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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

Cherry Blossom Festival seeks applicants for annual pageant

July 22nd, 2016

Time is running out for Hawaii residents with at least 50 percent Japanese ancestry to submit an application for the 65th Cherry Blossom Festival. For the first time, ladies who are 27 or 28 years old may apply; the age limit had previously been 26 years old. According to festival organizers, Cherry Blossom Queen contestantsREAD MORE

Three places to celebrate National Tequila Day on Oahu

July 21st, 2016

Looking to start an argument with your friends? Ask them where to find the best Mexican food in Hawaii. Some people think it’s impossible for authentic Mexican flavors to successfully make it thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean to restaurant kitchens here. Others — myself included — believe you just need to know whereREAD MORE

Oahu Patagonia stores host 'Unbroken Ground' screening

July 20th, 2016

As awareness grows in regards to the connection between Earth’s food supply and the negative effects of climate change, national retailer Patagonia has partnered with filmmaker Chris Malloy to share the stories of groups leading the charge in developing more sustainable production methods. “Unbroken Ground” explores advancements in regenerative agriculture, restorative grazing, new crop developmentREAD MORE

Travel packages offered for Molokai Humane Society benefit concert

July 12th, 2016

Mokulele Airlines and the Hotel Molokai have teamed up on a special offer for those who want to support the Molokai Humane Society and catch a concert by Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning recording artist Anuhea in the process. Ever since the Molokai Humane Society was founded in 1981, the nonprofit has worked to be self-supporting,READ MORE

Longhi's, Merriman's, Vino make Wine Spectator list

July 8th, 2016

Wine Spectator released its 2016 Restaurant Awards this week, highlighting the best places to visit for a glass of wine in all 50 states and 72 countries around the world. Restaurants are recognized with one of three awards: the Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and Grand Award. In 2016, there were 3,595READ MORE

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