Leon Russell at The Wainaku Executive Center in Hilo

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Lazar Bear Productions & Aloha Beer Company present Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Legend and music icon Leon Russell with three shows in Hawaii in Kahului, Honolulu, and Hilo. Leon Russell will be playing September 19, 2014 at the Wainaku Executive Center in Hilo and our very own Chef Casey Halpern will be there to cater the event!  Read More »

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Food and Wine Pairing a Success

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Downtown Hiloʻs First Friday Art Walk, which happens the first Friday of every month is always a success and it always brings out people from all over Hilo! Read More »

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Cafe Pesto Choosen in TravelAge West’s 10 Classic Restaurants on the Big Island

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We were thrilled to be chosen in a recent article by TravelAge West’s, 10 Classic Restaurants on Hawaii, Big Island.

The author of the article narrowed down the top 10 restaurants that were at least 15 years old and appeal to visitors and residents alike. Cafe Pesto’s two locations in Kawaihae and Hilo Bay were both mentioned! Read More »

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Rave Review of the Miloliʻi!

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Here at Cafe Pesto, we pride ourselves on the many tasty dishes that we offer on our regular menu as well as the awesome specials that our team of chefs and sous chefs come up with.

This food blogger loved the Miloliʻi so much that he wrote an article about us called “Sandwich Island Fever (Part 3).” Read More »

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Happy 26th Birthday Cafe Pesto Kawaihae!

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May 5, 2014 marked Cafe Pesto Kawaihae‘s 26th birthday! In 1988 we first opened our doors in the quaint harbor town of Kawaihae as a small take-out pizzeria. Fast forward to today and Cafe Pesto is an award winning dining establishment. Read More »

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How to Handle Reviews

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Weʻve been getting some really awesome reviews lately on our TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google+ pages! Some from kamaʻāina and some from as far away as Mebane, North Carolina! Read More »

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51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo | April 20-26th

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Once a year Hilo, Hawaii becomes the center of the hula universe during the week-long Merrie Monarch festival.  Featuring an internationally acclaimed hula competition, a crafts fair, an art show, hula performances, and a grand parade, it is a celebration like no other. This year’s Merrie Monarch Festival starts on April 20 with a hoʻolauleʻa (celebration) at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

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“The Home Chef” w/ Casey Halpern: Hamakua Mushroom Pasta

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Chef Casey Halpern from Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay teamed up with Hamakua Heritage Farm and filmed several video segments called “The Home Chef,” which feature cooking with Hamakua mushrooms. This delicious video is on Hamakua Mushrooms Pasta. Read More »

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Cafe Pesto Hilo at 19th Annual Kona Brewers Festival

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Chef Casey and Chef Raif will be bringing a variation of this amazing Soft Shelled Crab Poʻ Boy at the 19th Annual Kona Brewers Festival at the King Kamehamehaʻs Kona Beach Hotel on March 8th.  They served this version a few nights back! Itʻs a buttermilk fried softshell crab Po’ Boy’ and was served with a pineapple slaw and sweet potato fries. Read More »

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“The Home Chef” w/ Casey Halpern: Mushroom Pizza

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Cafe Pesto LOVES cooking with Hamakua mushrooms from the Hamakua Heritage Farm in Laupāhoehoe, Hawaii.

Chef Casey Halpern from Cafe Pesto Hilo Bay teamed up with Hamakua Heritage Farm and filmed several video segments called “The Home Chef.” In these videos Chef Casey cooks delicious dishes with Hamakua mushrooms that viewers can easily make right at home!   Read More »

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