Robert "Bully" Kotter of Bully's Ohana Surf School

Bully, Formerly of Goofy Foot Surf School, Founds Bully’s Ohana Surf School

Robert “Bully” Kotter Establishes New Surf School in Lahaina If you’re looking for your favorite surf instructor named Robert “Bully” Kotter, who used to teach surf lessons at Goofy Foot Surf School in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, Relax. You’ve finally found him. That’s right! Bully, formerly a surf instructor with Goofy Foot Surf School in Lahaina, […]

Skyline Eco-Adventures: Zip-n-Dip

Skyline Eco-Adventures: 4 Line Zip-n-Dip Tour

We had the honor of attending Skyline Eco Adventures’ inaugural Zip-n-Dip Tour and it was AMAZING. We were among the very first group to experience Maui’s newest activity up at Kahoma Ranch. It was nothing like I expected and better than I imagined. Now, you have to understand, I go on a lot of activities […]

Sea Maui Charters: Sunset Sail

When I was asked to join in a boat ride out of Lahaina, I thought “Sure, why not?”, because I always enjoy a little trip on the ocean. I also thought it was going to be on a large ship, like the Maui Princess, which I always enjoy. Shannon and Brandon had invited me to […]

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Slappy Cakes: Gary at the Grill

Slappy Cakes, Lahaina: Make Your Own Pancakes

As you walk into Slappy Cakes in Ka’anapali, you first notice that it’s pretty spartan as far as furnishings, and with very high ceilings. You hope the wait is worth it, but as it is a high-tourist time, and on a Monday brunch, a crowd should be expected. There does seem to be pretty spacious […]

Koa's Seaside Grill: Spanish Omelette

Koa’s Seaside Grill: Great Breakfast and an Incredible Ocean View

When you walk into Koa’s Seaside Grill, the first thing you notice is the view. It’s an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean and the Hawaiian Island of Lanai. On the morning we went for breakfast, the waves were huge and we had a fantastic experience. Our hostess escorted us to our table along the […]

No Ka Oi Cinnamon Rolls: The Southern Belle

Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls at No Ka ‘Oi Cinnamon Rolls Whaler’s Village

When I told my son that our next review was going to be cinnamon rolls at No Ka Oi Cinnamon Rolls at the food court of Whaler’s Village, my announcement was met with a huge smile and a vey excited, “Cool!” When I told him that they were the same cinnamon rolls that are featured […]

Crabcake Eggs Benedict at Captain Jack's Island Grill

Family Breakfast at Captain Jack’s in Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Captain Jack’s Eggs Benedict, French Toast, and More Usually, the kids want to go to town to have a “walking breakfast”. We stop for a cup of coffee or juice and pick up Spam musubi at Nagasako’s over by Foodland. We take a walk down Front St. and sometimes on the beach. This morning, they […]

NFL Football Breakfast at Spanky's Riptide Eggs McSpanky

Spanky’s Riptide: Sunday Morning NFL Football Breakfast

With eleven big screen televisions from which to choose, Spanky’s Riptide is one of the best places on the west side of Maui to watch NFL football on a Sunday morning. For that matter, Spanky’s Riptide is the one of best places to watch any televised sports event on the west side of Maui. But […]

Brunch at Mooses McGillycuddy's: Corn Beef Hash and Eggs

Father’s Day Brunch at Moose McGillycuddy’s

The kids picked their favorite place for Father’s Day Brunch: Moose McGillycuddy’s on Front St. in Lahaina. The menu is simple. The food is consistently good. The service is always great. And by now, we feel like family when we go there.  And the best part is my kids know where the two for one […]

Breakfast at Mala Ocean Tavern: Bacon and Eggs

Fantastic French Toast at Mala Ocean Tavern

The kids and I went to Mala for breakfast over the weekend. The food, as always, was delicious. While I opted for the traditional bacon and eggs, the kids both decided to have french toast. I have to say that the french toast at Mala is the best I’ve had on Maui.

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Sure Thing Burger: Veggie Burger

Sure Thing Burger: A Chef-Driven Burger Joint in Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Sure Thing Burger: A Chef Driven Burger Joint For the past few weeks, I’ve been hearing from several of my friends about a new burger joint that opened up in Lahaina where Kuhuna Kabobs used to be. Most of these friends work in Maui’s hotel industry as front desk clerks, valets, concierge, and other public […]

Cool Cat Cafe Burger of the Month April 2013: Soleada Primavera

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month April 2013

When I heard that Cool Cat Cafe’s burger of the month for April included a fried egg, I imagined something akin to Loco Moco. When I heard that it also included guacamole, I knew it would be totally different. Expectations aside, the burger chefs at the Cool Cat Cafe have created two new burgers for […]

Brunch at Mooses McGillycuddy's: Corn Beef Hash and Eggs

Father’s Day Brunch at Moose McGillycuddy’s

The kids picked their favorite place for Father’s Day Brunch: Moose McGillycuddy’s on Front St. in Lahaina. The menu is simple. The food is consistently good. The service is always great. And by now, we feel like family when we go there.  And the best part is my kids know where the two for one […]

Skip Scott making fudge at Lahaina Fudge Company

Lahaina Fudge Company: Maui’s Favorite Fudge Company

Lahaina Fudge Company: Because Everybody Loves Fudge Fudge on Maui Fudge. Everyone I know has a favorite flavor or a favorite fudge related childhood memory. Who remembers going to the candy store with mom or dad and getting a piece of rich, creamy, chocolate fudge? Or trying to make some fudge at home and having it […]

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Captain Jack’s Island Grill in Lahaina: Panini Sandwich of the Day

The Expansion and Improvement of the Menu at Captain Jack’s Continues It was my good fortune to be at the right place at the right time. The right place being Captain Jack’s Island Grill in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. The right time being lunch time on the day they started serving the new Panini Sandwiches. The […]

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Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month June 2014

Today’s Burger of the Month is the “All Hail, Caesar”, and to tell the truth, it’s one I might not have chosen if I wasn’t writing a review on it. I enter the Cool Cat Cafe on a hot afternoon with a friend, and we both decide that the air-conditioned area is more to our liking, […]

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month May 2014

As I walk into Cool Cat Cafe the summer afternoon (and seater) bids me to enter the air-conditioned area to dine. I’m very glad to have this option, and choose a booth to enjoy my lunch with my dining companion. We sit around a very large record-table emulating a 45 one might have played in […]

Slappy Cakes: Gary at the Grill

Slappy Cakes, Lahaina: Make Your Own Pancakes

As you walk into Slappy Cakes in Ka’anapali, you first notice that it’s pretty spartan as far as furnishings, and with very high ceilings. You hope the wait is worth it, but as it is a high-tourist time, and on a Monday brunch, a crowd should be expected. There does seem to be pretty spacious […]

Maui Jiu Jitsu: Calson Gracie and Christian Grandi

Maui Jiu Jitsu: Carlson Gracie Academy, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

Founded by third degree black belt, Christian Grandi, the Carlson Gracie Academy in Lahaina offers classes and seminars to jiu-jitsu students of all ages. The Carlson Gracie Academy in Lahaina is the first Carlson Gracie school in the Hawaiian Islands. Adult classes and children’s classes are available. Check their web site for details.   The […]

Start Me Up Sportfishing

Waking up at 2:00 in the morning is not something I generally look forward to, but this morning I was up a full half hour before my alarm went off. I was having a hard time even getting to sleep ever since I found out I would be going out with Start Me Up for […]

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Tiny Bubbles Scuba School: Introductory Dive

Visibility: 60 feet. Maximum Depth: 32 feet. Duration: 48 minutes. Wild Life: Over a dozen sea turtles and countless fish. Not bad for my first ocean scuba dive. About a year ago, at the grand opening of Umalu at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa on Maui, I had the good fortune of meeting Tim […]

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Outside-of-Mala

Mala an Ocean Tavern: Eggs Benedict

“Kai will be right with you,” our hostess informed us as she guided us to the outside lanai. My son chose a nice table and selected the seat with an unobscured view of the water. Our seats were shady and cool. The gentle sea breeze and the sound of the waves were a great way to start our breakfast. Everything had that fresh clean ocean smell. This was my second visit to Mala; my first was for dinner a few weeks earlier. This time we were there for breakfast. Mala only serves breakfast on … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

Brunch at Mooses McGillycuddy's: Corn Beef Hash and Eggs

Father’s Day Brunch at Moose McGillycuddy’s

The kids picked their favorite place for Father's Day Brunch: Moose McGillycuddy's on Front St. in Lahaina. The menu is simple. The food is consistently good. The service is always great. And by now, we feel like family when we go there.  And the best part is my kids know where the two for one coupons are! I had corn beef hash and eggs over easy. An buttered English muffin rounded out the meal. My youngest ordered the Big Pancake breakfast: pancakes, eggs, bacon. It was more than he could … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

Crabcake Eggs Benedict at Captain Jack's Island Grill

Family Breakfast at Captain Jack’s in Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Captain Jack’s Eggs Benedict, French Toast, and More Usually, the kids want to go to town to have a “walking breakfast”. We stop for a cup of coffee or juice and pick up Spam musubi at Nagasako’s over by Foodland. We take a walk down Front St. and sometimes on the beach. This morning, they wanted to have a sit down breakfast and try the pancakes and french toast over at Captain Jack’s Island Grill. We arrived around 10:00am and Captain Jack’s wasn’t very crowded. We were seated at a table … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

Kids love the best pizza on Maui from Nikki's Pizza at Whaler's Village

Nikkis Pizza – Maui

If you want to come in for a quick breakfast on the go, or enjoy a leisurely meal you can’t go wrong with Nikki’s Pizza. Come as you are barefoot or in your slippah’s for Nikki’s dining experience full of Aloha. Conviently located in the food court at Whalers Village at Ka’anapali. Stop in when you need a break from your shopping. Nikki’s Pizza previously known as Pizza Paradiso established in 1995 decided to renovate the restaurant in order to provide the best quality of service to its … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

Koa's Seaside Grill: Spanish Omelette

Koa’s Seaside Grill: Great Breakfast and an Incredible Ocean View

When you walk into Koa’s Seaside Grill, the first thing you notice is the view. It’s an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean and the Hawaiian Island of Lanai. On the morning we went for breakfast, the waves were huge and we had a fantastic experience. Our hostess escorted us to our table along the edge of the railing. We were so close to the water that we actually got splashed. It’s not a common occurrence, but the waves were really big. Our servers, Toni and Jeff, introduced themselves and … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

Slappy Cakes: Gary at the Grill

Slappy Cakes, Lahaina: Make Your Own Pancakes

As you walk into Slappy Cakes in Ka'anapali, you first notice that it's pretty spartan as far as furnishings, and with very high ceilings. You hope the wait is worth it, but as it is a high-tourist time, and on a Monday brunch, a crowd should be expected. There does seem to be pretty spacious parking, as any overflow can be handled by The Time supermarket next-door. You are greeted immediately by the person at the front kiosk, who takes your name, and invited to sit down. With such a crowd, … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

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Burgers on Maui

Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month June 2013: “Don't Be a Pesto”

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month June 2013

Cool Cat Cafe: Beef Burger of the Month June 2013: Don’t Be a Pesto One of my favorite vegetables is broccoli; my other favorite is zucchini. Imagine my surprise to discover that both of them would be served on my burger when I tried the Cool Cat Burger of the Month of June: Don’t Be […]

Cool Cat Cafe Burger of the Month March 2013: Reuben Melt

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month March 2013

The Cool Cat Cafe in Lahaina offers unique burgers every month for their Burger of the Month promotion. Each month is different and the burgers for March 2013 were some of the best burgers ever. My son and I arrived around 2:00pm, after the lunch crowd thinned a bit. We started with drinks: a vanilla […]

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month June 2014

Today’s Burger of the Month is the “All Hail, Caesar”, and to tell the truth, it’s one I might not have chosen if I wasn’t writing a review on it. I enter the Cool Cat Cafe on a hot afternoon with a friend, and we both decide that the air-conditioned area is more to our liking, […]

Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month November 2013: “Wild Blue Yonder”

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month November 2013

Sometimes the most unusual and unexpected addition to a hamburger can make all the difference in the world. Take for example this month’s Burger of the Month at The Cool Cat Cafe. Celery? I mean seriously, who thinks of putting celery on a burger. Celery is one of those vegetables that your mother makes you […]

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Maui Restaurants

Chris Mahon: The Food Doctor and Brutally Honest Food Critic

Fleetwood’s on Front Street, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

Fleetwood’s on Front Street, Roof Top Dining How do you convince someone to walk down an alley, through the front door, and up 25 stairs just to eat lunch or dinner? The answer is simple: Fleetwood’s on Front Street. I was walking down Front Street enjoying the cool breeze near the end of the day […]

Crabcake Eggs Benedict at Captain Jack's Island Grill

Family Breakfast at Captain Jack’s in Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Captain Jack’s Eggs Benedict, French Toast, and More Usually, the kids want to go to town to have a “walking breakfast”. We stop for a cup of coffee or juice and pick up Spam musubi at Nagasako’s over by Foodland. We take a walk down Front St. and sometimes on the beach. This morning, they […]

Canoes Restaurant

When my family and I moved to Maui almost six years ago, one of the first restaurants we tried was Canoes Restaurant on Front Street in Lahaina. The view was fantastic and the food was good, but nothing to be overly excited about. Over the years, we returned several times. As always, the view was […]

Kids love the best pizza on Maui from Nikki's Pizza at Whaler's Village

Nikkis Pizza – Maui

If you want to come in for a quick breakfast on the go, or enjoy a leisurely meal you can’t go wrong with Nikki’s Pizza. Come as you are barefoot or in your slippah’s for Nikki’s dining experience full of Aloha. Conviently located in the food court at Whalers Village at Ka’anapali. Stop in when […]

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month June 2014

Today’s Burger of the Month is the “All Hail, Caesar”, and to tell the truth, it’s one I might not have chosen if I wasn’t writing a review on it. I enter the Cool Cat Cafe on a hot afternoon with a friend, and we both decide that the air-conditioned area is more to our liking, […]

Cool Cat Cafe: Fish Tacos

Today, I am perched on a chair in the air-conditioned part of Cool Cats, not so much because of the heat (although that IS part of the issue, as it gets HOT in Lahaina, on occasion. The name “Lahaina” means “relentless sun”, so that should give you an idea), but because of the glare of […]

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