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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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 Cate Cafe Burger

Cool Cat Cafe: Burgers, Ribs, and Fresh Fish on Maui

Voted ‘Best Burger on Maui’ every year since they opened on Front Street across from the Banyan Tree, Cool Cat Cafe serves 13 different burgers and cheeseburgers, some with all the traditional fixings and some with a distinctive Hawaiian flare. If burgers and cheeseburgers are not your favorite, Cool Cat Cafe also serves fresh fish, […]

Cool Cat Cafe Burger of the Month May 2013: Don Quesote

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 […]

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, […]

Captain Jack’s Fish of the Day with Pineapple Salsa

Fine Dining at Captain Jack’s Island Grill in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

Captain Jack’s Across from the Banyan Tree in Lahaina Across from the Banyan Tree in the center of Lahaina is a family style restaurant that, until now, was known primarily for serving a casual breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Captain Jack’s Island Grill, next to the Wharf Cinema Center, is pretty well know for breakfast fare […]

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Cool Cat Cafe Veggie Burger of the Month November 2014: “A Havana Affair”

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 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, […]

Ride around Lahaina with Aloha Mopeds

Start of a Perfect Day It was another perfect day in Lahaina on the Valley Island of Maui when we started our day of moped riding, there was a little drizzle and a cool breeze. The clouds over the west Maui mountains was just starting to burn off as we drove down the Honoapiilani Highway […]

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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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 […]

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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...]

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...]

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 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...]

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 at LuLu's Lahaina Surf Club & Grill at the Cannery Mall, he knew exactly which ones I was talking about. The cool thing about being located at Whaler’s Village is that there is plenty of parking. There’s beach … [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...]

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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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 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 […]

Sure Thing Burger Keiki Review

Sure Thing Burger: Keiki Video Review

The other day my son and I stopped by Sure Thing Burger in Lahaina. Kyle was there, and after talking story for a while, we decided to have a couple of beef burgers. I had the beef burger with grilled onions and my son had the beef burger with bacon. We also had french fries […]

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 […]

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Mala: An Ocean Tavern

We arrived on the wrong night. Not that any night could possible be the wrong night for dining at Mala Ocean Tavern in Lahaina. It’s just that we arrived a day earlier than we were expected. Two weeks earlier I had spoken with Lisa Chappel, Mala’s General Manager, to arrange our dinner so I could […]

Cool Cat Cafe Beef Burger of the Month January 2014

Cool Cat Cafe: Burger of the Month February 2014

This has got to be my favorite Burger of the Month so far this year. And I believe the Cool Cat Cafe has their work cut out for them if they are going to beat it. When my son and I visit Cool Cats for our monthly burger tasting, we always cut both burgers in […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Crying Thaiger Maui: Spicy Minced Chicken Salad

Crying Thaiger Maui: Great Thai from a Food Truck in Ka’anapali, Maui, Hawaii

Across the highway from airport beach at the Ka’anapali Station of the Sugar Cane Train is a new farmer’s market featuring the Crying Thaiger Maui food truck. It’s the home of the best (and hottest) Thai food on the west side. As you drive along the highway, you can see the Crying Thaiger Maui food […]

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