. I’ve said it before: […]

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Digging into the strata

Tomorrow: The plague of the plastic containers. I’m not just a foodie, I’m a cookie (one who just loves cooking). And for a cookie, can there be a greater compliment than someone chasing you down for a recipe? Cooking for volunteers at the Friends of […]

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Reading a lot into a recipe

Tomorrow: Plague of the plastic containers. For the second year in a row, I took on the responsibility of feeding the hardworking volunteers who make the Friends of the Library Book Sale happen. Between June 13 and June 26, I helped feed between 25 and […]

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Omedetu, Shirokiya! Congratulations!

Got a great mango recipe? Under Tips, Recipes, Ideas and Food Lore tab above, check out the information on the recipe contest at the Mangoes at the Moana event coming up July. 9 Tomorrow: A lucky-you-live-Hawai’i bread pudding. Wednesday: The restaurant rule. Been hearing about […]

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Back behind the plate!

Tomorrow: Discovering a new food “neighborhood,” Yataimura at Shirokiya. Coming up: A foodie friendship. An Island-only recipe for bread pudding. Fish soup that’ll change your mind. Restaurant ordering: the one unbreakable rule. March? Was it really March the last time I updated this blog? Was […]

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