Makena Resort Maui Launches Raku Japanese Restaurant in former Hakone space

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Makena Resort is deconstructing their old Hakone space and repurposing it to Raku Japanese Restaurant. You can check it all out at their grand opening this Friday December 10 at 5:00 PM. They will feature a chance to try their sushi at half price and offer some great prizes to the resort. Check out the […]

Pita Paradise launches the Arabatzis Grecian Cuisine to the Wailea Scene

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With the opening of Pita Paradise Wailea, the Arabatzis family has more than a few generations of Mediterranean cuisine experience to share with us, the culture of food runs deep in Greece. Did you know people have been eating feta cheese since the Byzantine? It was good then and it rocks now.

Dirty Blues, Minty Absinthe and Red Carpet cocktails all new at Ambrosia

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                    Ambrosia Weekly Updates and Specials Estee Graham is Back!!! Ambrosia is thrilled to announce the official return of Estee Graham!  You don’t want to miss out on seeing this renowned singer perform her unique brand of funky jazz and dirty blues with keyboardist, Toby.  Estee […]

It’s Taco Mondays at Diamonds, in the Azeka Shopping Center in Kihei

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Better yet, it should be said, it’s Gomega Mondays at Diamonds.Gomega’s set kicks off at 10pm — with the bar filling steadidly in the minutes before hand — and takes you through to the closing hour. When I greeted Kanoa (that’s “K-A-N-O-A, from Upountry Maui,” who I’ve oft heard hailed as “Maui’s most versitile/talented musician”) […]

lipoa street farmers market @kanuhawaii @ingredientsfilm and @wfmkahului all-get-in-the-eat-local-action

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Everyone in the restaurant industry is talking about locavore dining but how can we move this initiative into our own kitchens? Finding fresh Maui grown fruits and vegetables can get tricky since not all places you buy these products from label their origins.

I had to learn the hard way that not all farmers markets are created equal. Just because they have the word “farmers” in the title doesn’t mean the farms in question are on-island or even in the state. If you’re not sure, and it’s not labeled, you can always ask. Another way to tell

Time to Taste: Charles Smith Wines at Three’s Bar and Grill

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I want to eat what these guys are making. Here is the thing, if dining has gotten boring, take it to Three’s. Its a new casual elegant, and they are dedicated to thinking out of the box. I am consistently and genuinely surprised. Keep an eye and an ear out for their upcoming dinners, where […]

Eric Gilliom and Barry Flanagan at Stella Blues Supper Club

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The term Supper Club has a colorful history. Its a social destination, its classy cocktails, upscale dining, and on-stage entertainment. In the 1930’s & 40’s some went underground to become prohibition clubs. At least on Maui cocktails are legal thanks to the LC and Stella Blues’ Supper Club is rockin’.

Last Day for Horhitos and Keoki’s Fish and Chips So Go Get your Fix

Today is the last day for the current location of Horihitos (and Keoki’s Fish and Chips). Owner Jorge Galavaiz has not announced the new location yet. Lease is up at their next to Starbuck’s in Kihei location and they are closing the doors. Its not the first time, their lovely Lipoa Street location closed a […]

Oceans Beach Bar & Grill

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I love the spaciousness of this joint–the wonderful open-air feeling, even when all the doors and shut up for a night’s concert (like the Voodoo Glow Skulls on Saturday, September 19th). The screens that line the top of the bar loop a mix of surf videos and underwater scenes, branded with the Oceans logo. Though […]

Service with a Smile at the Dog and Duck

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These girls work hard to deliver great food and drinks to you at the Dog and Duck in Kihei! Three cheers for service with a smile. Check out the related address, phone, editorial, listings and nightlife schedule here, courtesy of Maui Time Weekly. By the way, happy hour is twice a day here, cuz once ain’t […]