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Mochi Sign Hawaii

Two Ladies Kitchen: Traditional Japanese Confections in Hilo

It’s always good to have two things on your side when traveling: luck and timing. On Hawaii’s Big Island, a beloved mochi confectionary with a small pink counter called Two Ladies Kitchen isn’t typically...
Seafood Market Hawaii

Suisan: Overcoming Two Tsunamis to Deliver Seafood to Hawaii

It’s hard to imagine a more resilient fish market than Suisan, which survived two tsunamis since seafood peddlers Kamezo Matsuno, Torazuki Hayashi and Hitaro Egawa formed a collective named Sui San Kabushiki Kaisha in...
Restaurant Hilo

Nori’s Saimin & Snacks: A Beacon of Big Island Cuisine in Hilo

One of the Big Island’s best-known restaurants certainly presented an unassuming front. My car circled the block twice before it dawned on me that the sunken storefront in a well-worn strip mall might house...
Craft Beer Hawaii

Interview: Hawai’i Nui Brewing Company co-owner Keith Kinsey

Hawai’i Nui Brewing Company has been on a craft beer tear. In 2007, Keith Kinsey and business partner Andy Baker bought Keoki Brewing in Kauai and merged with Big Island-based Mehana Brewing Company the...