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Matsumoto Shave Ice turns 65

August 24th, 2016

Matsumoto Shave Ice will be celebrating 65 years of serving Hawaii at Hale‘iwa Store Lots, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 27. The event will feature shave ice specials and an opportunity to purchase exclusive Matsumoto Shave Ice T-shirts commemorating the occasion. In honor of its 65th year of business, Matsumoto Shave Ice willREAD MORE

First course: Stripsteak

August 23rd, 2016

Whereas I have heard some imported chefs dissing Hawaii’s cuisine lately, Michael Mina embraces it. He clearly loves everything about Hawaii, saying that he has tried multiple times to open a restaurant here. And why not? He’s practically a part-time resident anyway, traveling here about five times a year to vacation because he “doesn’t wantREAD MORE

Blessings at Taste of Taiwan

August 23rd, 2016

Can you build friendships through food? That is question and the driving philosophy behind the United Chinese Society’s Hawaii-sponsored “Taste of Taiwan” that took place Aug. 22 at Jade Dynasty restaurant. From what I saw, yes you can. If not through food itself and the cooperation behind the scenes that goes into feeding hundreds, thenREAD MORE

Chibo moves to Beach Walk

August 15th, 2016

Okonomiyaki Chibo has a new address, having moved out of Royal Hawaiian Center and onto Beach Walk Avenue, next to Bill’s restaurant. The move into what was formerly Bill’s downstairs cafe has meant downsizing from more than a hundred seats to fewer than 50, making it a lot cozier. With the move, there’s also beenREAD MORE

You can be a Food Network star

August 12th, 2016

Local firefighters are known for their kitchen as well as fire-fighting skills, and are among the specialty cooks being sought for the next season of Guy Fieri’s “Guy’s Grocery Games.” The Food Network is searching nationwide for outgoing, skilled chefs and professional cooks from all backgrounds to compete for the $20,000 prize. If you thinkREAD MORE

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