The people who brought you Haleiwa Farmers’ Market are starting their third farmers’ market at Ala Moana Shopping Center. Starting September 3, open Saturdays 9am to 1pm.
Food truck stop: In the parking lot on Kapiolani and Ward, there’s a small fleet of food trucks, like the Thai Achilles Grill; Chicago Eatz with deep dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches; Hawaii’s Fried Musubi, with, yup, fried musubi as well as anything else you can throw in a fryer (i.e. Oreos and Twinkies).
Opened: Kakaako Makai Community Cultural Marketplace, a market to focus on local, non-GMO produce and proteins (i.e. fresh fish), as well as local food artisans like Leialoha’s Coconut Creamery, with coconut cream-based sorbet, and Madre Chocolate.
Mana Ai’s fresh hand pounded pai‘ai is back, state-legalized and Department of Health approved. [manaai.com], 542-1326 Opened: Sports FanAddicts, in the former Aku Bone.
Opened: Kaew’s Thai Villa serving authentic Thai eats. 1502 Liliha St., [www.KaewsThaiVilla.com], 535-9928 Opened: Blue Hawaii Sushi.
The Hawaii State Farm Fair is this weekend, July 9 and 10 at Kualoa Ranch. In addition to the carnival activities and food, there will be a 4-H livestock competition and live auction of pig, lamb, steer and goats.
BBQ Nights at Tangö Market: Every Friday night from 5-9pm Chef Goran Streng fires up the grill in front of the new Tango Market on Auahi St. All-inclusive meals range from $10-$13 and include a choice of a main course (NY steak, hoisin babyback ribs or lemongrass shrimp), baked beans and cornbread.
Opened: Aloha Crepes. Featuring crepes like Broccoli Obama Alfredo, with broccoli, asparagus and mushrooms; Monroe’s Mello Portobello with portobello, blue cheese, onion, spinach and hoisin sauce.
Opened: Shor American Seafood Grill on the third floor of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa features sustainable seafood and shellfish approved by the Seafood Watch Program. 2424 Kalakaua Ave., 923-1234 Opened: Uncle Clay’s House of Aloha in the Aina Haina Shopping Center.
New market: Nuuanu Farmers Market at 2313 Nuuanu Avenue starting June 7, 4:30-7:30pm weekly. Paul Feng, previously of Postrio and Swell restaurant in San Francisco, joins Chef Mavro as chef de cuisine.
Opened: Zero’s NY Pizzeria. Pizza by the slice, New York style, aka the big floppy kind you can fold in half.
A well-managed farm has nothing to hide. Big Ag is pushing legislators in Minnesota, Florida and Iowa to make taking photos or videos of their facilities illegal. But pictures don’t lie.
Food & Drink / Pete Licata of Honolulu Coffee Co. recently won the title 2011 United States Barista Champion in a competition that recognizes the art and skill of espresso drink preparation and service. Licata won with coffee beans he personally harvested, processed and roasted from Rusty’s Hawaiian in Ka’u and Wai’ono Meadows in North Kona on the Big Island.
Food & Drink / Opened: Let Them Eat Cupcakes now has a storefront, in the original Mix Cafe location. In addition to the classics like chocolate, carrot, and red velvet cupcakes, try specialty flavors like Chocolate Mint, Dobash and Li Hing Mango.
Food & Drink / Opened: Broadway Seafood & Oyster Bar, in the former GoShiGo location (moment of silence for GoShiGo). The menu includes a raw oyster bar and an oyster-centric menu of Oysters Rockefeller and fried oysters.
Food & Drink / Coming soon: Salt, a second venture by Kevin Hanney of 12th Ave Grill. The concept is gastropub, in the former Bella Donna space in Kaimuki.
Food & Drink / Opened: Marukame Udon in Waikiki. Udon are made fresh in the restaurant, but the service is cafeteria-style, i.e.
In ’Nalo town, a second outpost of Manoa’s Serg’s Mexican Kitchen. 41-865 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, 259-7374 BambuTwo is no longer open for breakfast.
Le Crepé Cafe opens its Parisian-style doors whipping up more than 25 different crepe creations–sweet and savory chic. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Food & Drink / Hawaii’s newest brewery: Big Island Brewhaus in Waimea on the Big Island. Beers brewed by Tom Kerns, formerly brewmaster at Maui Brewing Co.
Food & Drink / Open: Umami Cafe, billed as a Japanese-style coffee bar that serves specialty bentos; sandwiches–Smoked Salmon BLT, BBQ Reuben with Umami Sauce; salads; sushi; and daily specials that include chicken katsu curry and baked spaghetti. Harbor Court, 55 Merchant St.
food & Drink / Tango Market, an offshoot of Tango Contemporary Cafe, will open in early March at the former Satura location at Ward Center. The new operation will open early to serve muesli and waffles, among other breakfast goodies.
Food & Drink / Opened: Tea Farm Cafe, featuring a wide variety of…you guessed it, teas: black, green, pu-erh, rooibos. 2600 S.