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Tropica’s Happy Hour and Interview with Fred Sconfienza @TheWestinMaui

Fred (Freddie) Sconfienza Tropica Restaurant & Bar, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa How did you get a job there? I heard the Westin was hiring, so I dressed well and went to Human Resources to apply. The Director of Restaurants stopped by and saw me with four other applicants. Based upon my past bar […]

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Lahaina Happy Hour and Interview with David Mahl @ruthschrisHI

David Mahl Ruth’s Chris Steak House Lahaina   How did you get a job there? I was a bartender at Hard Rock and got to know the RCSH GM at the time at the bar and she liked me and hired me at the next opening she had.   What spirit do you like to […]

Merriman’s Kapalua Happy Hour and Interview with Jeff Groh @MerrimansHawaii

Jeff Groh Merriman’s Kapalua   How did you get a job there? I was looking to interview with a restaurant while “visiting” a girl on Oahu so I could write off a trip from the mainland – the relationship with the restaurant has way outlasted the girl. What spirit do you like to work with […]

Hard Rock Cafe Maui’s Happy Hour and Interview with Misty Kotter @hardrockmaui

MISTI KOTTER HARD ROCK CAFE How did you get a job there? STARTED AS A HOST IN 2006 What spirit do you like to work with the most? What is the last drink you made with it? BACARDI DRAGONBERRY/STRAWBERRY LEMONADE What is the last incredible wine or beer you drank? What made it spectacular? MENAGE […]

La Paulee Wine Event at Merriman’s Kapalua Saturday October 27 2012

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La Paulée de Meursault is originally a lunch held to celebrate the grape harvest in Burgundy, France. Attendees consist of people who live in the surrounding areas and winemakers. Since then, many other places have started holding their own La Paulée celebrations, and Merriman’s in Kapalua is bringing their own version of the traditional celebration to […]

Announcement: Tuesday, October 16: ‘Aipono Wine Dinner

Tropica Restaurant & Bar located in the Westin Ka’anapali will be holding a four-course wine dinner with benefits going to University of Hawaii Maui College’s Culinary Academy.  Featured wines will be from Sonoma and Napa Valley, and food will be prepared by Tropica’s Chef de Cuisine, Jennifer Evetushick. There will be a reception at 6:30 […]

Interview with Chef Ryan Luckey as he Joins Hula Grill as Executive Sous Chef

It’s hard to believe that Chef Ryan Luckey, who cranked out the amazing cuisine that helped put Pineapple Grill in Kapalua on the map, got his start in the restaurant business as a dishwasher. We’ve followed his illustrious career from restaurants like Erik’s Seafood Grotto, Red Lobster and Kapalua Grill and Bar. Nobody has seen […]

Beer for the Birds Benefit @MauiBrewingCo This Friday Night

  One step better than drinking beer is drinking locally made craft brew when half the night’s pint sales will go to the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project. The cool folks at Maui Brewing Company have been hosting benefit nights once every three months since 2010.  The benefit starts at 6pm and goes till midnight.   […]

David Paul’s Island Grill @davidpaulsig closes its doors; Closed Maui Restaurant

David Paul's Lahaina Grill has closed it doors. Official reports say Chef David Paul is actively looking for a new location to re-open at. The restaurant was not keen on the mall's plans to be an Outlet Store destination and has decided to close and end its lease there at present time. The Front Street […]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST RESTAURANT: Lahaina Grill #BOM2012

The epic dining room of Lahaina Grill is in the historic Lahaina Inn, yet somehow the restaurant’s blend of the contemporary and nostalgic strike up a casual compromise, highlighted by great splashes of Jan Kasprzycki art. The menu similarly weaves together several genres and styles, creating dishes that we adore: the Cake Walk, ahi foie […]