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Side Orders • November 15, 2018

SEASONS EATINGS . . . The good news is, Hawaii was just rated as one of the “least fat states in the U.S.,” behind Utah and Colorado. But that doesn’t mean the whole of America bodes well. “Fat is becoming the new normal in America,” according to the Centers for Disease Control & ...

Side Orders • November 8, 2018

TASTY TRIBUTE . . . Veteran’s Day is Sunday and it is officially observed Monday. Rock & Brews in Paia will pay tribute to veterans, active military and first responders with free food on both days. Co-founded by KISS front men Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Rock & Brews will offer ...

Side Orders • November 1, 2018

IN THE SPOTLIGHT . . . Most of us have heard of the “Sexiest Man Alive” contest in People magazine. At 5 p.m. today on the Food Network, the “Sexiest Chef Alive” show will let viewers discover the most seductive culinarians in the United States. It’s not surprising that the magazine ...

Side Orders • October 25, 2018

AROUND THE TOWN . . . Are you an “armchair quarterback” looking for a cool and breezy hangout to watch the game? Ka‘anapali Grille & Tap Room at Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club is the ticket. “On Sundays, we have Direct TV, so we’re able to show all of the football games on our 10 ...

Side Orders • October 18, 2018

IN THE SPOTLIGHT . . . Maui’s adults-only boutique property, Hotel Wailea, was recently named the “No. 1 Resort in Hawaii” for the second year in a row in a Conde Nast Traveler readers poll. Fun guest offerings that keep it running ahead of the pack include its brand-new, ...

Side Orders • October 11, 2018

FOOD FOR THOUGHT . . . Looking for a fun happy hour hangout? Beach goers, golfers, visitors and those in the hospitality industry gather at 5 Palms in Kihei for cold drinks and enticing food. Set at the north end of Keawakapu Beach overlooking Neighbor Islands and the ocean, 5 Palms rolls out ...

Side Orders • October 4, 2018

AS MAUI TURNS . . . When a Maui restaurant hits the quarter-century mark, it’s BIG NEWS, as those in the food and beverage industry know. When the owner sells it after 25 successful years in the biz, the news is equally as big, and readers want to know “why.” Yes, Marco’s Grill & ...

Side Orders • September 27, 2018

PARTY TIME . . . This weekend, Maui will be jumping with food-and-fun-filled events from Taste of Upcountry on Saturday as a benefit for Montessori School of Maui to the 30th annual Garden Party fundraiser for the Maui Academy of Performing Arts. “In the true spirit of community, Montessori ...

Side Orders • September 20, 2018

AROUND THE TOWN . . . Partnering with the No Kid Hungry campaign in America to fight childhood hunger is Tommy Bahama Restaurant located upstairs in The Shops at Wailea. Diners who visit through September and make a $5 donation to No Kid Hungry will receive a $20 promotional award card ...

Side Orders • September 13, 2018

PIECE OF CAKE . . . Or should I say, ‘pie?” Dessert lovers may want to participate in the Pie Meetup from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Chefs Table area of the Mill House Roasting Room at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. Attendees are asked to bake a sweet or savory pie infused ...

Side Orders • August 23, 2018

THE ‘BACKSTORY’ . . . Writing for a newspaper on deadline with regular interruptions and space constraints, I often don’t have the time or the room to include everything of interest, and things get left by the wayside. In Sunday’s Pau Hana section, for instance, I wrote about how ...

Side Orders • August 16, 2018

AROUND THE TOWN . . . Readers frequently ask about favorite Maui hot spots for discounted drinks and pupu. Those in the know head to Matteo’s Osteria, a cucina Italiana and wine bar, in Wailea. It’s got 64 wines by the glass and authentic Ligurian cuisine. Owner-chef Matteo Mistura ...

Side Orders • August 9, 2018

CHEFS JOIN FORCES . . . The rains on Kauai have subsided and the lava flows have eased up on the Big Island, but those impacted by the recent natural disasters on both isles still need our help. That’s why Project Kokua for Kauai & Hawaii Island was such a hit last month as a sold-out ...

Side Orders • July 26, 2018

‘SWEET’ ON MAUI . . . What transpired may be a bit ludicrous, for sure, but famous rapper Ludacris didn’t think so when he chartered a Blue Hawaiian Helicopter from Oahu to Maui recently . . . just for cookies. “The fact that you would rent a helo from Honolulu to Maui, just so you ...

Side Orders • July 19, 2018

OPTIMUM HAVEN . . . Maui’s always at the top of the heap. The latest kudos is that it remains the “Top Island in Hawaii,” according to readers of Travel + Leisure’s 2018 “World’s Best” poll. “With stellar food, friendly people, lots to do and, of course, spectacular beaches, ...

Side Orders • July 12, 2018

AROUND THE TOWN . . . Rumors are swirling that one hard-working Maui chef will appear on Food Network’s “Throwdown! With Bobby Flay” in coming months. Chef de Cuisine Alvin Savella of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s signature The Banyan Tree is keeping his lips sealed, but word has it that ...

Side Orders • July 5, 2018

SUMMER HEATS UP . . . It’s good to see Seattle take the lead to ban ocean-clogging plastic straws and utensils at restaurants and bars. While Hawaii legislation is planets apart, many island hotels, restaurants and event planners are not, including the people behind such cultural food ...

Side Orders • June 28, 2018

FOURTH OF JULY FUN . . . As usual, Maui will be kicking up its heels Wednesday through July 7 for the federal Independence Day holiday. Lahainatown Action Committee is inching closer to its goal of $50,000 to ignite the night skies over the historic West Maui town at 8 p.m. Wednesday with ...

Side Orders • June 21, 2018

LAID-BACK AFTERNOON . . . The 27th annual Ki Ho‘alu Festival will delight from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater and Yokouchi Pavilion in Kahului. Featuring some of Hawaii’s best slack-key guitar players, this free event is sponsored by The ...

Side Orders • June 14, 2018

ON THE HORIZON . . . Popped into Maui’s newest vegan/vegetarian eatery with lots of gluten-free options the other day. Tomatoes came from Kula Dave, radishes from Okoa Farms and taro leaf from Keanae at Moku Roots in the old Italian Delights at Lahaina Gateway Plaza. “We do jackfruit ...