Side Orders • September 21, 2017

Beer and German food will go hand in hand like the chicken dance and oom-pah-pah music in the Oktoberfest Beer Garden at Montage Kapalua Bay on Friday. • Montage Kapalua Bay photo

OOM-PAH-PAH TIME . . . Put on your dirndls and lederhosen or don your best casual Maui clothes for the second annual Oktoberfest Beer Garden bash from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday outdoors on the lush Pacific Lawn of the Montage Kapalua Bay.

The Bavarian-style event for adults ages 21 and older will offer a variety of local craft brews and a presentation of gourmet Oktoberfest delights.

New Executive Chef Chris Damskey and Chef de Cuisine Robert Barrera of the Cane & Canoe restaurant welcome smokin’ hot Plantation House Executive Chef Jojo Vasquez to lend a creative hand.

Each chef will have an action station serving their unique take on traditional German holiday offerings paired with the featured pours that day from Maui Brewing Co. in Kihei, Kohola Brewery in Lahaina and Ayinger Brewery from Bavaria, where Oktoberfest started.

The cost is $75 per person. For tickets, visit

Meanwhile, Brigit & Bernards Garden Cafe in Kahului will be doing the chicken dance starting on Sept. 29 and the all-you-can-eat affair will run the next five weekends through October.

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DIS AND DAT . . . Word has it that The Shops at Wailea has an outdoor beer garden on tap, set to open in the coming months.

In the near future, Jazz at The Shops will launch Oct. 4 with award-winning musicians Rock Hendricks and Benny Uyetake performing.

It will run the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the Upper Level near luxury retailers. Do check out The Shops’ fine restaurants from Ruth’s Chris Steak House to football friendly Cheeseburger Grill & Tap and Pint & Cork.

“Listening to jazz under the stars with a loved one or friends is the perfect way to spend an evening in Wailea,” says Brian Yano, The Shops’ GM.

Calling all armchair quarterbacks: Ready to watch more football? Then Pineapple Grill in Kapalua is the place to go. It kicks off Sunday mornings with $6 Bloody Marys and Mimosas, $4 Bud Lites and $4.50 Kona drafts during all games. “The Grill,” as it’s affectionately called, also boasts eight big flat screens, air-conditioning and crowd-pleasing Monday-night-football appetizers.

If you are looking for ono local grinds, then head to the St. John’s Kula Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the church grounds at 8992 Kula Highway in Keokea. Besides soul-satisfying Portuguese bean soup, chow fun, Maui Cattle Co. burgers, vegan curry and homemade baked goods, it will feature bicoastal views and live music from Kanekoa to Jamie Lawrence.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the Maui Okinawan Festival at the Maui Mall in Kahului will serve authentic pig’s feet soup, “everyone’s favorite” andagi dessert of fried donuts, and much more.

Watch “Paradigm Lost” surf movie by Maui’s own Kai Lenny at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului on Friday and come early for a meal by Kalei’s Lunch Box, serving mochiko chicken, “hurricane” Brussels sprouts, Asian-crusted ono and rainbow wraps. Save room for Thai rolled ice cream by 2 Scoops Creamery.

Westin Nanea Ocean Villas’ new monthly culinary and cocktail series continues with “In the Spirit of Tequila and Tortillas” Monday at its signature Mauka Makai in Kaanapali. Celebrate with live music and food by Executive Chef Ikaika Manaku such as Kona-lobster tostadas and mango-and-tequila pulled-pork tacos and libations made of Westin Nanea’s own barrel-aged Anejo Patron. Cost is $65 per person. Call 662-6370.