Food News

Welcome aboard David Cruz is now head chef at the remodeled and expanded Big Aloha Brewery.

Sam Choy’s/Big Aloha Brewery, 580 N. Nimitz Hwy., 545-7979

Healthy lunches Greens & Vines, a sister establishment of ‘Licious Dishes, will begin its lunch service hours this week. The new vegan and raw food establishment is known for their Living Lasagna and desserts. Lunch hours will be from 11am–2pm, and will also offer “grab-and-go” take out fare.

Greens & Vines, 909 Kapiolani Blvd., ground floor, free parking in back, 536-9680

Forgo the meat! Another 100 percent vegan restaurant in Honolulu is Eden on Earth, which is replacing Govinda-ji. Their food focus is on mostly uncooked and unfried items, but they also offer soups, stir-unfried tofu and raw cake.

Eden on Earth, 1118 Fort Street Mall, open Mon.–Sat., 10am–3:30pm, 521-7979

Welcome to the Med A new Mediterranean eatery has opened, adding to the foodie-friendly neighborhood of Kaimuki. One-month old Shaloha (Shalom + Aloha) features a wide variety of Med goodies, including their star–homemade pita bread.

Shaloha, 3133 Waialae Ave., open 7:30am–8:30pm, [], 744-4222

Olive you, too Ward Centers has expanded with new stores, opening a new olive oil shop that offers high quality extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars with different flavors to choose from. Located next to the Paul Brown Salon & Day Spa.

Island Olive Oil Company, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 103, open Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm, Sun., 10am–6pm, 388-8912

Coffee, coffee, coffee Kona RainForest Coffee wins the coveted Kona Coffee Cupping Competition Classic Division. Also, Arianna Farms wins its third Kona Coffee Cupping Award in the Crown Competition. Both farms have high caliber reputations, known for dedication to quality coffee crops. We at the Weekly are supremely proud of the Kona coffee growers and their legacies.

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