Tag Archives: kitchen

Hawaii Food News Round-Up, Aug. 1-7

Oahu News

  • An interesting look at Hawaii’s community kitchens or incubator kitchens, which have help shape the small food businesses in the islands can be found here.
  • It’s peanut butter jelly time! Honolulu Weekly’s article gives you some location to get your nuttiness on! Some of my fave places to go in the list include: Bubbies, Hokulani Bake Shop, and Cake Couture. I haven’t tried Otto Cake or Cake Envy, but may be I should seeing as HGC is having its Cheesecake Competition this month!
  • This is a review of Gaan Sushi, which is a small (four tables + a sushi bar) restaurant hidden behind Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel that caters to the sushi purist.
  • Jo McGarry does a quick interview with Kelly Sanders, GM of Sheraton Waikiki, on his approach to cooking and some of his favorite places to eat on the island.

Neighbor Islands

  • This post tells you that Max World Bistro, a fun eatery that serves up comfort food from around the world, is “Hot in Haiku.”
  • The Maui Arts and Cultural Center will be having their Maui Calls signature fundraiser Aug. 13 starting at 6 p.m. The theme this year is Glamour of Old Hawaii and to find out more information click here.
  • And this June post talks about how the best beet can win you some extra money at the Fruit and Vegetable Show at the Kaua‘i County Farm Fair, Aug. 26-29.

Honolulu Grub Club Blog Paradigm Shift

Dear HGC Members and Blog Readers,

I have some blog-altering news to share with you. It has dawned upon me the more and more that I have written posts for this blog the more it has begun to sound more like me (Refridgeraider). More like me in terms of interests, opinions, and tone of the posts.

However, this blog is not really about me, as I have my own blog (One More Plate). Basically, by sharing some many infographics and geeky references the Honolulu Grub Club Blog is sort of like that famous historical quote about the Holy Roman Empire (that it was not really “holy,” nor “Roman”, and not much of an “empire”). The HGC Blog has now become not really about Honolulu, not grubby, and nor much about the Club.

This is the picture I am using for this post as it was one of the first images to pop up on google search from "paradigm shift food" and I'm too lazy to photoshop or do a hard search for something more appropriate.

While I enjoy sharing Trivia Pursuit-worthy information with all of you I’d like for the sake of continuing interest in and the perpetuity of the club make a paradigm shift (OMG he used the title of the post in the post!). From now on all those funny pictures, interesting bits of info, and dorky references will reside on my blog, One More Plate.

On the HGC blog the posts will be more about the members, the HGC eating events, dining and food in Honolulu and Hawaii. However, rest assured that my need to share pointless trivia and dorky quotes will shine through now and then. I urge you all to subscribe to this blog (as well as my and other HGC member blogs) to continue to get updates.

So starting Thursday because I actually have some real work to do Wednesday you will see fun, weird, dorky food posts on my blog and real Honolulu or Grub Club-related info here.

Thanks, and I’ll see you all on One More Plate.

– Refridgeraider

P.S. The picture is a nifty tool called the “Diagnostic Kitchen” it basically will scan the food you eat and tell you how it will affect your body. Ok this is the last dorky piece of information that I am going to share here . . . for real!

Numbers and Pictures

The HGC blog randomly showing you random combinations like zombies and food.

Clearly, I am on a numbers and pictures kick (probably because I am too lazy to read anything lengthy). Anyway, here are 2 lists of Top 10 (or possibly just 12, but not “Top”) grouping of pictures that the author came up with to show you they can make connections amoung similar concepts and/or imagery.

First up from LA Weekly we have Top 10 Brain Cakes: What Happens When Zombie-Lovers Bake. Why is there a need for “Top”? Why can’t it be just “10 Pictures I Pulled Off of Flickr because I Couldn’t think of Something to Write for this Week”? Anyway, I still like this list because I love cupcakes and zombies. I’m a fan of fusion or mixed genres whenever it is done in an amusing way. Anyway, let me blend this food blog with my video gaming hobby. Go check out Plants vs. Zombies or the L4D series if you like zombies.

Next up we have Dark Roasted Blend’s series of pictures of “Quirky Kitchen Appliances with Somewhat Crazy Look and Feel to Them“. First of all I like the title, it rambles (kind of like how I do). Second, it has the toaster I bought my sister many years ago. It’s an awesome toaster if you like breakfast sandwiches. Thirdly, the aesthetics of dorkiness sceams that I must have one of these things in my kitchen.

Anyway, expect the next post to be about food with numbers and possibly useful or entertaining information.