How to assist flood victims on Kauai, Oahu
Here’s how you can assist flood victims on Oahu and Kauai: >> Red Cross Disaster Relief: visit redcross.org, call 1-800 RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. >> Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services online donations may be made at hawaii.salvationarmy.org or by calling The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Divisional Headquarters at 808-988-2136. >> Sav
Sergio Mendes to perform at Blue Note Hawaii
Sergio Mendes, the Grammy-winning musician whose easy-on-the-ears blend of bossa nova and samba helped pave the way for Latin American music around the world, comes to Blue Note Hawaii for two nights in November. Since becoming a global sensation with his group Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’ 66, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, with his most recent album “Magic” (2014) including collaborations
Officials temporarily close Big Island park restroom after vandalism
The restroom facilities at Glenwood Park on the Big Island have been temporarily closed after thieves stole utility equipment from the park site.
‘Chinese Lady’ Lorraine Lum teaches basics to feed soul
When Lorraine Lum was 7, she learned to cook rice perfectly to win the approval of her parents. The daughter of hardworking Chinese immigrants who came to Hawaii in the 1940s, she soon graduated to folding wontons by the hundreds for her father’s restaurant, which earned her 10 cents an afternoon, enough to buy a movie ticket and popcorn. Of all the foods her father showed her to make, wontons we
Learn ‘hard pour’ for full nitro beer experience
I call it the Guinness effect — that moment you receive a nitro beer, stare at the incredibly thick, creamy head and become mesmerized by the slowly cascading bubbles. Nitro beers are alluring in appearance, but also in their silky smooth taste. Guinness perfected the process of adding nitrogen to beer in 1959. Up until then, this beer was traditionally carbonated in casks and carefully poured at
Legislators seek more oversight after deadly prison violence
Twenty South Carolina prisoners have been killed at the hands of fellow inmates in the past 16 months, making it among the deadliest in the U.S.
Barbara Bush brought plainspoken, grandmotherly style to DC
Barbara Bush didn’t hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the first lady was real.
In storm’s aftermath, Waimanalo residents tackled a dangerous situation the city couldn’t handle
During the height of Friday’s storm, the remains of a massive tree became lodged in a culvert near Mekia Street, forcing a wall of water, mud and debris onto the streets of the Waimanalo neighborhood.
Hilo’s Maebo family enjoys success with ‘One-Ton Chips’
Every culture over time has come up with its own version of fried dough, doused with a bit of sugar more often than not. In 1950 Koto Maebo, an enterprising mother of eight in Hilo, developed her own recipes for noodles and wonton pi (those little square wrappers for savory Chinese dumplings). With a small hand-cranked machine, Koto and her kids made each batch from scratch in the early days of t
History meets high-rise at Peter Merriman’s new restaurant
This year marks two milestones for Peter Merriman: the 30th anniversary of his first restaurant, Merriman’s Waimea, and the opening of the first Merriman’s in Honolulu. “I think it was $180,000 we built that whole restaurant for,” Merriman recalls of his first project in that sleepy Big Island town. This one, in the sleek Anaha complex in Ward Villages, will cost more than 10 times that much, he
Sheet pans transform weeknight cooking
Once upon a time, way back in the annals of home cooking, there was an era before sheet-pan suppers. In that dark age, even well-equipped kitchens lacked so much as a single professional sheet pan, let alone the two or three deemed indispensable by many of us today. Sure, there were deep-sided roasting pans, cookie sheets, and narrow, thin-gauge jellyroll pans — all perfect for their designated p
Sales of ‘Everyday Recipes’ cookbook benefit Aloha United Way
Hawaiian Electric Co. continues a delicious tradition of sharing recipes from employees while giving back to the community. Our current cookbook, “Everyday Recipes for Everyday Energy,” benefits Aloha United Way, which means all proceeds raised help support 338 nonprofit organizations. Purchase a copy for $14 through our customer service office in the American Savings Bank Tower, 1001 Bishop St.,
Students excel at Ewa Sweet Onion Culinary Competition
Aloun Farms’ annual Ewa Sweet Onion Culinary Competition is an event that instills a sense of optimism for the future. The fifth-annual contest on April 7 brought together two-student teams from nine Oahu public high schools — Roosevelt, Kapolei, Waipahu, Pearl City, Farrington, Moanalua, Mililani, Waianae and Nanakuli — to create dishes utilizing Aloun’s Ewa sweet onion, cabbage and sweet potato
Mina’s Fish House at Four Seasons Oahu takes its mission seriously
I was recently interviewed for Spirit of Australia, the magazine for Qantas Airlines, about some of Hawaii’s best restaurants in 20 categories. Beyond the usual questions about the state of contemporary Hawaii cuisine, and what dish might succeed poke’s international acclaim, there was the inevitable question about the best seafood restaurant. A stumper. Considering our location in the middle of
Put mega-sized winter melons to full use
A winter melon is a daunting proposition. It’s huge. The average Chinatown-market melon is around 10 pounds. Bring one home and you’ve got several meals in one giant melon package. Winter melon goes by many names: togan in Japanese, shibui in Okinawan, tung gwa in Chinese. Other names: ash gourd, wax gourd, winter pumpkin and more. “I love togan,” wrote Masao Nakamura, “however I only have a limi
‘Iolani School fare is more than fair
Even if carnivals are not your thing, the hungry monkey in you might appreciate a visit to the ‘Iolani School Fair Friday and Saturday. We’re talking fair fare that’s a cut above. Yes, you’ll find malasadas (33,600 of them), but you could opt for a version sprinkled with chili peppers, or a poi version from a recipe by Michele Fusato of Mignardise, a Honolulu bakeshop. Yes, you’ll find regular Am
Kim chee, fishcake make tasty pupu pair
This two-ingredient, no-cook pupu is tasty and pretty to take to a party. Storebought kim chee is stuffed into chikuwa fish cake. When sliced into rounds, it makes the perfect finger food. Roberta Chong Kee of Hawaii Kai learned this appetizer from her Maui Chong Kee relatives. Chikuwa is a white and brown fish cake, usually sold next to the more popular pink-and-white kamaboko in the refrigerate
Regal Bakery recognized by Salvation Army for donations
Good deeds are reflected in many ways and one of those is doughnuts. For example, Regal Bakery has donated more than 5,000 of its colorful specialty doughnuts over four years to the Salvation Army’s National Donut Day. In appreciation, the Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division is honoring Regal as a 2018 Army of Hope Award recipient. The bakery will be recognized at a gala April 28,
Melania Trump to take Japan’s first lady to historic mansion
First lady Melania Trump will be taking her Japanese counterpart from one Palm Beach mansion to another.
Rescue crews airlift hundreds stranded after Hawaii storm
Hundreds of people have been airlifted out of dangerous floodwaters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, but authorities said Tuesday that others are still stranded at evacuation centers.
Olomana Golf Club closes indefinitely, at risk for long-term damage following storm
This weekend’s massive storm couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Olomana Golf Club.
Police seek public help in search for attempted kidnapping suspect
Honolulu police are seeking the public’s aid in finding a man wanted in connection with an attempted kidnapping in Kapolei.
Man tries to kidnap teen walking to school in Kapolei, police say
Honolulu police are seeking a man in the attempted kidnapping of a teenage boy who was walking to school in Kapolei. Police said that about 8:07 a.m. Friday, the 17-year-old boy was walking at Kaiau Avenue and Maluoahi Street on his way to Kapolei High School when an unknown man grabbed him and tried to pull him behind a Hawaiian Electric Co. electrical box. Police say the two males struggled and
WSL cancels Margaret River Pro over shark concerns
The World Surf League announced on Tuesday that the remainder of the Margaret River Pro – one of Australia’s premier surf events – had been canceled over concerns about recent shark activity.
Memorial service schedule set for the late Sen. Daniel Akaka
Family members of the late Sen. Daniel Akaka announced the schedule information for his memorial service on Tuesday.
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