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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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, […]

Koa's Seaside Grill: Mac Nut Crab Cakes

Koa’s Seaside Grill: Lunch with Incredible Views

I’d never been to Koa’s before, so I was looking forward to the experience. A friend recommended this place to me, and it’s on Front Street, with an ocean view, so how can you go wrong? The first impression I get upon entering is that if the food is anything as good as the view, […]

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: “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.

Spanky’s Riptide, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii: St. Louise Pork Ribs

Spanky’s Riptide: A Local Sports Bar at 505 Front Street Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Spanky’s Riptide: A Local Sports Bar in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii It felt like a scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when Professor Henry Jones tells Sallah, “We named the dog Indiana.” When I was having lunch at Spanky’s Riptide at 505 Front Street in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, I was told, “We named the […]

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Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month February 2015: “Quesaburguesa”

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 Beef Burger of the Month January 2015: “The Dip”

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 Veggie Burger of the Month December 2014: “White Christmas”

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month December 2014

Are you worried that Santa won’t be bringing you anything this year because you haven’t been quite as good as you should have been? Are you worried about getting stuck with yet another lump of coal? Fear not! Get yourself to Cool Cat Cafe and let December’s Burger of the Month “Jolly St. Mac” deliver […]

SNUBA diving on The Pride of Maui

SNUBA and Burgers and Slides, Oh My!

For us, the adventure began a few weeks before the actual snorkel trip. It began when I told the kids, “We’re going on the Pride of Maui, two weeks from Sunday.” “Which boat is that, Daddy?” my youngest son asked. “It’s one out of Maalaea Harbor that goes to Molokini and Turtle Town,” I replied. […]

UFO Parasailing | West Maui Activities

Before the sun began peaking over the West Maui Mountains we were on our way to Kaanapali Beach for a special way to celebrate my daughter’s eighth birthday. For the past two years she has wanted to go parasailing, but I wanted to wait for her to be at least forty pounds. We arrived at […]

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 […]

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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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Burgers on Maui

Cool Cat Cafe Burger of the Month December 2012 Greek Inspired Burger

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month December 2012

Every month, the Cool Cat Cafe in Lahaina offers a unique burger creation that they call “The Burger of the Month”. It’s a creative outlet that yields some wonderful variations on their already extensive burger selections. For the month of December 2012, the Cool Cat Cafe offers a Greek inspired burger made with feta-based tzatziki […]

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 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 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, […]

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Maui Restaurants

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 Veggie Burger of the Month January 2014

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 […]

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 […]

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Hula Cookies and Ice Cream

The latest addition to the shops on Front Street in Lahaina is located at the Pioneer Inn next to the Banyan Tree. It’s called Hula Cookies and Ice Cream and from what I can tell it’s going to be here for a long time. If ever there was a cookie store that screamed Maui, this […]

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 […]

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, […]

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