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Tea Drops simplifies art of tea

July 25th, 2016

I love tea, but I’m also lazy, and that’s a problem. Because, good tea requires a lot of implements, whether it’s a bamboo whisk for your matcha powder or infuser for leaf teas. Then there’s cleanup. There are a lot of times I’ll pass in favor of an easy sugar-saturated juice instead. Sashee Chandran alsoREAD MORE

Little bites of Marcolini heaven

July 15th, 2016

If you have not yet experienced Pierre Marcolini Haute Chocolaterie on the third floor of Ala Moana Center’s Ewa Wing, now is a good time. In addition to the chocolatier’s fine Belgium chocolates, the boutique has welcomed some delicious new arrivals. Although chocolate is at the heart of the company’s business, after tasting their macarons,READ MORE

Wagyu and Seafood Plazas need to step up their game

July 13th, 2016

The idea of $45 steak in a food court setting was so audacious, it had to be good, real good to appeal to people more accustomed to paying closer to $10 or max $15 to eat in such an environment. So, I had some hope that Vintage Cave’s Wagyu Plaza and Seafood Plaza at theREAD MORE

Chefs pop up at Avenue's

July 12th, 2016

The restaurant pop-up invigorated the food scene beginning around five years ago, but as some of the more successful young chefpreneurs have moved into permanent spaces, it’s been a little quiet on the pop-up scene. So Avenue’s Bar + Eatery shook things up a bit with the reunion of its executive chef Robert Paik, andREAD MORE

4th of July Four Seasons-style

July 6th, 2016

All across the nation, the 4th of July is celebrated with an All-American backyard bash. In Hawaii, the beach cookout is another popular option. So the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina made it a double celebration when it hosted a grand opening party for 500 with a backyard barbecue extraordinaire, complete with a viewREAD MORE

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