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Come and Taste: Neither a restaurant nor a pop-up, TASTE is a cutting-edge “food venue.” that celebrated its grand opening in Kakaako Saturday (10/27) with food prepared by Chef Mark “Gooch” Noguchi, Pig and the Lady and Sweet Bread. Brought to life by Noguchi, Eat The Street’s Poni and Brandon Askew and Under My Umbrella’s Amanda Corby, TASTE brings a new plane of possibilities for foodies seeking innovative eats. TASTE, 667 Auahi St., [], various hours; no phone yet, check www.pilihawaii,.com

Cheese me, please: Chef Chai Chaowasaree of Singha Thai Cuisine and Chai’s Island Bistro will be representing our state in The Master Holiday Chef Challenge, a cheese competition with a grand prize of $20,000, which Chef Chai says he will donate to less fortunate families during the upcoming holiday season, if he wins.

Voting is online, and votes can be cast once a day. []

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