May-June 2008

May-June 2008 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

publisher's note

From the Publisher

It’s clear to me what I love most about Maui—our sense of connection: to our past, to our island culture and environment, most importantly, to each other.
Hawaiian raspberry

We Give You the Raspberry

‘Akala, the native Hawaiian raspberry, is one of the native plants bringing life back to Poli Poli forest after last January’s devastating fire.
Wine sommelier

Hot Tips on Cool Wines

Try as many wines as you can, to get a basis for comparison.
Chef Bev Gannon

Leading Ladies

Meet the women behind Maui's winning restaurants.
chef illustration

2008 Maui Chef of the Year Brian Etheredge

The votes are in: Chef Brian Etheredge is named Chef of the Year by his peers.
boy flag tradition

Wave If It’s a Boy

Fish-shaped streamers are part of the celebration of Boys’ Day, a Japanese holiday that arrived in the Hawaiian Islands with early plantation workers.
Maui designer home


A beach house inspired by child's play

Side Dish: Juicy Rumors

Who won Best Hawaii food blog and Worst Export? Let Gossip tell all...
windsurfer maui

2008 Shaka List

25 reasons to wave your thumb and pinky, and feel "lucky you live Maui."

The Great Canoe Race

Across six months, five islands and four ocean channels, Hawai‘i’s canoe sailors set a course for adventure.
komoda's donuts

Donut Dynasty

Ninety-two years after Takezo Komoda started the family business, the last of the Makawao mom-n-pop stores is still winning customers, still making dough.

10 Most Intriguing People

They inspire and infuriate us, make us cheer or boo. But there's no denying their commitment to these islands they call home.
Grand Tasting

Coming of Age

Savoring the 2008 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.