Posts tagged with: Justin Park

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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Friday Photo — Nikka Whisky Tasting at the Manifest

Last week, The Manifest held one of their Tasting Session seminars with bar manager Justin Park. This one focused on whiskies from the Japanese distillery Nikka. I happened to see a posting on Instagram (if you want to find out […]

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 Cup

I don’t care if summer is “officially” over, I am determined to enjoy this summer cocktail until I stop being sweaty. Which will be, like, sometime in February. The Pimm’s Cup is a drink I enjoy, but usually forget the existence […]

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Current Obsession: Diamond & Dutch Cocktail

The first entry in what will be our ongoing catalog of things—dishes, drinks, products—we’re obsessed over. The Diamond & Dutch Cocktail at The Manifest in Chinatown started out as one of the bar’s weekly specials. (They have a cool menu […]

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Playing with the Boys

In March, I had the opportunity to tag along and play unofficial “second shooter” at a photo shoot for HAWAI‘I Magazine featuring some of the rising star chefs and bartenders elevating the local food and drink scene. The chefs and […]

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“We Ate It” Round-Up (January 2013)

So, I totally skipped over November and December’s round-ups…but you’ll forgive me, I hope. Of course, the first thing (literally) consumed this year was a bowl of ozoni at my parents’ house. Ozoni is the traditional Japanese New Year’s mochi […]