Mahalo and Aloha. Grand Cafe and Bakery closed its retro-diner doors in Chinatown yesterday and is seeking a new location. Meanwhile, Chef Tony Vierra will continue catering, offering everything from breakfasts to bentos. (The lemon cake is not lost to us, or that amazing caramel corn!).
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Say Cheese. Naked Cow Dairy is going to let the public get a look at the expanded cheesemaking facilities donors helped acquire through an [indiegogo.com] campaign with July 14 and 21 dairy farm dinners mastermined by chef and cheesemaker Gida Snyder. Tour and cheese-driven dinner, $55; sign up at the Honolulu Farmers Market; 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Blaisdell Concert Hall lawn.
Big Aloha Brewing. Aloha Beer Co.’s new brewpub was born last week in what used to be warehouse space next door to Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab. Eight different beers and food from a few steps down the hall in Sam’s kitchen. It’s a whole new company, owned by James Lee and Steve Sombrero with Dave Campbell as the brewman.
Color Them Orange. The Kahala Hotel has announced the opening of a new Neopolitan-Japanese fusion restaurant, coming in early 2013: Arancino, meaning “orange blossom.” It will occupy the former Tokyo, Tokyo spot just off the circle fronting the hotel.
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