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. (That’s not going so well.) And I’m expanding my culinary... Read More

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” champion; 2014 “Shake It Up!” Cocktail Competition winner; USA representative, IBA... Read More

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 Park on the left, with his bar crew of Art... Read More

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 a non-stop sugar-and-booze-scented baked goods assembly line with one employee:... Read More

Friday Photo—Sunday Salad with French-ish Dressing

Sometimes, the weekends call for a nice salad for lunch. This tends to happen on Sundays, particularly when I know that I’m making something extra-hearty or indulgent (e.g. fried chicken). I’m woefully behind on my magazine reading; I finally got around to the April 2015 issue of Food & Wine,... Read More

Hello, Hāna!

This week, Shake is spending the weekend in Hāna, and I am incredibly envious. I’m just fanning the flames of jealousy by looking at these photos, but since I hadn’t gotten around to posting about our Hāna trip we took back in May, now’s as good a time as any!... Read More

The Summer of Hipster Shave Ice

This summer shall be known as The Summer of Hipster Shave Ice. Why? Because Sugar + Shake have developed a wicked weekend shave ice habit (it is so, so, so, so very hot!) and our preference is for the style we have dubbed “hipster shave ice.” So what IS hipster... Read More

Current Obsession: Williams-Sonoma City Grit Fried Chicken Kits

When we walked into Williams-Sonoma, we were not there for chicken mix. No, we were there to purchase a beautiful, lovely new red Vitamix. But we bought a City Grit Fried Chicken Kit anyway. (Because it was 30% off and this picture of fried chicken on the front made us... Read More