COURTESY MICHAEL MOHICA
Michael Mohica, center, and his two head sous chefs, Martin Oshiro, left, of Honolulu and Aurelio Rivera of Pearl City.
Former isle surfer makes waves with Boise eatery
, born and raised on the North Shore where he surfed, is making waves in Boise, Idaho, with his Kanak Attack catering business and his Ono Hawaiian Cafe. Chef Mohica, 30, is a 2000 graduate of Boise State's culinary arts program and a 1995 Kahuku High grad. He started the Kanak Attack, specializing in luaus, complete with entertainment, seven years ago. A few months ago he opened the cafe, offering many favorites of people who live in Hawaii. He has received good reviews. Mohica said he presents food with the flavors he grew up with -- Hawaiian, Filipino, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. He says Kanak Attack is Hawaiian slang meaning, "when the food is so good it makes you want to take a nap." Mohica fed the UH football team a couple of years ago when the team played in Boise and hopes to do again. He knows some of the team members from earlier years. Some of the Warriors may remember Boise fullback Mike Mikloose. He works for Mohica now ...
COURTESY MICHAEL MOHICA
An ahi dish served at Mohica's restaurant.
Shon marks birthday at D.K. Steak House
Southern Wine and Spirits' ace Warren Shon
celebrated his 39th birthday Saturday at a wine dinner at d.k. Steak House. A wine dinner, that's appropriate. Also appropriate was the silk Tori Richard
shirt Warren was wearing. It had large martini glass, full of course, embroidered on the back. Helping Warren mark another year were his tablemates: Chandra Lam
, Erin Suzuki, Derek Yamakami, Greg Mohr, Dan Reed
and sometime practical joker Mike Webber
. The wines of Christian Tietje
, another surfer,
of Four Vines Winery were featured ...
St. Paddy's Day is over but once an Irishman, always an Irishman, so it's not too late to congratulate Jack Sullivan for being named 2008 Irishman of the Year by the Friends (aka Friendly Sons) of St. Patrick Society. Jack is also well known for being a driving force behind soccer in Hawaii ...
"Junior" Kekuewa Jr., a singer, guitarist, ventriloquist and comedian who also does cartoon and celeb impressions, is now on "Lanai's Morning Madness" radio show. The program is carried by Island 98.5 FM Monday through Friday, 5:30 to 10:30 a.m. Junior also performs at parties and events in his "Road Show" with Sam "Jam" Spencer and others ...
, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things in our Hawaii. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org