Jo McGarry has been writing about food and wine for more than a decade in Hawaii. Former editor of Gusto Magazine she began working as restaurant specialist for the Honolulu Star Bulletin in 2001 and writing a food column for MidWeek the same year. She is the host of a long running lifestyle radio program, Table Talk, that airs Saturday mornings on KHVH 830 AM from 10 – 11AM. She is the author of The Hawaii Tailgate Cookbook and the 'voice' of tailgating on radio. Visit her website: WineAndDineHawaii.com

Below are the last 10 Food Finds columns

A Store To Fit A Healthy Lifestyle

Friday - January 19, 2007
By Jo McGarry

When the owners of Umeke Market decided to expand their increasingly popular range of organic and health-related products, they turned to co-owner Debbie Yamaguchi to take the lead.

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Learning True Italian Cooking

Friday - January 12, 2007
By Jo McGarry

If any of your resolutions this coming year involve perfecting your cooking skills, learning more about food or just committing to making simple meals at home, then here are two great places to start.

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Five-diamond Dining At La Mer

Friday - December 29, 2006
By Jo McGarry

Anyone who’s eaten at La Mer knows that the restaurant is serious about food, wine and service. But no one knows it more than the people who matter.

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Chinese Food With A Difference

Friday - December 22, 2006
By Jo McGarry

You know as soon as you walk into XO Seafood Restaurant that it’s not your average Chinese restaurant. For a start, there are comfortable chairs.

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Going Big On American Food 24-7

Friday - December 15, 2006
By Jo McGarry

I can’t remember the last time I ate in a restaurant after midnight. These days I fall asleep almost as soon as our children do, and my restaurant visits are mostly done during day and early evening hours.

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Going Big On American Food 24-7


By Jo McGarry

I can’t remember the last time I ate in a restaurant after midnight. These days I fall asleep almost as soon as our children do, and my restaurant visits are mostly done during day and early evening hours.

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Creating A Gingerbread Hotel

Friday - December 08, 2006
By Jo McGarry

There’s nothing better than watching Honolulu get ready for Christmas. The city is dressed so beautifully for the holidays that it doesn’t take more than a trolley ride downtown to get even those Scrooges among us into the spirit of sharing and giving.

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Poking Around Town For The Best Poke

Friday - December 01, 2006
By Jo McGarry

The holiday season brings with it an increase in the price of ahi and other coveted fish for New Year’s, so it’s a good time to load up on poke and enjoy before the seasonal pricing goes sky high.

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The Many Charms Of Chinatown

Friday - November 24, 2006
By Jo McGarry

There’s nothing better than being able to walk to restaurants. Parking your car and then wandering from one place to another, checking out menus pinned in restaurant doorways

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An Elegant, Decadent Patisserie

Friday - November 17, 2006
By Jo McGarry

Don’t be surprised if you walk past Patisserie La Palme D’Or the first time you go in search of its fine baked goods.

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