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Hawaii Restaurant News

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NEW RESTAURANTS IN HAWAII


Piggy Smalls, a spin-off of The Pig and The Lady, has opened at Ward Centre. The menu features pastas as well as noodle dishes (vegan pho, for example), banh mi sandwiches and family-style plates such as grilled branzino amandine and roasted chicken. Piggy Smalls, Ward Centre, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814, 808-777-3588.
 
Chef Peter Merriman, a leading pioneer of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, will open a location of Merriman's on Oahu. It is scheduled to open in June 2017 on the ground floor of the Anaha tower in Ward Village. Merriman's, Anaha, 1108 Auahi St., Honolulu, HI 96814, no phone.
 


 
NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

New Year's Eve at StripSteak
Chef/restaurateur Michael Mina's steakhouse StripSteak in Waikiki will host two seatings for New Year's Eve dinner. Two tasting menus will be available. The five-course chef's tasting menu ($135 for early seating, $150 for late seating) includes caviar, Kona lobster and Wagyu filet, while the six-course family-style King Kamehameha menu ($95 for early seating, $125 for late seating) features tuna poke, BLT wedge salad and rib-eye steak. Stripsteak, International Market Place, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Ste. 330, Honolulu, HI 96815, 808-800-3094.
 


UPDATES ON HAWAII CHEFS

 

Chef/restaurateur Michael Mina has opened a branch of his steakhouse StripSteak in Waikiki at the International Market Place. Stripsteak, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Ste. 330, Honolulu, HI 96815, 808-800-3094.
 
Former Vintage Cave Honolulu chef Chris Kajioka will open a new restaurant, Senia, with chef Anthony Rush in autumn 2016. Senia, 75 N. King St., Honolulu, HI 96817, no phone.
 


HAWAII RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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After a decade in business, Pineapple Grill in Lahaina has shuttered. Pineapple Grill, 200 Kapalua Dr., Lahaina, HI 96761, no phone.
 

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