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Hukilau Lanai Partners with Monterey Seafood Watch

Ron and Krissi Miller of Hukilau Lanai. Daniel Lane photo

Ron and Krissi Miller of Hukilau Lanai. Daniel Lane photo

Hukilau Lanai recently announced a formal partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, committing to serve only seafood caught or farmed in ocean-friendly ways. Hukilau Lanai is the first restaurant on Kauai and only the second restaurant in the State of Hawaii to make the commitment to support a healthy, sustainable ocean through partnering with Seafood Watch. Continue Reading →
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Hawaii’s Farmers Need Our Help

Growing tomatoes at Kauai Glory Farms. Daniel Lane photo

Growing tomatoes at Kauai Glory Farms. Daniel Lane photo

A note to our residents from our friends at Hawaii Farmers Union United:

We are now into the part of the 2017 legislative session where your participation as a citizen of the great state of Hawaii is requested and appreciated. This message is requesting you take a few minutes of your time to testify online in support of 5 bills.  The deadline is Monday morning by noon, but the sooner the better please. Continue Reading →

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100 Ocean Friendly Restaurants in Hawaii

The only toes-in-the-sand dining on Kauai is at Lava Lava Beach Club. Daniel Lave photo.

The only toes-in-the-sand dining on Kauai is at Lava Lava Beach Club. Daniel Lave photo.

In less than nine months, the Surfrider Foundation and its coalition of partners have certified more than 100 Ocean Friendly Restaurants in Hawaii. This statewide program, which kicked off on Earth Day 2016, recognizes restaurants leading the way in environmental protection by operating without foam and plastic.   Continue Reading →

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The Local Kauai Kitchen & Bar Open in Kapaa

Owners Erin Keller and Jose Cortez. Daniel Lane photo

Owners Erin Keller and Jose Cortez. Daniel Lane photo

Note: In 2017, our blog posts will be less frequent. We'll continue to update the book and app, but I will be writing a cookbook! I submitted a book proposal to Andy Ross, an agent I met at the 2016 Kauai Writers Festival, and he is now representing me. I look forward to sharing my progress as I move through this exciting project. In the meantime, Dan and I wish you the very best of the holiday season and an exceptional 2017!

The Local Kauai Kitchen & Bar opened on Nov. 25. Located in the former Eastside Restaurant, the focus is simple food in a casual setting with a seasonal “small-plate” menu that showcases local ingredients. Continue Reading →

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High Tea Now Served on Kauai

Guests play piano and even bring Champagne to celebrate special occasions. Daniel Lane photo

Guests play piano and even bring Champagne to celebrate special occasions. Daniel Lane photo

The Tea Room at The Gallery evokes a charming, easy going time when things moved a lot slower. Teas, written by hand with colored chalk, are listed on chalkboards that are hung with white ribbon. There’s botanical tea powder by Naikela, which is grown and blended on the North Shore. Traditional teas include fragrant Extra Bergamot Earl Grey, Da Zhang jasmine green, first flush darjeeling, rooibos, organic Pai Mu Tan and Yunnan White Needle white teas and double fermented pu-erh. Continue Reading →

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