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To Table: Ono Eats

Ha Coffee Bar

Jeff Adams, a Christian pastor for Seaside Church and executive director of the non-profit Seaside Kauai, which does business as Ha Coffee Bar. Daniel Lane photo There’s a calm urgency inside Ha Coffee Bar. A vaulted ceiling with lazy fans and an uncluttered floor give a sense of openness, which feels peaceful. Baristas quietly pull espressos…

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July 8, 2016

Little Fish Coffee

Cardamon latte is one of the best espressos we’ve had on Kauai. Daniel Lane photo. Little Fish Coffee is tucked inside a yellow two-story building on Hanapepe Road. There is limited seating inside, but there are tables with umbrellas out back. A lengthy drink menu includes espresso made with coffee that’s organic, fair-trade and roasted…

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July 1, 2016

Most Romantic Restaurants in America Includes Tidepools

There’s no question that Tidepools is one of America’s most romantic restaurants. Daniel Lane photo. In Dec. 2015, more than five million reviews placed Tidepools, at the Grand Hyatt Kauai in Poipu, as one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. It’s easy to see why. The thatched-roof restaurant is in the middle…

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June 24, 2016

Anuenue Cafe in Poipu

Keanu Reeves Eggs Benedict ($16): one veggie and one with kalua pork; seasonal fruit plate ($6) and a cup of Pakala blend coffee. Daniel Lane photo. Anuenue Cafe is a family-owned breakfast spot that opened in the Poipu Shopping Village last September. Michelle Hastings manages, her husband, John Adams, is a chef, and their daughter,…

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June 17, 2016

Oasis on the Beach Now Serves Breakfast

Outside dining at Oasis on the Beach. Daniel Lane photo Breakfast Foods Bacon & Eggs ~ 11, choice of white rice or garlic home fries   Oasis Omelet ~ 12, sour cream, local tomato, & choice of white rice or garlic home fries Oasis Breakfast Poke ~ 17, fresh poke over white rice, a poached egg,  sriracha aioli and…

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June 16, 2016

Hawaii's Koloa Rum Wins Gold in Multiple Competitions

Hawaiian Kukui Brand Mai Tai made with Koloa Rum. Daniel Lane photo Koloa Rum was awarded five Gold Medals at the 2016 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival in April, and more awards in other prestigious international spirits competitions this year. “It is exciting and extremely gratifying to receive these awards and have Koloa Rum recognized and…

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June 12, 2016

Sushi 101 at Stevenson's Library

Sashimi at Stevenson’s Library includes freshly grated horseradish, fans of big eye tuna, snapper, salmon, Big Island Kampachi and hamachi garnished with ogo (purple seaweed, rosemary and pansy flowers, shisho leaves and daikon spirals. Daniel Lane photo. Sushi chef David “Jay” Ledee stands behind the sushi bar at Stevenson’s Library inside the Grand Hyatt Kauai….

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June 10, 2016

Trucking Delicious Changes Menu

Chloe Sorey opened Trucking Delicious in March 2014, nearly two years after graduating from the Culinary Arts Program at Kauai Community College (KCC). After specializing in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, Chloe changed her menu in Jan. 2016. Today, she takes “local food” up a notch and makes gourmet-ish plate lunch. Just so you know, that’s…

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June 3, 2016

Taste of Hawaii 2016

Listening to music at the Taste of Hawaii. Daniel Lane photo. For 28 years, the Rotary Club of Kapaa has hosted the Taste of Hawaii. The fundraiser benefits many things including scholarship programs for students; Kanuikapono Music Festival; youth programs; programs for the homeless and hungry and Kapaa/Wailua refurbishing projects. This year’s event takes place on Sunday June 5 11:30…

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June 1, 2016

Blue Dragon Restaurant on Hawaii Island

The Living Salad at Blue Dragon Restaurant is as close to live food as you can get. Daniel Lane photo The Living Salad at Blue Dragon Restaurant is served in a mini wood planter. Green and purple baby lettuces spill from the top along with a few wispy fennel fronds. Gilded gold scissors with ornate…

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May 28, 2016