Town Recent Press & Awards

Press

Family Ingredients, Emmy Nominations, May 2014 link
edible Hawaiian Islands, “Ed Kenney And The Kids Off To A Good Start”, April 2014 link
James Beard Foundation, Chef Semifinalist - Best Chef:West, February 2014 link
Wine Enthusiast, “Paradise Ground”,  August 2013 link
Travel & Leisure, “New Hawaiian Food Revolution”, May 2012  link
Sunset Magazine, “The New Taste of Hawaii”, April 2012  link
Obama Food-O-Rama, “The First Lady’s chef in Hawaii is Ed Kenney”, November 11, 2011   link
Food(ography) with Mo Rocca, “Hawaiian Islands”, Season 3
MidWeek Cover Story, “New Kids in the Kitchen” August 2011      link
Edible Hawaiian Islands, “Notable Edibles”, Spring 2011     link
Marin Magazine, “Five-Star Hawaiian”, September 2010
Sunset Magazine, “The New Honolulu”, Spring 2010
Elle Magazine – June 2009
Elle Décor Magazine – June 2009
Honolulu Weekly – Top 3 Fine-Dining Restaurants – May 17, 2006
Conde Nast Traveler HOT List, 2006 (Town) and 2008 (Downtown) &endash; Hawaii’s only mention
Food and Wine – Where to go next: Hawaii January, ’06
Gourmet Magazine – America’s Top Restaurants – Oct’ 05
Honolulu Star Bulletin – Four Forks (perfect score) – Nadine Kam,
Honolulu Advertiser – Four Stars – Helen Wu
Honolulu Weekly- Four to Watch – referring to Dave Caldiero and Ed Kenney as two of four young chefs to watch.

Awards

Hale Aina Award 2014, Best Gourmet Comfort Food – TOWN
Nature’s Plate Award 2013, People’s Choice – TOWN link
Hale Aina Award 2013 – Best Gourmet Comfort Food – TOWN
Hale Aina Award 2013 – Restaurant of the Year – Top 5 – TOWN
Ilima Award 2012 – Critic’s Choice
Hale Aina Award 2012 – Restaurant of the Year – Top 5 – TOWN
Hale Aina Award 2012 – Best Vegetarian Restaurant – Gold – TOWN
Hale Aina Award 2012 –Best Little Neighborhood Restaurant – Silver – TOWN
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Ambassador – Ed Kenney
Ilima Award 2011 – Critic’s Choice
Edible Hawaiian Islands Local Hero Award 2011 – Ed Kenney/TOWN & DOWNTOWN
Hale Aina Award 2011 – Best Restaurant for a Healthy Meal – Gold – TOWN
Hale Aina Award 2011 – Best Gourmet Comfort Food – Silver – TOWN
Hale Aina Award 2011 – Best Little Neighborhood Restaurant – Bronze – TOWN
Hale Aina Award 2010 – Best Value – Gold – TOWN
Hale Aina Award 2010 – Best Business Lunch – Silver – DOWNTOWN
Hawaii Ag Conference 2010 – Hero of Food and Agriculture
Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Association – Commendation 2010
Hale Aina Award 2009 – Best Little Restaurant You Love – Bronze – TOWN
Hale Aina Award 2009 – Best Bistro – Silver – TOWN
Hale Aina Award 2009 – Best Business Lunch – Bronze – DOWNTOWN
Hawaii State Governor’s Green Business Award 2009
Who’s Keeping Hawaii Green Award 2008
Hale Aina Award 2008– Best Bistro/New American Cuisine – TOWN
Hale Aina Award 2007– Best Bistro/New American Cuisine – TOWN
Hale Aina Award 2006– Hawaii’s Best New Restaurant – TOWN
Ilima Award – Critics Choice ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’10 TOWN/DOWNTOWN

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