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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 […]

Maui’s Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender Contestant Aaron Alcala-Mosley Announced

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I’m gingerly unfolding crinkled notes about gin drinks, pouring through hand-written thoughts. What makes the most imaginative bartender these days? Bombay Sapphire’s annual competition, the global search for the most imaginative bartender, wants to inspire the creativity that great drinks are made of. For eight bartenders last week, that meant a select group of judges […]

Hana Ranch will open in the old Dazoo space in Paia

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Hana Ranch is moving to Paia. They will open in the former Dazoo space. Hana Ranch has a compelling business model that employs their “one ranch” approach. Each of their operations–organic farm, cattle, retail and food service–supports the other. Their new Paia location at 71 Baldwin Ave. will be called Hana Ranch Provisions. Hana Ranch’s […]

Maui Brewing Co Brews Waikiki

Kihei Brewery Maui Brewing Company

According to a recent Pacific Business News story, Maui Brewing Company’s Garrett Marrero is teaming up with Chris Thibaut and Bill Terry to build a new brewpub in Waikiki. Apparently, Jimmy Buffett’s parrothead paradise at the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel has run its course. Terry took over operations of Buffett’s nearly a year ago and plans […]

Chef Alvin Savella Steps Up At Pulehu

Chef Alvin Savella Pulehu, An Italian Grill

Stoked to hear one of my favorite creative culinary forces in Ka‘anapali, Chef Alvin Savella has been named Chef de Cuisine at Pulehu, An Italian Grill, in the Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas (@westinkor). His former post was sous chef at Ocean Pool Bar and Grill, where he launched their Farm to Fork Fridays, a […]

Kumu Farms hosts #PieTweetup

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Kumu Farms commemorates the fourth annual #PieTweetup this Saturday, July 18. It’s geared towards getting Maui residents into the kitchen and supporting local farmers, and guests are invited to bring a (locally sourced) pie to share. The afternoon will feature Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, with sample sizes pies as well. The first 25 guests to arrive will […]

Food and Wine Education Series at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort


The Makena Beach & Golf Resort‘s Food & Wine Education series continues with July’s American Wines & Comfort Food episode this Thursday, July 16. Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo will unveil three “All American” vino choices including Red Car Chardonnay, Artezin Zinfandel and Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon. Then Chef Kurt Lesmerises will pair the wine with classic comfort […]

Eskimo Candy Seafood Market and Cafe

Eskimo Candy Seafoof Market and Cafe Kihei Maui Restaurant

I was rushing like a maniac. I had it in my mind to eat fish and chips at Eskimo Candy in Kihei but I was tormented by having failed at earlier attempts. They aren’t open on the weekends; they don’t keep late hours. But their Seafood Market and Cafe is open Monday through Friday, 10:30am to 7pm, […]

Slightly Salty Food Truck Closes

Slightly Salty Food Truck

I hope you got your fill of loco moco burgers and crab cakes because Slightly Salty has closed. Their Facebook post last week gave us this: “Aloha Maui “This is Gary, owner/operator of The Slightly Salty Gourmet Food Truck. “I regret having to inform you all that we have closed the business due to personal […]