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Roy’s offers new brunch menu

Roy’s Ka’anapali is now offering a new Sunday Brunch experience that will include three courses with a choice of entree for the price of $39, the restaurant announced.

Entree options on the new brunch menu, which kicked off July 19, include a “Kaanapali loco moco,” Hawaiian sweet bread french toast, Upcountry fried chicken, sizzling shrimp skillet and a seafood benedict featuring Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s signature crab cakes.

In addition to Sunday brunch, Roy’s also recently reopened for daily lunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with happy hour specials from 2 to 5 p.m. Happy hour specials include $5 lite bites, $4 select beers and $7 select wines by the glass. The restaurant continues to offer dine-in dinner service Friday to Sunday from 5 to 7:15 p.m., with dinner carryout service Wednesday to Sunday 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Reservations to dine at Roy’s are recommended. Call 669-6999.

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Lineage to reopen for takeout, dining

Lineage Restaurant at The Shops at Wailea started takeout service last week and will reopen for dining in on Saturday, the restaurant announced.

The revamped menu is inspired by the cuisine of Chef MiJin Toride’s native Guam and the melting pot of Hawaii. Among the new entree items are Korean fried chicken, kalbi braised oxtail and huli duck breast with bao buns.

Lineage will be open for takeout from 4 to 8 p.m. through Friday. Beginning Saturday, it will be open for takeout and dine-in services from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Lineage is taking safety precautions that include requiring masks except when customers are eating, and enhanced sanitation services. Seating is limited due to social distancing measures, so reservations are recommended. Call 879-8800 or visit opentable.com/r/lineage-maui-wailea.

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PacWhale offers discounted tours

PacWhale Eco-Adventures resumed tours on July 18 and is offering a 50 percent kamaaina discounted rate on select ecotours, according to a news release.

For the month of July, the company is offering a morning Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkel ecotour and an evening Sunset Sail with cocktails and pupu on Saturdays. The 50 percent kamaaina discount continues through the end of August on regular tours and will be available via a promo code provided to Hawaii residents with appropriate identification.

All approved PacWhale Eco-Adventures tours and boats will operate at 50 percent capacity per state Department of Land and Natural Resources COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Other safety procedures include touchless check-in, boarding and seating by zones to facilitate proper social distancing on the dock and on the boat and, for cruises involving food and/or drink, meals and libations delivered to guests at their seats rather than pre-COVID buffet style.

Private cruises for up to 70 passengers are also available for booking. Call PacWhale Eco-Adventures directly for pricing and availability.

PacWhale Eco-Adventures is owned by nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation and helps fund its research, education and conservation programs.

For more information or to book a kamaaina reservation, call 856-8357 or visit pacific whale.org/kamaainaspecials.

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Brainstomers, HTDC collaborate on classes

Maui Business Brainstormers and the Hawaii Technology Development Corp. have teamed-up for a new project consisting of educational events focused on helping local businesses move forward amid the pandemic.

The 2020 line-up of offerings will be specifically focused on how to navigate the unique and constantly changing challenges of business during the pandemic. The agreement was forged July 1.

“Maui County businesses are an integral part of our strategic plan. We partner with locally-based players like MBB, a grassroots organization with a solid eight-year record of offering resources focused on helping manufacturers, technology companies, and other small businesses become stronger and thrive,” said Wayne Inouye, the center director of Innovate Hawai’i, the program under HTDC leading this team effort with MBB.

With programs focused on business education, skill-building, planning and analysis, as well as motivational inspiration, MBB creates and organizes an average of 35 events each year. In 2019, HTDC and MBB joined together to offer events focused on business education for Maui businesses.

Pat Diaz, Nicole Fisher, Grace Fung and Lori Fisher are part of MBB’s team that is collaborating with HTDC/Innovate Hawai’i to deliver the program.

The events offered through HTDC’s “Innovate Hawaii” program will have free admission.

Because distancing and masks are currently required, the events will take place both in a room with limited seating at the Maui Research and Technology Center, as well as virtually.

For information on classes, go to HTDC.org/events or MauiBusinessBrainstormers.org.

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Chocolate tastings offered in Lahaina

Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate Inc. has reopened and is offering local families free and half-off deals for in-person tastings at its retail store in Lahaina.

“Getting people to taste the chocolate is our number one priority,” says Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate CEO Gunars Valkirs.

The 13-Flavor Tasting includes 5-gram pieces of Ku’ia Estate’s chocolates. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple with all the proceeds benefiting Maui Food Bank.

The 10-Flavor Tasting includes 5-gram pieces of chocolates. The cost is $5 per person for kamaaina (normally $10). Tasting fee will be credited toward the purchase of chocolate or merchandise in the on-site retail store.

The 5-Flavor Tasting includes 5-gram pieces pieces chocolate. Tasting is complimentary (normally $5) for kamaaina.

Virtual tasting programs also are available.

Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate is located at 78 Ulupono St., Suite 1, in Lahaina. Hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

* Local Business in Brief welcomes news releases and announcements regarding businesses in Maui County. To submit material or for more information, contact citydesk@mauinews.com or (808) 242-6343.

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