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January 12, 2018

Stetson Not Required at Texas Island BBQ

David Costa and his wife, Mannilyn, have brought to the Big Island some very authentic Texas-style BBQ—right down to the longhorn décor on their food truck.
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December 19, 2017

An Ancient Grain Takes Root in Honomu

The tiny desserts were delicious—not too sweet. They were baked using sorghum flour, a grain not normally grown in the tiny Hawai‘i island town of Honomu.
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November 28, 2017

Whatta Waffle Hits the Road

Whatta Whaffle owners Sharla Sares and her husband, Craig, are turning out delicious waffles from their tiny truck.
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November 26, 2017

Ocean to Table in Hilo at Mo’s Fish & Chips

If you’re a fan of fish and chips, you’ll share my excitement in the fact that Mo’s Fish and Chips has (finally) opened in Hilo.
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September 07, 2017

Rebel Kitchen With a Cause: A Little Louisiana in KainaliuTown

At Rebel Kitchen, you can treat yourself to Cajun-inspired cuisine, Big Island grass-fed beef, local produce, beautiful home-baked goods and Mehana beer...
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August 23, 2017

A Reunion with Cousins in Hilo

Cousins, located at  14 Lanikaula St. in Hilo, is still going strong, as I witnessed on a recent visit.
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June 20, 2017

RPG Redefines ‘Food Truck Grinds’

RPG (Restaurant Production Grindz) Chef/Owner Willie Leong serves restaurant-style food from a truck— and I’m here to urge you to go check it out.
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June 07, 2017

Don’t Think You Like Poi? You Will!

But I didn’t like the poi at the lūʻau, you say. Forget that...
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May 31, 2017

Honomu Hot Spot? Mr. Ed’s Bakery, of Course of Course

There isn’t a lot of “bustling” that goes on in the tiny town of Honomu, Hawai‘i (pop. 509).  I’ll bet the residents don’t care, though, because it looks like this. I imagine they’d prefer to keep their view and leave the bustle to other Big Island towns. Honomu is also on the way to Akaka... Read more »
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May 22, 2017

Fish & Poi Co. Opens in Hilo

Lynelle Paranada co-owns the business with local celebrity BJ Penn (and their poi comes his farm in the Waipio Valley).
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April 04, 2017

Big Island’s Best: Hula, Coffee & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, folks, the Big Island is home to a lot of wonderful things, ­­­including a huge assortment of interesting chocolate chip cookies.
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March 22, 2017

Holy Donuts Pops Up in Hilo

Great news for Hilo: Holy Donuts has opened a pop-up retail outlet in Hilo at 187 Kino‘ole St. in Hilo.
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March 01, 2017

Eat Like a Locovore in Hilo

Looking for a unique, feel-good-about-shopping experience? Would you like to support local farmers, ranchers or artisans? If so, check out The Locovore Store in downtown Hilo.
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February 08, 2017

Sweet Treats for Hilo’s Valentine’s Day Shoppers

Looking for something special for your valentine? I was—and Hilo did not disappoint.
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January 11, 2017

Build-Your-Own at Sushi U

There are many places where you can get sushi on the Big Island. However, there aren’t that many where you can get sushi (or chirashi) made to order.
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