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International Market Place Mixology Month

The International Market Place in Waikīkī has deemed July Mixology Month at the shopping center. Various restaurants in the collection will offer special cocktails, each highlighting a selected spirit-of-the-week, paired with a featured dish. Each Thursday, bartenders will battle it […]

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Spice Up Your Life

I am a huge spice wimp. I don’t put chili flakes on my pizza. I love ma po tofu and spicy ‘ahi bowls, but they make me cry. I *never* play the Russian roulette game that is partaking of an […]

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Hāna Kū

Yes, readers, I have been gone a long time… The great thing about writing for myself is that I get to choose what I write about and when I turn it in. The awful thing about writing for myself is […]

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Summer Lovin’ at Pint + Jigger

Pint + Jigger is one of Sugar + Shake’s favorite haunts. We adore co-owner and bartender extraordinaire Dave Newman, and the food and drinks always satisfy. I frequently Instagram what we’re sipping on and stuffing into our faces while we’re […]

Foodland Poke Pau Hana

This is my year of trying new things. (Even if it CLEARLY is not my year of being a more prolific blogger.) I’ve started a new business. (I’m starting slowly and it’s going pretty well.) I’m trying to grow plants. […]

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Out & About: Bar Leather Apron Soft Opening

So, a shoe salesman walks into a bar… Sounds like the set up for a joke, but it’s actually the beginning of a beautiful friendship. A fan of the deep whiskey list that Justin Park (two-time “World’s Best Mai Tai” […]

Friday Photo — (Bar)Men at Work

A quick action photo at the hottest ticket to drink in town right now: Bar Leather Apron in the Topa Financial Center downtown. I took this photo on the final night of BLA’s soft opening weekend. That’s head bartender Justin […]

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How to Become a One-Woman Bread Pudding Factory

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means it’s just about time for me to turn our house into a one-woman bread pudding factory. We give these to friends as holiday gifts every year, so for one tiring weekend, the house turns into […]

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