First Impressions: Johnny B’s in Paia

by Molly Jacobson on April 10, 2012

Johnny B's restaurant in Paia | Maui Restaurants

That's a chocolate milkshake, burger, hand-cut fries, and volcano sauce.

We’ve heard some good things about Johnny B’s, the new burger joint in Paia … and it’s been two months since they opened on January 26, 2012 … so we made the trip today for lunch.

Did we walk out happy?

These pictures might tell you part of the story. The rest is told in our update email — which you get free when you register your copy of Top Maui Restaurants 2012. If you already have the book, look on the very last page to find your instructions on how to register.

A Thick Milkshake in Paia Maui at Johnny B's | Maui Restaurants

It slopped over the sides. We didn't mind.

If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, do. Because when you register your book you get the automatic “update email.” It contains any changes to the Maui restaurant scene we think readers should know about — restaurant closings, significant menu changes, our thoughts about new joints like Fabiani’s in Kihei and Johnny B’s in Paia … plus anything else we think you should know about.

I don’t know why we didn’t ever do this before. But Jen in NY called the update email “inspired” — and it was, in a way, just that. I literally dreamed about it one night while editing this edition.

Johnny B's in Paia, Maui | Maui Restaurants

An Eisenberg hot dog on a sweet roll from the Big Island. Ten inches of love of Johnny B's in Paia, Maui.

(That’s kind of pathetic. But true. I dream about any project I’m working on. And this one, especially.)

That update email solves the biggest problem I’ve had since the first review I penned in 2005: it keeps readers up-to-date without me having to talk to each one, everyday 😉

I love updating the email — already, since January, I’ve added ten new bits of information. How handy is that?

Lots of love to you, Maui. And Johnny B’s … thanks for lunch.

Get your book today to get all the Maui restaurant updates all year long …

Love you,



About Molly Jacobson

Molly Jacobson contributes 226 post in this blog.

Editor of the second best-selling guidebook to MauiTop Maui Restaurants, Molly has called Maui home since 2005.

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