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About Mojo

It’s the energy and expertise that serves the local food industry in Hawaii. A networking force that connects landlords to potential restaurant tenants, investors to operators, farmers to chefs and media to the next big culinary story. For restaurants in need of rehab, MoJo offers powerful, practical help. From lease negotiations to menu planning, kitchen makeovers to occupancy cost analysis, MoJo aims to see every local restaurant succeed.

For landlords, MoJo offers detailed, informed analysis of potential restaurant tenants and provides pre-qualifying analysis.

JO MCGARRY CURRAN

Commercial Real Estate Advisor, Food Writer, Food Photographer, Radio Talk Show Host

Jo McGarry Curran is widely recognized as an authority in the field of food and wine. Her experience of the restaurant industry in Hawaii and in Europe and her years spent as a food and wine writer have given her unprecedented access to restaurant operations – both front and back of house.

Her experience of the restaurant industry in Hawaii and in Europe and her years spent as a food and wine writer have given her unprecedented access to restaurant operations – both front and back of house. Working with both tenant and landlord, Jo brings a unique perspective, an impeccable reputation and unparalleled market knowledge to each transaction. Jo McGarry Curran is also Hawaii’s foremost authority on food, wine and restaurants. She was the restaurant specialist at Honolulu Star Advertiser and the publisher of Gusto Magazine for ten years, and until recently wrote two food columns for Midweek, with a readership of more than 400,000 each week.

Her radio talk show, Radio MoJo, is a weekly hour of conversation with chefs and winemakers about the food scene in Hawaii and beyond. Recent guests have included:  Emeril Lagasse, Danny DeVito, Guy Fieri, Nobu Matsuhisa, Roy Yamaguchi, and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.

Working with both tenant and landlord, Jo brings a unique perspective, an impeccable reputation and unparalleled market knowledge to each transaction. Jo is also Hawaii’s foremost authority on food, wine and restaurants.  She was the restaurant specialist at Honolulu Star Advertiser and the publisher of Gusto Magazine for ten years, and wrote two food columns for Midweek. Her radio talk show and podcast, Radio MoJo, is a weekly hour of conversation with chefs and winemakers about the food scene in Hawaii and beyond.

Guests include local celebrity chefs, mom and pop restaurant owners and visiting food industry celbs when they come to the islands. Jo also takes her show on the road whenever possible and loves nothing more than settling in for a Single Malt Scotch Podcast in her beloved native country, Scotland.

MOJO… DEFINED

Radio Mojo Hawaii offers the best of eating, drinking and living in Hawaii. Host Jo McGarry brings a Scottish accent and a love of an ever changing culinary scene. A show about food, wine and single malts, peppered with interviews with some of the best chefs, distillers, mixologists and winemakers in Hawaii …and beyond:

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