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Another Night of Grazing

It was the third night of the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival and unlike all the others over the past three years, it was not held in or on the grounds of a hotel.  Tonight a couple dozen chefs along with close to 20 winemakers and a dozen cocktail makers were assembled on the roof […]

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Early Morning Dribbling Down my Chin

Every time I head for Honolulu, I make sure that I include a Saturday to be able to head for the KCC Farmer’s Market held on the lower slope of back-end Diamond Head. I make sure to get there at just past dawn (6:30 today) to be able to get a parking spot before the […]

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*Blorp!* Round One of Hawaii Food and WIne Festival

  The first night of the Third Annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival kicked off at The Modern Hotelwith 15 chefs at their stations, a dozen wine brands sampling and cocktail stands doing a roaring trade in exotic drinks   Created by uber chefs Alan Wong and Roy Yamaguchi to promote Hawaiian produce, supporting local farm […]

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Where the World Comes to Play… and Eat!

The three mile stretch of sand on Maui’s  West side that is Ka’anapali is one of the finest strands of sand in America. It’s where the kings and queens came to relax after a good bloodletting battle and it’s sprung out of sugar cane fields and taro plantations to become a real foodie destination. With […]

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Horny Little Things!

  After a few tablespoons of Ocean Vodka in the tasting, it was time to ease on up the road a half mile to the Surfing Goat Dairy where primo goat cheese has been made for nearly a decade.  With a sweeping driveway of palm trees in a row, you see the goats in the […]

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Maui Noodle Joint Gets My Stars

The buzz on Maui is for a spacious joint at the end of a circuitous industrial area drive where casual lunch is a mix of suits, yellow shirt laborers and floral kitted tourists.  Star Noodle is the creation of star chef Sheldon Simeon who honed his chops at the local culinary schools and Aloha Mixed […]

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Feeding my Kona Coffee Addiction

Anyone who knows me understands that coffee is one of the few vices left for me to savor–all the great ones begin with the Letter ‘C’; think about that and make a list.  Death before decaf and self-immolation before instant, but my craving is for Kona coffee as well as that from the neighboring Ka’u. […]

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Maui and the Food Revolution

Counting down the days until the Ka’anapali Fresh Food Festival which is previewed in this fine mag Maui Time by Jen Russo http://www.mauitime.com/Articles-Cover-Story-i-2013-08-22-77540.113119-How-Events-Like-Kaanapali-Fresh-Help-Stimulate-The-Growth-Of-Agritourism-On-Maui.html

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Maui’s Mala Trifecta

Working through 3 eateries in a row in North Lahaina. Mark Ellman’s Mala first, then his Honu and at end of block, Aloha Mixed Plate.

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