Valentines Dinner

Posted: January 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

Valentine's Day Sea of Love

Looking for something special to do on Valentine’s Day? Check out the link below.

http://mauinow.com/2014/01/15/reservations-available-for-sea-of-love-valentines-event/


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Monkeypod Kitchen – Ko Olina

Posted: July 26th, 2013 | Comments Off

After three times of visiting Monkeypod Kitchen in Ko’Olina, I figured it was time to finally share this wonderful little “secret” of a place located on Oahu. Opening in December of last year, Monkeypod Kitchen is the work of Hawaii Chef and restauranteur Peter Merriman. This unique experience is one of two Monkeypod’s by Merriman (the other being in Wailea, Maui) and caterers to both tourist and locals alike.

The food at Monkeypod Kitchen is delicious, prepared with perfection and delivered from kitchen to table in very little time. Other great points of Monkeypod is that it delivers 36 craft brews on tap served at 29 degrees, kiawe wood oven pizza, and live music twice a day to get you in the local Hawaiian style mood.

My personal favorites, after having been there three times, are their pizza of course (Proletariat my #1), the Bulgogi Pork Tacos and the Dry Mein. I also cannot forget to mention that Monkeypod supports local grown produce, organic and sustainable farming, ranching and fish practices and they use only grass fed beef, renewable fish varieties and hormone free poultry, making them a true supporter of buy local, eat local.

Lastly if you’re looking for a good deal be sure and check out their happy hour every day from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM (except holidays), where you’ll find drink specials, 50% off appetizers and 9$ pizzas (excluding Bourgeois).


Monkeypod Kitchen
Wood-Roasted Chicken Wings & Proletariat Pizza

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Monkeypod Kitchen
Bulgogi Pork Tacos

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Monkeypod Kitchen
Dry Mein

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Monkeypod Kitchen
Strawberry Cream Pie

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Monkeypod Kitchen
Outdoor Seating

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Monkeypod Kitchen
Bar & Indoor Seating

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Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman

Two locations in Hawaii:

Oahu – Ko’Olina
Ko Olina Station 92-1046 Olani Street, Kapolei HI 96707
Driving directions: http://www.monkeypodkitchen.com/ko-olina/directions/
Ph (808) 380-4086 or Online Reservations

Hours:
Mon-Sun 11 AM – 11 PM (Happy Hour 3 PM – 5:30 PM)

Maui – Wailea
10 Gateway Place, Unit B-201 Kihei, Hawaii 96753
Driving directions: http://www.monkeypodkitchen.com/wailea/directions/
Ph (808) 891-2322 or Online Reservations

Hours:
Mon-Sun 11:30 AM – 11 PM (Happy Hour 3 PM – 5:30 PM & 9 PM – 11 PM)

Visit Monkeypod Online: http://www.monkeypodkitchen.com


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Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream

Posted: June 1st, 2013 | Comments Off

Bubbies Ice Cream is truly one of the staples of local Honolulu treats. From manufacturing their delicious homemade ice cream for local hotels and restaurants that include: Halekulani Hotel, Sheraton Waikiki, Hyatt Regency, Ihilani Resort & Spa, Polynesian Cultural Center, Restaurant Suntory, Nobu Waikiki, Hiroshi, Roy’s Waikiki, Big City Diner’s, Imanas, Beard Papa’s, Coffee Bean Leaf & Tea, Panda Express, and Foodland Markets to serving up their great ice creams and mochi ice (sweetened rice confection balls filled with ice cream) at their local Varsity Center Parlor and Hawaii Kai Parlor, making your evening desert a “Bubbies” stop is a necessity to enjoying one of the happy things in life, Ice Cream!

Mochi ice cream (Mochi Ice) is a Japanese confection made from mochi (pounded sticky rice) with an ice cream filling. Mochi ice cream is now an internationally recognized food, popular in the United States.

Source: Wikipedia


Bubbies Ice Cream
Bubbies Souvenir T-Shirts

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Bubbies Ice Cream
Mochi Ice Cream (Mochi Ice)

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Bubbies Ice Cream
Delicious Homemade Ice Cream

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Bubbies Ice Cream
The Bubbies Menu

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Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts

Two locations on Oahu:

VARSITY CENTER
Across from former Varsity Theater on Coyne Street
1010 University Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96826
Ph (808) 949-8984

Hours:
Mon-Th 12 PM – 12 AM
Fri – Sat 12 PM – 1 AM
Sun 12 PM – 11:30 AM

HAWAII KAI
Koko Marina Shopping Center
7192 Kalanianaole Hwy D103
Honolulu, HI 96825
Ph (808) 396-8722

Hours:
Sun – Th 10 AM – 11 PM
Fri – Sat 10 AM – Midnight

Visit Bubbies Online: http://www.bubbiesicecream.com
Order Mochi Ice Cream Online http://www.bubbiesicecream.com/mochi-ice-cream


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Four Seasons Wailea Hosts Pinot Pinot Event June 7-9, 2012

Posted: June 4th, 2012 | Comments Off

Pinot, Anyone?

This weekend on Maui’s sunny leeward shore, the Four Seasons Wailea will host a grand event to celebrate the Pinot grape with multiple semniars, tastings, and wine dinners. Anthill Farm Wineries, Brewer-Clifton, Costa de Oro, and Patz & Hall co-host dinners at Ferraro’s, Spago Maui, and DUO. The event culiminates with a gala oceanfront farm-to-table food event replete with the tastings from over 40 wineries.

Limited availability. To reserve, please contact concierge.maui@fourseasons.com or call 1(808) 874 2201.

Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, JUNE 7

Wine Seminar – CHARDONNAY
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
24 Hour Cancel Policy
50 person maximum

Wine Dinner at Ferraro’s – ANTHILL FARMS
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
24 Hour Cancel Policy
25 person maximum

Wine Dinner at DUO – BREWER CLIFTON
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
24 Hour Cancel Policy
25 person max

Wine Dinner at Spago – PATZ & HALL
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
50 person max

Wine Dinner at Capische – COSTA DE ORO
6:30pm – 9:00 pm
20 person max

FRIDAY, JUNE 8

Wine Dinner at Ferraro’s – BREWER CLIFTON
When: Friday, June 8, 630 pm – 9 pm
24 Hour Cancel Policy
25 person max

Wine Dinner at DUO – PATZ & HALL
When: Friday, June 8, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
24 Hour Cancel Policy
25 person max

Wine Dinner at Spago – COSTA DE ORO (50 max)
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Wine Dinner at Capische – ANTHILL FARMS (20 max)
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

Golf Tournament
All proceeds benefit Women Helping Women and Kimberly Project
in conjunction with North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center.
When: Saturday, June 9
Where: Wailea Emerald Course followed by lunch at Gannon’s

Four Pinots Gala
Featuring 40 wines & Farm to Table Action Stations
When: Saturday, June 9, 6:30 pm
Where: Ocean Front Lawn
72 Hour Cancel Policy
250 person max

To learn more about Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, please view the e-brochure.

*Seminars Cost $98/person + tax & gratuity. Wine Dinners & Gala Cost $198/person + tax & gratuity. All reservations require Credit Card, Phone Contact, and Email Address

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Savor the Sunset at Royal Lahaina June 22, 2012

Posted: June 4th, 2012 | Comments Off

Last year 400 people enjoyed the party put on by Lahaina Rotary on the ocean front lawn at the Royal Lahaina Resort to benefit the Lahaina Public Library. This year’s organizers are hoping that even more book-loving revelers show up for the fun. Whether for the books, the pupus, the wine, or merely for some reckless dancing under the stars, I heartily endorse your attendance at this fun event for a worthy cause.

If you haven’t been to the Public Library in Lahaina recently, do yourself a favor and stop by the decidedly old school facility. There you will find actual books made of bound paper pages printed with ink. Quite amazing. To view these intriguing marvels just stop by the facility, located next to the ocean north of the Pioneer Inn complex. The library also hosts more mundane equipment such as computers with internet access, which can come in handy if you’re interested in that sort of boring thing.

To me, what is most appealing about the Lahaina Public Library is that you can sit a spell in the middle of the day, and gather your thoughts or read without disturbance. (One is still expected to be quiet in a library – how rare is that these days?) Or you can poke around to see what’s new and different and what remains pretty much unchanged from the days when words in a book were all kids had to brighten a lazy summer afternoon, stimulate curiosity and expand intellectual horizons.

I might love my Nook, but there’s nothing like a book!

If you still enjoy the heft and sensory appeal of reading from a book, the Friends of the Library opened a second used book store (the other is in Puunene) at the Wharf Cinema Center. Proceeds from the sale of donated used books helps to buy new materials and equipment for the public library across the street. Recycle, repurpose, reuse by donating your gently read books and buying a few new ones.

So c’mon, get out there and help the library while enjoying yourself a great deal at the third annual Savor the Sunset Event. This year the event features music by JD on the Rocks and an appearance by this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the Aipono Gala, Mark Ellman as emcee.

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Japengo Silver Oak Wine Dinner June 9, 2012

Posted: June 4th, 2012 | Comments Off

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