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Chef Lee teaches gourmet cooking for ono results

“Cooking on Maui with Chef Lee,” is a series of cooking classes hosted at Sugar Beach Events estate in Kihei. During the series of classes, you are able to learn new recipes and tips in an industrial kitchen led by Maui’s own, Chef Lee, all while overlooking the landscape in the above picture when you sit down and eat. Really, …

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Maui Chef featured in new inflight culinary program with Hawaiian Air

Hawaiian Airlines, the only U.S. domestic carrier offering complimentary meals to guests in all cabins, and Executive Chef Chai Chaowasaree are proud to announce the launch of a new inflight culinary program featuring specially-designed menu creations from five of Hawai‘i’s burgeoning top chefs including: Jon Matsubara of Japengo; Lee Anne Wong of Koko Head Café; Wade Ueoka of MW Restaurant; …

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Tasting Paia Series: MAKA by Mana Foods

Part two of my “Tasting Paia” series takes me to Mana Foods and their new restaurant MAKA.  I mean, one cannot talk about Paia without mentioning Mana foods, right?  “Mana” in Hawaiian, according to Merriam-Webster, means the power of the elemental forces of nature embodied in an object or person. With over 400 local vendors, Mana sells natural and organic products …

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Fatt Chicks Burgers…MEAN.

Located at the Waiehu Golf course, “Fatt Chicks Burgers” is a locally owned brew and grill.  Opened since August of 2014, this place has been growing a steady following in less than a year.  When my editor told me to try it- I went with the expectation that it was your “regular” burger place.  You know, serving up a slab …

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Tasting Paia Series: Cafe Des Amis

Located on the North Shore of our beautiful island, Paia is a charming small town with a very unique beach vibe.  In fact, it has been named one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” by Coastal Living magazine- the only place in Hawaii to make the magazine’s 2013 list of the top 10 happiest seaside towns in the country.  Paia has an …

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The Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Event Highlights

Last night, MAUIWatch had the privilege of attending “The Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Showdown!” Six finalists from hundreds of entries faced off with their recipes to see who would win the title of Ultimate OCEAN cocktail!  Each finalist was paired with a non-profit to help raise awareness of their organization. The event raised $11,460 which will be donated to the 6 charities …

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REVIEW: Maui Chef’s Table

Have you ever ate in an industrial kitchen? Literally, in the same room as the chef as he prepares your meal(s)? Well, neither have I! That is until last (last) Friday night! Maui, you are in for a treat! The “Maui Executive Catering” Company has opened their doors for the public to experience a “Chef’s Table” dinner. What is a …

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Review: Poi By The Pound

Finally got to make a stop at “Poi by the Pound”, located right next to Lee-Bear in Kahului industrial. It’s a fairly new restaurant- only serving Hawaiian food and here every day is ALOHA FRIDAY. When you think of “Hawaiian” food, you think about what is served typically at a baby’s 1st luau or family parties. Their menu is a …

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Maui Cookie Lady: The MAUIWatch Interview

While waiting at Casanova’s one morning, I consider the first time I ever heard the name, the Maui Cookie Lady. It was over the summer, when a friend recommended I try her cookies. By placing an order on Facebook and making a drive to a modest neighborhood in Makawao, my wife and I bought our first batch of Maui Cookie …

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MANAPUAWatch: Bakery can handle?

The Manapua Bakery is closed today for installation of more appliances. Hopefully this means the bakery can double their supply of 5,000 manapua per day to 10,000! What?! You mean I can actually buy some manapua now? We are keeping our fingers crossed Maui that the answer will be “yes!” Obviously Maui has been experiencing #manapuamadness as this establishment is …

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