Maui Adventure Cruises: Crew Members

Maui Adventure Cruises: Lana’i Dolphin Snorkel Adventure

Why do spinner dolphins spin? A – It’s a learned behavior to remove a parasitic fish B – It’s fun and they enjoy doing it. C – To dry off D – All of the above According to Rob (and Rob is his real name) our guide on Maui Adventure Cruises: Lanai Dolphin Adventure, the […]

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 […]

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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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Sansei: Super Red Dragon Roll

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar: Sushi, Seafood, and Steak

Ask just about any local where the best sushi on Maui is and you’ll get the same answer: The best sushi on Maui is at Sansei’s. On the west side of Maui, Sansei’s is located in Kapalua, about 20 minutes north of Lahaina Towne, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar serves a variety of entrees, […]

Kieki video review of Cold Stone Ice Cream in Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Cold Stone Creamery: Keiki Video Review

Today we went to Cold Stone Creamery in Lahaina. The one on Front Street next to Hard Rock Cafe. The kids say they have the best ice cream around and, since they are the experts when it comes to ice cream, I always let them choose where to go. My son had the Mint Chocolate […]

Keiki Review of Spanky's Riptide Sunday Morning Breakfast

Spanky’s Riptide: Sunday Morning Football Breakfast and Keiki Video Review

The very first Spanky’s Sunday Morning Football Breakfast was a great way to watch NFL football. They have eleven televisions and each one is on a different channel. Breakfast starts at 7:00 am and by 6:45 am, locals were already waiting for the doors to open. They have lots of $5 food specials and plenty […]

Cool Cat Cafe: “The Bogy” Keiki Video Review

Today we went to the Cool Cat Cafe for some burgers. My son loves the Bogy burger. We shared an order of Frings and a couple of soft drinks.

How to Eat a Sure Thing Burger with Scott Picard of Sure Thing Burger

How to Eat a Sure Thing Burger: Keiki Video Review

Scott Picard, of Sure Thing Burger, was in Lahaina recently and we had the pleasure of meeting with him and learning more about what makes Sure Thing Burger so great. All the ingredients, from the bun to the patty, are hand-crafted or hand-selected to ensure they meet the standards of freshness, flavor, and feel required […]

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Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month October 2014: “Octoburgerfest”

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month October 2014

This month’s burger of the month is called “Octoburgerfest”, which sounds intriguing, enough. So far, I’ve yet to be disappointed by any of their BOM’s, so I look forward to this one, as well. I enter the restaurant with a couple of friends, and we go right for the booth in the air-conditioned area of […]

Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month September 2014: “The Seoul Train”

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month September 2014

Easily the best burger of the month since January 2014, September’s BOM, “The Seoul Train” and its vegetarian counter part, “Center your Chi!” have just the right combination of savory and sweet. Both burgers feature Cool Cat’s own home-made teriyaki sauce and are topped with grilled onions and pineapple, melted jack cheese, shredded red cabbage, […]

Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month August 2014: “You Say Tomato…”

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month August 2014

August’s Burgers of the Month at The Cool Cat Cafe are a pair of tasty meals that are sure to pleasure your palate. Nearly identical, save for the type of patty they feature, both burgers include fresh mozzarella, locally grown Olowalu Nui tomatoes, Kula greens, and fresh basil leaves. Served on herbed focaccia and dressed […]

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Outrageous Surf School: Surf Lessons

Whenever I review a surf school, I tell the instructor that I know very little about surfing and to treat me as if this is my first time surfing. This way I can see how the school treats their students and the information I provide to me readers is that much more helpful. It’s really […]

Maui Eco-Adventures: The Best of West Maui Mountains

Even if you think you’ve seen everything there is to see on West Maui, and even if you think you’ve already been everywhere there is to go on West Maui, you owe it to yourself to experience West Maui with Maui Eco-Adventures. Their “Best of West Maui Mountains” hike takes you to places well off […]

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Tiny Bubbles Scuba: Adopt-A-HIghway September 23, 2012

Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup with Tiny Bubbles Scuba Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 8:00am Its time for another Adopt-A-Highway roadside cleanup with Tiny Bubbles Scuba. Every 3 months or so, Tiny Bubbles Scuba volunteers to clean up a part of the Honoapiilani Highway on the west side of Maui. They need your help. Volunteers are asked to meet at Airport […]

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Lobster eggs benedict from Betty's Beach Cafe.

Breakfast with a Beautiful View at Betty’s Beach Cafe

Thursday morning is the best day to go Betty's for breakfast. That's because Wednesday night is Lobster night at Betty's, which means that they have lobster available for breakfast on Thursday morning. They have two specials: lobster eggs benedict and lobster omelette. Betty's Beach Cafe is a nice little restaurant with an incredible view of the beach, water, and waves. Located on the southern end of Front St. At 505 Front Street to be precise. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

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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...]

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...]

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The Plantation House: Eggs Benedict

Having been to The Plantation House for dinner, I was very much looking forward to going again. The food is fantastic, the servers friendly and knowledgeable, and Chef Alex Stanislaw... well Chef Alex is amazing. When the opportunity presented itself to try all six variations of Eggs Benedict featured at The Plantation House, I jumped at the chance. For years, I have heard people rave about them; everyone has their own personal favorite. This was my chance to pick the best. When we arrived at … [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...]

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. … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

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Burgers on Maui

Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month July 2013: “The Pink Panther”

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month July 2013

This month we have the pleasure of introducing you to our newest writer Kiki Nobriga and her take on July’s Burger of the Month at the Cool Cat Cafe. This month’s burger of the month was a delicious combination of flavors that included, get this, watermelon. I would never have thought of including watermelon on […]

Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month October 2013: “Octoburgerfest”

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month October 2013

After taking the summer off for a vacation on the Mainland, it’s great to be back on Maui tasting terrific food and drinks at Maui’s best restaurants. One of my favorites is the Cool Cat Cafe in Lahaina. They have a Burger of the Month that just keeps getting better. This month we had the […]

Cool Cat Cafe Veggie Burger of the Month February 2013

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month February 2013

Conventional wisdom dictates that Bloody Mary’s are for Sunday Morning Brunch. A traditional libation to accompany an omelette bar, eggs benedict, or Belgian waffles. Leave it to the creative minds at the Cool Cat Cafe to turn this conventional wisdom upside down. The Cool Cat Cafe Burgers of the Month for February 2013 include the […]

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

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The Plantation House: Eggs Benedict

Having been to The Plantation House for dinner, I was very much looking forward to going again. The food is fantastic, the servers friendly and knowledgeable, and Chef Alex Stanislaw… well Chef Alex is amazing. When the opportunity presented itself to try all six variations of Eggs Benedict featured at The Plantation House, I jumped […]

Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month July 2013: “The Pink Panther”

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month July 2013

This month we have the pleasure of introducing you to our newest writer Kiki Nobriga and her take on July’s Burger of the Month at the Cool Cat Cafe. This month’s burger of the month was a delicious combination of flavors that included, get this, watermelon. I would never have thought of including watermelon on […]

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month July 2014

As usual, I anticipate the taste sensation of Cool Cat’s Burger of the Month, this one called “The Bottle Rocket”. Clever title notwithstanding, I think this could be a very interesting combination! I enter the Cool Cat Cafe on another hot afternoon and once again decide that the air-conditioned area is going to be my […]

Cool Cat Cafe: For the Best Hamburger or Cheeseburger in Paradise

If you’re looking for the best hamburger or cheeseburger in paradise, come to the Cool Cat Cafe in downtown Lahaina on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. For the past five years, my wife and I have been coming to Maui for three weeks every year to get away from the snow and spend time in […]

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 […]

Chocolate Malt from Cold Stone Ice Creamery in Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Chocolate Malt from Cold Stone Creamery, Front Street in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

Chocolate malts have been one of my favorite ice cream treats since I was a kid. Whenever we would go to Baskin-Robbins in Southern California, I would order a chocolate malt. Shakes are ok, if they’re vanilla, but there is something uniquely special about a chocolate malt. Simple to make: ice cream, milk, and malt […]

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