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Kiawe Roots – The Sunny South Shore's New Favorite Eatery

Clearly, this is a restaurant we at Tasting Kauai are very excited about. We had already ramped you up for the opening, see earlier post for some information about Chef Mark Ruiz and wife Tricia, founders of Kiawe Roots here. This  new local’s favorite hangout is located in the Shops at Kukui’ula above Tortilla Republic. This will be your new favorite place for local food in Poipu. Head over on a Wednesday afternoon to do your shopping at the culinary farmers market, then wander upstairs to try out some of their delicious happy hour cocktails and treats. A personal favorite – Coconut luau dip honoring the most iconic plant on Kauai, taro. Their dip is made with sauteed taro leaf and coconut milk, then  served up with fresh taro chips. Yum! Beer + Pupus = A great afternoon A quick side…

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July 17, 2018

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 11

Tasting Kauai Eggs Benedict at Birdie’s Cafe. Daniel Lane photo In today’s The Garden Island newspaper in our article, “Say hello to Birdies” we visit Birdie’s Cafe, located at Kukuiolono Golf Course in Kalaheo. We were pleasantly surprised to find really good Eggs Benedict. In this week’s On the Farm column, we will explore beekeeping…

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July 11, 2014

Pau Hana Friday for July 4

Indy Reeves, owner of Gopal’s Creperie, also serves locally made ice cream and award-winning teas. Daniel Lane photo Tasting Kauai In today’s The Garden Island newspaper, our article “Serving more than crepes at Gopal’s Creparie in Kapaa” reports on the tasty and divine offerings at Gopal’s Creperie. The food truck, located in Kapaa, serves gluten-free crepes…

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July 4, 2014

Pau Hana Friday for June 20

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, an internationally acclaimed French chef who, at age 29, earned four stars from The New York Times. Photo courtesy of St. Regis Princeville   NEWS: Tasting Kauai In today’s The Garden Island newspaper, read about a The Taste of Summer which includes a cocktail hour, three-course meal and a fashion show with…

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June 20, 2014

Winesday with The Wine Shop – April Tasting

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 their service is…

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April 2, 2014

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

Pau Hana Friday for July 19

Tim O’Connor of Olana Organic Farm with yellow ginger. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: “White ‘sugarloaf’ pineapple is happening at Olana Organic Farm!” Says owner and farmer Tim O’Connor. “We should have a good supply into August. “Our other farm-fresh produce currently available are, Green onion, Tomatoes (cherry red, yellow pear, mixed), Avocado, large thin skin,…

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July 19, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for Feb. 8

Espresso at Art Cafe Hemingway. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: Art Cafe Hemingway One of our favorite places to eat delicious food and drink high-octaine coffee is Art Cafe Hemingway in Kapaa. We’ll have to wait because they are on a much deserved vacation. Since this is a small family business, that means they had to…

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February 8, 2013

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