Dining Out

Lahaina Coolers uncorks fun, wine dinner

Tucked away on Dickenson Street away from the hustle and bustle of Front Street, Lahaina Coolers has been a fun hangout for decades for those who are savvy enough to find it. Just look for the record-holding blue-striped marlin that weighs in at 955 pounds inside as well as the sea of ...

Still on a roll

Celebrating his birthday earlier in June, veteran Maui Sushi Chef Sadao Kojima appeared to still be on a roll, even at the age of 71 years young. Upcountry sushi lovers still flock to Kojima’s Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine at Pukalani Square for hot and satisfying tempura, Haleakala ...

Market at The Shops to launch on Wednesday with produce, live music

The Shops at Wailea announces the launch of the biweekly Market at The Shops starting Wednesday with produce from local farmers, specialty food providers, artisans and live music. “We’re pleased to be able to find new and exciting ways to connect guests and residents to Maui’s best ...

Save date for Maui Calls fundraiser

Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s signature fundraising gala will beckon from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 in the Yokouchi Pavilion and adjoining A&B Amphitheater in Kahului. The evening begins with a fresh flower lei greeting and Hawaiian music serenade. Then mix and mingle as you ...

Ooh La La! Cabaret Night

Life is a cabaret, old chum(s)” — at least on Mondays at Cafe del Vino, which until now has been a bit of a sleeper at Maalaea Harbor Shops. Now the man behind the restaurant, Guido Hauwaerts, a legendary veteran of Maui’s restaurant world, is running with the new Cabaret Night, and ...

Manly Meals

Maui’s restaurants and resort hotels will make Dad glad this Father’s Day Sunday with manly meals — and one West Maui venue will even feature complimentary mini facials for men. Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel, the “most Hawaiian” property on Maui, is making sure Dad is king this Father’s ...

Maui Film Festival at Wailea

Grand Wailea — A Waldorf Astoria Resort is always in the spotlight, this time as a repeat official launch venue for Maui Film Festival at Wailea. Its oh-so grand beachside Molokini Lawn will set the stage for the star-studded Taste of Summer from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with sunset views, cool ...

Kapalua WINE & FOOD Festival

Want to schmooze famous winemakers such as Karl Wicka of Turley and Scott Shirley of Justin? How about guest culinarians such as the Food Network’s “Iron Chef” Cat Cora? More than 40 top wine producers will be on hand today through Sunday to showcase their vintages at the 36th Kapalua ...

Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante

I’ve said it before and I’ll be happy to say it again. “Run, don’t walk to Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante,” the award-winning Italian hot spot perched on an oceanfront bluff above Wailea Beach. Every single bite on a recent visit was off the charts in taste, presentation, texture and ...

The Grand Tasting

The highly anticipated Kapalua Wine & Food Festival will be uncorked from June 8 to 11. The 36th annual extravaganza promises to be another spectacular gathering of top winemakers and culinary superstars from afar and near. The kick-off Grand Tasting gala hosted by www.hawaii.com on the ...

It’s barbecue time: Tickets now on sale for Fire it Up!

The music alone will be reason enough to go there. Hawaii recording greats such as Makana and Cyril Pahinui will perform and James Beard Award-winning chef and Las Vegas restaurateur Hubert Keller will spin as a deejay. Yes, Grand Wailea will pull out all of the stops for an exhilarating ...

Wailea Kitchen & Tap

Even back when it was called Joe’s, its hideaway location was always one of the main attractions. Now that Wailea Kitchen & Tap has taken over in the spot tucked above resort hotels, condos and The Shops at Wailea, it still is a “secret spot.” But Wailea Kitchen & Tap is ...

New logo, Father’s Day brunch brewing

Renowned through the island chain as the “Most Hawaiian Hotel,” Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel is unveiling a fresh branding approach with a redesigned logo that pays homage to its heritage and deep Hawaiian roots. The new look centers around the kukui-nut lei, which holds meaningful ...

Restaurant Week: Wailea

It’ll cost you way more than a Happy Meal. But if you are craving a gourmet multi-course feast served in one of Wailea’s top restaurants at a discounted cost with Maui Food Bank as the beneficiary, then it’s time to pick up the iPhone and make reservations or jump online to ...

Mauka Makai

From the mountains to the ocean is the menu concept at the new Mauka Makai, which celebrated its grand opening Friday at the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, the newest resort on island. In fact, the Hawaiian word mauka means “toward the mountains” and makai refers to the vicinity of the ocean, ...

Mother’s Day: OMG! She does know BEST!

OMG! —as it turns out, Mom was right about everything — including not to text during a family feast, especially on Mother’s Day. Mom is also right in wanting to be treated to a meal out and you will do her an honor by giving your full attention. Just remember Mother’s Day Sunday is ...

Cinco de Mayo

On Friday, the fifth of May, Maui eateries will be swinging like pinatas from Fred’s Mexican Cafe in South Kihei to little Nachos Grande in Honokowai. Manana, Cinco de Mayo will be smokin’ hot as a chipotle at restaurants and you may savor the whole enchilada, from authentic Mexican foods ...

Sea House

Do you know that Sea House is so close to Napili Bay, it’s just a rubber slipper toss away? Its close proximity to this scenic and pristine beach is unrivaled anywhere on the island of Maui. The location was grandfathered in when Napili Kai Beach Resort first opened more than 50 years ago ...

May Day

May Day is Lei Day on Monday. It budded as a holiday in Hawaii back in1929, and it continues to bloom to this day. Islanders across the state commonly celebrate by giving gifts of lei to one another. Each island has its own symbol that is a color and a flower. For example, Maui is a pink ...

Kamana Kitchen

Craving chicken tikka Masala, coconut fish curry and crispy papadams? No problem. Maui just got more international with the recent opening of Kamana Kitchen near Foodland in Kihei by a family of seasoned Nepalese restaurateurs. Now, it’s easy to be transported into the heart of northern ...