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Side Orders • March 24, 2016

WAIKAPU UNIVERSE . . . Some weeks, it's all about Lahaina. Others, Wailea is in the spotlight. But this week, Waikapu is at the center of Maui's food universe for a number of reasons.Fresh Off the Boat just opened in an empty Waikapu lot mauka of Honoapiilani Highway. The actual food boat (in ...

Side Orders • March 17, 2016

SEND GOOD THOUGHTS Back in the glory days of Maui restaurants, when Continental and European cuisine reigned supreme, Heinz Gerner was a leader in the restaurant scene here.The native of Germany was a classically trained chef and an original owner of the Waterfront, Kihei Prime Rib House, the ...

Side Orders • March 10, 2016

SENSORY BITES . . . With a successful location on Market Street in Wailuku, the health-food eatery Farmacy just expanded to Pukalani Terrace Center."We believe the people Upcountry want and appreciate the fresh organic food we prepare," explains Christopher Malik Cousin, chef-owner."My mom ...

Side Orders • March 3, 2016

IN WEST MAUI . . . It was recently announced that Troon Golf Courses/TY Management is buying Pineapple Grill Restaurant at its Bay Course clubhouse location from David and Lesley Cohn of Cohn Restaurant Group on Maui and Southern California.Pineapple Grill will remain open as ownership ...

Side Orders • February 25, 2016

LEAP OF FAITH . . . Those born on Leap Day can only celebrate their official birthdays once every four years. So on Monday, Hard Rock Cafe in Lahaina will let all of you "leaplings" enjoy a free meal from a special eat-free menu of hickory-smoked pulled-pork sliders; twisted mac, chicken and ...

Side Orders • February 18, 2016

WINE NOT? . . . Hot from the lips of those in the wine industry: Today is National Drink Wine Day. Yes, it's true. Vino has its very own bacchanal-iday.I also hear that Victoria's Secret will open soon at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center and wonder - is there a connection? But before I insert foot into ...

Side Orders • February 11, 2016

AMOROUS EATS . . . Want to get in the mood for food? Then come to the new Oceanside Restaurant at the Maalaea Harbor Shops tonight for a tango class, followed by a chocolate feast that pays homage to cacao by chef Gary King with desserts by Mitzi Toro, the Maui Cookie Lady, and Desiree Parada ...

Side Orders • February 4, 2016

MONKEYING AROUND . . . As I grab a banana, peel it and swing into eating it, I see that the Year of the Monkey is coming up fast in conjunction with Chinese New Year on Monday.The Maui News will run its annual Chinese New Year special section in Friday's paper, but here are a few things to ...

Side Orders • January 28, 2016

WORLD OF CHEFS . . . Traveling to the Windy City this week with Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau Chef Exchange are three of our island's talented chefs Michael Lofaro of Grand Wailea; Kyle Kawakami of Maui Fresh Streatery; and Jojo Vasquez of The Plantation House in Kapalua."The chefs are ...

Side Orders • January 21, 2016

FULL MOON FUN . . . Leading up to the full moon weekend, Hyatt Regency Maui's award-winning Japengo restaurant in Kaanapali is celebrating its fifth anniversary now through Saturday.From 5 to 6 p.m., savor $5 happy-hour menu of pupu, wine, beer and specialty cocktails. Pupu ranges from spicy ...

Side Orders • January 14, 2016

'CH-CH-CHANGES' . . Rockdom's beloved David Bowie is gone. And Maui's sugar-cane industry is going up in smoke. Now I hear Campbell's Soup Company is moving to voluntarily disclose the presence of GMOs in all its foods in the absence of a standard. That's a "turn to face the strain," as Bowie's ...

Side Orders • January 7, 2016

YEAR OF MONKEYING . . What is that saying, "The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune?" That's my new line in 2016. Although I feel less like a Stradivarius than a gutbucket instrument after a tough 2015 of losing my mom and other family issues.Yes, like Cheetah fleeing lions in "Tarzan,"? I'm ...

Side Orders • December 31, 2015

TOP FOR 2015 . . It's hard to pick just 10 places, chefs or events to top a list of things culinary on Maui for 2015. So much is going on I'd have to write a book about all of the new and exciting developments.But as far as visitors go, Anthony Bourdain of CNN's "Parts Unknown" put a different ...

Side Orders • December 24, 2015

INDULGENCES . . . Book a Caviar Wishes & Champagne Dreams spa or salon treatment at Spa Montage at Kapalua Bay and you will get a glass of champagne from Montage Kapalua Bay's signature Cane & Canoe restaurant. The offer will continue to Jan. 31. Call 665-8282.Speaking of ...

Side Orders • December 17, 2015

ON THE HORIZON . . You've heard of "farm to table." But how about "drone to table?" Word has it The Mill House restaurant at Maui Tropical Plantation plans to launch drones in January to deliver up to 8 pounds of fresh produce from Kumu Farm to the Mill House kitchen, where it will then be ...

Side Orders • December 10, 2015

AROUND THE TOWN . . .Tucked away upstairs at 736 Front St. in Lahaina, the chef of Sugar Cane Maui is doing cooking demos at 5 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. French-born owner Philippe Chin will whip up a signature appetizer from his dinner menu.Planning a holiday party? Then bring the gang to ...

Side Orders • December 3, 2015

AROUND THE TOWN . . Want to learn how to throw a fun holiday party while enjoying one at the same time? Then come to the Holiday Party Planning event at The Banyan Tree in The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and savor appetizers by Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Haynes and three ...

Sides Orders • November 19, 2015

AROUND THE TOWN . . As you may notice, my column is very short this week as I've been typing up a storm all the way to press time of things Thanksgiving and it spilled over onto this space. Apparently, the island's holiday restaurant happenings are growing steadily.Now, we have a company like ...

Side Orders • November 12, 2015

AROUND THE TOWN . . Rumor has it that Skip Hildreth and brothers Ed Carson and Majic Carson have taken over Pukalani Club House and soon will refurbish it into what will be Aria's on the Green. The Carsons own and operate Aria's in Wailuku, voted Best New Restaurant on Maui in this year's ...

Side Orders • November 5, 2015

BACK IN THE SADDLE . . . I recently returned from a Sonoran desert vacation, and I read with interest about a battle of the high-fructose corn syrup manufacturers and the sugar industry. There was none of that serious stuff in Arizona, where a taco festival had amigos crawling out of the ...