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Friday Photo—Cheers to Du Vin

Heard the sad news this week that Brasserie Du Vin in Chinatown is closing down. Owner Dave Stewart has been a fixture in Chinatown for decades with his multiple restaurants (the now-closed landmark Indigo, Du Vin, Bar 35, Bambu2 which […]

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Friday Photo — The Best Thing I’ve Eaten All Year

I should really title this “The Best Thing I’m Probably Gonna Eat All Year.” Top this, 2015! Over our New Year’s holiday, Shake and I ate at Hilo’s Moon and Turtle restaurant (formerly known as Full Moon Café) twice, once […]

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“We Ate It” Round-Up (Fall/Winter 2014)

I haven’t done a “We Ate It” round-up in a long time! A lot of our eating out has been event-related and much of the rest has been at places we go to a lot…and, truth be told, I’ve slacked […]

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Project Time: Hella Bitter Craft Your Own Bitters Kit

This summer, Shake contributed to a Kickstarter project for Hella Bitter: a do-it-yourself bitters making kit. A fellow bitters-loving friend, Malia of Shoyu Sugar, brought it to his attention—a funny coincidence because just a few weeks prior, we’d been on […]

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Friday Photo—Baker Faire Honolulu

This summer, food writer Martha Cheng tackled the task of rounding up seven of Honolulu’s top sweets slingers in a pop-up bakeshop event dubbed Baker Faire. I didn’t envy her the task—pastry chefs are as crazy as regular chefs, only […]

USBG Hawaii “Punch for Pooches” Fundraiser Event

This past weekend, the Hawaii Chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild held a fundraiser for the Hawaiian Humane Society: Punch for Pooches. Brilliant! Shake and I love punch and are very sad that it’s not more popular here. Fix […]

Current Obsession: Pimm’s Blackberry & Elderflower

Pimm’s has been a previous Sugar + Shake Current Obsession, and when I wrote about it back then I mentioned that there was a vodka-based blackberry and elderflower flavor of the “fruit cup” liqueur that I one day hoped to […]

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Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival 2014: “Under a Maui Moon” and “Corks & Forks”

This year, we were invited to attend two of the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival events—Kā‘anapali Kitchen Stadium: Under A Maui Moon, a cross-over event with Kā‘anapali Fresh, and Corks & Forks at the Convention Center. Of all the HFWF […]

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