Dining Out

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 ...

Humble Market Kitchin presents MACC fundraiser

The name Humble Market Kitchin may be modest. But it’s a spectacular restaurant in size, design and cuisine and it’s also icing on the cake of a $100 million renovation at the former Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa owned by Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. Now called Wailea Beach ...

Plantation House

So many things are cooking at Plantation House in Kapalua that it’s hard to decide where to begin this story in the swirl of fun, food and activities. Of course, longtime Executive Chef Jojo Vasquez, who has cooked for “Iron Chef” Morimoto and at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, is the calm ...

Easter Eats

As usual, seats are selling out faster for Easter Sunday than a hare can hop. So follow the hare’s lead instead of straggling behind like the tortoise to make reservations. Chefs are pulling 24-carrot gold feasts out of their hats at Maui’s top restaurants and they aim to please. WEST ...

CELEBRATION of the ARTS

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua not only marks a quarter of a century in 2017 as a top destination resort on Maui, but its signature cultural event will return more inspiring than ever for the 25th consecutive year in a row. The theme for the 2017 Celebration of the Arts event is “Wahi Mahalo . . ...

Let’s Fish & Poi together

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center and HMSA present Let’s Fish & Poi Together local-style festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kahului mall. Highlights include the Maui Poke Challenge; a boat expo by Valley Isle Marine Center; outreach and education by isle ocean-related nonprofit ...

Festival foods highlighted at UH-Maui College event

University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts’ Garde Manger students will present a buffet event from 5 to 7 p.m. April 13. What is garde manger, you ask? It’s the preparation of foods such as pates, terrines and appetizers from a cold pantry. Next Thursday’s event will highlight the ...

Ag Fest

Hundreds of Maui residents and visitors will stampede into Waikapu from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday for the Maui County Agricultural Festival. As usual, it’s a great affair to attend with your family and friends. Bring eco-friendly shopping bags and your appetites as well. Maui’s prime ...

Down the Hatch

What do you get when you mix good, ol’ Southern hospitality with Hawaiian aloha spirit? The answer is the warm and welcoming feel exuding from the Georgia-born owners and the staff of Down the Hatch and sister outlet Breakwall Shave Ice at Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina. “At Down the ...

SLAINTE!

Looking for that pot of fun at the end of the Maui rainbow? Then say, “Slainte!” Irish for “to good health!” at St. Paddy’s Day celebrations in select establishments islandwide. Do wear green, or you may just get pinched. And brush up on famous Emerald Isle songs from “Molly ...

Star Noodle beefs up reservation line

A few years ago, Star Noodle began to take reservations for six or more. But now, even couples may make them for date night and business people may reserve a lunch spot for two. “Reservations have really been picking up,” says manager Robert Gotfredson. “So many people want to dine here ...

The Wharf rolls out Shaka Sushi

The same mother-and-daughter team that brought back exotic Thai food to Front Street in Lahaina last year, is at it again. The owners of Tiki Tiki Thai Cuisine, mother Panompon “Pon” Jares and daughter Parichart Chahong, have opened Shaka Sushi Maui at The Wharf Cinema Center near their ...

New dinner menu launches at Pineapple Grill in Kapalua

Pineapple Grill Restaurant, situated in the heart of the Kapalua Resort, recently launched Executive Chef Robert Barrera’s specially crafted dinner menu for guests. Signature menu items are thick and juicy Duroc pork chops, seafood risotto, fresh catch over yellow Thai curry and a wide ...

‘Ohana Table

“Families that eat together, stay together” is a quote we’ve all heard before. So is “The fondest memories are often made when you gather with your loved ones around the dinner table.” Now, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali features a new culinary experience with ...