The Vegan and Vegetarian Sushi you have always dreamed of at Choice Health Bar in Lahaina Maui

Have you ever tried taking a vegan to a sushi dinner? Trust me: it’s hell. Most sushi is sublime, beautiful art, and though it does often contain vegetables, the raw fish, sticky white rice and bonito sauces are not so vegan-friendly. Now Chef Takashi Asakawa has brought his sushi expertise to Choice Health Bar in Lahaina, a truly organic, vegan-friendly […]

About Jen Russo

I write lifestyle and culinary columns for MauiTime. I love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.

South Maui Rodeo General is now Ulu Market: Juice Bar, Organic Coffee, Chopped Salad and More

Forget what you know about the convenience store, because that’s all about to change. Rodeo General Stores pretty much dominate the corner store concept here on Maui with their Makawao, South Maui and Haiku stores. But they’ve decided that their Kihei location is ready for a redo, and are transforming it into the Ulu Market. The ulu is a […]

About Jen Russo

I write lifestyle and culinary columns for MauiTime. I love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.

Kuau Store, Healthy Deli, Smoothie and Juice Bar on Maui’s Northshore by Ed and Kathy O’Malley

When Kuau Mart closed in 2011, the Northshore was bummed. We lost a beloved mom and pop bodega. What’s worse, there were barely any left. There were rumors that Whaler’s General Store or ABC Stores were gonna step into that spot, but instead it sat empty. That is, until Ed and Kathy O’Malley decided they […]

About Jen Russo

I write lifestyle and culinary columns for MauiTime. I love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.

Sugar Mamas, The women behind Maui Cookie Lady, Sweet Paradise Chocolates, Donut Dynamite, Paradise Tropical Ice and Maui Macaroon

For anyone wanting to pursue artisan dreams of sugar and spice, expect equal parts blood, sweat and tears to go into your recipe. We’re not saying that it can’t be done, only that there’s no easy way to do it. The women behind Maui Cookie Lady, Sweet Paradise Chocolates, Donut Dynamite, Paradise Tropical Ice and Maui Macaroons have all […]

About Jen Russo

I write lifestyle and culinary columns for MauiTime. I love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.

Jan. 31: Maui Brewing Co. celebrates 10th anniversary at new Kihei brewery

This Saturday, Maui Brewing Co. celebrates 10 years in business as Maui’s only locally brewed beer and you’re invited to its new Kihei brewery for the party. Guests will be treated to limited releases of Black Pearl, Wild Hog Stout and Vienna Waits For You. Sip and savor while listening to live music. 3pm-close. Maui Brewing Co. (605 Lipoa Pkwy., […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

This Saturday, Jan. 23: Kupu Maui Farm-to-Table Dinner

Kupu Maui is inviting you to dinner this Saturday at the Enchanting Floral Garden. Chef Magic of Aria’s Catering will craft a farm-to-table menu that includes Stacy’s Char Siu Sliders, Spicy Ahi Poke and Taro Chips and Maui Cattle Company Porcini Filet with Wild Mushroom Sauce. Guests will tour the garden before eating. George Kahumoku Jr. will […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

First Ever James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour This Weekend

Mix and mingle during Maui’s first ever James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour this Friday and Saturday at the Grand Wailea. Participating chefs include event host Mike Lofaro (pictured), Isaac Bancaco, Chris Kulis and Justin Pardo. On Friday ($50), sip and savor cocktails from tequila ambassador Manny Hinojosa. Then on Saturday ($280), guests are invited to a family-style, six-course […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

Restauranteur and Chef Bev Gannon Says ‘I am not retiring!’

Over elegant platters of crab cake sliders, prosciutto and bleu cheese on crisp flatbread crackers, fois on toast and one of the best cheese balls I’ve ever tasted, Chef Beverly Gannon held a champagne toast at Gannon’s yesterday and updated a group of media on the upcoming changes at her restaurant empire. “I am not retiring anytime soon,” she […]

About Jen Russo

I write lifestyle and culinary columns for MauiTime. I love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.

Bev Gannon Restaurants Hire Greg Shepherd and Roger Stettler As Managing Partners

roger stettler

Greg Shepherd and Roger Stettler, both owners at the epicurean Cow Pig Bun Restaurant, will now add Managing Partners of the trio of Bev Gannon Restaurants to their resumes. “I’m excited to introduce the energy and new ideas from two of Maui’s younger generation of talent,” Gannon said in a Jan. 10 press release. Gannon is […]

About Jen Russo

I write lifestyle and culinary columns for MauiTime. I love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.

This Sunday, Jan. 18: A Taste of Hawaii

MLB All-Star Kurt Suzuki and Chef Alan Wong invite you to dine during the first ever A Taste of Hawaii this Sunday at The Four Seasons Maui. Guests will be treated to a special menu complete with a professional athlete to serve you! Enjoy live music from Ikaika Blackburn and the Master of Ceremonies will be KHON TV’s Kanoa […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity