Maui County Kokua Fair in Wailuku


Maui County Kokua Fair will highlight dozens of nonprofits this Saturday, Sept. 19 in front the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku. Educate yourself on various services that are offered, volunteer opportunities and donor possibilities. The entertainment lineup includes performers from Old Lahaina Luau, Maui Taiko, Elvis impersonator Darren Lee of Burn’n Love and Zumba by Rayo […]

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 […]

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust Buy Back the Beach Benefit Happens This Saturday

1) Hawaiian Islands Land Trust’s 14th annual Buy Back the Beach Benefit Luau happens this Saturday at the Old Lahaina Luau grounds. 2) Guests will get a family style farm-to-table meal crafted by the minds behind Old Lahaina Luau, Aloha Mixed Plate, Star Noodle and Leoda’s. 3) There will be live music from Na Hoa and Joel Katz. 4) Proceeds will […]

Maui Chefs Raise More Than $28,000 For Victims Of Hurricane Iselle


The culinary fundraiser Project Kokua for Hawaii Island recently raised more than $28,000 to support those impacted by Hurricane Iselle. The fundraiser—held at Maui Tropical Plantation on Sept. 7—was created and organized by Chef Lyndon Honda, owner of Laulima Events & Catering. Honda worked together with Chef Marc McDowell of The Millhouse at Maui Tropical […]

Here’s why Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Theo Morrison is one of Maui’s hardest working people


When the young mother of two set sail with her husband for the South Pacific in 1979, she had no idea that one day she’d work at preserving Lahaina’s rich cultural heritage. After marrying a man from Hawaii who owned a sailboat, the family decided to sail from California to the South Pacific. But she […]

This Saturday, Jan 25: Hawaiian Island Land Trust ‘Buy Back the Beach’

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust wants you to attend its legacy Buy Back the Beach Benefit Luau. Indulge in a culinary sampling of Westside eateries like Old Lahaina Luau, Star Noodle, Aloha Mixed Plate and Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop. Enjoy live hula entertainment and music by Joel Katz and Hapa. Live auction items will include […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2013: Best Luau Show: Old Lahaina Luau

Best Luau/Dinner Show Old Lahaina Luau We seem to forget that luaus aren’t just for visitors. Even locals love a good luau. When it comes to which one is best, our readers chose Old Lahaina Luau. This makes sense, given their authentic imu roasted pork, spectacular hula show, bottomless mai tais and incredible staff. 1251 […]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST LUAU: Old Lahaina Luau #BOM2012

Cheee Hoooo, luaus are great fun, but for you the venerable Old Lahaina Luau is second to none. Their gorgeous Mala location, fantastic Hawaiian food buffet and the digging-the-pig-out-of-the-imu demonstration would be enough, but I’m sure the Mai Tais and gorgeous dancers have something to do with their win, too. 1251 Front St., Lahaina; 808-667-1998; […]

Chef Nacho Perez of Old Lahaina Luau #Maui #Food @MauiTime

CHEF NACHO PEREZ, OLD LAHAINA LUAU “We serve a buffet that has rich Hawaiian culture from our own taro farm to the table.” 1251 Front St., Lahaina Luau Buffet You can’t talk about Hawaiian cuisine without talking about taro. It’s significant enough that we have our own Hoaloha Farms, where farmer Bobby Pahia grows our […]

Pork Infographic: “Ground Hog” and Pigskin: Celebrate Pork This Holiday Weekend

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GROUND HOG DAY: This week, you’ve got a pass to pig out Chee hoo–Ground Hog Days are here again, bu! Gotta love one holiday wea–according to ancient supahstitions–if you eat plene kine ono pork grinds on Feb. 2, da winter surf going las’ six weeks longah. Plus, your team going win da Super Bowl. Guarans […]

Thanks for all the eye candy @oldlahinaluau @julieyakacoco #BBTB @hilandtrust

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Lahaina Grill @lahainagrill Turns 20 Today and Kamaaina get Fifty percent off

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Lahaina Grill (@lahainagrill) is all grown up, turning 20 this year. To celebrate they are giving us half price entrees for Kama’aina, a perk that I am going to try to enjoy several times over the rest of the year. That is right, they are offering this amazing deal to us for the rest of the year on the 20th of every month. I thought that was very clever of Chef and Owner Jurg Munch.

It may be #buybackthebeach but after all I’m at @oldlahainaluau. My fav plate Craig Masuda’s Hawaiian classic

Congratulations to all the chef’s memorable and delicious creations. My top tasting plate was Craig Masuda from Old Lahaina Luau. His Hawaiian plate won my tongue and tummy over with smoky roasted sweet purple potato, kalua pork, mahi mahi, tako and ahi poke and poi.The poke was incredible, glossy seasoned cubes mixed withgreen onion, llimu […]

Ivan Pak rocks the tempura short rib laulau #buybackthebeach

Everyone at my table couldn’t get enough of Chef Pak’s short rib. A chick of tender boneless rib tempura fried and nestled in a poi truffle sauce.The Sansei station was popular. Maui Film festivals Barry Rivers was there, Tony Takitani, Lance Holter, and Jonathan Starr were all tasting here. Also Neil Abercrombie, running for Governor […]