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Pau Hana Friday for September 27

Mai Tai at Oasis on the Beach has house-made orgeat. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: Restaurant Closures and Openings This week, I have a lot of good news and some bad news. Last Tuesday, there was a fire near Chicken in a Barrel in Kapaa. The Star Advertiser reports, “Damage to the structure and its contents,…

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September 27, 2013

Winesday with The Wine Shop – La Spezia Wine Dinner

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop. Tasting Kauai is happy to partner with the O’Connells for Winesday with The Wine Shop. Owners Dan and Ellen O’Connell are a delightful couple whose passion for wine is infectious, their knowledge is vast, and the service is friendly….

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September 25, 2013

Governor Neil Abercrombie's Announcement on Bill 2491 Called Weak

Governor’s Announcement Raises Concern and Suspicion by Kauai Residents. “Voluntary Disclosure” of Pesticide Use Called “Weak,” and “Not A Substitute” for Strong County Mandates of Bill 2491. Kauai residents reacted strongly to Governor Neil Abercrombie’s announcement on September 23, which requests agricultural entities to voluntarily disclose their “aggregated usage” of Restricted Use Pesticides until such time as rules and legislation are developed in the future. The Governor also stated that he would generally work with the State Legislature to seek funding for state agencies to address pesticide use compliance, without any further specific commitment. This announcement comes days before the Kauai County Council is set to deliberate on Bill 2491, which provides for mandatory disclosure of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs) by Kauai’s heaviest agricultural users, along with specific protections for Kauai children and families against the risks of pesticide exposure. These protections include buffer…

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September 24, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for September 20

Chardonnay and a view of Hanalei Bay from the Kauai Grill. Daniel Lane photo. NEWS: Westin Princeville Jazz and Wine Festival Here’s the menu for this weekend’s event. For tickets or details about the event, see Events Saturday, September 21. The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas Nanea’s Signature Braised Beef Short Ribs: Kauai beef Ginger braised…

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September 20, 2013

Kauai Grill 2013 Fall Menu

Pan Roasted Onaga with Roasted Tomatoes and Summer Vegetables. Daniel Lane photo If you’ve been fans of Tasting Kauai for a while, you know we hold the Kauai Grill in high esteem. We’ve had the privilege of interviewing chef de cuisine Maxime Michaud and executive chef Leanne Kamekona, as well as tasting dishes from world-renowned…

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September 19, 2013

Winesday with The Wine Shop – Rosé

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop. Tasting Kauai is happy to partner with the O’Connells for Winesday with The Wine Shop. Owners Dan and Ellen O’Connell are a delightful couple whose passion for wine is infectious, their knowledge is vast, and the service is friendly….

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September 18, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for September 13

Black Limousine, Oktoberfest and Lihue Lager from Kauai Beer Company. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: Kapaa Voted One of America’s Prettiest Towns Forbes Magazine named Kapaa on Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast as one of America’s prettiest towns. Contributing writer, John Gufflow said, “What we went looking for (were) towns seemingly custom-designed for soaking in the sights,…

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September 13, 2013

Winesday With The Wine Shop – Mollydooker

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop. Tasting Kauai is happy to partner with the O’Connells for Winesday with The Wine Shop. Owners Dan and Ellen O’Connell are a delightful couple whose passion for wine is infectious, their knowledge is vast, and the service is friendly….

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September 11, 2013

Winesday with The Wine Shop – David Bruce Winery

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop. Tasting Kauai is happy to partner with the O’Connells for Winesday with The Wine Shop. Owners Dan and Ellen O’Connell are a delightful couple whose passion for wine is infectious, their knowledge is vast, and the service is friendly….

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September 4, 2013

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