Food News

Haleiwa Farmers’ Market update. The endangered, beloved market at the crossroads in Haleiwa is still operating each Sunday ([]). To see why it’s important, check out the YouTube video Save the Hale’iwa Market, a new 13-minute documentary by Banzai Betty.

Chee! It’s time for lychee. And as with mango and rambutan, it’s a choke year. Liane Fu of The Wine Stop reports they’ve been getting Friday shipments of Kaimana lychee from the Hamakua Coast, $6.99 a pound. Call to reserve: 946-3707. If they’re out, check any farmer’s market (or a friendly neighbor’s tree).

Sometimes you wanna go . . . Where everybody cares, almost everybody surfs and the coffee’s good, not to mention the intentions. Check out Surf The Nations’ The Bar, at 63 Kamehameha Highway in a charming 1930s building in Wahiawa. The goal: “a community center where young and old, rich or poor, homeless or working, happy or sad . . . feel welcomed and comfortable.” http://[]

Back soon. The Aloha Beer brewpub at Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch and Crab is getting a facelift and will reopen sometime this summer.

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