Neighbor Islands

Where to find craft beer on Maui

Maui has only two breweries on the island. One has been around seemingly forever, the other is just getting started. Here’s where to get your fill of craft beer on your next trip to the Valley Isle. Maui Brewing Co You’d…

Go, see, eat: Big Island

In recent years I've grown very fond of Hawaii Island, especially Hilo and the towns that dot the Hamakua Coast. The mellow pace, sweeping pastures and cozy snuggle weather remind me of New Zealand, albeit with less sheep. While the harsh reality…

Day trip: Kauai, das why

A recent move means rent has cut into my travel budget, but that doesn't mean I don't have itchy feet. My solution: a day trip to Kauai. It’s been years since I’ve been there. My family used to visit and…

Hidden gem in Hilo: Poke Market

If you know, you know: Hilo may seem like a sleepy little rural town, but it's full of ono places to eat. I was only there for a couple of days, so there was no way to go to every…

Hello, Hilo: Dining at Bamboo Hale

Now that the pursuit of culinary arts has been elevated around the world, it's neat to see talented young chefs blossom from students to industry powerhouses. If you haven't already, check out your nearest community college's student-run restaurant to see…

Where to find craft beer on Kauai

Looking for a craft beer on Kauai? Though the scene on the Garden Isle may be small, it is not without a solid foundation. Two breweries call the island home, and bars are beginning to increase the size of their…

A Hilo girl's hometown comfort food spots

By Desiree Sumaoang Born and raised outside Hilo town, Desiree Sumaoang currently lives in Honolulu. She loves burgers and fries, being outdoors and just about anything that makes her feel good. She interns at Frolic and works as a baker…

Kauai eats: Monkeypod Jam

Aletha Thomas of Monkeypod Jam. I don't know Kauai very well, but I get to fly in and out every so often and try to check out new (or newish) eats that aren't tourist traps. I was actually blown away…

Attention, adults: Maui has boozy shave ice

Happy hour. Shave ice. Maui. Don’t these five words just make you smile? If so, you’ll be intrigued by the sweet new deal at Breakwall Shave Ice Co. in Lahaina. From 2 to 6 p.m. daily, Breakwall offers an “adult” shave ice…

Hidden gem: Maui’s Poi by the Pound

Hawaiian food can be surprisingly hard to find. On Maui? Even more difficult. But I had a mad craving for squid luau, and it needed to be taken care of, pronto. Enter Poi by the Pound, a hole-in-the-wall that Maui locals rave about.…

Maui’s yummy hidden gems

Editor's note: While these spots are still among Rebecca Pang's favorites, time and COVID may have shifted things. Call for latest menus, hours and prices before you go. Heading to Maui? While I love eating at the island’s posh resorts,…

Something new: Tin Roof Maui

It’s been a long time in the making, but chef Sheldon Simeon of Top Chef fame has finally opened a place of his own, Tin Roof Maui, in Kahului. Janice and Sheldon Simeon in front of the door that she…

Mill House Maui opens (officially)

Mill House Maui in Waikapu finally had its grand opening this past weekend … Wait, wasn’t the Mill House Maui already open? Well, sort of. Maui Tropical Plantation, upon which the restaurant sits, has played a big part in the…