Events


I Love Poke SD 2017 Quick Results

Posted by Neens on May 24, 2017

I Love Poke San Diego 2017 was a night to remember.  We will give you a full recap soon, but for now let’s just take a moment to give it up to the chefs who took home some wood.  Congratulations to our friends below! 1st Place – ILNLYF Foods 2nd Place – Bali Hai Restaurant…

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Interviews, Reviews


Never Melt So Good

Posted by Neens on April 21, 2017

Trang and Ryan Hammond vacation in Kauai regularly;  it’s like a second home to them.  Years ago they returned to Cali from vacay and started to miss “Hawaii” things.  They missed the perfect tank top/board short weather, the warmer/clearer water, Trang missed easy access to Ahi Burgers, and Ryan really missed the Chocolate Peanut Butter…

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Reviews


We Want Poke Right Meow

Posted by Neens on March 24, 2017

For those of you in San Diego that are familiar with Love Boat Sushi or Blue Ocean Robata comes the newest member of the family, “Pokewan”.  I can always appreciate a good story, especially when it’s told with cute Asian style, Totoro-esq, Sanrio-ish characters.  The name Pokewan was inspired by Pokemon and speaks of the…

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Reviews


Matchas Gracias

Posted by Neens on March 9, 2017

Walking into Holy Matcha you are instantly immersed in colors of pinks and greens, textures of flowers and fluff, accented by bright shiny objects like gold tables and golden spoons.  Most guys will walk into this place only to feel an overwhelming sensation that they hit the “date night jackpot” amping to take their boo…

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Featured Post Dinner with Anuhea

Events, Reviews


Dinner with Anuhea

Posted by Cheryl Andaya on September 22, 2016

Food and music are two worlds I love. When I heard about Anuhea (award winning, top charting artist from Hawaii) singing at The Cork & Craft while being served savory dishes from Chef Phillip Esteban (The Cork & Craft) and dessert from Chef Kristianna Zabala (Nomad Donuts), I was quick to buy a ticket.  I…

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Events


I Love Poke San Diego 2016 Results – SOAR to the Top

Posted by Neens on May 25, 2016

Late night (early morning) rant from a tired (but happy) event curator… I Love Poke San Diego 2016 was magical.  Don’t think of a food festival.  Think of a family gathering, where near 35 families all chipped in and brought food for everyone to share.  Korean BBQ cheese melts, sliders, ube toffee!!!!, ice cream macarons,…

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Events


Farm to Turntable 2016

Posted by Neens on January 14, 2016

The concept of Farm-to-table is about keeping it local.  The closer your food sources are, the fresher your food will be, all while supporting local business.  This keeps the local economy in good shape!   Our twist on that concept is “Farm to Turntable”.  The Filipino culture is known for family gatherings by the hundreds,…

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Behind the Chef Coat


Chef Keoni Simmons

Posted by Neens on May 13, 2015

We appreciate and delight in the food, but what’s cooking beyond the dish? In a new series, Ono Yum steps out of the kitchen and gets a peek at the man behind the chef coat. To kick us off, meet Chef Keoni Simmons of Sushi on a Roll.

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