BEST PLATE LUNCH
aloha mixed plate
The greatest thing about plate lunch is that it’s fast and cheap. Unfortunately, “fast and cheap” doesn’t always taste good. At Aloha Mixed Plate they serve the best of both worlds. The New York Times once described it as a place where “paper plate meets million dollar view.” The food comes out quicker than the Mai Tais can go down. Their kalbi ribs were voted in the 2004 Maui Time Best of Maui as the “best place to get ribs.” They serve some awesome local food like Kalua pig and pork Lau Lau. Powering up during Happy Hour or watching the sunset, it’s a great place to have a few drinks and a quick meal. Mahalo Nui Loa to Aloha Mixed Plate for saving us time and money. 1285 Front St., Lahaina, 661-3322.
runner-up: da kitchen. 425 koloa st., kahului, 871-7782; 2439 s. kihei rd., 875-7782. (gp)