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 […]

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: 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, 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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Outback Steakhouse in Lahaina

Located above the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at the Lahaina Gateway is a wonderful place for lunch called Outback Steakhouse. I know, there are Outback Steakhouses all over and you are probably wondering, “Why go to an Outback Steakhouse when you’re on vacation on Maui?” The answer is simple, good food, good service, and if […]

Hola Aloha to Cool Cat Cafe’s February Burger of the Month: The Quesadilla Burger!

Cool Cat Cafe’s February burger of the month was tantalizing for many reasons. Not the least of which is everyone’s universal love of Mexican food. A quesadilla burger has intriguing possibilities dripping from just the name alone. There is, of course, the challenge of having both Cool Cat’s savory, always fresh, ground beef patty and […]

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 December 2013

When I think of a Christmas themed hamburger I imagine a burger that’s colored green and red with strands of tinsel and mistletoe. I wonder how a chef would go about creating such a colorful burger that would taste as good as it looked. This holiday season, the burger chefs at the Cool Cat Cafe […]

There’s a New Shave Ice in Town: Humuhumu Shave Ice

There’s a new place for shave ice in Lahaina: Humumhumu Shave Ice. It’s located at the Lahaina Gateway, across from the Lahaina Cannery Mall, right next to Footlocker. They are currently open from around noon till about 5:00pm every day. Try a shave ice with some of their homemade flavors like Tiger’s Blood, Blue Hawaiian, […]

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Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month July 2015

Last July, Cool Cat’s burgers of the month featured both “The Bottle Rocket” and “The Roman Candle” and this July, the burgers of the month are the same as before. I didn’t have the opportunity to try them last year, but I’m glad I finally got the chance. As usual, we ordered both burgers with […]

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month June 2015

The Cool Cat Cafe has done it again. They took a standard American staple and turned it into a delicious burger. Like my son said, “Only Cool Cat’s can come up with hamburgers that feature tacos, pizza, and hot dogs. They can take anything and make it into a burger.” This month’s burger of the […]

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month May 2015

“Relleno de el Gato Suave!” and “This is for La Raza!” The overall experience of Cool Cat Cafe’s burgers of the month May 2015 is one of complete satisfaction. The crispiness of the fried flour tortilla, the crunch of the shredded lettuce, the creamy texture of the oaxaca cheese and the garlic roasted poblano peppers […]

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, […]

West Maui Parasail

With the West Maui Mountains behind us, we began our walk down the street into Lahaina Town. One of the many things I love about living on Maui is that, from the right location, everything is within walking distance. We are lucky enough to live in the right location for all the activities in Lahaina […]

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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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 I digress. A few days before the inaugural Sunday Morning NFL Football Breakfast, we ran into Sam, the bartender from Spanky’s Riptide, as we were walking by Longhi’s on Front Street. She invited us to … [More Breakfast on Maui...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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: Burger of the Month March 2015

Candied Maple Bacon Bits on Cool Cats Burger of the Month March 2015 The Cool Cat Cafe’s burger of the month for March 2015 has candied maple bacon bits on it. “Why?” you ask. “Because everything’s better with bacon” and that’s also the great name for this month’s burger! Isn’t that the BEST reason? Who […]

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month January 2015

For the third year in a row, The Cool Cat Cafe offered The Dip as their Beef Burger of the Month and for the second year in a row, The Jitterbug was their Veggie Burger of the Month. Both burgers are among our favorite burgers of the month and we were very pleased to be […]

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: Burger of the Month May 2013

My son’s response when I asked him if he would like to accompany me on another tasting of Cool Cat’s burger of the month was that of a typical teenager. “No thanks, Dad,” he said. “I think I’ll pass this time.” “You sure?” I asked him. “The beef burger’s gonna be a little spicy with […]

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Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month November 2014

The Burger of the Month for November 2014 at The Cool Cat Cafe is delightfully juicy! I have eaten many Burgers of the Month at Cool Cat’s over the years and definitely have several favorites on my list. I now have another unique and captivating burger to add to that list. Being a fairly tidy […]

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month January 2014

Bringing back one of my favorite burgers of the month from 2013 was a terrific way to ring in the new year of 2014. When my son and I went to the Cool Cat Cafe for the January 2014 burgers of the month we were pleased to dine on: The Dip – a beef burger […]

Umalu at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

The last time I was there, it was known as the poolside Pavillion and they served casual food poolside. Since then, a lot has changed. After a renovation that costs somewhere north of eight million dollars, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa has launched a new concept in dining. They call it Umalu and […]

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 […]

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month January 2013

Once again, it’s time to taste the Cool Cat Cafe’s Burger of the Month. This time, the key to the veggie burger is sprouts and the key to the beef burger is a wonderfully rich au jus for dipping. Cool Cat Veggie Burger of the Month January 2013: The Jitterbug The Veggie Burger of the […]

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 […]

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