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Archive: Jul 2015

3rd Annual RumFest at RumFire Poipu Beach

Sheraton Kauai Resort celebrations National Rum Day with their 3rd Annual RumFest at RumFire Poipu Beach.  The event is Friday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the resort’s open-air Ocean Courtyard. There will be a variety of rums, island music from Pono Breez and Pure Harmony and locally inspired plate lunches from Starwood Kauai. The cost of entry is free, and the event…

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July 31, 2015

Feral Thee Well

Owners, Scott Kessinger (left) and Dave Power (right) at The Feral Pig. Daniel Lane photo We are very sorry to announce that The Feral Pig is closing for good on July 30. The closure is due to disputes with the Harbor Mall landlord, which is the same reason Kalapaki Joe’s closed their flagship restaurant earlier this year.  Owners, Scott Kessinger and Dave Power are not planning to open another pub. Instead, they are taking time off to relax, recuperate and reevaluate. Scott tells me he’s planning on attending to some long neglected yard work and Dave is looking forward to spending the rest of the summer surfing and vacationing in California. Who knows what these two will dream up next, but I’m sure it will involve good times, tasty cocktails and delicious food. I’ll let you know what they’re up…

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July 21, 2015

Hawaii Pineapple Season

Sugarloaf pineapple almost ready for harvest. Image © Daniel Lane Everyone wants a fresh Hawaii pineapple and now is the time to get one, because it’s the height of pineapple season. I was reminded of this during our sunrise beach walk as hubby and I walked past two young girls who were standing with their faces absorbed in their smart phones….

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July 17, 2015

Ahi Lele Fire Show at Common Ground Kauai

Canapés made of fresh ahi and Kauai Shrimp. Image copyright Daniel Lane. Destination Events Hawaii adds the new Ahi Lele Fire Show to their catering and special event roster. The event, which occurs every Wednesday evening, is billed as “Hawaii’s only exclusive fire show and Polynesian culinary experience.” Upon arrival, everyone gathers in the former dining…

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July 10, 2015

Westin Princeville's Executive Chef

Seafood Bruschetta ($17) with fresh mahi and opah, shrimp, clams and scallops in a lemon butter sauce. Served with grilled focaccia. Image ©2015 Daniel Lane “My grandma was a health freak,” says Melanie Von Sell, executive sous chef at Nanea, The Westin Princeville’s premiere restaurant. “There was no salt. No sugar. You ate the rainbow….

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July 3, 2015