Category: Entertainment

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His Swan Song

Keali’i Reichel drops his first full album, Kawaiokalena, in years, then drops a bomb on his fans regarding his future Keali’i Reichel, arguably Hawaiian music’s most popular and commercially successful recording artist ever, just released his first all-original LP in more than a decade and, in the shy guy from Maui’s typically understated way, he […]

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Medicinal Teas From The Farmacy

As my husband Dan and I walk through a thriving garden with exotic herbs including tulsi, mamaki and ashwagandha, Aaron Moeller pours Tropical Hibiscus tea from an insulated teapot into metal mugs. Stevia makes the tea sweet, and roselle, guava leaf, star fruit leaf, lemon-grass and tulsi lend a bright, tangy taste. We are at […]

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A Bountiful KCC Benefit Breakfast

The 28th annual American Culinary Federation (ACF) breakfast fundraiser is this Sunday. Culinary students at Kauai Community College (KCC) will prepare and serve a massive all-youcan-eat breakfast, and proceeds go toward scholarships and classroom improvements. Martina Hilldorfer, program coordinator and chef instructor for the culinary arts program at KCC, says this fundraiser plays a vital […]

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Round One: Battle Of The Bulge

“Some people use exercise as an excuse to eat more food,” says Jane Riley, a fitness expert at Kauai Athletic Club, “but at least 70 percent of significant weight loss is because of a proper diet.” Today is the first day my husband Dan and I will train with Riley, and she knows diet could […]

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Burgers, Salads And Breakfast, Too

When longtime residents Mitchell McPeek and Camille Kostelecky assumed the Kilauea Town Market lease, they cleared out the place and created a clean, uncluttered and roomy store. Today, shelves are stocked with local products as well as rubber slippers, sunglasses, sunscreen and fishing lures. Since they wanted to offer hot food, the couple hired A.J. […]

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A Classic Steakhouse In Kapaa

“I’ve heard three stories about how the restaurant got its name,” explains Robin Dame, general manager of Bull Shed in Kapaa. “One story says that it got its name because when it was built, there was no highway. Just a road and a ranch where cattle grazed.” That was in October 1973, when the restaurant […]

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Spicing Up Your Life With Aloha

“Our business philosophy is really about sharing aloha,” says Joanna Carolan, owner of Aloha Spice Company, “in how we treat each other as well as residents and visitors to our island.” Joanna, general manager Eamonn Carolan (her stepson), and I are talking on the Aloha Spice Company store lanai in Hanapepe. The reclaimed plantation house […]

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Akamai Food Fit For A Movie Star

I first covered Cas Schwabe, owner of Akamai Juice Co., in the Jan. 18, 2012, issue of Kauai Midweek. At the time, she was making delicious and nutritious juice blends from organic and local produce and selling them at the Hanalei farmers market. Since then, she has catered for an HBO mini-series, learned how to […]

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Our 2013 Top Picks For Ono Eats

When people learn that I write about food for Kauai Midweek, they usually say, “You have such a great job!” It’s true. I get to eat at a new place every week and share the experience with our readers. I’m especially lucky because my husband, Dan, a freelance photographer, joins me. We have our favorites, […]

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Rainbeau Jo’s Keeps On Truckin’

Rainbeau Jo’s, a food truck parked on Halau Street just south of Vidinha Stadium in Lihue, serves gourmet coffee drinks, fruit smoothies, whimsical breakfasts, healthy lunches and plenty of aloha. Owners Beau Hannafious and Jordan Weaver moved to Kauai in July 2012. Weaver was a barista for six years in Washington and her dream came […]