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 →
In the Fall 2022 print issue (Vol. 18. Issue 2) of Distiller Magazine:
— My article on 10 of Honolulu’s best bars
— My interview with David Weglarz of StilL 630 Read more →
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.
My first print feature in Rum Magazine where I cover 8 U.S. rum bars spreading the rum gospel across the States. Some are tiki bars, some are not, but all know their r(h)ums.
My guide to some of best of the Big Island in food, drink and hotels (my Honolulu dining and hotel guide here; Honolulu bar guide here; Honolulu coffee, bites and bakeries here): Read more →
This issue of Gin Magazine, my Bar Guide to 10 top bars in Hawaii’s biggest city, Honolulu, on the island of Oahu.
From modern Hawaiian to traditional Japanese, here are 10 of Honolulu’s best restaurants now: Read more →
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 →
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 →
West Maui is a magical place of rainbows and coves teeming with sea turtles (in Napili Bay), which I have covered in years’ past here. Heading back to West Maui this past October for the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival was as reviving a Hawaii trip as ever. Though I attend hundreds of food and drink events, this one was… Read more →