Best Activity Old Lahaina Luau The Best Activity category focused on a favorite outing or activity for visitors and kama`aina alike. And while answers ranged from “indoor golf” to “drinking”, most people responded with their chosen trip. Old Lahaina Luau scored high with twice as many votes as it’s closest competitors: Trilogy (to Lana`i), Blue […]
Best Free Entertainment Keiki Hula at the Lahaina Cannery Mall These kids are precious, and talented, too! The keiki hula show at the Cannery gives visitors, kama`aina and those grabbing a bite at the food court a free performance every afternoon. There aren’t too many places to see Hawai`i’s youth singing their lungs out for […]
Best Dance Floor Maui Brews When it comes time to shake your groove thang, voters in this year’s Best of Maui chose Maui Brews to cut a rug. Though many prefer to imitate Elaine from Seinfeld, most voters have a good sense of the dance floor etiquette around Maui and chose a handful of locations. […]
Best Charity Event Maui AIDS Foundation’s Annual James Manness Memorial Dance Odyssey An annual charitable tradition held at the Grand Waikapu Country Club, the AIDS Dance Odyssey received the most votes for this year’s Best Charity Event, they’re all winners in this category. Other nominees include Bowl For Kid’s Sake, Just Desserts, Gail Swanson’s Dream […]
Best Art Gallery Village Gallery How can one judge art? Luckily we didn’t even try, but instead wanted to know our reader’s opinions about their favorite gallery. Votes came in pretty even across the board, but it in the end, Village Gallery took the trophy from young upstarts Wild Banana in Wailuku. Other competitors include […]
Best of Maui Well, the votes are in and the people have spoken. The Best of Maui 2001 Readers Poll asked your opinions and you came through in record numbers (as you can see by the picture on the following page). On an island where word of mouth can establish a business as a […]
Best Teen Hangout Queen Ka`ahamanu Center Mallrats unite! ‘Best of’ voters gave Maui’s entertaining shopping mecca the trophy for Best Teen Hangout in this year’s competition. Ample people watching, family activities and all your friends are there! Runner ups include Maui Cue, “the beach”, Front Street and Hapa*s. Random entries include “my boyfriend’s house” and […]
Best Romantic Spot my house Due to popular demand, my house is the most romantic spot on Maui. Well, not necessarily my house, but that’s what the voters of Maui had to say. The remaining votes went to Haleakala, early morning Wainapanapa, I’O restaurant at sunset, Rice Park in Kula and of course, Hana.
Best Community Event Halloween in Lahaina What’s not to love? The Mardi Gras of the Pacific draws thousands to Lahaina for the annual parade and party. Costume contests, keiki parade and a freak show second to none are hard to pass up! Mahalo to LahainaTown Action Committee for organizing the disorganization and providing Hawai`i’s biggest […]
Best Jazz Club Pizazz Kihei’s Pizazz Cafe found it’s niche with the Jazz afficionados on the island and Yorman and company continue to provide soothing sounds to accompany the soul food they serve up in sunny south Maui. Limited runner ups include Pacific’O, KKO, the deceased Blackie’s and once again, “Uncle Gaba’s garage”. Uncle must […]
Best Radio Station 101.1—The Point Like a little rock on the airwaves? The majority of the MT voters do, with The Point just nudging out the island sounds of KPOA. Q103, KAOI, Wild 105 and even NPR received a fair share of votes and were not far behind. Kudos to those who support public radio!
Best Radio DJ Alaka`i—The Morning Goddess With a name like the Morning Goddess, what you gonna do, vote against her? Most Mauians didn’t, and crowned the Goddess a Queen. Valley Isle residents have been starting their day with Alaka`i and KPOA for years and continue to tune in for her combination of compassion and comedy; […]
Best Local Band or Musician Willie K Big shocker, eh? No surprise here, and well done Maui Time readers. Lahaina boy Willie K has as much natural talent in his big toe as half the ‘boy bands’ out there, and you can quote me on that! His latest double live CD is getting nationwide distribution […]
Best Place to Hear Live Music Maui Arts & Cultural Center When it comes to live music, bigger and better is what Mauians come to see. The MACC’s outside A&B Amphitheater is the favorite location to catch a visiting national act or even a local slack key guitar competition. You can’t beat the acoustics of […]