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Sneak peek: Honolulu Beerworks

Sneak peek: Honolulu Beerworks

April 9, 2014 by Grant Shindo and Eric Baranda

Chuggy Bear and Eric check out the beers on tap at the new Honolulu Beerworks in the Kaka'ako neighborhood More »

Chuggy's Corner: Grant Shindo

Who is that you spot at your local restaurant, bar, food truck or pop-up? Grant "Chuggy Bear" Shindo is always on the hunt for the tastiest grub this island has to offer. Chuggy Bear not only has a passion for food, but also a desire to share his experiences through colorful and honest storytelling. Next time you're at a farmer’s market, say “hi” to Grant and find out what the next plate has to offer. You can find his favorite spots at chuggybear.com
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Chuggy Bear reveals his hidden gems

Chuggy Bear reveals his hidden gems

April 7, 2014 by Grant Shindo

Here are some of my favorite hidden gems both in town and on the outskirts

New eats: Izakaya Torae Torae

New eats: Izakaya Torae Torae

March 25, 2014 by Melissa Chang and Grant Shindo

We’re fans of the new McCully izakaya

Did this: Great Chefs Fight Hunger 2014

Did this: Great Chefs Fight Hunger 2014

March 17, 2014 by Melissa Chang and Grant Shindo

The Hawaii Foodbank’s annual fundraising gala featured 20 food and 10 drink stations in a unique warehouse setting

Did this: Beyond Wicked at Stage

Did this: Beyond Wicked at Stage

March 7, 2014 by Grant Shindo and Eric Baranda

Chuggy and Eric get an exclusive look into Stage Restaurant’s newest art installation and menu by Ron De Guzman

Chuggy’s comfort foods

Chuggy’s comfort foods

February 19, 2014 by Grant Shindo

Chuggy reveals his deepest, darkest food cravings from his childhood on the Leeward side

New eats: Nagomi Japanese Teppan and Lounge

New eats: Nagomi Japanese Teppan and Lounge

January 22, 2014 by Grant Shindo

An Osaka-style teppanyaki and okonomiyaki restaurant opens in Honolulu with friendly service and a good pau hana atmosphere

New eats: Cake Envy

New eats: Cake Envy

January 16, 2014 by Grant Shindo

A new cheesecake shop brings some sweetness to Chinatown

Part I-III: Chuggy Bear’s Best Bites of 2013

Part I-III: Chuggy Bear’s Best Bites of 2013

December 31, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Chuggy Bear recaps his favorite and most memorable bites of 2013

New eats: Armbar Sports Bar and Grill

New eats: Armbar Sports Bar and Grill

December 9, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Chuggy Bear checks out a new sports bar in Aiea with big flat screens and an octagon

Our Top 5: Pizza

Our Top 5: Pizza

November 27, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Chuggy Bear reveals his top five pizza picks

Quick bite: Highway Inn Kaka’ako

Quick bite: Highway Inn Kaka’ako

November 18, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Chuggy Bear eats his way through the Highway Inn Kaka’ako menu sampling old favorites and new creations including a new dessert menu

Did this: Pig and the Lady preview

Did this: Pig and the Lady preview

November 13, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Chuggy Bear recaps the Pig and the Lady friends and family party to kick off the grand opening of the new restaurant in Chinatown

Preview: Madre Chocolate in Chinatown

Preview: Madre Chocolate in Chinatown

November 4, 2013 by Grant Shindo

We got to spend some time with the Madre Chocolate team for a special blessing and celebration at their new Chinatown space

Did this: Calabash & Cooks

Did this: Calabash & Cooks

November 3, 2013 by Grant Shindo

The inaugural Calabash & Cooks fundraiser showcased Hawaii’s top culinary talent on the grounds of Kapolei High School to benefit Malama Learning Center

Did this: Highway Inn Kaka’ako preview

Did this: Highway Inn Kaka’ako preview

October 21, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Highway Inn will be opening its second location in Kakaako, bringing its brand of Hawaiian food to town

New eats: Cocina

New eats: Cocina

October 15, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Chuggy Bear eats his way through the Cocina menu in Kaka’ako and gets the inside scoop from chef Quinten Frye and Danny Kaaialii

New eats: Crodough Hawaii

New eats: Crodough Hawaii

September 30, 2013 by Grant Shindo

The croissant doughnut hybrid, made famous by Dominique Ansel in New York, has appeared in several Hawaii bakeries and food trucks

Miso & Ale pop-up at Like Like Drive Inn

Miso & Ale pop-up at Like Like Drive Inn

September 23, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Miso & Ale’s Chris Okuhara returned Sunday evening to his family’s restaurant, Like Like Drive Inn, to prepare a “pop-in” dinner for a full house

Eat this: New lineup at Taste

Eat this: New lineup at Taste

September 17, 2013 by Grant Shindo

A new lineup of chefs recently started up at Taste, delivering a fresh round of pop-up eating to Kaka’ako

Did this: Cochon Island preview

Did this: Cochon Island preview

September 12, 2013 by Grant Shindo

A small group gathered Wednesday night behind Taste in Kaka‘ako for a preview party for Cochon555

New Eats + Nightlife: Bevy

New Eats + Nightlife: Bevy

September 6, 2013 by Tracy Chan and Grant Shindo

Take a look inside the new Bevy in Kakaako, a working-class bar in an unpresuming part of town with one of the Island’s most sophisticated liquor collections and an ever-changing gourmet food menu

HuffPost Hawaii launch event

HuffPost Hawaii launch event

September 4, 2013 by Grant Shindo

HuffPost Hawaii held its launch event Tuesday evening at Hawaii Theatre, inviting local media, social media influencers, bloggers and community leaders

New eats: Kan Zaman

New eats: Kan Zaman

September 4, 2013 by Grant Shindo

A new Moroccan and Lebanese restaurant has opened its doors on Nu’uanu Avenue in Chinatown

Rising star chefs

Rising star chefs

August 20, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Young, talented chefs are flocking to Hawaii and bringing with them a wealth of experience from America’s top restaurants

Did this: Joy of Sake 2013

Did this: Joy of Sake 2013

August 17, 2013 by Grant Shindo

More than 1,500 showed up Friday night for the biggest ever Joy of Sake

Did this: The Sake Shop’s Meet the Brewers

Did this: The Sake Shop’s Meet the Brewers

August 15, 2013 by Grant Shindo

The Sake Shop coordinated a rare event Wednesday, bringing together five of Japan’s most prominent brewery presidents for a public tasting

New eats: Park Restaurant

New eats: Park Restaurant

August 7, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Chuggy Bear eats his way through the Mediterranean inspired Park Restaurant menu within a week of opening

Did this: August Moon

Did this: August Moon

August 3, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Chuggy Bear tasted his way through the Honolulu Museum of Art’s annual art and wine event

Michael Collantes sets high bar for Park

Michael Collantes sets high bar for Park

July 31, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Chuggy Bear sits down with Executive Chef Michael Collantes of Waikiki’s much-anticipated Park Restaurant, set to open Aug. 1

Coming up: August Moon

Coming up: August Moon

July 30, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Experience August Moon, a wine tasting featuring more than 20 winemakers and artists at the Honolulu Museum of Art

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