Side Orders

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 ...

Side Orders • June 7, 2018

SUMMER BLAZES IN . . . Want to grab a quick bite and take it to your favorite surf spot? Now through June 15, you may get 10 percent off the sizzling large steak and shrimp plates, the garlic shrimp plates and the New York steak plates at Blazin’ Steaks set in the same shopping complex as ...

Side Orders • May 31, 2018

SHINY AND NEW . . . Some weeks are busier than others when it comes to new restaurant openings and announcements of things to come. Today, the Surfside Wood Fire Pizza Kitchen is planning a soft opening in the 505 Front Street building in Lahaina in the old Gabby’s location across from ...

Side Orders • May 24, 2018

MAUI HEATS UP . . . It was fun to spot restaurant pals and fellow beer lovers at the Maui Brewers Festival on Saturday. Mike O’Dwyer of Mulligans on the Blue was deep-frying up a storm of his famous Harp-battered mahimahi and chips and John Sandbach of Smoke & Spice was enticing with his ...

Side Orders • May 17, 2018

MAUI ON THE MOVE . . . After six long months, the main dining room at one of Maui’s top-grossing restaurants is targeted to reopen this weekend. Leilani’s on the Beach in Kaanapali plans to showcase its new look during regular dinner hours from 4:45 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. “Literally ...

Side Orders • May 10, 2018

AROUND THE TOWN . . . Where will savvy Mauians go to buy last-minute gifts for Mom? The annual Seabury Hall Craft Fair in Makawao from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, of course. It always falls on the day before Mother’s Day, and you’ll find gift options galore. Peruse more than 100 art ...

Side Orders • May 3, 2018

OUT AND ABOUT . . . Keeping a cork on its monthly wine dinner in May will be Lahaina Coolers. “We will not be having the wine dinner this month, because it falls on May 4th, and the next day is Cinco de Mayo, which we will celebrate!” says owner Cruz Ortiz. “Our chef is busy preparing ...

Side Orders • April 19, 2018

OUT AND ABOUT . . . The Carden Academy Upcountry will be galloping into the historic Haleakala Ranch Racetrack in Makawao from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday for its 18th annual Carden Jamboree. Put on your best Western get-up and saddle up to support Carden’s programs and aid tuition assistance ...