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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 ...

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 ...