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Some Honolulu Grubby Information

So it’s been a while since the Honolulu Grub Club dropped some food news or information.  Been busy without a lot time to post stuff, but hopefully as we move through Spring I can drop some posts.  Therefore, without further adieu here are some interesting tidbits.

The Hawaii International Film Festival, which is between April 1 (Friday) to April 7 (Thursday), has three foodie films for your enjoyment.

  • First up, is The Recipe.  “Soybean paste.”  These are the last words of a killer.  Why would  a killer on the run stop and savor a bowl of soybean paste stew (된장 찌개 – doenjang jjigae)? It must be a killer bowl of stew.
  • Japanese film, Patisserie Coin De Rue (translates from French as Pastry Corner), is about a young girl from the country heading to Tokyo to find her fiance.  When she gets to the shop with the film’s name, she finds he no longer works there.  She decides to work there and interacts with a legendary pastissier.
  • Lastly, the Turkish film, Honey (Bal) us about a shy, young boy, Yusuf who adores his beekeeping father. One day his father goes missing and searches for him.

In Honolulu Grub Club news, the rules are up for a first ever See-Food Photo Scavenger Hunt.  Check it out if you want to participate and e-mail us.

This great article about deciding what to bring at BYOB establishments, written by Dabney Gough of Honolulu Weekly, has a great photo from the Off-Premise 4 event.  All the write-ups on Off-Premise 4 by members of the Grub Club can be found at these following sites:

Lastly, our awesome photographer has put up the shots from the event on the Flickr photostream.

Eat the Street is Back!

 

Thanks to Nonstop Honolulu for bringing me this news. The food truck rally is returning this Feb. 25. Are you ready to eat the street, again?

Check out the information here at Nonstop Honolulu. Mari, as always is awesome.

In other news, Honolulu Magazine has a great focus piece on the man who started Ba-Le and his plans for La Tour Bakery and Cafe, which I recommend for a stop for lunch or a light dinner. However, if you are expecting Le Bistro like some other clueless critics, then head there. Anyway, if you want to find out more about the guy who brought us Vietnamese on French bread sandwiches, check it out here.

Finally, the Grub Club’s Sushi Ii (“ee” as in the Japanese word for “good”) was an awesome blast. Read one of our Yelper’s review here.

This Yelper-member is always on it, like Mari is on it at Nonstop. I surround myself with pretty, talented women, it makes my blogging easier. Hehe.

See you soon, gonna be talking about izakayas, sake, and telling you about our wonderful pictures from Sushi Ii. Laters.

Hawaii Restaurant Week and Other News! Oct. – Nov.

Ok, I know I have been deliquent with the posts about Hawaii Food News, but I got plenty stuff to do nowadays. Anyway, I’d like to share some foodtastic news with you all now!

It is Hawaii Restaurant Week (starting today, so yeah, I missed one day), but anyway Nov. 15 – 21, some 50 plus restaurants across the state will be having special menus. If you are interested, and I highly recommend taking advantage of the deals this week if you have free time, check out the listing here

In more fantastic restaurant news Honolulu Magazine has released its 2011 Hale Aina Award Winners list. You can check out the listing here. Soul, by Chef Sean Priester, won Gold for the “Best New Restaurant” category. Whats more is the HGC participated in Off-Menu’s Catering Service’s Off-Premise 2 with Chef Sean as the host chef of the night. Curious about how it all went down check out the following links:

In addition, Honolulu Magazine had an October write-up on Morimoto Waikiki. Hopefully, I can get my act together and post a review from the HGC’s Dinner last month there on One More Plate. However, in the meantime enjoy the HGC’s Flickr Photostream, as the latest pictures are from our meal there.

Korean Restaurants are also a highlight in this month’s Honolulu Magazine. Check out all the restaurants that they take a look at here. I for one love Korean food, and am a late night visitor to Sorabol and Cafe Duck Butt. May be when I get to that Morimoto’s review I’ll throw in a review on a Korean restaurant as well!

Lastly, let me mention Roberto Viernes interesting discussion of the concept of “paying it forward” as applied to the process known as Solera in winemaking. It consists of blending wines from consecutive harvests. Want to know more? Read it in his Midweek article here. I’m thinking of starting a post series here on the HGC known as “What Wine Do I Bring?” or something to that effect. As some of you know one of the HGC members is a sommelier and I always turn to him for the perfect wine to bring to house warmings, gifts, and just simple get-togethers. So look forward to it in the future!

See you all next time!