Tag Archives: Chocolate

Eat, Kiss, Chocolate, and Sake


Hey Grub Clubbers and food finders at large! How was your Presidents’ Day Weekend? Hopefully, it was filled with food, fun, and family and friends?

Anyway, if you missed out a chance on any of that not to worry. This week is shaping out to be another food-fun-filled week! So you already know that Eat the Street will be back on Friday, but be prepared for crowds.

Not into crowds and eating on the street? Well, I recently discovered Kissaten, which is a nice 24-Hour Coffee Shop, which I think some late night people would rather keep to this place hidden for themselves. Oddly, enough it is right near Ala Moana Mall.

Love chocolate? Well, this Saturday (2/26) is the Hawaii Chocolate Festival, spotlighting Hawaiian grown cacao and happening at the shops at Dole Cannery from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets in advance are for $20 and can be bought online, with door tickets at $25. Check it out this link for more info.

Finally, if chocolate is not your thing, and you want to go for some sake, the Sake Shop is having a tasting this Saturday as well. Join them as they sample some rare seasonal sake that is only produced once a year in the Spring.  In particular, two Namazake, one Nama Nigori and one Junmai Daiginjo. One of these sake from Kamikokoro is very unique being brewed from White Peach Yeast.

It’s great to be in Hawaii again, and keep checking back here for more food and HGC info.


Caesar Salad Not Named After the Caesar You Think

He did not make salads, only an empire . . .

What’s in a name? For certain names of foods it’s a person . . . well, a person’s name, and not literally a person . . . cannablism will be covered some other time (or may be never). Anyway, certain food items conjure the food or the ingredients more than they do the actual person or in the case of Caesar Salad the general public thinks of the wrong person

This guy definitely did make salads.

Woman’s Day (I don’t read it regularly, I found the article through Digg) has a short article on 20 food items that are named after people. I was kind of suprised by the German Chocolate Cake, I always thought it came from Germany . . . but oh well you learn something new everyday.

So are there any food items you wonder where their name came from or why they are named that (Monkey Picked Tea)? Share your thoughts and may be someone might have the answer . . . or may be I’ll go find you the answer. Or may be we’ll just wait for another Woman’s Dary article . . .