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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 ...

Side Orders • April 12, 2018

PARTY ON, GARTH . . . Celebrating its first birthday from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in true island-style will be the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas. “It will be an evening to remember,” says Leyla Church, complex director of public relations. “Join us for food, drinks and live ...

Side Orders • April 5, 2018

BREAK THE FAST . . . The first meal of the morning is always the most important. From 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, 5 Palms restaurant at the Mana Kai Resort in Kihei will let you wake up to classic favorites, Bloody Marys and ocean views from its perch on Keawakapu Beach. “Every morning our ...

Side Orders • March 29, 2018

MAUI JUMPING . . . I don’t know how Dean Wong of Imua Family Services does it, but hot on the heels of his completely sold-out Bollywood Ball fundraiser coming up Saturday at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, he’ll present another big event the next day across the island. Imua ...

Side Orders • March 22, 2018

MAUI FOOTPRINT . . . With the Maui County Agricultural Festival returning on April 7, sustainable foods from the islands are at top of mind. In addition, the Localicious promotion is running through March, so helping future farmers in Hawaii is as easy as picking up a menu at participating ...

Side Orders • March 15, 2018

GET YOUR TICKETS . . . Loosen your belts and get ready to grind as there are food events galore on Maui’s horizon this month and the next. For starters, mark your calendars for the Maui County Ag Fest coming up April 7 at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. While the daylong affair is ...

Side Orders • March 8, 2018

ISLE HAPPENINGS . . . Returning to work after 10 days off feels as if I’ve been gone for weeks — at least by the enormous amount of emails and voice messages about upcoming food events. One of the state’s most famous chefs, Roy Yamaguchi, will host his 30th anniversary Hawaii Food Tour ...

Side Orders • February 22, 2018

AROUND THE TOWN . . . As a former panelist for the Oscars of the food world, the James Beard Awards, I used to say how unfair it was for our island state to be grouped in the Western region with California. After all, the Golden State has an economy bigger than most nations and countless ...

Side Orders • February 15, 2018

BARKING UP RIGHT TREE . . . This isn’t just any old mutt year. No, this is a purebred affair, the Year of the Earth Dog, the first that has occurred on a Chinese lunar calendar since 1958. (The regular Year of the Dog spins in every 12 years.) Many of you have read all about it in the ...

Side Orders • February 8, 2018

RED HOT IDEAS . . . Just like oysters are considered to be aphrodisiacs, caviar is thought to be oh-so seductive with a chilled bottle of bubbly. One-ounce tins of Petrossian caviar and fine bottles of champagne may be found at Wailea Wine, tucked away off Wailea Ike Drive near Matteo’s ...

Side Orders • February 1, 2018

HERE AND THERE . . . Word has it former Spago Maui chef Cameron Lewark is rocking it in San Francisco with his new restaurant, Heritage, which is located in the trendy Richmond district. Former Maui chef David Paul is thinking about opening a dim sum restaurant on the Big Island and is ...

Side Orders • January 25, 2018

RAISING THE RAFTERS . . . Earlier this week, a joyous event was presented at a historic church in Kapalua. The Steeple House at Kapalua held its open house and blessing as Maui’s newest event venue. “We are very excited to be able to offer a beautifully remodeled venue in a historic ...

Side Orders • January 18, 2018

FUTURE IS BRIGHT . . . On Saturday after the missile-alert mistake “all-clear,” I headed to Lowe’s to buy plants and ran into Eric Gilliom. He was in the garden area, too, a sign that we both had hope for the future. He headlines the Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise on Fridays ...

Side Orders • January 11, 2018

‘NEW’ IN WAILUKU. . . Sushi lovers will want to check out the contemporary and sleek new look of the remodeled Umi on Vineyard Street. The owner started sub-leasing a space at Soup to Nuts Catering some time ago and then took over as of Jan. 1. “I did a renovation, pretty much from the ...

Side Orders • January 4, 2018

BETTER WORLD. . . Some of us old enough may remember that song by Zager and Evans: “In The Year 2525,” with the frightening lyrics, “If Man is Still Alive, If Woman Can Survive. . .” Well, that date is certainly inching closer and I say, let’s survive it the best we can. I heard ...

Side Orders • December 28, 2017

OVER-THE-TOP MAUI . . .What’s that song Willie Nelson made famous? “If You’ve Got The Money, Honey, I’ve Got The Time.” That’s about what the New Year’s Eve honky-tonkin’ here has boiled down to with all of the private jets on the tarmac and the well-heeled set descending on ...

Side Orders • December 21, 2017

NAUGHTY OR NICE . . . Lovers of wine and music may mark their calendars for Jan. 12 when two soulful guitarists/wine industry experts return to the isle to perform at Maui Chef’s Table at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. These multi-talented dudes are Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, ...