May-June 2015

May-June 2015 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

hawaiian bat

Bats on the Wing

When the Polynesians first made landfall in Hawaii, their closest relative here was a bat.
tropical cocktail recipe ideas

Waiter, There’s a Jalapeno in My Drink!

Adventurous bartenders have discarded bottled mai tai mixes to build their own flavor profiles with fresh local fruit and locally crafted distillates.
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Where’s the Party?

Where's the party? If you come prepared, it's anywhere you show up.
champagne

Finding a Favorite Wine

When people ask me to name my favorite wines, I always struggle. I taste wine for a living, so you would think it would be easy. It's not.
aipono awards 2015

2015 ʻAipono Special Awards

Each year, the Aipono Restaurant Awards honors a few individuals and companies chosen by industry professionals.
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Music to da Ears

Guys from da oddah islands, dey t’ink we braggin’ when we say, “Maui no ka ‘oi,” but we not. We jus’ tellin’ da truth about da place we love, an’ we ra-minding ourselfs about our kuleana.
Lanai Theater

Back to the Future

Larry Ellison has upgraded Lanaʻi town's entertainment center, restoring it to its 1930s appearance and adding premium seats that recline and digital projectors for 3-D movies.

Kitchen Tales

In this ‘Aipono issue, we are proud to share with you some of the many ways our island's chefs and restaurants make Maui a better place.
Maui chefs giving back to community

Care and Feeding

How Maui chefs nurture community.
island cocktail recipes

Island Spirits

Celebrate the spirit of summer with Maui's own spirits!