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#CatEats: Dinner in a kitchen on Maui

By On May 22, 2015

I didn’t know how I was going to pull this off. I was going to be flying back home from Okinawa, where I had been for a week, with only a couple… Read More


Goodbye to two great restaurants

By On May 13, 2015

On May 3 I got an email that simply read, “Changes for DK Restaurants.” I almost didn’t open it. But I did — and found out that two of my favorite restaurants… Read More


#CatEats: Sampling Alan Wong’s Shanghai menu

By On January 28, 2015

I never turn down any opportunity to eat anything created by Chef Alan Wong. To be honest, I haven’t had a bad dish at his Honolulu restaurant, still considered one of the… Read More


#CatEats: Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop in Chinatown

By On January 12, 2015

About six months ago, another new brunch spot opened in Chinatown to rave reviews, particularly from my friends who worked in downtown. In fact, one of them had gone there three times… Read More


#FUUD: Izakaya Torae Torae in McCully

By On November 18, 2014

Back when people still read newspapers, there was a rule for food critics: wait a couple of months before reviewing a new restaurant. The reason? You want to give new chefs and… Read More