Dining Out

SHUCKIN’

Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon in Paia is a multi-faceted North Shore landmark that jumps with live music most nights, hearty daily breakfasts made famous on “Rachel Ray” with Willie Nelson flipping the pancakes; fresh-as-it-gets sushi Tuesdays to Saturdays and a giant screen set up on ...

Fork & Salad in Kihei to ‘Grow Some Good’

Kicking off during the Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party on Aug. 24 will be a promotion benefitting the Grow Some Good school garden programs on Maui. Launching it will be Fork & Salad in Azeka Mauka shopping center. With the purchase of a buckwheat noodle salad that is full of garden-fresh ...

Nick’s Fishmarket

Nick’s Fishmarket boasts 20 successful years as one of Maui’s most lauded and popular fine-dining restaurants. President and CEO Aaron Placourakis wants to give back to the community on its anniversary Aug. 25 with a philanthropic fundraiser for Kihei Charter School, slated to open this ...

Maui Calls

Savor gourmet cuisine by 18 top Maui restaurants and dessert vendors, sip fine wines by 19 wineries, dance and listen to live music, be enthralled by hula halau and bid at exciting auctions. Yes, Maui Calls, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s 24th annual signature fundraising gala for ...

Star Noodle

The Vietnamese crepes are a delight with savory and exotic shrimp and pork bites inside. Slice it into pieces, wrap in lettuce leaves with mint and basil sprigs, and dip in nuac-cham sauce. The Hapa ramen is a rich and soul-satisfying pork broth brimming with fresh wheat-based Asian noodles ...

Still sizzling

Last year, I compiled a bucket list of my favorite restaurant foods — and Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s creamed spinach rose quickly to make the grade. My bucket-list story ran just before Randy Schoch, the longtime owner of the RCSH Hawaii franchise on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island, sold ...

Hot of the Grill

Far off the beaten tourist path near Sack N Save in Wailuku Town Center is a little family-owned eatery that keeps on sizzling where others have fizzled. Blazin’ Steaks emits aromas of grilled steak, chicken and fish that attract mainly a local crowd, hungry for hearty portions of proteins ...

Maui restaurants honored in Wine Spectator . . . again!

Wine lovers everywhere, it’s that time of the year to update your wine destination list! Wine Spectator magazine has released the winners of the 2018 Restaurant Awards, which honors the world’s best restaurants for wine. This year, the Restaurant Awards program honors 3,759 dining ...

FIRE IT UP!

I’m not sure what’s more newsworthy: The fact that Grand Wailea A Waldorf Astoria Resort will kick up its heels with what is being pegged as the “barbecue of the Pacific,” the second annual Fire it Up! live-fire food, wine, beer and bourbon event from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, or that it ...

Botero Lounge on a roll with Japanese sushi master

Every day of the week, Botero Lounge at Grand Wailea is the place to see and be seen, drink craft cocktails and munch artisan cheeses and charcuterie. It boasts water features, a ceiling mural and ginormous whimsical pieces by world-famous sculptor Ferdinand Botero along with nightly live ...

Project Kokua

Twenty Maui chefs are organizing a culinary fundraiser to support Kauai and Hawaii Island neighbors, friends, family and farmers suffering from damage from the recent natural disasters on both islands. Project Kokua for Kauai & Hawaii Island will take place at Maui Tropical Plantation from ...

WELLNESS

Dine at DUO any night of the week on the Wellness Your Way menu and be pampered with five-star service, farm-fresh flavors and dazzling presentations — and rest easy that your choices will make you feel good and contribute to your health. “The Wellness Your Way menu is served every ...

ROCKsalt

As someone who has written about resorts and restaurants here for decades, I find it fun and interesting to see the evolution of iconic resort properties such as the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. It opened in 1963 as the second hotel in Kaanapali, and it retains its prime spot on 23 lush ...

Champagne Hale

Montage Kapalua Bay welcomes back the Champagne Hale at Cliff House, a Veuve Clicquot bar and lounge, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The pop-up will continue Thursdays to Sundays through Sept. 1, with Aug. 4 being the exception. Champagne Hale at Cliff House will be open to the public to ...

Back Door Bake Shop pop-up reopens Friday

Do you crave freshly baked breads and desserts warm from the oven? The University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts Program is filling the niche with its the pop-up Back Door Bake Shop on the Kahului campus. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays starting this week and running through July 27, ...

Oh-la-la! Celebrate Le Creuset grand opening

The Outlets of Maui mall in Lahaina will celebrate the grand opening weekend of Le Creuset, the premium French cookware manufacturer known for its colorful cast-iron enamel pieces, as it hosts Le Creuset Maui Chef Weekend from Friday through Sunday. The mall spans 150,000 square feet on Front ...

Get Dad away from TV for Father’s Day dinners, buffets

Sea House restaurant, located a beach-ball toss from pristine Napili Bay in West Maui, will honor Dads at meal services today from breakfast to lunch to happy hour and dinner. “For Father’s Day, we’ll run a big T-bone as a special and not much else,” says Executive Chef Alex ...

Get Reel! Maui Film Festival at Wailea

Like cool summer breezes, the three gala “Taste” parties of the 19th annual Maui Film Festival at Wailea will waft in with enticing aromas, sips, bites, sights and sounds —stealing the show as usual. Launching the film fest as the opening party, the Taste of Summer will be at Grand ...

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

Year after year, Kapalua Wine & Food Festival attracts an eclectic array of “cork dorks,” aka “sommeliers,” “beverage managers” and countless other “experts of the grape.” Yet the 37-year-old iconic event, the oldest of its kind in the country, also attracts hundreds of ...

Turf meets Surf

Talk about multi-ethnic. When the Turf Meets Surf dinner transpires from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, it will be much more than just a land-and-sea affair. Kaanapali chefs will cook up the colorful cuisines of Hawaii while visiting chefs from Alberta, Canada, will showcase their passion for ...