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?...
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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....

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

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Itadakimasu – Pig Tales @ MW Restaurant

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Itadakimasu – Hospitality at its Finest

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto Xenia: The ancient Greek concept of hospitality, generosity and courtesy shown to those from near and afar. Senia: The newest and most anticipated restaurant in the 50th’s dining scene. As I mentioned in an earlier column, the opening of Senia was likely the most anticipated restaurant event in recent Hawai‘i....

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road

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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....

Mixology 101 . . . Kampai!

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Itadakimasu – Nose-To-Tail Dining

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto We closed out 2016 with the good fortune of having secured a table at Fete restaurant in Chinatown to sample the cuisine of the butcher of Panzano, Riccardo Ricci. If you were under the impression that butchers simply reduce an animal carcass to manageable pieces . . . well, you....

Bread + Butter

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