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Merriman’s: Staying Local at a Big Island Original

It’s only been 20 years since a cabal of young, island-based chefs founded Hawaii Regional Cuisine. One day, if they end up erecting a “Mount Rushmore” on Diamond Head that’s dedicated to the cause,...
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Interview: chef Neil Murphy (Merriman’s)

Neil Murphy took a circuitous route back to Hawaii. The New York native first lived on the islands beginning at age 17, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and they subsequently stationed him...