Maui’s Gridiron Grinds

Football season is upon us, and that means impressive opportunities for eating and drinking. Maui Brewing Co. in Kahana will feature a Sunday breakfast while showing the NFL package on their 9 big screens TVs, with some creative items like breakfast pizza, breakfast sliders and the “nasty moco,” which features their homemade three-beer chili over two eggs any style and a Maui Cattle Company burger on a bed of steamed rice. Of course you can wash it down with one of their tasty brews (my favorite: Mana Wheat).  

Diamonds Ice Bar and Grill in Azeka Mauka Kihei boasts an omelette bar—pick your own veggies and meat and they’ll make it right there. While you’re at it, grab a mimosa. Moose McGillycuddy’s is an option for Kihei or Lahaina folks; their breakfast menu is huge and so are the portions. Their muffins are a family favorite, as is their fried rice. If this is your spot, join the touchdown club: wear your team gear and when your squad scores six you can buy a Bud for a buck. Just in case your team sucks, Moose’s 20-ounce screwdrivers and bloody Marys for $4.25 will take the edge off.

The Kahului Ale House is the destination of choice for Central and Upcountry peeps. The Ale House is offering a new breakfast menu featuring everything from French toast to eggs and bacon, and they’ll be serving it Saturdays for college football and Sundays for NFL games. The Ale House has an insane amount of TVs, so you’ll be able to find your game, plus video games and pool tables.

Oceans Beach Bar & Grill in Kihei at Kukui Mall has 13 hi-def TVs and a special Sunday breakfast menu. LuLu’s Lahaina at the Cannery Mall will serve a full breakfast menu and is considering offering a football buffet. Mulligan’s on the Blue has 10 TVs and a killer breakfast menu; try the breakfast sandwich with eggs, ham and cheddar, or their topnotch loco moco. RB Black Angus Steakhouse in Kahana opens at 9am on Saturday and Sunday, and offers select cocktails for $3.50 to go with early menu offerings like Eggs Benedict and French toast. At Stella Blues in Azeka Mauka, choose from Best of Maui-winning breakfast items like the mac nut pancakes, and enjoy the game in the back lounge. Breakfast is served until 2pm and lunch starts at 11am.

Sports Page in South Kihei stretches the definition of breakfast, and your belt, with their mouth-watering chicken fried steak, biscuits and gravy. As football season swings into full gear, Kahale’s at the Kihei Kalama Village will have steak and eggs and bloody Marys. Also at the Kihei Kalama Village, Dog & Duck has a breakfast buffet for $5, and on Monday nights will offer $1 chili dogs and beer specials. So, are you ready for some football? Maui Time Weekly, Jen Russo