Sammy Hagar to Distill Rum on Maui

Red Rocker sees Green in Hawaii Liquor

Sammy Hagar, of Van Halen fame (or infamy, depending on which side of the fence you pump your fist), is headed to Hawai‘i this November to bestow a special little treat on the residents of Alohaland—and eventually the world. It seems "Mr. Tequila" is branching out into the distillation world, this time down rum avenue (like a good pirate). And the fruits of his labor will be only available to Hawai‘i residents for the first few months of production. 

Restaurant Week Wailea: There's Still Time to Eat!

There’s still time to head over to Wailea to indulge in some hefty “Restaurant Week” binge eating and, without question, the eating is good. Having seen significant growth throughout the years since the posh folks in Wailea launched the effort has proven that the effort is worth repeating. Pre-fixe menus range from $29 to $39 or $49 dollars, depending on venue and items ordered.

Pineapple Grill Maui to Celebrate Anniversary with Tasty Benefit

One of our favorite locales—statewide—is the charming Pineapple Grill at Kapalua. Chef Ryan Luckey’s food is innovative and island-harvested; managing partner Chris Kaiwi’s wine knowledge (and selection) is only topped by his style of managing an efficient and pleasant staff (his penchant for lesser-known cheese imports is also impressive) and the list goes on. Yet, like any restaurant that stands out, it’s always been the delicate balance (or dance, a friend likes to say) of all these things and more that make Pineapple Grill such a standout.
On Saturday, May 28, 2011, Pineapple Grill celebrates

Win a Harley Softail at the Grand Wailea Resort

Free Harley Davidson Heritage Softail, anyone? For those who can convince their company to take a much needed retreat (or incentive trip) to Maui, and can book more than 15 rooms at the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa before December 31, 2011, you'll have 5 times the chance of winning. You’ve got plenty of time to start building your case.

Economic Woes Lead to Big Kamaaina Savings at Kapalua

We’ve said it before: This dismal economy has its silver linings. Today, it comes in the form of a stellar “stay-cation” for kama‘aina interested in heading to the Valley Isle between now and the end of the year. Kapalua, Maui is the destination.

A Heart-Warming Story of Makahiki

Maui's Most Hawaiian Hotel Celebrates a Lost Life During Makahiki Season

The Hawaiian Makahiki season is celebrated today without parallel at the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel, on Maui. There, employees come together for months—beginning in November—to craft an array of gifts to present to the “king” and “queen” after the New Year. This family-friendly resort holds a week-long series of festivities, including a parade, arts and cultural demonstrations, and a dinner feast open to guests and locals at the end of Makahiki.

Shelved Wailea Resort to be Branded Andaz in 2012

It’s official—supposably. The cob-webbed Wailea Renaissance hotel on Maui is now slated to be a Hyatt-branded Andaz hotel after $90 million in renovations and two years. The property, which is currently owned by Starwood Capital, was previously scheduled to be a Baccarat Resort, before the downturn in economy forced a pull-out.

Chocolate and Truffles at Maui's Pulehu Eatery

Sticking with the truffles theme, we’ve been alerted to another event, this time on the isle of Maui. Pulehu Italian Grill is celebrating its first anniversary with a “Chocolate and Truffles Decadenza” on Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Executive chef Francois Milliet will command various food stations set up around the picturesque eatery for guests to sample, of which chocolate truffles are the common theme.

Maui Film Festival: Toes in the Sand, Eyes on the Screen

The Annual Wailea-wide Event Offers A Variety of Venues, Culinary Happenings and Celebs A-Plenty

Every June, we return home from Maui with a renewed spirit. This, thanks to Barry Rivers and the crew who put on the absolutely stellar Maui Film Festival—a one-of-a-kind experience that allows film buffs to screen big budget (and some not so) movies at venues that include the outdoor Celestial Cinema and SandDance Theater.

The Surfing Swami: A Journey from Within (to Monsoon Indian Swells)

How one American went from Hawai`i to India, and the surf culture he's started there.

A few months ago, we opened up the B on Hawaii inbox, and amidst the tide of emails from around the globe found one that caught our attention—from a fella who called himself "The Surfing Swami". Once again, the "B" network proved invaluable; we were quickly swapping stories of global galavanting, while hearing what our enlightened friend was up to in the surfing world... in India.

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