Tougo: Coffee & sourdough served with love and respect

Brian Wells is an artist. A visual storyteller through the medium of photography. His work captures unfiltered moments of reality that reflect an array of emotions and humanity. He is also the owner of Tougo Coffee near the International District, where his artistic talents expand to baking and coffee-making. Despite his obvious talents, Wells humbly clarifies that…

La Spiga serves up Italian comfort food on Capitol Hill

If she can make it, she won’t buy it. This is the food philosophy of Sabrina Tinsley, executive chef and co-founder of La Spiga Osteria, located in the historic Piston and Ring building on Capitol Hill. Tinsley and her husband, Pietro Borghesi, had the former auto body shop transformed into a magnificent dining space, boasting gorgeous…

Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar Opens

Gathering with friends for pupus and drinks is a favorite pastime for many Big Islanders. In fact, pau hana is often a daily part of one’s ritual in paradise. While hanging out and relaxing after work is nice in and of itself, the additional bonus of a gorgeous view and tropical breeze can make it…