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18 02, 2018

Seven Hawaii Chefs, Restaurants Recognized as James Beard Semifinalists

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Ed Kenney was named a semifinalist for the fifth time in the James Beard Foundation awards. The James Beard Foundation recognized seven Hawaii individuals and restaurants Thursday as semifinalists of the 28th annual awards. The individuals include Chris Kajioka and Ed Kenney, recognized in the best chef in the western region category, and baker George Kanemitsu,

4 02, 2018

Chick-fil-A Scouting for Locations in Hawaii, Along With 2 Other International Fast-Food Chains

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Chick-fil-A is one of three fast-food brands looking to enter the Hawaii market.   Chick-fil-A is scouting locations for the chain’s first Hawaii restaurant, one of three restaurant chains, along with Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers and Japan’s Yoshinoya, looking to break into the isle market. Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta-based fast-food giant known for its chicken sandwiches,

29 01, 2018

Hawaiian Airlines Names Hawaii Restaurant Owner as New Executive Chef

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Hawaiian Airlines has named chef Lee Anne Wong, owner of Honolulu’s famed Koko Head Café, to executive chef starting June 1, replacing chef Chai Chaowasaree, who has held the post since 2010. COURTESY HAWAIIAN AIRLINES Hawaiian Airlines said Thursday that chef Lee Anne Wong, owner of Honolulu’s Koko Head Café, will lead its in-flight dining program

21 01, 2018

Auction Begins for Ryan’s Grill Honolulu as it Closes After 34 Years in Business

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Oahu Auctions will sell kitchen equipment and restaurant decorations from Ryan’s Grill Honolulu, which will serve dinner for the last time on Saturday, Jan. 20, after more than 34 years in business. Oahu Auctions will sell kitchen equipment and restaurant decorations from Ryan’s Grill Honolulu, which will serve dinner for the last time on Saturday,

7 01, 2018

Five Guys Burgers & Fries to Open Third Hawaii Location

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The new fast-food restaurant will be located on the first level at Pearlridge Uptown, near Macy's and next to the new Pieology, according to a news release. Five Guys will occupy a 2,000-square-foot space with interior seating for 55 and outdoor patio seating for 16. Five Guys Burgers & Fries will be opening its third Hawaii location

24 12, 2017

One Hawaii Restaurant Recognized in Gayot Top 40 Restaurant List

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From left: Jose Calpito, Chef Mavro and Jeremy Shigekane. Chef Mavro restaurant is once again the only restaurant in Hawaii to be recognized in the Gayot 2017 Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. Chef Mavro Restaurant is once again the only restaurant in Hawaii to be recognized in the Gayot 2017 Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

10 11, 2017

Dean & Deluca Opens Second Hawaii Location in Royal Hawaiian Center

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Dean & Deluca has opened its second Hawaii location on the ground floor of the Royal Hawaiian Center  |  COURTESY ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER Dean & Deluca has opened its second Hawaii location on the first floor of the Royal Hawaiian Center. The new 1,144-square-foot store is a grab-and-go concept, and joins the New York-based company’s