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 Fourth of July fireworks, crafts, music, magicians, balloon artists and face painting. Want to donate to the cause? Call Lahaina Visitor Center at 667-9175.
Come early and grab a seat at restaurants such as Ruth’s Chris Steak House at the Outlets of Maui mall in Lahaina. The sizzling Prime Time menu from 5 to 6 p.m. daily has salad, entree with accompaniment and dessert. Prices start at $54.95. Call 661-8815.
In Wailea, Four Seasons Resort Maui will be picture perfect from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday on its Oceanfront Lawn with its Fouth of July Barbecue. Delight in Americana fare such as buttermilk-fried chicken, brown-sugar-and-lime smoked pork, housemade beans with bacon, corn on the cob with shallot butter, warm cornbread, potato salad, classic coleslaw, and strawberries and cream. Enjoy live music by Kalani Smythe, fire-knife dancing and balloon twisters. Cost is $67 per adult and $33 for keiki ages 6 to 12. For tickets, call 874-8000.
On July 7, the juicy Pineapple Festival at Dole Park on Lanai will be a cool haven for summer fun with crafts, games, food booths, activities, prizes, a parade and the fifth annual Beach Bucket Food Fight by Chef Adam Tabura featuring the Hawaiian Time band. Expeditions will launch a late-night ferry from Manele Bay to Lahaina Harbor at 10 p.m. For reservations, call 661-3756.
NOBLE CAUSE EVENTS . . . Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner and a lei-pono (flower-crown) workshop inspired by the theme of light and self love at the next Summer FEAST from 4:30 p.m. to sunset Saturday at the Harvest Dream Girls Garden in Kula.
“FEAST will donate 100 percent our gathering’s profits to Together Rising, an organization providing advocates and legal representation for children who are separated from their families at our south U.S. border,” says FEAST founder Amanda Robson. Kamaaina tickets are $150 with valid Hawaii ID; standard tickets are $175 — and both are BYOB. Email email@example.com.
Get into the pink of things through Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali by ordering select menu items. A portion of the proceeds from the restaurants and the spa go to the Susan G. Komen Hawaii breast-cancer awareness program. Choose from the Pink Sushi Roll, the lavender-grilled seafood and the chocolate decadence cake at Japengo, the Black-and-Blue ahi appetizer at Son’z Steakhouse or the pink manicures at Kamaha’o, a Marilyn Monroe Spa.
You may also book one of two pink Cabanas for a Cure at the Hyatt through Oct. 31. The poolside package includes tropical pink cocktails, of course.
Bring your favorite wine to 5 Palms at Mana Kai Resort in Kihei through Saturday and corkage is only $5. Plus, all corkage proceeds go to Feed My Sheep nonprofit. While there, savor the fresh catch “en bastille” fabulously laced in angel-hair potato for $32.95. Call 879-2607.
* Got restaurant/dining-event scoop? Call Dining Editor Carla Tracy at 242-6342; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.