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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 from California,” says Daniel Oney, Coconut's Chief Operations Officer. “After … [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...]

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 so easy," says Schnider. "It's all I like to drink. The taste of it is delicious to me. Our … [Read More...]

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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 […]

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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 Farms, The Mill House, Laulima Events and Catering, Andaz, Pono Pies and more. What’s more, the evening will include submissions of short documentary films from students across the state. The films will explore “heritage […]

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This Saturday, Aug. 16: Seed to Cup Festival

The Maui Coffee Association presents the seventh annual Seed to Cup Coffee Festival this Saturday. Coffee enthusiasts are invited to explore the art of growing, pulping, hulling, roasting and brewing. Talk story with the island’s coffee producers as well as this year’s Hawaii State Cupping champions. You can also enjoy live music and UHMC Fashion Technology coffee-inspired fashions. Chef Marc […]

‘The Amazing Cookbook’ by Ben Franklin Crafts and Ace Hardware

I comb rummage sales, thrift stores and the Maui Friends of the Library shops for old community compilation cookbooks. They’re a window into the culture of island family cooking, a who’s who of church bazaar and potluck recipes. You know that coveted barbecue chicken marinade recipe you’re always asking Auntie to share? Or your friend’s […]

Cool down your summer with Shaka Vibe Bubble Tea and Treats

Drinking bubble tea is the best way to quench your thirst in Asia during hot summer days. It’s a cold, frothy tea-based beverage that started as a Taiwanese street food in the 1980s, then caught on over the next decade in Japan, China and Southeast Asia. Now, it’s the latest craze in cafe’s in the UK and Europe. This […]

Chef Paris Nabavi’s Sangrita Grill and Cantina reinvents Mexican on Maui

There was a collective sigh of dismay when Cilantro closed its doors in Lahaina but Chef/owner Paris Nabavi was just off to bigger and better things–that would be Sangrita Grill and Cantina in Ka’anapali. The cantina was years in the making, and Cilantro was a stepping stone to this beautiful upscale Mexican eatery. Fans of Cilantro […]

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This Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1-2: St. Anthony’s Benefit at Vineyard Food Company

Dine out at Vineyard Food Company on Friday, Aug. 1 or Saturday, Aug. 2 and a portion of your dinner’s proceeds will benefit St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School in Wailuku. The funds will go towards student field trips. Enjoy a special menu, bring your favorite wine (or beer) and enjoy music while giving back to a great local cause. […]

Makani Kai Offers Fresh Seafood Options at the Wharf

The Makani Kai opened up as a dream for Stewart and Jamie Bahl. His story, as he says, is typical: He brought his wife Jamie to Maui on a vacation from San Diego and she said she wanted to move here. When they found the waterfall-surrounded bar and restaurant at the Wharf Cinema Center, they saw […]

Hea and Lou’s Cafe in Kahului plies worldly paletes for under Ten Bucks

I've been following the progress of Michael Smythe and Chef Kalani Joseph with great anticipation. Recently Smythe opened a new spot in Kahului on Alamaha … [Read More...]

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