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Distillery Maui

Ocean Vodka: Sugar Cane + Conservation on Maui

Cacti and kiawe trees signaled my arrival at The Hawaiian Sea Spirits Farm and Distillery, a former organic cattle ranch in Maui’s Upcountry that has become best known for producing Ocean Vodka, rum and deep-ocean...
Pineapple Tour Hawaii

Maui Pineapple Tours: Going Gold in Hali’imaile

Anytime a farm tour meets at a distillery, that bodes well. I boarded a Maui Pineapple Tours bus the corrugated metal building that houses Hali’imaile Distilling Company. We navigated bumpy dirt roads to nearby...
Pacific Ocean Maui

Maui Food + Drinks Worth Seeking

Hawaii’s second largest island strikes a good balance between Oahu’s commercialism and the Big Island’s agrarianism. They have world-class hiking and mountain biking, plenty of culinary rewards circling the resorts of Wailea and Lahaina,...
Fried Chicken And Waffle Maui

Leoda’s Fried Chicken and Waffle

On my 2012 trip to Maui, Sheldon Simeon was in the kitchen. He later advanced to the “Top Chef” finals and is now cooking at Migrant Maui in Wailea. Three years later, I wasn’t...
Chef New York City

What Makes Hawaiian Food Special?

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival has become a magnet for mainland chefs in the multi-island event’s first five years. At HFWF15 in Kāʻanapali, during a round-robin media session at Hula Grill at Whalers Village,...
Pork Maui

Joey’s Kitchen Pork Loin

Chef Joey Macadangdang, who hails from the Philippines, moved to Maui in 1983 and started cooking the following year. The seasoned chef spent the last 20 years working for famed Hawaiian chef Roy Yamaguchi....