Tag: Hawaii

Interviewing Robert Dawson of Kō Hana Distillers, Oahu, Hawai’i

In the Spring 2023 print issue (Vol. 19, Issue 4) of Distiller Magazine, my interview with Robert Dawson of Kō Hana Distillers, Oahu, Hawai’i. My video in the fields with owners/founders Robert Dawson and Jason Brand the first day they were using their new John Deere harvester after years of hand-harvesting in April 2022: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9Mg20wFth4&t=6s. ARTICLE HERE: My Distiller Magazine features… Read more →

Rum Magazine: An Agricole Renaissance in Hawaii

In Rum Magazine, I cover Hawaii’s r(rh)um agricole renaissance. First, at KoHana on the island of Oahu, pioneering and reviving Hawaii’s rich and diverse sugarcane, solely showcasing Hawaiian sugarcane in each of their r(h)ums. Then Kuleana Rum Works on Hawai’i’s Big Island, growing and producing their own agricole, as well as blending a line of global r(h)ums to showcase rum’s range with Hawaiian agricole.

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Honolulu Guide 2022, Part 1: Coffee, Bites, Bakeries & Bars with Good Food

On the food front, Hawaii is about Hawaiian food, a unique mashup of cultures — namely Japanese, Chinese, Korean,Filipino, Puerto Rican and Portuguese. Like Cajun or Creole cuisines in New Orleans, Hawaiian food is one of the U.S.’ greatest culinary gifts: a truly unique cuisine that exceeds the sum of its parts in its own, laid back, “aloha spirit” way.

Here in part one, I share some of Honolulu’s best coffee, bites, bakeries and bars that also serve great food: Read more →

8 Hotels Where You Can Eat & Drink Right

Published at Liquor.com on February 6, 2018, my article on eight unique hotels around the world that also do right by food and drink:— Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver — The Dewberry, Charleston — The Kahala, Oahu, Hawaii — The Pottinger, Hong Kong — The Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell — Conrad, Chicago — The Venetian, Las Vegas — Freehand, Los Angeles Article… Read more →