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Hawaii dancer joins Bieber on European tour

September 20th, 2016

After a childhood stint on Broadway and a teenage modeling career in Japan, Hawaii-born dancer Jasmine Perri continues to pursue her passion for performance as a backup dancer for Justin Bieber. “I was doing a lot of one-offs, like music videos, awards shows and TV shows,” Perri explained during an interview last month in HonoluluREAD MORE


Senia chefs join Bar Leather Apron for Suntory tasting

September 16th, 2016

If construction and permitting is going as planned, fans of former Vintage Cave executive chef Chris Kajioka only have a few more months to go until his next project, Senia, opens for business in Chinatown. Before that happens, however, Kajioka and his business partner, British chef Anthony Rush, will join forces with Justin Park ofREAD MORE


Ocean Cocktail Showdown sets final lineup of contestants

September 14th, 2016

When the third annual World’s Best Ocean Cocktail Showdown returns to the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa on Sept. 24, it will be up to a pair of Maui residents to keep the title in Hawaii. Entries were accepted earlier this year, and each of the six finalists chosen were paired with a celebrity chefREAD MORE


Kona Brewing adds Hanalei Island IPA to its lineup

September 1st, 2016

Hot on the heels of two recent limited edition beers spotlighting local mango as the featured ingredient, another Hawaii-based brewery is getting fruity with a new offering that will eventually get national distribution. Last week, my Barfly column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (current subscribers can click here to read) shared details about Honolulu Beerworks’ DangoREAD MORE


Chinese Chamber of Commerce seeks Narcissus contestants

August 30th, 2016

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii is gearing up for the 68th Narcissus Queen pageant in January at the Hawaii Theatre and is currently accepting applications from qualified contestants. Along with the pageant itself, participants in the search for a new Narcissus Queen are provided opportunities to participate in cultural classes that cover subjectsREAD MORE


Kaleikinis headline Ahamele Music Series at Royal Hawaiian

August 25th, 2016

It will be a family affair at the Royal Hawaiian Center on Saturday night as longtime local entertainer Danny Kaleikini and his grandson, Nicholas Kaleikini, headline the latest installment of the Ahamele Hawaiian Music Series. A classically trained saxophonist, Nicholas Kaleikini also plays the piano and ukulele and performs on tour with international hip-hop artistREAD MORE


Gordon Biersch offers guide to help with food, beer picks

August 24th, 2016

It’s unfortunate so many craft beer fans look at the corporate ownership of Gordon Biersch and somehow take that to mean the rank-and-file brewmasters at each restaurant don’t know to make beer worth getting excited about. In reality, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Long before Honolulu residents enjoyed beer brewed on-site by otherREAD MORE


Ruth's Chris partners with Grey Goose for cocktail pairing

August 17th, 2016

Tickets are still available for a special cocktail dinner featuring Grey Goose vodka on Thursday at all three Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants in Hawaii. “We are extremely honored to be pairing with Grey Goose to bring this exceptional dining experience to Hawaii,” said Ruth’s Chris Steak House Vice President Jay Kaneshiro in a releaseREAD MORE


10 places to drink a mai tai in Honolulu

August 5th, 2016

Now in its eighth year, the Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival at the Royal Kona Resort on Hawaii island has evolved into a showcase of what talented mixologists can create when given time to elevate a classic cocktail recipe. Last year’s winning bartender, Justin Park of Bar Leather Apron in Honolulu, took home aREAD MORE


Palate Craft & Eatery opens in Chinatown this weekend

July 27th, 2016

There will be a new place in Chinatown for craft beer and cocktails starting this weekend, thanks to the efforts of three veteran Honolulu bar owners. Troy Terorotua and Lisa Kim, co-owners of Real a Gastropub and Brew’d Craft Pub, have partnered with Pat Kashani to open Palate Craft & Eatery in the former SoulREAD MORE


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