Under the Stars: Buon Appetito will be at Taverna on Saturday, Mar. 24. Join Taverna in celebrating their second anniversary with delicious food, libations, an Italian wine station and live music. The evening will feature chef stations with Gary Johnson of Hana Ranch, Mijin Kang and Takuya Toride of Nattokimshee Maui Private Chef, Kevin […]
The Straw Wars have come to Maui. In a major move for marine conservation, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has announced that they will no longer offer single-use plastic straws to guests. Instead, resort staff will offer paper straws (like those shown above) by request. “Pu‘u Keka‘a (Black Rock), fronting the resort, is one […]
BEST SEAFOOD HONU SEAFOOD & PIZZA Just like 2016, the best place for seafood on Maui is Honu Seafood & Pizza in Lahaina. Fabulous views, Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles (honu) on the shoreline and a fantastic menu? Really, how could you go wrong? Here we find island restaurateur Mark Ellman, doing his thing. At Honu, […]
It’s sea turtle nesting season on Maui and the US Fish & Wildlife Service is asking the public’s help in tracking the animals’ activities. Hawksbill and green sea turtles began their 2017 nesting season along Maui beaches in June. As endangered and threatened species, the success of their nests is crucial for the survival of these […]
People always ask me what makes a restaurant successful. Is it the food? Is it the service? What’s the elusive combination of elements that creates a winning hit for a restaurant? Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer. I’ve been devouring every tasty morsel made on Maui for the last 43 years and writing about it for […]
I was at south end of S Turns in Kahana and went snorkeling in the shallows where the turtles are plentiful. I saw a baby honu caught in some fishing line. The turtle could not get out of the line and was stuck underwater. I tried to pull out the line but it was too meshed in […]
Dine out for the National Kidney Foundation this Thursday, May 14, at a participating restaurant near you. Load up the ohana and take your pick from some of Maui’s fine establishments: 5 Palms, HONU, MALA, Spanky’s Riptide, Bistro Casanova, Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli, Maui Brewing Co., Teddy’s, Flatbread Co., Rock & Brews, Ruby’s, Vineyard, Fleetwood’s, […]
Best Restaurant Honu Seafood and Pizza Lahaina’s Honu Seafood and Pizza gets voted Best Restaurant of 2013, completely winning over the hearts and stomachs of MauiTime’s readers. Award-winning Chef Mark Ellman’s most recent venture has enthralled us with foods that have inspired him from his world travels. Mediterranean, East coast, Asian, Italian and Hawaiian regional […]
Kamaaina: grab your Hawaii ID and then belly up to the seafood experience at Honu. where their 25% off is good for all food and drinks after 4:30 pm at the bar or chefs bar (good through June 13). The dishes are exquisitely engineered, with local herbs and produce joining fresh seafood and quality proteins […]
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauitime/6841940182/in/set-72157629310393470/] JAMES (KIMO) SIMPLICIANO “My food revolution began in 2007 when I was volunteering my time with a youth at risk program called ‘Alternative Learning Center’ (ALC) at Lahainaluna High School in Hawaii.” Simpli-fresh produce LLC Hawaii Simpli-fresh.com twitter.com/kimosimpliciano twitter Food revolutionist with Chef Jamie Oliver facebook.com/pages/Simpli-fresh-produce-West-Maui-cooperative-Food-Revolution/150372218355287 jamieoliver.com/us/foundation/jamies-food-revolution/news-content/west-maui-food-revolution-community-grou I was always farming or gardening back […]
When was the last time you wanted to hop on a plane and head to San Francisco for a seafood cocktail, or grab a po’ boy from a New Orleans shrimp shack, or dig into some Dungeness crab at Seattle’s Waterfront Park? We don’t really have the luxury of doing that, but we can head […]
Photo above: Rock Shrimp with Asparagus (Starter menu $14) Wednesday evening I was back at Honu for an early dinner. It was pre thanksgiving training while I waited to pick my mom up from the Molokai Ferry. This was my third time eating there, the first being their pre-opening night, the second time was pupus […]
These are no ordinary pies, and even thought I make my own pies through the holidays I am so tempted to just order one to enjoy them! The housemade pastries by Liz McDonald and the Honu Bake Shop are incredible, so forget about baking just drop in and make your order by November 18th. Each […]
Honu Seafood and Pizza is open! It must be my birthday because restaurateurs Mark and Judy Ellman and their lovely daughters Arianna Guarnier and Michelle Ellman have given me a gift in the form of another fun and fabulous Westside restaurant: Honu Seafood and Pizza, where the views take your breath away, the menu is trendsetting and […]
The boubon cocktail is well balanced w mint and scotch. Bravo!
This is the sunset view from their new dining room that really highlights the strengths of mother nature: the ocean proximity. Starting with lamb riblets and yoghurt and steamed clams.