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.
Opened: Universe Juice. Smoothies, sandwiches and snacks featuring local produce.
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.
Food & Drink / Opened: SushiSan. Conveyor belt sushi à la Genki Sushi.
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.
Food & Drink / Opened: 4Kings Kitchen, in the former Buffalo Boys Hoagies space. Kapo Kealoha, previously executive chef of Tiki’s, serves up local-style fare like mochiko chicken and pork chops.
Food & Drink / Opened: Jin Din Rou, a Japanese chain specializing in xiao long bao (soup dumplings). Currently open for lunch from 11am to 3pm, dinner service should begin by the end of the month.
Department of Health recalls products from Waipahu-based First Commercial Kitchen LLC and suspends the company’s permit to operate due to allegedly improperly manufactured products that pose potential health risks. For a full list of recalled products, which include items from Aloha Salads, Arturo’s, India Cafe, and Soul de Cuba, see [hawaii.gov] Grand opening: Beach Bum Cafe, a new microbrew coffee house, on First Friday, 2/4.
Food & Drink / Opened: Thai Herb Kitchen. Thai food, by way of Japan, served in cute and bright environs, in the former A Taste of the Bayou space.
Food & Drink / Opened: J2 Asian Fusion. Another outpost of JJ French Pastry that’s located on the same block as the original.
Food & Drink / Opened: Home Bar and Grill. The chefs at Kanpai have moved back to their old and now newly renovated Slammers spot. Some menu favorites from Kanpai have transferred over, like the Wafu steak and garlic chicken, while new menu items are being developed.
food & Drink / Opened: Jollibee. Hawaii’s first outpost of this Filipino fast-food chain, described as “American-style fast-food with Filipino-influenced dishes.” Waipahu Shopping Plaza, 94-300 Farrington Hwy., 671-7448 Opened: Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, next to Olive Tree.
Opened: Izakaya Shinn, a more upscale venture from the owners of bento eatery Kokoro Tei. The izakaya features Japanese small plates, a robata grill and a sushi bar in a swank setting.
For as long as we can remember, Chinatown has been notorious for drugs, homelessness and filthy streets. Some claim nothing has changed–and that it never will.
Bicyclists have long been overlooked by four-wheel riders on Honolulu’s congested streets. In the gleaming, armored pecking order of the road, cyclists are too often dismissed as lane hogs, hand-signaling nuisances and unfortunates who can’t afford cars.
The fate of some 1,525 acres of land at Hoopili in ‘Ewa may have been decided last Wednesday in Hawaii’s First Circuit Court. The decision might have gone differently, but the appellant attorneys’ strategy seemed to collapse as Judge Rhonda Nishimura picked it apart based on technical errors.
Last Thursday, May 9, the Caldwell administration revealed its action plan for solving Honolulu’s homeless problem. But at the City Council’s budget meeting the same day, Budget chair Ann Kobayashi wanted to know where the money for “Housing First” (see Cover Story, pg.
The Mayor Wright Housing project has been slated for major redevelopment by the Hawaii State Housing Authority (HSHA); requests for qualifications will be going out to developers in three to six months. Nonprofit group Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) wants to make sure the project’s tenants have a say in the redevelopment process, which could include major renovations or a total rebuild.
The Honolulu City Council held a special Committee on Transportation meeting on Tuesday, May 7, to go over its Complete Streets initiative with input from the department directors of Design and Construction (DDC), Planning and Permitting (DPP) and Transportation Services (DTS). At prior meetings, including the Moiliili workshop, community members pressed the idea of combining Complete Streets with Caldwell’s repaving projects, which Dan Burden of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute and some councilmembers have said makes sense.
Not much to agree with my friend Doc Berry (“Limits of Growth,” April 17). None of the scenarios he posits will ever materialize.
In your Diary of May 8 (“End of the 27th)” you reported on SB 1214, passed by the Legislature. In their nimble way, the Legislature tacked the wheel boot prohibition on a bill that was intended to abolish the Commission on Transportation.
On Friday, May 3, at 3:45 p.m., I was driving town bound through the Wilson tunnel on the Likelike. I was parallel to another car, and there were several other cars following closely behind me.
Congratulations Honolulu Weekly on the recent Pai award for investigative reporting (“Boss GMO,” Jan. 4, 2012).
When the biofuel guys say that costs are “confidential” (“Big-foot Biofuel,” May 8), I reply that since I am the one who is going to end up paying the cost, I have a right to know. Frankly, when everybody tries to hide the costs, I smell rat …
The Foster Botanical Garden never ceases to inspire for an urban setting it is like a step back in time (“See the Flora,” May 8). If Koko Crater Botanical Garden contains the world’s largest plumeria collection as suggested, it may be thanks in part to the Prussian born Dr.