Haiku Ho’olaulea & Flower Festival 2014 Offers A Community Event Like No Other

You might think that a bunch of people living in the Haiku jungle would be more lackadaisical but the reality is that they can mobilize better than any municipal government. A good example is the Haiku Ho’olaulea & Flower Festival, which benefits the Haiku School and turns 21 this Saturday at the Haiku Community Center. […]

This Saturday, July 27: Hanzawa’s Grand Re-Opening

It’s a rare occasion when anything changes in Haiku. The mountainside tries to keep its slow school charm by keeping modifications to the minimum. So you may not have noticed the subtle changes over at Hanzawa’s Variety Store from new owner Darren Jones, who began operating the neighborhood store last December. The best time to […]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST NEW RESTAURANT: Nuka #BOM2013

Best New Restaurant Nuka It didn’t take long for Nuka to catch the attention of MauiTime’s eaters. The new Haiku sushi restaurant has a certain way with food, which our voters found was something to celebrate. The Haiku restaurant, which opened early this year, has an inviting dining room that overlooks an open kitchen where […]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST SEAFOOD: Mama’s Fish House #BOM2013

Best Seafood Mama’s Fish House In this category, it’s kind of hard for other places to compete against Mama’s Fish House, where the catch is so fresh that the name of the boat on which it was caught is listed on the menu. Dealing direct with the talented local fisherman means that Mama’s gets the […]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST LOCAL HOT DOG: Fukushima Store #BOM2013

Best Local Hot Dog Fukushima Store Fukushima’s special blend of a steamed dog, onion, mayonnaise, mustard, pickle and warm bun can’t be beat, as our readers know only too well. It’s also the perfect snack on your way to any Eastside destination, and a staple for those who live in Haiku. 815 Haiku Rd.; 808-575-2762. […]

Nuka in Haiku: New Maui Restaurant Review

There’s a plate of raw fish and greens on the sushi bar in front of me. “I opened up this restaurant just so I could eat this salad,” Moon Greene tells me. The stack of perfectly seared ahi slices are gorgeously arranged over organic leafy veggies, avocado, shrimp, sunflower seeds. It’s topped with what Greene […]

Ten things to do at the Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival #PeaceLoveHaiku

    1. Bring your own water bottle. The event is going green this year. The Haiku Elementary School’s fifth graders will man food waste collection bins, so cheer them on as they schlep the food waste at the top of the hour every hour to the Mala O Haiku School garden, where they will […]

Maui Preserved’s Chefs Anthony and Maleta Labua’s Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe @MauiPreserved

    Photo by Darris Hurst ANTHONY AND MALETA LABUA Maui Preserved 808-214-8780   OUR STORY… We love to prepare Pohole Pickles. What an incredible and rare ingredient to work with!  It’s like stopping time. Pohole ferns have a shorter shelf life when it comes to vegetables.  When we pickle them, it’s preserving their […]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST LOCAL HOT DOG: Spanky’s Riptide #BOM2012

The Spankys dog has not quite been around a year, but it was meticulously researched and tested by foodie and Spanky’s owner Adam Clarke. The dogs are served hot in a bun and you do the rest at their dress-up-your-dog bar. We’re talking serious stuff here: multiple flavors of mustard, pickles, tomato, different mayos, onions, […]

Chef Tim Hurney of Lilikoi Grill Restaurant & Wine Bar #Maui #Food @MauiTime

CHEF TIM HURNEY, LILIKOI GRILL RESTAURANT  & WINE BAR “Our mahi mahi is troll-caught in Hawaiian waters.” 810 Kokomo Rd, Haiku 575-2629 Grilled Mahi Mahi, $25 We serve our mahi mahi over Molokai sweet mashed potatoes, topped with local grilled asparagus and finished with a fresh lilikoi burre-blanc sauce. Our food is created using […]