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PA’I Board Member Tommylynn Benavente and The Pearl at Leeward Community College receives 2011 Critics Award for best Restaurant

Congratulations to the students, faculty and staff of the Leeward Community College Culinary Arts Program for The Pearl restaurant that received a 2011-2012 Star Advertiser ‘Ilima Critics’ Choice Award.
“Picking Oahu’s top restaurants is, of course, a matter of taste. To compile the annual ‘Ilima Awards guide, a team of five food and dining experts from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser was assembled. Together they selected more than 200 establishments to be featured in the 2011-12 ‘Ilima Guide to Oahu’s Top Restaurants.

The Pearl was featured in the Oct 6, 2011 article in InsideOut, a dining, travel and entertainment online magazine. Read the full article http://insideouthawaii.com/pearl-jam/

The entries range from puka-in-the-wall cheap eats to the most elegant dining experiences. And, as is our practice, the reviews were conducted anonymously with meals paid for by the Star-Advertiser.