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Side Orders • January 26, 2017

FOR FOOTBALL FANS . . .  I’m  gearing up for next week’s Scene, in which I’ll write about where to dine on Super Bowl Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons battle the New England Patriots. But many of us want to watch the game at home or at a friend’s house and that means advance planning ...

Side Orders • January 19, 2017

AROUND TOWN . . . The Rooster is ready to flap its wings as the next Chinese New Year animal on Jan. 28. Eat authentic and auspicious foods at Mike’s Hong Kong Bistro on Central Avenue in Wailuku and Ichiban Restaurant on Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului and more. But you’ve still got time to ...

Side Orders • January 12, 2017

AROUND TOWN . . . Several Maui  restaurants across the island support Grow Some Good through special dinner promos, where a portion of the proceeds go to fund school garden programs. Ongoing promotions are happening this month at DUO in the Four Seasons Resort Maui during its Friday Night ...

Side Orders • January 5, 2017

AROUND TOWN . . . With prime rib, turkey and mashed potatoes all threatening to hang like saddlebags on our hips, it’s time to buck off the old with healthful resolutions in the New Year. “Diabetes, Pain and Cancer: Get Your Health Back in 10 Days” will be the talk by Terry Shintani, ...

Side Orders • December 29, 2016

KAPALUA TEES OFF . . . What can possibly top all of the New Year’s Eve bashes on Maui? The annual Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, of course, in which pro golfers and celebrities alike descend on Maui to compete. But fans and participants get hungry on the links when it tees off from ...

Side Orders • December 22, 2016

TRANSFORMED . . .  On Saturday, I saw the results of a $100 million renovation  at the former Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa by owner Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. Now called Wailea Beach Resort — Marriott Maui, the stunning hotel property boasts 547 redesigned rooms and suites, ...

Side Orders • December 15, 2016

HOLIDAY CHEER . . . On Monday, a gingerbread village lighting reception with caroling by the Sacred Hearts School Choir will get the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali jumping. The lighting and the caroling will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby. The Gingerbread Village will remain ...

Side Orders • December 8, 2016

NEW IN SOUTH MAUI . . . Not one, but two, new restaurants are opening in South Maui. This is much better news than how I started off my column last week with two closing in Lahaina. This month, Shearwater Tavern will open in part of the old Stella Blues location at Azeka Mauka in Kihei ...

Side Orders • December 1, 2016

IN WEST MAUI . . . Uncorking its next monthly wine tasting dinner on Friday will be Lahaina Coolers. For starters, sip Matanzas Creek sauvignon blanc and savor pistachio-pumpkin soup. The next course is Cambria chardonnay of Sonoma paired with butternut squash and goat cheese tartines; ...

Side Orders • November 24, 2016

TANKS, EH?. . . Still need last-minute reservations for Thanksgiving Day dining  and beyond? At the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu, brunch will be swinging famously with Willie K as the headliner on stage with popular Maui blues artist Gretchen Rhodes accompanying him and Kathy ...

Side Orders • November 17, 2016

SWEET AS PIE . . . There were two, well, actually three, stars of the show at the Life is Sweet benefit for Best Buddies Hawaii on Saturday in the central mall part of The Shops at Wailea. Winning the No. 1 dessert was four-time repeat champ and Fairmont Kea Lani Pastry Chef Ricky DeBoer with ...

Side Orders • November 10, 2016

ACTION PACKED . . . Do you adore chocolate? How about cheesecake? Then run to the Life is Sweet fundraiser for Best Buddies Hawaii from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at The Shops at Wailea. But you won’t be able to run there as fast as my fellow dessert contest judge and host Carl Lewis, who won ...

Side Orders • November 3, 2016

BLOODY MARY MORNINGS . . . A prolific writer who penned over 2,000  songs, Willie Nelson wrote about a Bloody Mary morning as his baby left him without warning sometime in the night. I think even Willie would approve of the burgeoning  Bloody Mary bars on Maui. Montage Kapalua Bay serves ...

Side Orders • October 27, 2016

NEW AND EXCITING . . . The old  Aroma D’ Italia location in the Kihei Town Center has a “coming soon” sign hanging outside for the Big Island Indian restaurant Kamana Kitchen. (Not to be confused with the signature Ka‘ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui at Wailea, voted the Top Resort in Hawaii ...

Side Orders • October 20, 2016

FESTIVAL TIME . . .The third annual Made in Maui County Festival will be planting its roots once again outdoors at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center with more than 140  local vendors selling food, produce, art, fashion items and gifts. Friday, Nov. 4, is the Shoppers Preview Day ...

Side Orders • October 13, 2016

SOME LIKE IT HOT . . . The 12th annual Maui Fire Department Chili Cook Off fundraiser for Shriners Hospital for Children at Maui Fair on Sunday was a hoot with emcees Trance Echevary and Mackie Mac of Jam 98.3 FM asking silly questions like “what do beans taste like?” and “what kine hot ...

Side Orders • October 6, 2016

OOM-PAH-PAH . . . Last week, this column toasted to the famous autumn fest that involves merrymaking and drinking frothy beer. The Oktoberfest fun continues Fridays and Saturdays through the month at Brigit & Bernard’s Garden Cafe in the Kahului Industrial Area. “Authentic ...

Side Orders • September 29, 2016

OKTOBERFEST . . . There will be lots of swilling but not spilling please at all of Maui's Oktoberfest events. For starters, Montage Kapalua Bay will present its first Beer Garden from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday with icy craft brews and a schnizel station with pretzels and even poi spatzle by guest ...

Side Orders • September 22, 2016

SHAKING IT UP . . . Lovers of craft cocktails will want to get tickets to the third annual World's Best OCEAN Cocktail Showdown from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa's Anuenue Lawn in Kaanapali.Two Maui contestants, Victor Mendoza with his Farmers Punch, and Ka'ai ...

Side Orders • September 15, 2016

NEW IN WAILEA . . . While its been quietly open for a short time, the Residence Inn Marriott Maui Wailea will be in high gear after today's grand-opening blessing and party for VIPs.Aikane is the newest lounge in Wailea and its contemporary vibe and convenient location are sure to draw those ...