Beat The Heat With . . . Wine

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Lookin’ Through Rose-Colored Glasses With the mercury near 90 on a regular basis these days, what do you sip as a reward for finishing the yard work, or cleaning out the garage,...
GALA’s garlic fried rice.

Ryan’s Table – Realizing a 25-Year-Old Dream

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto The end of April marked the beginning of a new story — a story about the realization of a dream that took root more than two decades ago. Long before his career took him on a triangular journey between the 50th; Seattle, Wash., and the Bay Area, Chef Kelly Degala....
Chef Kelly Degala. (Photos by Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – An Ambitious New Direction for Kosasas’ ABC Stores

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto Dukes Lane Market & Eatery Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach Hotel 2255 Kühiö Ave. (808) 923-5678 What started in the 1940s as a neighborhood pharmacy and then reinvented itself in 1964 to become the ultimate convenience store with 30 locations in Waikïkï alone(!) — is growing once again. If you thought....
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Ryan’s Table – “Springtime in Provence” in Honolulu

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto Spring is in the air . . . especially at Chef Mavro, the eponymous restaurant operated by Chef George Mavrothalassitis for the past 19 years. And, once again to welcome the arrival of spring, Chef Mavro recently hosted his biannual dinner for generous, regular supporters of Hawai‘i Public Radio. While....

Be “Rice”, My Friend, In 2016

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Itadakimasu – Sketches Of Spain

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Nat-Yo Average Bean – The Fermented Bean Gets Its Own Day!

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist For the past few years, dedicated nattophiles have been organizing an annual dinner celebrating that humble fermented bean, natto, on its own day, no less. What? Natto has its own day?...

Kampai 101

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The New Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist What started in Hawai‘i in 1991 as a “who’s who” of local celebrity chefs, thereby elevating the status of dining in the 50th state, is now a movement that is over...
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Itadakimasu – Aloha Beer and Grinds

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto We must be getting younger! Why? Because we usually pay our first visit to a new restaurant about a year or two after its grand opening, in part because life (aka work) usually gets in the way and because we want to give the new restaurant time to iron out....

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