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DINING WITH DAD . . . You have two more days to enter Dad to win the Father’s Day Contest Upcountry at Pukalani Superette. The grand prize is a six-foot Barefoot Surfboard, followed by gift cards, combo platters from the store’s catering department and gift certificates. Winners will be ...

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UNCORKING SUMMER . . . It was a cloudy and breezy Saturday afternoon during the Maui AgFest & 4-H Livestock Fair in Wailuku. But things heated up as 13 top Maui chefs competed in the Grand Taste event to vie for first place in the Judges’ Choice and the Fan Favorite awards ...

Side Orders • May 30, 2019

ISLAND HAPPENINGS . . . One of the island’s best family-friendly events is the Maui AgFest & 4-H Livestock Fair. On Saturday, it will saddle up to its new Wailuku venue at the War Memorial Complex. One highlight is the Maui Legacy Farmers Pancake Breakfast that lets you wake up to ...

Side Orders • May 23, 2019

ISLAND HEATING UP . . . Wanna take a culinary journey all the way from South America to Maui? Then buy “passage” for the From Lima to Wailea wine-pairing feast Friday at Spago Maui located lobby level of Four Seasons Resort Maui. Executive Chef Peleg Miron will present appetizers at 6 p.m. ...

Side Orders • May 16, 2019

THE BUZZ AROUND TOWN . . . Jumping with fresh catch, Japanese fare and karaoke on special nights, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bars in Kihei and Kapalua are among Maui’s most popular hot spots. Maui partner Tom Alejado says that Kihei will move to a larger location later this ...

Side Orders • May 9, 2019

LIQUID ASSETS . . . When my husband talks about liquidity, he’s referring to things financial or maybe even boats — but my thoughts propel away from these topics to, well, liquid refreshments. For instance, Plantation House at Kapalua will uncork a four-course wine dinner featuring the ...

Side Orders • May 2, 2019

ALL OVER THE MAP . . . Someone just mentioned that seniors get $10 kamaaina rates on Expeditions Ferry rides to Lanai from Lahaina. Regular kamaaina fares are also pretty reasonable. From 4 to 6 p.m. today and 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, the public may meet the crew of the world-famous Hokule‘a ...

Side Orders • April 25, 2019

FOOD FOR THOUGHT . . . Kapalua was jumping last weekend with the 27th annual Celebration of the Arts. As usual, The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua’s Hawaiian Cultural Advisor Clifford Nae‘ole outdid himself with booking top entertainment and educators. Move over Merrie Monarch — hula halau ...

Side Orders • April 18, 2019

LOVE BEADS AND MORE . . . Bust out your best Nehru jackets, Go-Go boots, mini skirts, baby-doll dresses and tye-dye T-shirts for the ‘Aipono Restaurant Awards kicking off at 5:30 p.m. today outdoors at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa’s Halona Kai Lawn and moving into the Monarchy ...

Side Orders • April 11, 2019

A+ FINDS . . . Calling all high school grads: Wanna dine out to celebrate your upcoming diploma? Simply ask your parents to gather an ohana of four adults to take you to Ruth’s Chris Steak House at either the Outlets of Maui in Lahaina or The Shops of Wailea — and your entree will be free. ...

Side Orders • April 4, 2019

SEIZE THE MOMENT . . . “Remember all of those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart?” the great humorist Erma Bombeck pondered. I say, do not wave off Hana Gold chocolate bars — desserts “to die for.” Only, you don’t have to go down with the ship to try the bars made ...

Side Orders • March 28, 2019

RISE AND SHINE . . . From 9 a.m. to sunset Saturday, you can listen to music, bid at silent auction, sip awa and buy crafts from Hawaiian vendors at Ho‘omau 2019 at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. “This is our 32nd annual event,” says Kili Namau‘u, director of Punana Leo O Maui ...

Side Orders • March 21, 2019

ON THE HORIZON . . . Pounding with nonstop food, music, fun and arts and crafts on April 13 will be the East Maui Taro Festival at Hana Ball Park. Those wanting to wake up to the Taro Pancake Breakfast the next day should note it’s off the griddle. “We’re not presenting the Taro Pancake ...

Side Orders • March 14, 2019

WEST SIDE STORIES . . . In celebration of its third anniversary in Kapalua, Taverna Urban Drinks + Italian Eats presented a check for $3,900 for Nabavi Legacy Fund programs for Maui youth. In addition, Taverna Principal Partner Chris Kaiwi will host the “Under the Stars” anniversary bash ...

Side Orders • March 7, 2019

ON THE HORIZON . . . Once again looming larger than life will be the Maui Film Festival June 12 to 16 in Wailea at various resort venues. Festival founder/director Barry Rivers just released the Cosmos “Taste the Universe” passes for the discounted $550 through Sunday, a 30 percent ...

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YO, HO, HO . . . Time flies when you’re having rum, er, fun. While the Caribbean is the epicenter of all things “rum,” a Kauai firm’s spirits will flow at Eat Your Drink affair from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday in The Mill House Sugar Room at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. Seatings ...

Side Orders • February 21, 2019

TICKET SALES GALORE . . . Who remembers the former gourmet Chinese restaurant Ming Court that was housed at Whalers Village in Kaanapali? Back in the day, the owner, Alan Ong, invited Beach Boy Mike Love to dine, and I was lucky to be in the party. Love was the guest of honor and he graciously ...

Side Orders • February 14, 2019

AMOROUS APPETITES . . . There is good news and bad news when it comes to sexy island meals. The good news is that TripAdvisor has announced the Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S., and Hawaii has not one, but three winners. “No other state had three restaurants recognized, making Hawaii ...

Side Orders • February 7, 2019

FOOD FOR THOUGHT . . . While the restaurant has been open since August in the old Antonio’s, it just started a new lunch service in addition to dinners. I’m talking about Tanpopo Dandelion near Long’s Drugs in Kihei. “We closed Antonio’s last May,” says Chef-owner Kono Akao, who ...

Side Orders • January 31, 2019

AROUND THE TOWN . . . With hints of Rainbow Drive-In and Fuddruckers rolled into one, the new Kihei Bar & Grill is drawing in local crowds in the old Ruby Tuesday location in Kihei. “The last day of Ruby’s was Dec. 31,” says owner Rick Nakashima, who also ran that incarnation. “We ...