Jack McBrayer Works Up An Appetite In Hawaii's Waimea Valley

Hearty island fare is good fuel for a hike
Nov 5, 2014 3:00 pm

Actor Jack McBrayer might prefer to spend his Hawaiian vacation "like a Corona commercial," totally unwinding on the beach. But, that's no good way to prepare for the caloric onslaught of the mighty loco moco. On tonight's episode of The Getaway, McBrayer fires up his metabolism for the gustatory adventures to come by doing some hiking and swimming in Oahu's scenic Waimea Valley. Here's a clip.

5 Places To Eat Incredibly Well On Oahu, Hawaii

There's more to island fare than pineapple on pizza
Nov 4, 2014 4:00 pm

There are a lot of misconceptions about Hawaiian cuisine. Like the stereotype that everything has Spam in it. Yes, the tinned ham appears in a number of home-style dishes. But, it’s by no means ubiquitous. And, it's easily avoided, if preserved pork isn’t your thing. The islands are a cultural crossroads, so you’ll find all sorts of restaurants influenced by a multitude of Asian cuisines, mainland American trends and classic European traditions. Here are five great places to try on Oahu, Hawaii's most populous island.

Jack McBrayer Falls Hard For Chocolate Haupia Pie in Hawaii

Actor finds fun, sun, and sea urchin on The Getaway
Nov 3, 2014 11:00 am

On this week's episode of The Getaway, actor Jack McBrayer returns to Hawaii, where he once played a hapless honeymooner on the set of the comedy flick Forgetting Sarah Marshall. There, he learns the hula, hangs ten with professional surfer Aaron Gold and boldly tries sea urchin, among other things. He tells Chris Shott he'd do it all again. Well, except for a few things.

6 New And Exciting Places To Eat In Honolulu

From regional cuisine to killer shave ice
Jun 30, 2014 10:00 am

If your Honolulu trip revolves around hanging out at your Waikiki resort, you’re going to spend your days feasting on uninspired poke and Kalua pig. Abandon the beach for a few hours and venture to one of these six new-ish joints. They won’t be filled with guests donning plastic leis, but there will be an abundance of quirky ambiance to complement fine food and drink.

Make Hawaiian Ahi Poke At Home!

Grab a big hunk of fresh tuna and get to chopping
May 28, 2014 2:00 pm
Photo: Jason Kessler

While the SoulCycle set spends their days sipping cold-pressed juice, Hawaiians just sit back and laugh at them. That's because they've got their own version of health food and it tastes a helluva lot better than that bowl of quinoa. It's poke (POH-kay) and it's basically a bowl of cubed raw fish with seasoning. 

Getting To Know Hawaiian Kava. Intimately.

A not-new way to get high in paradise
Jun 13, 2013 10:01 am

Yowza. I thought this stuff was supposed to be mild. I’m totally stoned. That was a thought, one of many surfacing and submerging in my head like slow whales, as I tried to focus on what Jonathan Yee, the guy I was interviewing, was saying. See how our writer Tom Roston gets to know kava a little too well.

Food Network Star's Ippy Aiona Is Bringing The Gastropub To Hawaii

"I can't change a tire, but I can make cool food"
Apr 25, 2013 10:01 am

Chef Phillip "Ippy" Aiona may have been the youngest person to ever compete on Next Food Network Star when he appeared last year as a finalist in Season 8, but you'd never know it by the 24-year-old Hawaii native's achievements. Just last month, Aiona opened the Three Fat Pigs, a gastropub (the Big Island's first, he says) with a few Hawaiian twists. I sat down with Aiona to talk about the logistics of cooking on an island, his essential Hawaiian ingredients and the challenges of proving himself as a young chef.

Roast Beef Hash With Crispy Onions Recipe

Brunch recipe straight from the Hawaiian islands
Mar 16, 2013 10:01 am

From the Hualalai Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii, we have Chef James Babian’s paniolo beef hash cooked up in a cast-iron skillet — no campfire needed. The paniolos [Hawaiian cowboys] are part of a rich tradition and history on the islands.


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