Maui Food And Dining

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Taverna Restaurant in Kapalua To Hold Grand Reopening March 27

Taverna Restaurant, home of Urban Drinks + Italian Eats, is holding a grand reopening March 27 for dinner, with full operations beginning March 30 after being closed for moths due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant is in the heart of the Kapalua Resort at 2000 Village Road in the Bay Course Clubhouse. Enhancements include […]
Monday, March 01, 2021

Hawaiian Airlines Appoints New Executive Chef Team and Featured Chef Members

Hawaiian Airlines appointed husband-and-wife team Wade Ueoka and Michelle Karr-Ueoka, owners of Honolulu’s MW Restaurant and Artizen, as its news executive chefs.
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation to Debut First Food-A-Go-Go “Restaurant Week” on April 5

Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation will host its first Food-A-Go-Go “Restaurant Week” from April 5 to 12 to support the local restaurant industry. In conjunction, the “Bid It to Win It for Ag Education” online auction will also run from April 5 through April 30 to support HAF’s K-12 agricultural education programs.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Ramos Promoted at Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate

Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate, Inc. announced the promotion of Meghan Ramos to fulfillment team manager.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts Promotes George Gomes Jr. to Regional Executive Chef

Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts has promoted George Gomes Jr. to regional executive chef for the Royal Kona Resort on Hawaiʻi Island and Royal Lahaina Resort on Maui.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Champagne Hale at Cliff House Returns for Reservations in February

Montage Kapalua Bay’s Champagne Hale at Cliff House returns for reservations for select weekends from Feb. 11 – 21, 2021.
Sunday, February 14, 2021

Restaurant Group Nā Hoaloha ‘Ekolu Recognized by Adopt-A-Highway Program

The owners of Old Lāhainā Lūʻau, Star Noodle, Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, and Aloha Mixed Plate were commended by the Department of Transportation’s Highways Division for their employees’ impressive and sustained volunteerism for Maui’s environment.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Bill to Require State Departments to Increase Purchase of Locally Grown Produce Advances

Bill would require state departments to buy locally grown produce in gradually increasing percentages. The goal is 50 percent by 2050.
Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Down The Hatch Adds Chef de Cuisine Jorge Perez to Kitchen Team in Lahaina

Down The Hatch Maui welcomes Chef de Cuisine Jorge “Nacho” Perez to help manage alongside Executive Chef Alvin Savella at the Lahaina eatery.
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Honolulu Restaurant Gets Red Placard for Repeat Mask Violations

The Hawai‘i Department of Health Food Safety Branch has issued a red “CLOSED” placard to Doner Shack at 79 South Pauahi St. in Honolulu due to repeated instances of employees not wearing face masks while working, the department announced.
Monday, January 11, 2021

Māla Ocean Tavern Selects Rob Farrell as General Manager

Māla Ocean Tavern announced the selection of Rob Farrell as its new general manager. Farell joined MĀLA in December of 2018 and since brought much influence that enhanced MĀLA’s internationally inspired menu.
Monday, January 11, 2021

Tommy Bahama Opens New Marlin Bar Concept at 900 Front Street in Lahaina

Tommy Bahama expanded its presence on Maui by opening a new Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar on December 2020 at 900 Front Street in Lahaina.
Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Kāʻanapali’s Hula Grill Receives Maui’s Adopt-A-Highway Recognition Award

The Department of Transportation’s Highways Division recognized Hula Grill for its commitment to the Adopt-A-Highway public service program – carrying out dozens of clean-ups in West Maui since 2008.
Friday, January 01, 2021

Frustrations Surface Over Maui Restaurant and Bar Rules, and Interpretation for Enforcement

Frustrations Surface Over Maui Restaurant and Bar Rules, and Interpretation for EnforcementFrustrations Surface Over Maui Restaurant and Bar Rules, and Interpretation for Enforcement
Thursday, December 24, 2020

Local PR Company Offering Free Consultations to Hawai‘i Restaurants

“In light of the recent results from a survey conducted by the Public Policy Center at UH Mānoa showing that more than half of Hawaiʻi’s restaurants may be facing permanent closures, we want to offer our support by way of consultations with our team of marketing professionals during a time when Hawaiʻi restaurants need more support than ever before,” said Jennifer Polito, founder and creative director of Jenerate PR.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Maui’s Lahaina Gateway Restaurants Partnered with The Salvation Army to Feed 125 Local Families

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, Da Shrimp Hale and Moku Roots cooked up free meals for 125 Maui families during a holiday event created with a partnership between Lahaina Gateway and The Salvation Army.
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate Hosts ‘Farm to Bar’ Maui Chocolate Tour

Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate is now welcoming visitors to its Lahaina farm.  As of Dec. 21, Maui Chocolate Tour offers a first-hand look at how cacao is grown and harvested on Maui, and then wraps up with a nine-piece tasting among the trees.
Thursday, December 17, 2020

New Mayoral Directive Allows Maui Restaurants to Create and Use Outdoor Dining Areas

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino has issued a directive allowing restaurants to create and use outdoor dining areas to allow physical distancing for patrons and employees while retaining as many seats as possible.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Waikīkī Brewing Company at Lahaina at Outlets of Maui Brewing Up Good Times Ahead

The Waikiki Brewing Company Lahaina at the Outlets of Maui is fully certified for onsite brewing and is fully operational for table service. The restaurant and specialty brewpub opened its doors in Lahaina in July of 2020 and have been developing a brewing program that supports the demands of social distancing and safe bar practices.
Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Maui Seeks Two Week Closure of Bars Amid Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino is seeking approval from Gov. David Ige to temporarily close bars and bar areas within restaurants for two weeks, or until Dec. 26, 2020, to stem the recent double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases.
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