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20 05, 2018

The Old Spaghetti Factory Ready to Open at Aloha Tower Marketplace

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 HONOLULU (KHON2) - Good news for spaghetti fans eager to get their mizithra fix. The Old Spaghetti Factory is reopening at Hawaii Pacific University's Aloha Tower Marketplace on Monday, May 21. The restaurant shuttered its Ward Warehouse location last July so the complex could be demolished, much to the disappointment of loyal customers. "We have been

12 05, 2018

Bubbies Ice Cream Expands to All U.S. Whole Foods Stores

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii, Retail|

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts Inc. has launched its packaged mochi ice cream in all U.S. Whole Foods stores, the company announced Tuesday. "Mochi ice cream has been an incredibly popular product with Whole Foods Market shoppers, which is why we're thrilled that Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream is now expanding into our frozen aisles in

12 05, 2018

Iron Chef Morimoto Just Opened an Izakaya in Waikiki

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii, Foodservice|

Momosan Waikiki has ramen, yakitori, a beer garden and sake Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto opened Momosan Waikiki at the Alohilani Resort across the street from Kuhio Beach Tuesday night, one floor below Morimoto Asia Waikiki. What's the difference? Momosan has ramen, yakitori and izakaya dishes, plus an outdoor beer garden with craft beer and sake.

12 05, 2018

Food and Beverage Plans Revealed for Renovated Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii, Foodservice|

A rendering of DECK., one of two new food and beverage options opening this summer as part of the Queen Kapiolani's renovation As part of its $35 million renovation, two new food and beverage concepts will open this summer at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel. International development company Plan Do See will open DECK., a pool

5 05, 2018

Hawaii’s First Applebee’s Restaurant Will Convert to an IHOP

Categories: Uncategorized, Industry News, Hawaii, Foodservice|

Hawaii’s first Applebee’s restaurant will close on Sunday night and undergo six weeks of renovations before being rebranded and reopen as an IHOP restaurant. The Ewa Beach Applebee’s, which opened in October 2016 in the Foodland-anchored Ewa Town Center on the corner of Fort Weaver and Geiger roads, will close at 10 p.m. on Sunday,

29 04, 2018

Hawaiian Food Is Flourishing … in Utah?

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii, Foodservice|

The restaurant chain Mo' Bettahs has found success appealing to Utah's dominant religious group: Mormons, who have long had ties to Polynesia. SALT LAKE CITY — The restaurant Mo’ Bettahs is a ballad to beach life. Surfing movies play on TV screens in a continuous loop. Paddles and surfboards that have all touched Hawaiian waters adorn the

13 04, 2018

If You Work At This Hawaii Farm For 2 Years, It Helps Pay For Your College

Categories: Industry News, Hawaii|

Leeward Community College student Dez Munar, 20, jumped at the opportunity to become an intern at MA'O Organic Farm in Waianae county of Honolulu, Hawaii, after it offered to pay for his college tuition. MA'O, which stands for mala (garden) ʻai (food) ʻopio (youth), or youth food garden, was founded as a non-profit organization by Waianae native