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April 10, 2008
By CARLA TRACY, Dining Editor
SUPER FOODS . . . Trained in both traditional European cuisine and vegan raw food cuisine, cookbook author and chef Jennifer Flynn will teach people how quick, easy and delicious a diet consisting of whole plant-based foods can be when she appears at a free cooking demonstration Friday night.

“It’s not about sacrificing what you love, it’s about redefining it!” reads a release from the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii promoting the event titled “The Super Food Generation: 14 Foods That Will Get You Glowing.” The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the J. Walter Cameron Center Auditorium, 95 Mahalani St., Wailuku. Refreshments will be served.

Super foods deliver high concentrations of critical nutrients in perfectly balanced amounts. Chef Flynn will show how to combine the best foods found in nature with some of the simplest cooking techniques available. Participants will learn how to prepare amazingly simple and delicious “fast food” in a flash.


NIGHT LIFE . . . Wow-Wee Maui Kava Bar & Grill on Dairy Road in Kahului recently added live entertainment with a dance floor. Currently, the The Crunch Pups are performing on Saturday nights from 9 to midnight. “We have a full liquor license, inside and out,” said owner Michael Capuano. Patrons can enjoy half-price sushi on Saturday nights. Homemade French fries and seafood wraps are other nighttime snack favorites. There’s also a full dinner menu. Michael said popular choices include stuffed opakapaka, stuffed chicken breast and stuffed pork chop. Singles may be interested in “speed dating,” which Michael said is coming soon.


TONIGHT AT THE MACC . . . Manana Garage will be serving meals in the Yokouchi Founders’ Court from 5:30 tonight preceding a concert by Taj Mahal and the Hula Blues Band, beginning at 7:30. The menu includes carrot-ginger soup, Manana Caesar salad, penne pasta with gourmet Italian sausage, roasted veggie delight wrap and chicken Caesar salad wrap.


CELEBRITY WATCH . . . Two rockers and an island funnyman recently enjoyed dining experiences at Mala Wailea. Michael Kroeger of Nickleback stopped in last week, as did Andy Bumatai following his show at the MACC. Saul Hudson, better known as “Slash” had dinner at Mala Wailea Friday night and loved the Kobe steak, said Mala Wailea partner Shep Gordon. He also liked the fact that the restaurant uses biodegradable, nontoxic cleaning products only.


HIGH FIVE . . . Cool Cat Cafe at The Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina will celebrate its fifth anniversary Friday and Saturday with five hours of happy hour from 2 to 7 p.m., followed by live entertainment. The celebration will include $5 burgers and $5 hats and commemorative T-shirts. Cool Cat Cafe was voted “Best Burger” in 2007 by readers of The Maui News.


NEW HAPPY HOUR . . . Auntie Pasto’s, at the Sears end of Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, is now offering happy hour specials daily from 3 to 6 p.m. Specials include a mini pizza (pepperoni or cheese) and draft beer for $8. Also available are homemade seasoned potato chips served with a garlic aioli dipping sauce for $3.50. All draft beers are $1 off, and all appetizers are $2 off. Appetizers include Gorgonzola stuffed mushrooms (a restaurant favorite), and red pepper calamari served on a sizzling skillet.

Article Photos

Saul Hudson, better known as “Slash,” is one of several celebrities who recently enjoyed a meal at Mala Wailea. The former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, and current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver is flanked by Mala Wailea partner Shep Gordon (left) and Moki Chong-Kee, the restaurant’s general manager.

Photo courtesy Mala Wailea



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