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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

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

Healthy Holiday Tips from Life Foods

A locally sourced salad with Noni Ranch and Gomasio. Daniel Lane photo The holidays can be both so fun and lovely, but if you are worried about maintaining a wholesome diet during the parties, dinners and events it can also seem daunting. But you don’t have to sacrifice your love of good foods to enjoy…

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November 24, 2014

Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Winter Elixirs from Tommy Bahama

Worker Bee by Tommy Bahama. Contributed photo. Tis the season at Tommy Bahama! The iconic island lifestyle brand has crafted three new cocktails to help you celebrate the holiday season.  The Worker Bee is truly unique using the warmth of bourbon as its base mixed with St. Germa Elderflower and Aperol which gives it the…

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November 21, 2014

Kauai Guidebook Launch – Cocktail Parties Set for Holiday Season

The new edition of our restaurant guidebook is now available and Viviane Gilbert Stein, the book’s editor, wrote the following article. During this season of thanks, Dan, Michelle and I would like to express our gratitude for your support. We have enjoyed sharing food with you during our food tours and cultivating new friendships and…

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November 14, 2014

Kauai Food Events Nov. 13 through Nov. 18

  Grgich Hills Estate Wine Dinner Tuesday, November 18, 2014 The Wine Shop in Koloa, in partnership with the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is hosting a wine makers dinner featuring Grgich Hills Estate wines poured by Co-proprietor and Vice President Violet Grgich, as well as delicacies created by Chef de Cuisine Alexis Gutierrez….

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November 10, 2014

Oktoberfest at the Kauai Beer Company

Finally Friday Oktoberfest Menu Autumn Harvest Salad    $8 spinach, arugula, kale, smoked garbanzo beans, roasted pumpkin and Kauai Kunana Dairy goat cheese with a citrus vinaigrette Black Limousine Lamb Stew    $8 slow cooked with tomato and root vegetables Bavarian Pretzel Beer Cheese Dipper    $9 pretzel sticks with a beer cheese sauce dipper Goulash Fries    $10…

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October 21, 2014

October Events at Common Ground Kauai

Common Ground offers two events this month, which are open to the Community.  On October 25,  Family Game and Movie Night includes a barbeque dinner along with lawn and board games. The new CG Lounge is open for socializing and games during the first part of the evening, then a movie will be shown in…

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October 20, 2014

Makana Terrace Fall Menu

Last week, Dan and I got to experience the new fall tasting menu at Makana Terrace, which is located in the St. Regis Princeville Resort. Here’s a stunning visual journey of the new menu items. October sunset at Makana Terrace. Wai Pa Roll with ahi, salmon, wonton chips, cucumber, avocado and lettuce with nori and…

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October 18, 2014

Kauai Grill Farm to Table Dinner on October 2nd

Reservations are required, call 808-826-9644.

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October 1, 2014

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