Wine & Takeout Pairing 101

Wine pairing. Two words that can bring to mind dim restaurant lighting, never-ending wine lists, and high brow musings on this year’s grapes from the Napa Valley.   But enjoying wine doesn’t have to be this way. While pairing can be intimidating, especially when considering wines outside of the “Big Six Grapes” (Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, […]

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Mother, Chef & Restaurateur: Pono Burger’s Makani Carzino

Motherhood is tough, but being a mom and running a restaurant? Makani Carzino—owner and chef of Pono Burger, Pono Kitchen + Bar, the newly opened Makani in Los Angeles, and Ultimate Burger in Hawaii—knows this life well. Carzino is the proud mama to Phoenix, her equestrian-loving, chicken-owning, chef-aspiring, soon-to-be 11-year-old daughter. We caught up with Carzino on the […]

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