The Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards ceremony is not only one of Hawaii's biggest showcases for entertainment in Hawaii, but also the one night Hawaii's music stars get to show off their red carpet style. The big night puts the spotlight on nominees in 33 categories, vying for the Ka Hōkū Mua `Loa ("Star of Distinction") […]
Arancino at The Kahala is marking its third anniversary with the addition of new menu items.
DUBAI, U.A.E. — Before leaving on a trip to unlikely destinations, there's always the question, "Why?" "Why Dubai?" Twelve years ago it was, "Why Portland (Ore.)?" It's pretty clear now it's a fantastic place to be, right? The other question is, "What's Dubai like?" I had to go to see for sure, but my stock […]
Because my foodie diet is so rich in protein and fat, I'm happy for those occasions when I can escape to such basics as fresh veggies and hummus, staples in every food writer's/blogger's kitchen for those detoxing down times when we're not at a restaurant. I once suggested we feed hummus to the hungry instead […]
SAN FRANCISCO — Going and coming home from Dubai meant a total of 42 hours of air travel. There was no way I wanted to be sitting on planes for 20 hours at a stretch, so it also meant taking some time to "rest" in San Francisco before the 15-hour Emirates Airline non-stop flight from […]
At Jade Dynasty, Titus Chan and Kimo Wong presented a Chinese dinner beyond beef broccoli and sweet-sour pork.
As a wayward Sagittarian, I often leap before I look, and in signing up for a desert safari in Dubai, I didn't quite know what I was getting into, as in, "How we gonna get there?" I knew we were in trouble when our driver picked us up in a Toyota Land Cruiser fitted with […]
In Honolulu, we tend to look at our city of a million as the center of everything creative in Hawaii, from food to fashion. But, our neighbor islands no longer want to be ignored. There is amazing culinary work being done on Maui, and in distant Kauai, a nascent fashion scene is no longer waiting […]
A look at the newest desingers to emerge from Honolulu Community College's Fashion Technology program: fashiontribe.staradvertiserblogs.com/2016/05/03/hcc…
Essential Style: Vintage and Antique Purses On view at San Francisco International Airport through July 22, 2016 Waiting at airports can be a boring, mind-numbing experience, but at San Francisco International Airport, in-house SFO Museum exhibitions turn it into a culturally enriching one. SFO Museum became the first cultural institution of its kind located in […]
At Sara's Cafe, restaurateur Sara Kim presents home-style Korean cuisine on her own.
Kulu Kulu Strawberry Shortcake Shave Ice debuts at Eaton Square: fast video: youtu.be/3WX3tzqwybw Story video: youtu.be/_UP24DGXias
Following a zombie apocalypse and cut off from the rest of the world, what would we eat? If you envision such a future, sustainability makes perfect sense. I'm not saying Ed Kenney and Dave Caldiero are thinking in those bleak terms, but with their latest restaurant, Mahina & Sun's, I think they have the opposite […]
DUBAI, U.A.E. — While in Dubai, I thought we would certainly be eating at Arab or Emirati restaurants, but somehow, we always ended up eating Lebanese or Indian cuisine, at malls and hotels, no less. What gives? I put the question to one of the Dubai chefs and he said it's because the Saudis have […]
The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Fashion Design and Merchandising Department marks its 50th anniversary this year, and it's annual fashion show on May 1 celebrated both up-and-coming designers, as well as returning alumni. The event, "ROOTS: The 50th annual UHM Fashion Show," took place May 1 at Kennedy Theater. The show opened with returning […]
If you haven't been to The Counter Custom Burgers in a while, it may be time for another visit. The Kahala Mall restaurant specializing in create-your-own burgers has launched a new menu that includes a handful of options to the beef burger, just because many diners want a little more variety in their lives. New […]
Storyteller/performer Moses Goods opened the Maoli Arts Month 10th annual Wearable Art Show on May 18 at Hawaii Theatre with his tale of Maui "making plants fly" by shaping them into a lupe, or kite, reflecting the ingenuity of the demigod and the Hawaiian people, who, from humble materials, were able to create, clothe, house […]
Today was the opening day of Kulu Kulu's third Hawaii location, this one in the Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki. For the occasion, the popular Japanese pastry shop introduced soft-serve ice cream with two locally sourced flavors, Maui vanilla bean and 100 percent Big Island Kona coffee. The soft-serve is exclusive to the RHC location. Kulu […]
12th Avenue Grill The popular Kaimuki restaurant is devoting a handful of specials to moms on Saturday and Sunday. Weekend specials include a small plate of Belgian endive salad ($15) with housemade Shinsato Farms guanciale, rock shrimp, Big island avocado, house feta, toasted almonds, and Rincon Farms strawberry vinaigrette; and a large plate ($38) of […]