Culinary Explosion in Hawaii

Culinary Explosion

We sit down once again with our favorite Culinary Magician, Lanai Tabura, for an Orgazmic conversation about Food in Paradise.  We discuss the Hawaiian Fusion foods, the Great Chefs of Hawaii as well as Lanai’s Favorite restaurants. Lanai also joins us for the Hawaii News and the issues we discuss across the state as well as the current problems we are having on the Big Island where Mauna Kea stands strong above the clouds.

Lanai is no stranger to national and local TV shows. He’s currently the host  of Cooking Hawaiian Style seen worldwide on the Lifestyle Network, with his brother Adam & his friend Shawn they won Food Networks Great Food Truck Race in 2013.

Other appearances include; Co-Hosting Anthony Bourdane’s “No Reservations”, Jake and the Fat Man, Da Braddah’s, Baywatch Hawaii, and commercials Meadow Gold, Zippys, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union and more. He has produced and co-hosted I-94 Video Jams, four seasons of Jan Ken Po. And is currently on IN Tune on the FOX channel. Lanai tried his hand at theatre as Vince Fontaine in the production, Grease. He has been touring the mainland doing stand up comedy openings for Mel Cabang, Andy Bumatai, Augie Tulba, Wayne Brady and Damon Wayans to name a few. As a 25- year radio veteran, Lanai co-created the Island 98.5 radio station. and currently is on 99.1 Hawaii No Ka Oi also on iheart radio.


When Lanai is not promoting his various ventures he’s out on the road giving visitors a taste of Hawaii on the Aloha Plate Food Tour for Hawaii Jeep Tours.

Interested in learning more about Lanai check out his Website~



Today we find out what it’s like to be an Irishman (and Haole) growing up in Hawaii.

We talk story with writer, musician and creative spirit  JAMIE WINPENNY . We get up close and personal, discuss his ecletic career and how he’s gotten to this point in his life.  He shares with us the challenges he faced and how he overcame them. Jamie has seen it all in his 40 years in Hawaii and has a unique take on living and being raised here in Hawaii..

Jamie is an accomplished musician and one to the founders  DOOLIN RAKES a Irish Celtic Rock band playing venues all over Hawaii. The band has been paying together for 10 years and has regular gigs at the local Irish Bars in Honolulu’s China Town.

When he’s not playing music or writing he’s golfing, surfing and being a true irishman at heart, hanging out  at O’Toole’s ( you guessed it) a  Irish Pub in Chinatown.

Check out Jamie’s Band:





Today we talk with BRIAN BERUSCH, a story teller who’s had numerous creative works appear in some of the world’s leading consumer magazines. He’s consulted for popular brands in hospitality and media  as a Publisher, Producer, Screenwriter and On-air correspondent.

A lot of people just go through the motions when on vacation and just behave like “tourists”.  Brian shares with us the concept of being The Traveler, not the Tourist  espcially when traveling for work and writing assignments. We agree with that when it comes to visiting Hawaii too;  bring the approach as Brian suggests, don’t discover new places as a Tourist, but as a Traveler who visits new locations with a desire to grow and learn from the local culture and people.  Invest in the community and you’ll feel more a part of it than a Tourist does who leaves no impact on the place they just left.  One of the best things about living or visiting Hawaii is the impact you leave behind while here or after you leave.

If you want to see some really creative work, check out his company Story House Hawaii He also has an amazing blog loaded with helpful information about Hawaii called B on Hawaii.