Neighbor Islands

Something new: Maui Pie

On the way home from my recent adventure at the Grand Wailea, PR maven Yvonne Biegel mentioned that there is a new pie shop in Kihei, and some people are even surmising that it could be better than Leoda’s in…

Our Top 5: Hilo lunch spots

Editors note: Last week, we posted Our Top 5: Hilo’s hidden gems by foodie/photographer/pharmacy student Allan Higa, a first-time contributor to Frolic Hawaii. We knew the post would have appeal, but we were blown away by the reaction: 3.9K Facebook…

Footloose on Lana’i

As a kama’aina, born and raised in Hawaii, it surprises me when I hear someone say they’ve never been to the Pineapple Isle. It’s a unique place full of history, adventure, beauty and small-town charm. I have been fortunate enough to…

Our Top 5: Hilo’s hidden gems

Editor’s note: Early this month, we received the following email from Allan Higa: “First of I would like to say I truly enjoy your website… With that said, I was a bit shocked to not see any Hilo locations make…

Roy’s new throwback

Roy Yamaguchi helped pioneer Hawaii Regional Cuisine a generation ago, when few had heard of wasabi butter or firecracker aioli. Now the culinary icon is going in the opposite direction with his next restaurant — back to the past. “It’s…

Thanks, Sheldon

Dear Sheldon, I wish you’d won. I know many Top Chef fans in Hawaii who feel the same way, and more beyond these shores. From the beginning of season 10 you brought the show home, flashing the shaka with a…

Eating frenzy on Kauai

We didn’t have much time. Only on Kauai for two days — and working most of our waking hours — we wanted to see and do and eat as much as we could in a 48-hour span. It’s amazing how…