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 about future tasting sessions, you should definitely be following them)... Read More

Field Trip: Manulele Distillers (Kō Hana Rum)

We’ve been fans of Manulele Distillers’ Kō Hana agricole rum ever since barman Kyle Reutner at The Pig & The Lady introduced us to it last year. At the time, P&L was the only place serving it—a perk of Kyle’s apprenticeship at the distillery. Now, it’s popping up in several... Read More

Friday Photo—Sugary Sundried Tomato Hearts

Happy Day Before Valentine’s Day, everyone! Shake and I are not really Valentine’s Day people, but I do have a soft spot for the girly things in life, like hearts and flowers and pink. So although Mom always said not play with our food, here’s a little foodie heart-shaped love... Read More

Project Kōkua for Hawai‘i Island 2.0

Chefs are nice people. I make this generalization because I think it takes a nice person to want to feed people you don’t even know, much less people who have their finger poised to send out a snarky review of your food because they didn’t like the speed at which... Read More

We Ate It: Off the Wall Craft (#FoodFirst vs #DessertFirst)

A couple weeks ago, we were invited to attend a media preview of Off the Wall Craft Desserts and Kitchen. (It’s located in the former Tsunami night club space on S. King Street.) OTW Craft is the brain child of Kyle Matsumoto (owner of Off The Wall Restaurant and Catering... Read More

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 is now Eleven44) and ushered in the current-day throng of... Read More

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 for dinner and once for lunch. On our lunch visit,... Read More

“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 off on carrying my camera with me all the time.... Read More