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2013 Taste of Hawaii

Taste of Hawaii

Sunday, June 2
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Smith’s Tropical Paradise, $100
The annual Taste of Hawaii at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua is a fundraiser for Kapaa Rotary Club. This year, they celebrate 25-years with statewide chefs beverage vendors and music. There are 35 food participants, and 40 food booths. Many have more than one dish to offer and five offer dishes for vegetarians, three vegan booths, two breakfast booths, 14 will offer seafood, five will serve up pork, seven chicken dishes, nine sweets, three baked goods that are not sweet, three salads and there will be a couple of gluten-free options. There are five stages with live entertainment eight beverage booths: three water, one juice, one hot coffee, two tea, one lemonade, one soda, six beer booths and four wine booths. Here is a list of who’s coming.

  • Alchemy of Aloha
  • Kauai springs
  • Meneheune Water
  • Jamba Juice
  • Kauai Coffee Co.
  • Pepsi Beverages
  • Papaya’s Natural Foods Café
  • Anheuser Busch
  • Kauai Island Brewing Co.
  • Maui Brewing Co.
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing co
  • Kona Brewing Co.
  • Redhook and Widmer Bro.s
  • Young’s Market Company of Hawaii
  • Nani Moon Mead
  • Southern Wine & Spirits


  • Aloha Beach Hotel
  • “Bikers of Kauai”
  • Café Pesto – Hilo
  • Casa di Amici
  • DaKine Foods
  • The Eastside Cafe
  • Fairmont Kea Lani – Maui
  • The Feral Pig Pub and Diner
  • Gaylord’s at Kilohana
  • Heartflame
  • Hawaii Culinary Academy – Big Island
  • Hukilau Lanai
  • Hurricane Cheesecakes & More
  • Kawaii Cupcake
  • Kauai Marriott ~ Kukui’s Restaurant
  • Kilauea Fish Mkt – Kapaa
  • “the Bistro” – Kilauea
  • Mac Pie Factory – Big Island
  • Mermaids Café
  • Oasis on the Beach
  • Olympic Café
  • Party Sushi
  • Right Slice Bakery
  • Red Hot Mamas
  • Recessions Original Santa Maria BBQ
  • Seaside Restaurant – Hilo
  • St. Regis ~ Kauai Grill
  • St. Regis ~ Makana Terrace
  • The Sheraton Poipu ~ RumFire
  • Savage Shrimp
  • Sukhothai
  • Sushi Bushido
  • Tiki Tacos
  • Trees
  • Westin Princeville ~ Nanea Restaurant & bar


  • E-Z Livin
  • Shiloh Pa
  • Preeta
  • The Quake
  • Underrated
  • KCC Jazz Band
  • Swamp Daddy’s Kauai Rythm Kings
  • Kauai Ohana
  • Revival
  • Papaa Bay Boys
  • Vic & The Victimz
  • Artistic Liscence
  • Emcee Ron Wiley

Tickets available at: Jim Saylor Jewelers, Vicky’s fabrics, Ink Spot, Westside Pharmacy, Magic Dragon – Princeville, and For more color, you can read the Taste of Hawaii article I wrote for MidWeek Kauai.