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Massimo Crepes and Verdleaf Juice Food Truck at the Maui Swap Meet

Massimo Crepes Massimo Trombini and Joe Caccamo

Though not completely unknown on Maui, crepes aren’t your usual island fare. They’re something European, not tropical. That’s why I was happy to stumble across the Massimo Crepes and Verdleaf Juice food truck at the Maui Swap Meet. Joe Caccamo and Massimo Trombini are there every Saturday making an incredible selection of savory and sweet crepes, baked […]

Katarina Kress is the new baker at Wailuku Coffee Company

Katarina Kress new Baker at Wailuku Coffee Company

My morning coffee habit has lately been getting tempted and tested by lots of new delicious pastries at Wailuku Coffee Company. Coconut chocolate chip scones, Nutella cheesecakes, gluten-free berry lemon muffins, vegan whoopie pie, brie foccacia, herbed popovers, blueberry crumble and fudgey brownies. There’s a whole new selection of goodies everyday. I had to figure […]

2015 ‘Aipono Awards to benefit Maui Culinary Academy


Maui No Ka Oi Magazine presents the 2015 ‘Aipono Restaurant Awards this Sunday, Apr. 26, at the Sheraton Maui Resort. It’s an evening honoring distinguished restaurant and hospitality professionals, with Maui locals and visitors alike having voted on the award recipients (Chef of the Year will be voted on by fellow chefs). The Gala reception will […]

Montessori School of Maui invites you to dinner by Chef Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson. Courtesy of MOMI

This Friday, Apr. 24, Montessori School of Maui invites you to the dinner table. Guests will be treated to a four-course meal and wine pairing created by Chef Gary Johnson (the former chef of Ka’ana Kitchen and Capische?) and sommelier Greg Shepherd. The evening will feature detailed instruction and ingredient explanation as well as a first taste […]

Ross Steidel’s Poi Dog wins the Ultimate Ocean Vodka Cocktail and $13150 is raised for Maui Non Profits

Ross Steidel poi dog ultimate ocean vodka cocktail sheraton maui

In last Saturday’s well-attended Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Competition, Ross Steidel of Perfect Pour Maui took First Place with his Poi Dog, a take on the Salty Dog with fresh squeezed local grapefruit, yuzu, Thai basil and peppercorn simple syrup with a salt and pepper rim. Steidel’s cocktail will be featured and served at the Sheraton Maui […]

Where to find Life Foods Burger, Beyond Meat, and Royal Hawaiian Venison Maui food and protein alternatives

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True sustainability doesn’t just require conservation of energy or a restriction of carbon emissions. Those are important, but in many ways they pale before water. Have you ever considered your water footprint? We’re talking not just the water you use at home, but also how the number of gallons needed to produce the food that […]

Empty Bowl Project at Star Noodle

Empty Bowl Project. Courtesy of Star Noodle.

Star Noodle and the Maui Organization for the Ceramic Arts (MOCA) are presenting the fourth annual Empty Bowl Project. Ceramic artists and local schools handcrafted ceramic bowls, which will be sold with proceeds benefiting the Maui Food Bank and Hale Mahaolu. This year’s theme, “Across the street food,” will carry through the evening’s culinary flavors. Buy a bowl and […]

Your Ultimate guide to The Ultimate Ocean Vodka Cocktail Showdown – Celebrity chefs and mixologists of Hawaii

james shoemaker ultimate ocean cocktail sheraton maui

Have you ever watched a chef or bartender competition and thought, Man, the taster got it wrong! Let me judge that! Well, you’re in luck, because Ocean Vodka and the Sheraton Maui Resort have devised the perfect cocktail pairing competition where your palate counts, this Saturday, April 11, at 6pm. The challenge includes three titles […]

UHMC Culinary Academy’s Garde Manger Small Plate Buffet Challenge

Garde Manger Small Plate Buffet. Leis Family Act.

Watch 16 UH Maui Culinary Academy students compete in the Garde Manger Small Plate Buffet Challenge. For the last three months, students have studied preservation, presentation and technical skills. Split into teams of four, the student chefs will conceptualize, create and present 24 dishes. Those attending will judge each team on presentation and taste. Cash bar available. 5:30-7:30pm. […]

Maui No Ka Oi Magazine culinary Aipono Awards Gala coming soon to Sheraton Maui Resort


We’ll find out who won Maui’s culinary achievement awards at the 13th annual ‘Aipono Awards Gala on Sunday, April 26. The annual Maui No Ka Oi Magazine event will be held at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Ocean Lawn. The Awards gala not only celebrates Maui’s culinary industry, it is a benefit for the […]

Ketchup wins at Maui Food Technology Center Hawaii Food Products recipe contest

The Maui Food Technology Center (MFTC), a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to nurturing the county’s food students, chefs and farmers, held its fourth annual Hawaii food products recipe contest on Saturday, Apr. 4, according to an Apr. 6 MFTC news release. Judging was based on taste, appearance, the commercial viability of the recipe and the […]

Dog and Duck Quiz Night: Entertainment at Maui Bars

Al Garr and Laura Mendolia at Dog and Duck Quiz Night, Kihei, Maui Pub, restaurant, Hawaii

Darts and shuffleboard are my kinda bar games but I wasn’t going to let that get in the way of having a lot of fun at Dog & Duck’s weekly Quiz Night. After grabbing a willing friend, Teri Edmonds from If the Shoe Fits, we put our two coconuts together to form one of the many teams […]

Easter Sunday events at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas

Easter Egg Hunt

Got a couple late-entry events for this Easter Sunday. Think the keiki will enjoy an Easter egg hunt and petting zoo at the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas this Sunday? Here’s the schedule: Sunday, April 5, 2015 9am Easter Egg Scramble – Beach Front Lawn Guests and members of the community are invited to collect as […]

Joey Macadangdang’s New Maui Restaurant Joey’s Kitchen


You may recognize Chef Joey Macadangdang from Roy’s Ka’anapali, but now he’s opened his own new Maui restaurant in Whaler’s Village in the former Ruby’s Dinette spot (which years ago was a McDonald’s). Macadangdang wanted to focus on taking Filipino cuisine to the next level, but in a fast casual setting. “We knew from the beginning […]

Help out the Hawaii Wildlife Fund by eating at Dazoo this Monday night

Dine out at Dazoo for the Hawaii Wildlife Fund (HWF) this Monday. A portion of dinner sales proceeds will be go to the HWF. They’re a non-profit conservation organization that protects Hawaii’s native wildlife through research, education and advocacy. The evening will feature a specialty themed cocktail, “The Tipsy Turtle,” a collaborative effort by Dazoo’s bartender Jimmy Shoemaker […]

Maui County Ag Fest happens this Saturday

Talk story with local farmers, ranchers and agriculture enthusiasts at Maui County Farm Bureau’s Maui County Ag Festival this Saturday at the Maui Tropical Plantation. The public is invited to touch, smell, taste and take home local treats. Festival highlights include the Grand Taste event in partnership with Slow Food Maui, Grown on Maui farmers, compositing, […]