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Japanese Food Honolulu

Izakaya Hachibei Butabara (Dose of Vitamin P)

Honolulu houses the most vibrant Japanese food scene in the U.S., and Izakaya Hachibei is one of the latest additions to bolster that claim. Managing partner Robert Yamazaki runs the Chinatown branch of a...
Ramen Kauai

Ama Char Siu Mazemen (Dose of Vitamin P)

The Hanalei Center patio provided amazing views of cloud-capped mountains lined with multiple waterfalls. Ama could have served me a pail of gruel, and I still would have been pretty content. Char siu mazemen...
Dessert Kauai

Village Snack & Bakery Chocolate Haupia Slice (Food of the Week)

Village Snack & Bakery is a humble Hanalei restaurant from Narcisa Concepcion located in the back row of Ching Young Village with worn blue benches inside, old black and white photos of the area,...
Juice Kauai

Hanalei Bread Company Monkey Juice (Drink of the Week)

If Hanalei has a community hub, it’s probably Hanalei Bread Company, a bustling bakery, breakfast, and coffee destination for locals and tourists in The Hanalei Center. The brown and green complex also houses sister...
Greek Food Los Angeles

Kalamaki Pork Gyros in Pita Bread (Dose of Vitamin P)

I was going to drive to the San Fernando Valley for lunch after writing all morning at Coffee + Milk. Instead, the Kalamaki Greek street food truck caught my eye. Every weekday, a different...
Spanish Food Los Angeles

Gabi James Fideos with Clams (Food of the Week)

When Moruno closed at The Original Farmers Market, I wasn’t sure whether I’d get another chance to enjoy chef Chris Feldmeier’s Spanish comfort food. Thankfully, “boss lady/somm” Sara Gabrielle and husband Adam James Aro...