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Wine tasting in Ulupalakua

I would venture to say that it’s practically common knowledge that upcountry Maui is home to pristine wine vineyards. And what better place than the rolling hills of Ulupalakua to grow, nurture and discover the art that is winemaking. As a couple of young ladies with no plans on a Friday afternoon, an adventure along Piilani Highway led us to Maui …

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Last Denny’s restaurant in Maui County closes

Well, you can scratch another Maui restaurant off the list. The Kahului Denny’s closed it’s doors for good the 2nd of January (date to be confirmed). Speculation as to the reason of the closure were surrounded by high rent prices and downturn in business since the likes of Zippy’s and Max’s entered the market. Denny’s Kahului was the last of …

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My very first whiskey dinner

I know, I know whiskey is all the rage right now… But I gotta admit, I am more of a wine and vodka drinker, in moderation of course. When I was invited to take part in a Jack Daniel’s Barrel Pairing Menu I cringed a little. Firstly, I am not a huge fan of Jack Daniel’s or any other brown liquor. …

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New Eats: Vanta Cafe

Brunch is always a good idea! That hour or two between breakfast and lunch when you can’t decide if you want pancakes or a plate lunch… I discovered a new spot that opened four months ago in Wailuku. B&S Vanta Coffee Hut is the creation of Uncle Sam and Uncle Billy. Both are originally from Korea, but met in Alaska. The …

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Genki Sushi premiers exclusive rail technology ordering system at the renovated Maui Mall location

Genki Sushi USA, Inc. announces the grand opening of Genki Sushi and the unveiling of its revolutionary double rail sushi delivery system at the Maui Mall on December 2. The grand opening will feature the premiere of a new double rail sushi delivery technology complete with a touch panel ordering system. This Genki Sushi restaurant is the company’s largest at …

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What Maui Chefs crave for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! While we sit down, enjoy a meal together with our ohana and take a moment to be thankful… I wondered what are Maui’s hottest chefs eating right now? I set out to find the answer. Here’s a look of some of the Valley Isle’s most notable chefs and what they’re craving this, and every, Thanksgiving. Pumpkin Crunch “Growing up I loved …

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Good Eats: Miso Phat Sushi

Regarded as one of the best sushi spots in Hawaii, I had to give Miso Phat Sushi a try. With two locations, one in Kahana – West Maui and the other located in Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center, this artfully crafted, fresh fish, sushi restaurant has received critical acclaim by the likes of the Food Network and holds a nearly perfect 5-star …

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Killer Happy Hour at Maui Thai Bistro

Typically Happy Hour can range from 1 hour to perhaps 3 hours, depending on where you go. Visit the bar at Maui Thai Bistro and you’ll notice their Happy Hour spans a whopping 6 hours! Lovingly dubbed “The Brasserie” their casual, hip, lounge and bar (located makai from the restaurant’s main dining room) showcases contemporary interior designs, highlighted by craft cocktails and bistro-style authentic …

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Good Eats: Cane & Canoe Sunday Brunch

Sunday morning and nothing sounds better than a Bloody Mary Bar! Yup, the drive to pristine Kapalua was well worth it after I enjoyed a relaxing brunch at Cane & Canoe located on the grounds of Montage Kapalua Bay. Served every Sunday from 10am-1pm you are joyfully greeted by live jazz music and panoramic views of the ocean. Chef David Viviano …

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Phat vs. Food: Ichiban

Ichiban in Kahului seems like an institution here on Maui. Nestled in the Kahului Shopping Center, Ichiban shares a similar cuisine with a restaurant in the same shopping center. An Asian Fusion style restaurant, Ichiban’s variety of Japanese, sushi, and local favorites has an enticing allure. Phat vs Food is ready to put Ichiban to the test. My partner, as …

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