Archive for April, 2013

Oxtail Soup from Asahi Grill

April 3, 2013

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Famous Snake Juice from Tokkuritei

April 2, 2013

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#Natto Ice Cream at #Tokkuritei

April 2, 2013

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#Stuffed #Akule at #Tokkuritei

April 2, 2013

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#Shake #Ika & #Ikura at #Tokkuritei

April 2, 2013

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#Amaebi & #Hamachi at #Tokkuritei

April 2, 2013

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Omakase! Tokkuritei

April 2, 2013

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hello #Sugimoto #Risotto! #Tokkuritei

April 2, 2013

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Building Homes in Hawaii with Habitat for Humanity

April 1, 2013

Recently, dozens of employees from the Hawaii division volunteered their time to help Habitat for Humanity build homes for two families in need.

Set out in Kapolei on the southwest side of Oahu, employees from Care, Marketing, Installation, Construction, Converter Repair, Engineering, NetOps, Business Class, Finance, Direct Sales, HR, IT, Video Production & Wireless teamed up to nail hurricane support frames, reinforce stairs, and perform other homebuilding tasks throughout the day. Here are some sights from the day.

Working on the side of the house
Working on the side of the house

Working on the stairs
Working on the stairs

Hammer time!
Hammer time!

Group shot (Installation)
Group shot (Installation)

Group shot (Engineering, Marketing, Finance)
Group shot (Engineering, Marketing, Finance)

Group shot (Care, Tech/Field, IT)
Group shot (Care, Tech/Field, IT)

Group shot (Admin, Field, NetOps)
Group shot (Admin, Field, NetOps)

Group shot (HR, NetOps, Care, Field, Direct Sales)
Group shot (HR, NetOps, Care, Field, Direct Sales)

Group shot
Group shot

Group shot
Group shot

In addition to physical support that day, Oceanic Time Warner Cable also pitched in monetarily, generously donating $1,500 to the Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu cause. Here’s Marketing Director Matt Mishina and Marketing VP Clara Long with the check presentation.

Marketing Director Matt Mishina and Marketing VP Clara Long
Marketing Director Matt Mishina and Marketing VP Clara Long

DASH Gastropub – Gastrolicious!

April 1, 2013

Wikipedia defines the term “gastropub” as “a portmanteau of gastronomy and pub” and refers to a bar or restaurant that serves high-end beer and food. While gastronomy is the study of food and culture, with a particular focus on gourmet cuisine, a pub is not usually known for more than just beer and “bar food.” So when you put the two together, it is quite the oxymoron that deserves further investigation.

Enter DASH Gastropub, the relatively new (they just celebrated their 1 year anniversary on Feb 10th), 5,000 square-foot hotspot located in the old American Savings Bank location on the corner of Young and McCully. As the first locale in Hawaii to use the term Gastropub in their name, it has come with a fair amount of self-appointed pressure. It is a powerful word with great responsibility, but they’ve definitely got all the right pieces in place to make it happen.

DASH Gastropub partners Hyuk Kim, Alysha Tanabe & Shane Tsubaki (Photo Courtesy: Shane Tsubaki)
DASH Gastropub partners Hyuk Kim, Alysha Tanabe & Shane Tsubaki (Photo Courtesy: Shane Tsubaki)

DASH is actually an acronym made up of the four partners’ first names. Along with a silent partner who wishes to remain anonymous, Alysha (Tanabe), Shane (Tsubaki) and Executive Chef Hyuk (Kim) have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the bar and food service industry with stints at places like Remedy Sports Lounge, Maile’s Place, and the once uber popular Osake Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge. Well known food guru and local celebrity Grant Kawasaki (Hawaiian Grown TV & Hawaiian Grown Kitchen) also acts as a consultant here, so you know their food is always going to be on point.

As a lover of both food and beer, this concept of “gastropub-ery” is a dream come true. Here’s a look at what we pounded

Home made Fresh Kettle Chips (Seasoned fresh cut potatoes fried golden brown and crispy served with strawberry guava ketchup - $7)
Home made Fresh Kettle Chips (Seasoned fresh cut potatoes fried golden brown and crispy served with strawberry guava ketchup – $7)

Rainbow Sashimi Special - $16
Rainbow Sashimi Special – $16

Oysters on the 1/2 Shell (Half dozen Gulf oysters served on shaved ice with citrus oroshi, tobikko, jalapeno masago, & spicy ponzu sauce - $12)
Oysters on the 1/2 Shell (Half dozen Gulf oysters served on shaved ice with citrus oroshi, tobikko, jalapeno masago, & spicy ponzu sauce – $12)

Ahi Tataki (Fresh Hawaiian Big-Eye Ahi with sunomono, yuzu, tobikko, soy vinaigrette and a dash of white truffle oil - $18)
Ahi Tataki (Fresh Hawaiian Big-Eye Ahi with sunomono, yuzu, tobikko, soy vinaigrette and a dash of white truffle oil – $18)

Beef Sashimi (Seared USDA Choice filet mignon with minced garlic and soy vinaigrette - $16)
Beef Sashimi (Seared USDA Choice filet mignon with minced garlic and soy vinaigrette – $16)


“DASH” Rib Eye (1 lb seared USDA Choice Rib-Eye cubed pupu style with sautéed Hamakua Alii oyster mushrooms and onions – $21)

As if that wasn’t enough, DASH is also chock-full of wines, sakes, beers (crafts & imports) and specialty cocktails. So far, it looks like they are well on their way to living up to that self-appointed pressure. Pub? Yes. Gastropub? Definitely. But here’s a portmanteau I’d like to propose to help sum up my experiences there:

Gastronomical!

(Previously published in Lawai`a Magazine)

DASH Gastropub
1018 McCully Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
(808) 943-1025
Tue-Sat: 6pm-12am
Mon-Fri: 4pm-2am
Sat & Sun: 6pm-2am

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