Every Fourth Friday of the month Paia’s galleries stay open late, serve little pupus, and let musicians and sometimes dancers have their way with the open spaces. It’s lovely — especially at my friend Christine Turnbull’s gallery, Turnbull Fine Art (look for the gigantic giraffe). They’re a little late to celebrate Mardi Gras this Friday, […]
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“As far as I’m concerned, a restaurant is either fantastic, or not worth going to,” a dinner companion said the other night. I’d picked the restaurant, so I worried: was he trying to tell me something? “And this one is fantastic.” he continued. (If you’re wondering, we were at Flatbread in Paia, which I agree […]
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As we are in the last furious few weeks before releasing the new edition of Top Maui Restaurants, a couple of noteworthy Maui restaurants have closed – Wok Star being one. Boo hoo! Here’s a partial list of places that have closed in the last year: Alexander’s Fish & Chips (both Kihei & Kahului locations) […]
A few weeks ago we went to the relatively new Ono Gelato in Kihei to sample their gelatos and stack them up against the original location (Paia) and the second (Lahaina). Overall, the news is good–they are making good gelato, just as we would expect. The mounding isn’t quite as high and beautiful as it […]
I’ve got a new favorite gelato: strawberry blood orange. It’s sweet and tangy, and perfectly feminine with its deep pink color. Please try some the next time you head to Ono Gelato (it’s seasonal, so don’t blame me if they don’t have it when you go, blame Mother Nature). Eat it and weep.