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Ocean Vodka Makers Now Getting Into The Rum Business

First, Maui had its own vodka. Now it will have its own rum, produced and distilled right in Upcountry Maui. Hawaii Sea Spirits, the makers of Ocean Organic Vodka, have announced it will be adding a new tropical organic spirit–Deep Island Hawaiian Rum Wave–to their product line-up. The rum is described as an ultra premium spirit made from organic sugar cane and blended with deep ocean mineral water. The new product is being produced at Hawaii … [Read More...]

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Maui Time Annual Food Issue 2013

Photo by Sean Michael Hower. Cover Design by Darris Hurst. Maui is a food mecca. Fresh produce, bounty from the sea and land, farmers markets and some of the best restaurants in the world hold fast on our paradise in the Pacific. There is no better way to share our love and passion for food, then sharing what we like to eat, and how we make it. MauiTime asked our island chefs to let us in on the secrets that oil their kitchen machines, and to … [Read More...]

6th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival Crowns a New Mai Tai Champ

Photos by Kevin Olson The annual search for the world's greatest Mai Tai has concluded, with the sixth annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival crowning Michael Soo from Bar Crudo in Arizona. Soo, who competed with 20 other bartenders from the U.S. at the Royal Kona Resort this weekend, won $10,000. "I felt confident in my ability to create a great cocktail," says Soo. "I have a lot of great mentors, including Jason Asher, Clint 'Spotty' … [Read More...]

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Ocean Vodka Makers Now Getting Into The Rum Business

First, Maui had its own vodka. Now it will have its own rum, produced and distilled right in Upcountry Maui. Hawaii Sea Spirits, the makers of Ocean Organic Vodka, have announced it will be adding a new tropical organic spirit–Deep Island Hawaiian Rum Wave–to their product line-up. The rum is described as an ultra premium spirit […]

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This Monday, Sept. 1-30: Foodland’s Give Aloha

Starting this Monday and running for the month of September, Foodland Hawaii Maika’i customers are invited to make donations to their (participating) nonprofit of choice at the register through Give Aloha. Foodland’s annual donation program will match up to $249 per person, per organization when you donate to your favorite local cause. At checkout, be sure […]

Japengo 4 course 5 Beer Pairing this Wednesday 6pm

There is a natural magnetism with our local Maui Brewing Co. beer and the stellar Asian flavors of Hyatt’s Japengo. Its one thing to imagine it, and another to experience it like you can this Wednesday night at Japengo. Chef Gevin Utrillo has put together four unique dishes with five exquisite craft brewed specialties from Maui’s only brewery. […]

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This Saturday, Aug. 30: A Taste of France at Makena Resort

The Makena Beach & Golf Resort’s Food & Wine Education Series presents wine educator and advanced sommelier Charles Fredy this Saturday. The VP for Chambers and Chambers will present three wine varieties specific to France: Chablis, Beaujolais and Bordeaux. The grapes will be paired with three dishes specially crafted by the resort’s Chef Kurt Lesmerises. Guests can look […]

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This Friday through Sunday, Aug. 29-31: Ka’anapali Fresh @KaanapaliMaui

Returning for the third year is Ka’anapali Beach Resort Association’s 2014 Ka’anapali Fresh. Inspired by the island’s bounty, Ka’anapali Fresh gathers distinguished chefs, local farmers and industry leaders in wine and spirits for three days of unmatched creativity. The festival will feature events like Maui Farm Tours, ʻAhaʻaina O Kaʻanapali, Kaʻanapali Fresh Grown on Maui Farmers […]

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This Friday, Aug. 29: Monk Seal Benefit Night @MauiBrewingCo.

Here’s a chance to take a sip to save our seals. This Friday, Maui Brewing Company will donate half of the evening’s house beer sales to the Monk Seal Foundation. A local nonprofit, the foundation strives to educate everyone on Hawaii’s critically endangered monk seal population. Given that Maui Brewco has for some time emphasized the importance of supporting local environmental […]

6th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival Crowns a New Mai Tai Champ

Photos by Kevin Olson The annual search for the world’s greatest Mai Tai has concluded, with the sixth annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival crowning Michael Soo from Bar Crudo in Arizona. Soo, who competed with 20 other bartenders from the U.S. at the Royal Kona Resort this weekend, won $10,000. “I felt confident in my […]

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Maui’s Ocean Vodka Gets Featured At LA Food & Wine Festival

It’s only been going on for four years now, but the four-day Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is kind of a big deal. There will be food prepared by more than a hundred “celebrity chefs” (that means for us non-foodie people you get to see Master Chef‘s Graham Elliot and a bunch of other people, […]

Why Maui Loves Jagermeister and Diamond’s Jager Fest

Randi Schnider makes drinking Jagermeister an art form. She’s a bartender at Diamond’s Ice Bar in Kihei, and she serves the spicy brown drink in thick, icy cold glasses. In fact, I was ready to write off Jagermeister as the quintessential German liqueur you drink after a giant Oktoberfest bratwurst binge, until she taught me otherwise. “Jager goes down […]

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Coconut’s Fish Cafe Approved for California Franchising

Maui’s Coconut’s Fish Cafe recently cleared a significant regulatory hurdle and has been approved to begin franchising in California. Officials at the island-themed fish restaurant believe the move into California will put Coconut’s on the cusp of becoming a major, emerging brand in the fast-casual market. “Every third customer at our restaurant in Hawaii comes […]

This Saturday, Aug. 16: Maui Huliau Benefit Dinner & Film Festival

The Maui Huliau Foundation invites you to the table for its Benefit Dinner and Film Festival. It features Polynesian-inspired pupus by top Maui Chefs from O'o … [Read More...]

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