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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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REVIEW: Kimo’s

My husband and I went on a rare date night for dinner. Being parents to 2 girls, ages 2 and 11 months- it is hard to get out of the house sometimes. When we do have a “date night”, we like to go to restaurants that we would not normally take our babies to. (Parents, you know how it is.) …

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REVIEW: Swap Meet Shenanigans

Last Saturday, I took a trip down to Maui’s Swap Meet. That place has lots of hidden gems! Especially, “Aunty Lia’s Baked Goods”- she was the MAIN reason for my trip. Why? Because mango bread, that’s why. Before going to Aunty Lia’s area- I stopped at a few places to try some new goodies: “Maui Rainbow Tea,” “Verdeleaf”, “Hana Hotties,” …

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REVIEW: Maui Fresh Streatery – Celebrates First Anniversary

My very first Food Adventure was today with AZD and G-Money. We decided to check up on the food truck, “Maui Fresh Streatery.” Coincidentally, this week marks their one year anniversary of being open. The brainchild of chef, Kyle Kawakami, the menu centers around a farm-to-table strategy. The menu changes every two weeks, in conjunction with what is grown around …

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