Food News

Go and do. The Hawaii Food Policy Council–an organization of people who care about food here, whether it’s eating it, growing it, selling it, cooking it–is raising funds for a modest $3,000 starter fund to move the small organization from the dream point (“where should we put our efforts and what will it take to get there?”) to reality (a plan for action). They’re offering some appealing foodie goodies in return for donations to their Indiegogo venture capital site: classes, dinners, films. Go to [] through April 22.

Kampai! The days when poor-quality sake was served warm to disguise its flaws are gone, as will be envident at an April 28 free sake tasting, 1:30-7:30pm at the Sake Shope, 1461 S. King St. Sake experts on hand to present ive less famliar sake. Email info: [email: info]

Fair Trade. Fair Wind Big Island Ocean Guides is now serving its snorkel-sale customers burgers made from local, grass-fed beef–Hawaii Big Island Beef from rancher Jill Andrade-Mattos of Pa’auilo. Not only are they local, they’re lower in fat. And the buns come from Standard Bakery in Kainaliu.

New, but not. Sakura Terrace Japanese Café held a private grand opening earlier this month, but, of course, they’ve been open for some time, since Nov. 15, 2011. There is something new, however: The restaurant at 1240 S. King is expanding its menu, known for it’s reasonably priced “don” (rice bowl) combos.

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