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Tropical Dreaming on Kauai

Author: Tour Guide Sabrina Petrov Tropical Dreams on Kauai Welcome to Tropical Dreams, an establishment with a name that lives up to the experience! As soon as you enter you’re greeted by friendly faces and an expansive, colorful array of ice cream flavors. Good vibes only in here, and of course everyone gets extra feels when ice cream is involved. Located in the heart of Kapaa, next to Safeway, Tropical Dreams is known for its high quality and expansive array of unique ice cream flavors. This hidden gem of a shop has been in operation close to 8 years. Currently run by Erik, it is a family owned and operated local style spot with its own flavor and style. Locally Sourced Every week Erik picks up the freshly made to order ice cream from The Big Island for Tropical Dreams….

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February 7, 2019

Tropical fruits not to miss at Kauai's markets

Fruit Knowledge: Kauai Style The history of fruit in Hawaii takes us all over the globe, beginning with the canoe crops of the Polynesian voyagers  brought here around 450 A.D. Today, you will find fruits that hail from the Americas, SE Asia, Africa, India and China. This year has proven to not be a bumper…

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August 1, 2018

Pau Hana for Friday, August 15

Tasting Kauai Tri-tip sandwich with caramelized onions, fresh salsa, green salad, chili con carne and rice. Daniel Lane Photo In “Original Santa Maria Style BBQ on Kauai,” in The Garden Island, catch up with the owners of Recessions Original Santa Maria Style BBQ, featuring a name that “is a nod toward the economic downturn and…

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August 15, 2014

Pau Hana Friday for August 8

Tasting Kauai Scott Kessinger, Dave Power and Adam Watten in front of the bar at The Feral Pig. Daniel Lane Photo The Feral Pig celebrates their three year anniversary with a special farm-to-table dinner after their Hawaiian-style pub food gets a fine dining touch in “Freshening up the The Feral Pig,” in The Garden Island….

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August 8, 2014

Pau Hana Friday for August 1

Tasting Kauai Sparrow Fontura’ says children are some of Powerhouse Creamery’s biggest fans. Daniel Lane Photo Baby it’s hot outside, but we like to put the freeze on summertime heat with frozen desserts made by Powerhouse Creamery today in “Powerhouse Creamery puts a chill on hot, steamy days” in The Garden Island. In last week’s…

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August 1, 2014

Pau Hana Friday for July 25

Tasting Kauai Helen Lacono opens the doors to Hanapepe Cafe only during Hanapepe Art Night. Daniel Lane Photo Today in The Garden Island, we head to the Hanapepe Cafe to visit chef Helen Lacono and her family in “Evening Delight” as she returns to cooking on just Friday nights during Hanapepe Art Night. If you’ve…

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July 25, 2014

Pau Hana Friday For July 18

Shoppers at Living Foods Gourmet Market can buy local produce as well as house-made sauces, hot meals or fresh fish and meat. Daniel Lane Photo Tasting Kauai Today, learn about the new owners of Living Foods Gourmet Market and what they have planned for their Poipu grocery store and cafe in “A food lover’s paradise”…

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July 18, 2014

Pau Hana Friday for June 27

Soursop is in season now. Daniel Lane photoNEWS: Tasting Kauai In today’s The Garden Island newspaper, our article “Bon appetit at Red Clay” reports on some tasty surprises at the final concert for this year’s Red Clay Jazz Festival, including the appearance of Jean Marie Josselin, and information on his new restaurant. If you’ve seen…

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June 27, 2014

Pau Hana Friday for June 13

Pork Belly Steam Bun slider piles tender slices of pork belly on a steamed bun drizzled with a soy and Lihue Lager glaze. Daniel Lane photo Tasting Kauai Happy Aloha Friday! We had an exceptional week and hope you did too. Sunday is Father’s Day and I miss my father who is more than 3,000…

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June 13, 2014

Pau Hana Friday for June 6

A locally sourced salad with Noni Ranch and Gomasio. Daniel Lane photo Tasting Kauai Happy Aloha Friday! We had an exceptional week and hope you did too. Yesterday was our 15th wedding anniversary and we decided to just relax and go with the flow. Since we are so blessed by our work and get to…

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June 6, 2014

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