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Pi Artisan Pizzeria in Lahaina under new ownership

Robert Bluh

Pi Artisan Pizzeria in Lahaina has been sold to Robert Bluh and Companies, owner of Koa’s Seaside Grill and Lahaina Sushi Ko. Pi Lahaina LLC announced that the Pizzeria will now be a part of Bluh’s three-restaurant group, which will work together as a team on marketing, purchasing, sales efforts and more. David Hanley will […]

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2015 #HFWF15


Back bigger and better, the culinary and wine experience known as the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2015 runs this Friday through Sunday, Sept. 4-6. On Friday, there’s the 18th annual Roy’s Golf Classic. Then on Saturday, the festival continues with the Grown on Maui Farmers Market at Whalers Village (7:30-11:30am), A Mixology Seminar: Moscow Mule Maui Style at […]

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival comes to Maui for Three Delicious Days #HFWF2015

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I used to sit in front of my computer and point the browser to the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival website, where I’d drool over all the great events they were holding. All of them took place on Oahu, just out of my reach. But this year, they’re celebrating five years of exemplary food festivals by bringing Maui and Hawaii […]

Learn more about a great Hawaiian delicacy in our Anatomy of a Poke Bowl


Some ancients, like the Sardinians, prepared their delicacies by putting a wheel of cheese outside and inviting maggots to climb in, calling the resulting treat Casu Marzu. Other predecessors of the 21st century decided that maybe fly larvae and stinky cheese would not make for a palatable experience. Early Hawaiians instead created Poke, the English […]

Joe’s Nuevo Latino Closes Its Doors in Wailea

Chef Bev Gannon. Photo by Sean M. Hower

What started with much fanfare has now seemingly ended in flames. When restauranteur and chef Beverly Gannon announced her partnership with Chef Roger Stettler and Greg Shepherd of Island Restaurant Management earlier this year in January, I had dreamy expectations of a new restaurant trifecta on Maui. But as we all know, reality can bite. And […]

Burger King in Kahului throwing a ‘grand re-opening’ party


Burger King is throwing a party, and not just for its Chicken Fries. Deep fried fingers of meat are an acceptable reason to dance and celebrate life, but the remodeled burger franchise in Kahului’s Maui Marketplace will be strapping on its party hat for its Grand Re-Opening. On Wednesday, Aug. 19, Kahului’s Burger King will […]

Paia Bay Coffee is rolling out their After Hours Dinner Menu

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  This Wednesday, Paia Bay Coffee will be open for dinner. That may not seem like huge news, but they’re slowly rolling out their dinner hours, and next week will add Wednesday night to their Thursday, Friday and Saturday line up. Dinner at their little bohemian eatery is simple and delicious Mediterranean fare and you can BYOB. […]

Seed to Cup Festival at Maui Tropical Plantation


The Maui Coffee Association is presenting the eighth annual Seed to Cup Coffee Festival this Saturday, Aug. 15. Coffee enthusiasts are invited to explore the art of growing, roasting and brewing a carefully crafted cup of joe. Talk story with the island’s coffee producers and explore alternative brewing methods. Enjoy live music from Paula Fuga, Benny Uyetake and the Kalama School Ukulele […]

Kahale Beach Club Grand Re-Opening


Kahale Beach Club in Kihei invites you for a grand re-opening this Saturday, Aug. 8. Enjoy live music by Rug Burns, John Ness, 8 Track Players, Natalie Nicole and more. You can also partake in pupus throughout the day and beer specials until 6pm. Kahale (36 Keala Pl., Kihei), -Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity) Photo courtesy of Kahale Beach Club

New Restaurant Kokopele adds their Caribbean flair to the Wailuku Banyan Tree

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There’s a transformation afoot at the corner of Vineyard and Market in Wailuku. It centers around the cute Caribbean-inspired food truck known as Kokopele, a co-op created by Jotham Hall, Kelli Love, Cory and Dana Foht and Mike Flint. The group has dedicated themselves to generating an oasis under the banyan tree, forming a collective location […]

Ulupalakua CASI Chili Cook-Off


The third annual CASI Hawaii State Chili Championship Cook Off returns to the Ulupalakua Ranch this Sunday, Aug. 2. Competitors ($50 chili entrance fee) will compete for a hand-painted cook stove. The top three resident cooks from the state will go on to compete at the Terlingua International Chili Championship in Texas. The public is invited to […]

Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars Turns One


Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars invites you to its first anniversary this Saturday, July 25 at its location in the Shops at Wailea. Enjoy music from Mele Ukulele, appetizers dressed with Fustini’s oils and vinegars and door prizes. Shop all day because 10 percent of proceeds will benefit Malama Family Recovery Center. Parking will be validated for all […]

Rum Scrum Cocktail Contest at Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas


It’s going down rum scrum style this Saturday, July 25 at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas. Deep Island Hawaiian Rum’s Rum Scrum Cocktail Contest will pit four finalists in a cocktail showdown where a judge of panels, with the help of attendees, will determine the rum champion. The party continues with three culinary chefs–Lyndon […]

Pau Hana Pour at Merriman’s


Merriman’s invites you for a Pau Hana Pour oceanfront this Thursday, July 23. The evening will feature Napa’s Grgich Hills Estate wine selection, a seven-time Winery of the Year recipient from Wine & Spirits. Owner Mike Grgich has also been honored by the Smithsonian with an exhibit showcasing his journey as a winemaker. Sip, swirl, sit back […]

Joe’s Nuevo Latino, What’s New at Maui’s Newest Restaurant

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Joe’s Nuevo Latino, Wailea’s newest hot spot, has some exciting news to go along with their spectacular Latin cuisine. The reincarnation of Joe’s Bar and Grill has a completely new look, bar and menu, just to catch you up. Chef Gary Johnson is at the helm for this thrilling new Latin culinary journey that awaits […]

Glen Simkins of Coconut Glen’s Celebrates National Ice Cream Day with a Scavenger Hunt in Paia

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National Ice Cream Day has always been an important day for Glen Simkins. The team at his farm that grows the ingredients used in his Coconut Glen’s vegan ice cream celebrate every third Sunday in July with a scavenger hunt on the property. This year, Simkins–“Coconut Glen” himself–wants to share this special day and tradition […]