Ross Steidel’s Poi Dog wins the Ultimate Ocean Vodka Cocktail and $13150 is raised for Maui Non Profits

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In last Saturday’s well-attended Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Competition, Ross Steidel of Perfect Pour Maui took First Place with his Poi Dog, a take on the Salty Dog with fresh squeezed local grapefruit, yuzu, Thai basil and peppercorn simple syrup with a salt and pepper rim. Steidel’s cocktail will be featured and served at the Sheraton Maui […]

Your Ultimate guide to The Ultimate Ocean Vodka Cocktail Showdown – Celebrity chefs and mixologists of Hawaii

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Have you ever watched a chef or bartender competition and thought, Man, the taster got it wrong! Let me judge that! Well, you’re in luck, because Ocean Vodka and the Sheraton Maui Resort have devised the perfect cocktail pairing competition where your palate counts, this Saturday, April 11, at 6pm. The challenge includes three titles […]

Maui No Ka Oi Magazine culinary Aipono Awards Gala coming soon to Sheraton Maui Resort


We’ll find out who won Maui’s culinary achievement awards at the 13th annual ‘Aipono Awards Gala on Sunday, April 26. The annual Maui No Ka Oi Magazine event will be held at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Ocean Lawn. The Awards gala not only celebrates Maui’s culinary industry, it is a benefit for the […]

Alexis Eaton Named New Sheraton Maui PR Director

Alexis Eaton has been promoted to Director of Public Relations at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. In her new post, Eaton will lead communications efforts and media relations. She also will oversee the social media efforts for the resort and its five restaurants. Eaton began her career with Sheraton parent Starwood in 2012 as Public […]

Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Competition: You can be the judge!

Gabriel Harvey’s Mill Camp Mojito Ocean Vodka and the Sheraton Maui are teaming up to create the Ultimate Ocean Cocktail competition. Since excellent, locally made organic liquor and award-winning resorts make a great marriage, attending the final leg of their competition this Saturday is a no brainer. The competition opened in July by asking hard-working booze slingers […]

Connoisseur Craft Session Explores Rare Whiskey, Maui Craft Brew, and Select Cigars at the Sheraton Maui this Saturday

If you like fine tobacco, craft brew and rare whiskey, you should stop by the Sheraton Maui’s Craft Session this Saturday. Whiskey and beer? Together? Absolutely–in fact, whiskey has its roots in the same stuff beer is made of, and their notes are naturally complementary. “Beer and whiskey have gone hand in hand for thousands […]


It’s been so hot lately that I’m sure you’re craving some of our island’s favorite frozen treat–shave ice. I bet the last time you dug into one of those colorful sweet icy mounds in a cone, there was a wish in the back of your mind that it was spiked with a little pau hana […]

Black Rock Steak & Seafood’s Chef Leslie Barayuga’s Shrimp and Pork Stuffed Calamari Recipe @SheratonMaui

Photo By Sean Michael Hower.   LESLIE BARAYUGA Black Rock Steak & Seafood at The Sheraton Resort & Spa Maui 808-662-8053 What item do you love to prepare from your menu? Mixed seafood grill   What dish is the “must order” thing on the menu? Braised ribs   What dish uses products / produce […]

Sheraton Resort & Spa’s Chef Greg Gaspar’s Braised Short Rib Recipe @SheratonMaui

  Chef Grag Gaspar. Photo Courtesy of Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. GREG GASPAR Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa 808-661-0031   MY STORY… In April we’re adding Mixed Seafood Grill to our menu. It features a selection of fresh seafood sourced here in the islands and has an Asian-inspired sauce made with butter, garlic, […]

Sheraton Maui Resort Celebrates 50 Years on Top of Pu’u Keka’a at Ka’anapali

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The Sheraton Maui is one of the island’s oldest resorts. It opened in 1963 with a bang. Ka’anapali was very different back then. The only other resort in the area was the Royal Lahaina, which was built in 1962, and that was north of Black Rock (Pu’u Keka’a). All this year, the 23-acre Sheraton will […]

Sheraton Maui Introduces Executive Chef Greg Gaspar and new premium wines plus Kaanapalis best ocean view happy hour

  If you haven’t had the chance to see the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa’s renovations, completed at the beginning of the year, it’s time to stop in. The resort introduced new Executive Chef Greg Gaspar recently as Chef Bryan Ashlock moved on to Kauai after 30 years with Starwood Hawaii. Gaspar will be a […]

Kaanapali Fresh a new kind of three day world class culinary experience at Kaanapali Maui

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Kaanapali is humming with excitement over its upcoming three-day culinary event called Kaanapali Fresh. For the first time, 11 hotels and condominiums as well as restaurants, chefs and an oceanfront shopping center will combine with local farms and farmers, non-profits, local beer and spirits producers and culinary enthusiasts in one world class event. On Friday, […]

The Cliff Dive Bar Maui Happy Hour and Bartender Interview with Buddy Padilla

The Cliff Dive Bar Maui Happy Hour – Daily. Featuring a great view of the nightly Black Rock torch lighting. Nightly specials include: Tropical Temptations $8 and draft & well beers $4. 3-5pm. The Cliff Dive Bar 2605 Ka’anapali Parkway, Lahaina; 808-662-8025; Hooch Handle Buddy Padilla When are you punching the clock at The Cliff Dive […]

Maui Foodie News Week 6-30-2011 Paukukalo Store, 4th of July, Blizzard Fan Club, Citrus College Band at Japengo, West Side Wine Group, Noble Chef Maui


I have to admit, I brake for burgers. So when I saw the sign “Paukus Burgers $1.50” I pulled in. You can barely get a piece of candy for a dollar fifty, a burger seems like a deal. The Paukukalo Store is open again, and back under its original owners, making their “pauku-burgers” that Waiehu […]

Cliff Dive Bar at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa [Pau Hana]


  Cliff Dive Bar in the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa 2605 Kaanapali Pkwy., Lahaina, 661-0031 Location: On the Kaanapali strip of resorts, right next to Black Rock. Decor: Beach, sunshine, ocean views, whales, chicks in bikinis, shirtless dudes, happy resort goers, shady and non shady seated outdoor cocktails and dining. This is the place […]

Black Rock Steak and Seafood Restaurant at Sheraton Maui @sheratonmaui


When Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa decided to change their restaurant options, they went to their guests and asked them what they would like to see served. The consensus was steak and seafood, and in October of 2007 they opened the Black Rock Steak and Seafood Restaurant. Executive Chef Brian Ashlock created the menu that […]