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■ DECEMBER 30, 2004
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Recycle Maui County Hotline: 270-7880 Lana`i 800-272-0125 – Moloka`i 800-272-0117 Email address: Recycle.Maui@co.maui.hi.us State DOH website: www.HI5deposit.com Information provided by County of Maui, Recycling Section. As of 12-28-04
The “Bottle Bill” Frequently Asked Questions The Department of Public Works & Environmental Management’s Recycling Section offers these answers to frequently asked questions about the “Bottle Bill.” Q. Why were we paying 5 cents for marked beverage containers as early as November but won’t be able to redeem our containers for the nickel until January? Early labeling makes it easier for manufacturers to comply with the law as of its effective date, Jan. 1, 2005. Hundreds of companies had to re-label millions of containers at a considerable cost. In terms of the long-term benefits we’ll receive from the new system, we hope you’ll consider these two months prior to January’s implementation as only a minor inconvenience. Q. Why can’t we take containers back to the stores where we bought them? Any store may invite a company to place a Redemption Center in their parking lot as a convenience to their customers. Or, stores might arrange with a private reverse vending machine company for machines to service their customers. If either of these options appeal to you, you might ask your neighborhood store to incorporate one or another service. Q. How should I separate and prepare containers and is it true that Redemption Centers may pay either by the number of containers or by weight? Containers should be separated by their material classification (as listed below), remove their tops, make sure they’re empty and do not crush them. For a complete list of which containers are “in the system” and those which are “out,” go to www.HI5deposit.com. If you redeem more than 50 containers at one time, Redemption Centers may choose to pay by weight. The State Department of Health (DOH) has adopted the containers-per-pound formula as follows: Aluminum = 30 cans per pound #1 Plastic (PET) = 12 bottles per pound Glass = 2 bottles per pound Bi-metal = 8 cans per pound #2 Plastic (HDPE) = 12 bottles per pound Q. What about milk jugs? Please continue to recycle milk jugs at county drop-boxes. You won’t be charged a deposit for them at your market, but all milk jugs and milk jug-type containers (HDPE #2) can be recycled into plastic lumber by Aloha Plastic right here on Maui. Q. When can we go back to crushing our containers? Once all unmarked containers are recycled, the Department of Health will publicize that information statewide. Until then, the Redemption Centers must be able to read the labels so please do not crush them. The County of Maui thanks you for your patience, understanding and cooperation during this period of transition. And please, call the Recycling Hotline if you notice any major glitches in the new system – we’ll try to work them out quickly. My staff and I are available to make group presentations about all recycling issues.
Mahalo for recycling and helping to keep Maui no ka 'oi! Hana Steel, Ph. D., Recycling Coordinator, County of Maui
DECEMBER 30, 2004
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Food Cops The following tale is taken straight from official complaints and inspection reports on file with the State of Hawaii Department of Health Food Safety office.
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Time 12 p.m. The complaint report states that an “employee had a cut on their [sic] finger but continued working making ice cream cones.” On April 15 the Sanitation Department conducted an inspection in which they found no violations. The inspector met with “each respective establishments’ owner or general manager and informed each of the respective complaint and advised each to look into the respective complaint, and also provided consultation on proper procedure.” -Lauren Dahl
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Dear Already, In Light Vision, Diana DeMarco’s life turns into chaos after an accident bequeaths her with a mysterious villa in Rome, Italy and a twisted brother-in-law, Luca, who calls himself a Stregone, an Italian witch, in the Eternal City. After being regressed by a hypnotherapist, Diana uncovers a past life where she was once burned at the stake for being a witch during the Inquisition, so she acquires an affinity for witches. But her affection turns into terror when Luca summons her to have sex magic with his coven of witches as part of his diabolical plan to destroy the Roman Catholic Church. And that’s when Diana’s troubles with reality begin. Dear Flakey Book Press Release, My cousin said that in the first season of Happy Days, Richie Cunningham had an older brother named Chuck. I told him he was a big, fat, stupid liar and then broke his clavicle. Was I out of line? -Actually more of a Three’s Company fan Dear Actually, Light Vision, as well as the other six books of the series, will be available in the “Ancient Magick Version,” a soft base bound with ribbon bookmark and gilded edging (the ancient spelling of magick is used throughout the book). There will be no paperback or typical hardback published, only the Ancient Magick Version. The heavy crackle glaze of the cover combined with the soft, leather-like binding and “ancient” pages (printed on recycled paper) of the text makes this book different from all the rest. MTW
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So I was out taking an early morning walk and I headed along Hanamu Road in Makawao. I finally got to the top of the hill, only to find that some unbelievably and incredibly lame person had decided to dump a huge pile of roofing and fast food rubbish. Obviously the guy who did that was one of the founding members of the Sierra Club. So tell me, genius, what was the thought process that made you decide it was okay to do that? Perhaps it was something like “Let me see... I don’t want this garbage in my yard, I’m too lazy to go to the landfill, so I’ll just dump all this by the side of the road!” Now we in the community can all share the joy that was your Christmas gift. Happy Holidays to the lamest person known to Man!
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Peering into the blind vending world A smartly dressed woman with a briefcase buys ice tea, a group of lawyers stop in for snacks, a man carrying a rumpled grocery bag asks to use the phone. A steady stream of visitors enter and exit the store. Someone wants Certs, another wants a copy of The Maui News. Don Patterson, the proprietor and sole employee of the little shop, is having a good day. “Been busy,” he says. “Lot of hungry people lately.” Patterson has been on Maui just over a year. This store is his baby. He calls it The Paradise Cove. Some people have larger walk-in closets, but the store sells the usual assortment of goodies. “All kinds of drinks, sushi items, candies, ice cream bars,” Don says. “But not cigarettes. I hate carding people. I’m afraid I won’t remember them and will card the same person four times.” Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that Don is blind. Patterson is one of five local “blind vendors” who earn their keep tending little stores like this one. Created by an act of congress back in 1932, the Blind Vendors Program grants entrepreneurial opportunities to blind and visually impaired men and women. In almost any federal facility you will find a blind vendor selling snacks, newspapers and beverages to the public. On Maui they’re found at the courthouse, the airport, Maui Memorial Hospital, the Federal Building and the Courthouse, where Don operates Paradise Cove. “It is better than begging on the street,” he says before tending to another customer. Patterson is a bit of a dandy and likes to wear brightly colored aloha shirts. He wears white shoes and pressed slacks like Tom Wolfe. He has a flat voice and pale blue eyes that always look just under your head, as if gazing at a spot on your shirt. When you buy something, he takes the item and pulls it right to his face. Then after ascertaining what it is you’re buying, he starts the transaction process. He takes your money, again holding it inches from his eye, then lays it flat on the counter. If you give him coins, he will roll them around in his palm, massaging the dimes, quarters and nickels. He’s getting a feel for their value, so to speak. I ask him if he recognizes his customers. “Well, I have to take some part of them and memorize that,” he says. “Like some ladies have big hair, so I remember them like that, or a certain specific eccentricity. Like you—you have tattoos. I always remember you from that.” Patterson was born with an excess of
for a ride,” he says. Patterson is a recent emigrant, arriving here just under a year ago from the frozen tundra of Illinois. “Cold as hell,” he remembers. So he came here and opened his little cove. He had much to lose: In Illinois he held a prestigious vending machine route. “See, the way it works is when you come to somewhere new, you have to start at the bottom,” he says. “This location was vacant for a year before I came. It goes by seniority: My route was given to the guy below me. It’s like a little business culture.” But he’s confident that a promotion is due soon. “In the blind vending world, those who do a good job, work hard and are dedicated, move up quickly,” he says. As he’s talking to me Patterson is eating his lunch—“some kind of chicken bagel, I think”— out of a cardboard box. Then a woman approaches. “This is from the ladies at the DMV,” she says, handing him a little gift-wrapped box of candy. “That was nice,” he says after she leaves. “Lots of nice people here.” Some not so nice, too. More than once customers have stolen from him. But he says he usually knows when something’s wrong. “It’s not a problem, not as much as other blind vendors, like in big cities, but it has happened,” he says. “Some people are bad enough to steal from their own grandma. Or a blind guy.” MTW
Don Patterson scar tissue behind his eyes. “It’s like if you are making a Xerox copy of something, but you’re using a machine that is almost out of ink,” he says. “It’s not until I hold the thing right up into my eye that I can see it.” Patterson used to be a sports director at the YMCA. “Too much stress,” he says. “Too many hours and not enough income.” A couple days ago, Patterson went kite boarding on Oahu. This weekend he is thinking of going to Kanaha. But transportation is a problem for him. “I think maybe I’ll call up Kiteboard Maui and barter some kind of deal
The penultimate page of the Department of Liquor Control’s 2004 Annual Report is a chart showing gross liquor sales on Maui since 1980. Lest anyone wonder why we cover the LC so much, this chart removes all doubt. In the year that saw Jimmy Carter lose the presidency to Ronald Reagan, the island of Maui had a little more than $45 million in liquor sales. Of that, retail stores accounted for nearly $19 million. The rest—$26.4 million—came from bars and restaurants. Now $45 million in 1980 dollars is a lot. Even in 2004 dollars it’s significant. But it’s nothing like what booze represents today to Maui establishments. This year, Maui saw $202.9 million in alcohol sales. Stores took in $73.9 million of that—nearly double the total sales figure from 24 years ago. As for bars, clubs and restaurants, liquor brought in an astonishing $128.9 million. And the LC’s cut of that pie? Well, let’s see. In 2004 the Liquor Control Department took in roughly $1.7 million in license and assessment fees. Add that to about five grand in other fees and permits and $64,700 in fines levied against licensees that done broke the liquor laws. Oh wait, there’s also $118,000 in the sales of rules, certification and the all important “etc.” That brings the grand total of LC revenues during Fiscal Year 2004 to $1.9 million, or about one and a half percent of $128.9 million figure. Of course, the LC was already sitting on some $833,000 in money it didn’t spend from Fiscal Year 2003, which means the department took in about $2.8 million. And that’s a nice chunk of change. Of course, the LC doesn’t take all that dough and invest in mutual funds or something. A cool mil gets sliced right off the top to pay department salaries. Much of the rest goes towards operations, equipment and things like trips and training conferences. Oh yeah. There was the Annual National Liquor Law Enforcement Conference in Atlanta back in September, 2003. And the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators held in mid-June of this year in, of all places, New Orleans. But who could forget the Sept. 10-13, 2003 trip to St. Louis for the Central and Western Regional Conference of State Liquor Administrators. All the top LC brass attended that one. The highlight of that one, according to the Annual Report: “The attendees also toured the impressive Anheuser-Busch facility.”
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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22 Got an email today from antiGenetically Modified Organism (GMO) activist Eloise Engman saying that Maui Land & Pineapple Company (MLP) has decided to sweep all GMO crops from its fields. Now the company is doing more “land” than “pineapple” these days, but news like that is still rather huge. “It is an inspiration to see this large corporation in Hawaii showing the world that you can be a visionary and still make money!” wrote Engman, who also attached a copy of a Sept. 28, 2004 memo from ML&P boss David C. Cole outlining the new policy. “All aspects of our agricultural enterprises at ML&P, including all subsidiaries, shall be ‘GMO-Free,’” wrote Cole. “GMOs shall not be used in any agricultural production of any type on our lands, including lands we may lease out to third parties and lands that we may lease from third parties. We shall not condone testing of GMO products on these lands.” But then Cole added that his policy “will likely evolve in conjunction with future changes in technology, public policy, and customer perception.” While Cole’s memo is a few months old, there hasn’t been much coverage of his decision beyond an Oct. 13, 2004 Honolulu Weekly interview with Cole. “We’re not doing any GMO,” Cole told editor Lesa Griffith. “Without commenting on the science, we’re just saying, ‘Hey, our customers don’t want it.’ That’s enough for us.”
THURSDAY, DEC. 23 Just 40 percent of the nation’s airports allow smoking, and Hawaii’s are all among them, reports today’s Honolulu Advertiser. Woohoo! Hawaii caters to the needs of smoking travelers! Outstanding. If there’s one group of people on this plan-
et that the State of Hawaii needs to bend over for, it’s smokers. Oh yeah. Thank God state airport officials understand that. “We do have a lot of overseas visitors, particularly Japanese tourists, who like to smoke,” State Transportation Department spokesman Scott Ishikawa told the Advertiser. Reporter Robbie Dingeman then paraphrased the good spokesman’s follow-up comments: “If smoking was banned throughout the airport, travelers who had already spent hours on a plane unable to smoke would have to wait even longer, he said.” I can’t believe 60 percent of American airports would force tourists to “wait even longer” before they could light up. Has Amnesty International heard about this?
Don’t know if you guys have noticed, but things are bad over in Iraq. U.S. soldiers are dying at a rate of nearly three per day—up from last year at this time, when the rate was not quite two per day. Who knows the rate Iraqis are dying—neither us nor Baghdad will say. The dozen miles or so between Baghdad International Airport and the city itself is the most expensive and dangerous cab ride in the world, what with all the mines, snipers and suicide car bombs. The insurgents have a few hundred tons of explosives to play with because we didn’t bother to secure all the old Iraqi ammo dumps after we “won” the war. Recent Iraqi opinion polls put the U.S. about as popular as Montgomery Burns. If last week’s Mosul suicide bombing that killed and wounded 100 Americans and Iraqis was any indication, the insurgents have thoroughly infiltrated the Iraqi forces we’re training. I say all this because Congressman Ed Case (D, Hawaii) is rather concerned about the 2,000 Hawaii National Guardsmen and women who are doing final training at Fort Polk, Louisiana before heading to the desert for who knows how long. Among Case’s concerns, detailed in today’s
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SATURDAY, DEC. 25 Well, it’s Christmas again. Time when we’re all supposed to love our fellow man, if I remember the Charlie Brown Christmas Special correctly. Since Charlie Brown isn’t on anymore except for the DVD version and one of them family cable channels I never watch, I thought I’d tune into the next best thing. That’s right, kids! The President’s weekly radio address! “Many of our fellow
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Oh, what a Christmas weekend. People crowded stores to find bargains and unload unwanted gifts, 43-year old retired NFL great Reggie White suffered a heart attack and died, a couple homeless guys at Kanaha got busted trying to reenact a scene out of Kill Bill and 100,000 people died in a Southeast Asian tsunami created by a 9.0 earthquake. To get any more festive invading Martian hordes would have had to crater North America… It being the nomination season and all, Governor Linda Lingle got into the spirit by announcing six candidates for 2nd Circuit Court Judge. Among them was deputy prosecuting attorney Jerry W. Hupp, who made a name for himself recently in that big cockfighting case. And they say nothing good comes from gambling.
TUESDAY, DEC. 28 The German shipping company Schlussel Reederei KG is facing a $750,000 fine for violating environmental law, according to the Pacific Business News. Apparently, last month the company’s freighter MV Ibuki was stopped by the Coast Guard a few miles off Oahu for one of them Homeland Security inspections. Once aboard, the Coasties discovered “oil spilled all over the vessel.” U.S. Attorney Edward H. Kubo, Jr. said the case illustrates how the government “will vigorously enforce the laws designed to protect natural resources.” Even if that had been a cruise ship? MTW
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Americans still suffer from the effects of illness or poverty,” our fearless leader George W. Bush said today over the AM dial. “We are called to love our neighbor just as we would like to be loved ourselves.” Wow. If only old Dubya had thought of that one before those Federal Bureau of Investigation and Defense Intelligence Agency guys started complaining to their bosses that we were beating prisoners in Cuba and Iraq too much. That reminds me, isn’t it about time for Bush to head back to his Crawford ranch for one of them month-long vacations he loves so much?
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NEWSOFTHEWEIRD THIS WEEK IN RAT NEURONS University of Florida professor Thomas DeMarse revealed in December that he has constructed a primitive “brain” (“live computation device”) out of 25,000 rat neurons and has taught it to maneuver an F-22 fighter jet simulation in a straight trajectory. The brain had to be “taught,” he said, because at first, the plane kept crashing. DeMarse said an organic brain is potentially much more flexible than even the highest-tech computer. The National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health are funding his work, as models for controlling otherwiserisky unmanned aircraft and for developing epilepsy-fighting drugs.
SCENES OF THE SURREAL In November, the school district in Spurger, Texas, ended its decades-old, Homecoming Week reverse-roles day—in which girls dress as boys and vice versa— after one parent complained that the tradition promoted a homosexual lifestyle. In its place, the school urged kids to dress in military camouflage.
CHUTZPAH! In July, Winnetka, Illinois investment promoter Charles Harris made a last-ditch effort to get his clients’ support, hoping they would not cooperate with authorities who were about to arrest him for fraud. Harris sent each a DVD in which he begged them to give his investments more time, but federal agents, after arresting Harris in September, said Harris probably shot that DVD from the Caribbean Sea, on the 62-foot yacht he had bought with clients’ money.
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bailiff county judge Gasper Ficarrota laid out his robe on their bed for her to wear so that she could “feel the power that his black robe possessed.” “Why do you think successful attorneys strive to become judges?” he asked. The bailiff’s remarks were written in her private diary, introduced by her husband at their divorce trial in November.
JUSTICE? In September, District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Judith Retchin ordered Jonathan Magbie, 27, to jail for 10 days for first-offense marijuana possession—a virtually unheard-of sentence in D.C.—despite the fact that Magbie was a quadriplegic with permanent tracheal, urinary and stomach tubes and was often ventilator-dependent, in addition to having various other infirmities. Magbie died four days later, after what the D.C. Health Department concluded in December was severely inadequate care in jail and in an emergency room.
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Moana Wietecha is one of Maui’s better up and coming surfers. She’s not as well known as Bethany Hamilton, Carissa Moore, Paige Alms or Monyca Byrne-Wickey, but she is good. She recently placed second in her amateur division at this year’s Billabong Pro at Honolua Bay. In fact, many questioned Moana’s loss of first place by a single point to Billabong team rider Rebecca Woods from Australia. I recently sat down with Wietecha and asked her how she felt about the contest. She just shrugged and smiled. “I’m just happy I got to surf Honolua Bay with only five other girls and made $300,” she said. “I like to be in the water and just focus on surfing and not think about anything else. It makes me feel happy and confident about myself when I catch a good wave.” When I asked her if there was anyone she looked up to, her eyes teared up as she told me she used to love hanging around Steve Cooney, who died in an automobile accident recently. “He was liked by everyone that knew him, a good surfer, and a happy guy to be around,” she said. Unlike many of her female surfing peers, Wietecha has no sponsors that actually pay her. Other than her mother Marla, of course. And a victory check for $300 is barely a drop in the bucket for someone planning to go on tour, let alone college. Wietecha, whose first name is Hawaiian for “ocean,” started surfing when she was five. Her father took her out with him to Thousand Peaks. At 13, she entered her first competition—“just for fun,” she told
me—at Ho’okipa. She took second. That was five years ago. She’s nearly 18 now, having been surfing for 13 of those years. She wants to attend the University of Hawaii next year—she plans to major in civil engineering— as well as pursue the pro tour. So far through high school, Wietecha has maintained a 4.0 grade point average. “She’s always been a wiz at math,” Marla Wietecha told me. Wietecha has long blonde wavy hair and brown eyes. But you can also see a storm brewing somewhere behind those eyes. She’s constantly thinking about every move—her next turn on a wave, test in school or her future in surfing and education. When the surf is flat, Wietecha said she enjoys dirt bike riding. But she told me she’s cut back on that recently so she stays in one piece for surf competition. Wietecha usually begins her day driving herself to school in her Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. She’s at school until noon, then goes surfing with her girlfriends. During summers she holds down a part time job at Maui Wave Rider’s Surf School. Her favorite local break is Pavilions at Ho’okipa. “It’s fun to surf with my friends,” she said. “We like to go to Hana to surf and camp out whenever we can. We all cheer each other on when one of us catches a wave.” “I usually video Moana and I love to watch her surf,” Kelsey Miller, one of Wietecha’s friends, told me. “She pulls airs and sticks them and surfs better than most guys. She does tricks that no other girls do like 360s, airs, and laybacks. She is such a powerful surfer and all the guys at Ho’okipa talk about how she rips.” MTW
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Dirty Clothes Must Maui County do business with sweatshops? It typically takes 15 people to make a t-shirt.One worker will sew the shirt’s lower hem. Two people will work on each sleeve—one closes the sleeve, one closes the shoulder. Another worker sews the shoulders.Two people will work on the collar—one sewing the top stitch, the other the bottom. Then someone works on the reinforcements inside the shoulders. Then another four workers put the sleeves on the shirt,while a couple workers inspect. All that has to happen in less than three minutes. That’s because each 15-person unit has to put together something like 3,400 shirts each day. In return for that 10 or 12-hour day, each worker will make about $7. In addition, each 15-member unit works in a factory that can hold 40 or so groups at a time. The factories—many call them sweatshops—are filled with machinery, dust and lint. They’re located in the free-trade zones of Central America—Honduras, El Salvador—and are sub-contracted by big apparel corporations like Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, JanSport and Gildan. I was thinking about these facts—which were detailed in a recent report put out by the Londonbased labor group No Sweat on one Honduran factory that produces shirts for half a dozen big labels—as I walked through the Maui County Store at the Maui Mall in Kahului a couple weeks ago. There I found shelves lined with officially licensed t-shirts advertising the county police, fire and lifeguard departments,as well as the University of Hawaii. Usually costing $17.95, there are all kinds of shirts on display. A yellow one advertises the County of Maui Lifeguard Aquatics Division.
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Another black one, retailing for $19.95, says “Never Forget Hawaii Fire Department 9-11-01.” The shirt labels name all the big manufacturers: JanSport, Fruit of the Loom, Hanes and Gildan. They also say that the shirts were almost certainly made in sweatshops. The Fruit of the Loom shirts came from El Salvador. The Hanes and Gildan items came from Honduras.The Jansport tees hail from El Salvador and Madagascar. This is actually quite common. Sweatshops pervade American life. Take away every stitch of sweatshop-produced clothing right now, and you’re going to have a lot of naked people walking the streets. As I write these words, I’m wearing a Hanes Beefy T shirt made in Mexico and a pair of Old Navy cargo shorts made in Bangladesh. I doubt if any unionized hand touched them before they reached these shores. The County of Maui, like most municipalities in the U.S., buys thousands of sweatshop-manufactured shirts, uniforms and other apparel every year. According to Greg King, who handles procurement for the County’s Purchasing Division, all contracting policies are set by the state legislature. “We have to abide by their rules,” he said. And those rules say nothing about the contractors’ factory labor conditions. The Maui County Store is a slightly different entity. “The Maui County Store is a joint project of the County of Maui’s Business Resource Center and Maui Community College’s Center for Entrepeneurship,” states the Store’s website
(www.mauicountystore.com). “The County Store serves a dual purpose of providing hands-on retail business training for students in the Center for Entrepreneurship programs, and serving as an outlet for County of Maui’s civic and service associations and departments to sell their logo wear.” “We’re a state institution,” said Melissa Yoshioka, an MCC official who helps run the store. “We used reputable vendors.The state has a list of authorized and unauthorized vendors, and from there we use our best judgment.” Yoshioka said the Store doesn’t consider an apparel company’s labor conditions when buying clothing. In fact, no one at the county, college or state level contacted for this story had ever thought of factoring worker rights into procurement. Of the labels I saw in the County Store, let’s begin with Montreal-based Gildan Activewear, if for no other reason than that it recently admitted to contracting a viciously anti-union Honduran sweatshop employing 1,800 people to make some of its t-shirts. “[A Fair Labor Association (FLA)] audit concluded that at our El Progreso factory there were restrictions on workers’ rights to freedom of association,” says an official Gildan statement posted on its website last month. “Gildan acknowledges these findings and takes them very seriously. Gildan accepts and is willing to adhere to the freedom of association standard in the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct in all of our operations.” Gildan does about $425 million in apparel
sales every year. Rare amongst the big labels, the company has actually been a member of the watchdog FLA since November, 2003.The company agreed to issue the public statement cited above in exchange for not getting booting from the organization for its Honduran anti-union activities, which were detailed in a scathing July 29, 2004 Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) report. WRC investigators conducted lengthy interviews with 37 current and former El Progreso workers. Gildan denied them access to the plant, but they wrote their report anyway. Among the complaints cited in the WRC report:
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“That mandatory work shifts are longer than the legal maximum and that overtime and work on rest days and holidays is not compensated in accordance with the law.” “[T]hat workers who have been illegally fired have been harassed in their homes, post-dismissal, by Gildan staff and pressured to sign ‘voluntary’ resignation letters.” “That a large number of workers have been illegally dismissed over the last two years as a result of plant policy to eliminate all trade union activity at the factory.” Though Gildan eventually admitted to the anti-union practices and agreed to rehire 39 of 100 or so workers it terminated, Gildan also closed the El Progreso factory in September, 2004. Gildan denied the closure—announced two weeks before the WRC report came out—
had anything to do with the labor complaints, saying the plant was “uncompetitive.” WRC investigators also alleged that Gildan’s El Progreso factory “violated Honduran law.” Gildan denied it did anything wrong, saying the Honduran government authorized them to force employees to work 11-hour shifts without overtime, work on Sundays and holidays and to not pay workers for a legal 30-minute break during the day. Though the WRC said the Honduran government—not exactly the leading labor force in Central America—had improperly authorized Gildan to break workplace laws, Gildan only agreed to start paying workers during their lunch breaks. The fact that we know so much about Gildan’s sweatshop activities is unusual, and actually shows the labor progress the company is making. Similarly, JanSport—which makes shirts for countless universities across the country—has been disclosing its factories on its website (www.jansport.com) since 1999. That came about after college protests and boycotts brought the company bad publicity. As for labels like Fruit of the Loom and Hanes, their labor practices aren’t so easy to determine. While labor activist Bjorn Claeson of the Bangor, Maine-based organization Sweat Free Communities says it’s “likely” the factories contracted by those firms have “deplorable sweatshop” conditions, it’s impossible to say for certain. That’s because the big apparel firms treat factory information as proprietary. “They say at first that these are trade secrets,” said Claeson. “But they’re not—they source from the same factories as their competitors.” Some companies like Fruit of the Loom say not to worry because they do everything themselves. “As a vertically integrated manufacturer, we control the quality of our garments every step of the way,” reads a Fruit of the Loom statement at its website.“[W]e manufacture our own yarn, knit the cloth, cut the fabric, sew the garments, and package the product ourselves.” A 2004 report on the Honduran AAA/Alejandro Apparel factory published by the London-based activist group No Sweat tells a different story.That report includes photos of Hanes, Nike, Fruit of the Loom, Gildan and Adidas t-shirt labels smuggled out by factory workers, showing that they made shirts for at least five different companies. The report detailed how many plant workers suffered repetitive motion injuries and back pain, were ordered back to their work stations if they spent too much time in the restroom and had to listen to the plant owner say that if they dared unionize, he’d close the plant. They earned just six cents for every shirt they made. That came out to about $1.11 an hour, $211.94 a month and $2,543.32 a year. When told that some say the cost of living in Honduras is pretty low and that this wage should provide them with a good life, one worker told the report researchers that it was “impossible” to live on the wages they were making. “You have already seen the conditions in which we live, right?” the worker said.“You have gone to our homes and seen the conditions, and there is the response: It is not true what they say.” Maui County, the State of Hawaii and MCC are all actually in a position to do some good. They’re big customers—far bigger than you or I—and the
apparel industry still functions on the old idea that the customer is always right. Municipalities all over the country have begun taking this to heart, adopting “sweat-free” procurement policies. Basically, they’re requirements that city, state or county purchasing divisions take into account labor conditions when accepting bids for uniforms and other apparel. “If you have a policy like this, [apparel makers] have to disclose where [the clothing] was made,” said Claeson.“It pushes responsibility to the apparel manufacturers. You have them going on record and consenting to independent monitoring.” So far the State of Maine, the City of Boston, the State of New Jersey—including seven cities and eight counties—the City of Albuquerque, the City of New York, 20 New York school districts, the State of Pennsylvania, the State of California and the Cities of Toledo, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee have all adopted such policies. The City of Los Angeles adopted such a policy on Nov. 9 of this year. “The Los Angeles law is the toughest in the country,” said Erica Zeitlin of the group No More Sweatshops, which pushed for the bill for more than two years. “The point is to set up a model precedent for government contracts. Communities across the U.S. would pick up where we started.” The Los Angeles ordinance language is unequivocal, and recognizes the power that municipalities have as customers seeking products in the marketplace. “[T]he City seeks to protect its interests by assuring that the integrity of the City’s procurement process is not undermined by contractors who engage in sweatshop practices and other employment practices abhorrent to the City,” states the ordinance.“When the City inadvertently contracts with these contractors, the City’s ethical contractors are placed at a distinct competitive disadvantage. Many times ethical contractors are underbid by unscrupulous contractors in competition for City contracts. These ethical contractors may be dissuaded from participating in future City procurement contracts.” According to a report filed by Los Angeles City Administrative Officer William T. Fujioka in advance of the Nov. 9 City Council meeting, the ordinance “requires contractors to sign a Contractor Code of Conduct affirming that they and their subcontractors will comply with all applicable workplace laws.” Fujioka added that the contracts “would include commodities that have a high probability of being assembled or manufactured in sweatshop working conditions as reported by anti-sweatshop advocates.” The ordinance’s Code of Conduct includes the requirement that the winning contractor pays its workers a living wage. The City will also form an “advisory working group” with labor groups and hire “an independent monitor to conduct on-site factory assessments.” So what about Hawaii? When asked about the possibility of Maui County or the State of Hawaii adopting such a policy, Greg King of the Maui County Purchasing Division said he’d “never” heard it discussed at the county or state level. Same thing with MCC’s Yoshioka. That doesn’t surprise Zeitlin. “The fact of the matter is that across the U.S. [contracting with sweatshop labels] is the norm,” she said. “But this is the start of a stronger, more viable movement.” MTW
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Bourgeois Burger Battle
that, in this case, Pacific’O met and Mala didn’t. Both buns were thin, but Pacific’O toasted it. Mala didn’t. The Pacific’O bun held together for the duration of the meal. The Mala burger’s bun didn’t. ADVANTAGE: Pacific’O.
Rookie Mala takes on veteran Pacific’O According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the most expensive hamburger in the world is the DB Burger, sold at Manhattan’s DB Bistro Moderne. Its ground sirloin patty is stuffed with foie gras, short rib meat and black truffles. It’s served on a fresh-made Parmesan and poppy seed bun with tomato compote, lettuce, red onion, French mustard and shaved truffle flakes. The bistro sells it for $59, or $99 for the double. Maui doesn’t have anything that can compete with that, but it does have expensive burgers. They don’t cost as much as an MP3 player, but they do cost what some places charge for a good plate of pasta or slice of Prime Rib. To find the best, I sampled burgers from two high-class joints—Pacific’O and Mala. Both come from expensive restaurants sporting celebrity chefs—Chef James McDonald heads up Pacific’O, as well as nearby I’o and The Feast at Lele, while Chef Mark Ellman of Avalon, Maui Tacos and Penne Pasta fame runs Mala.
The Contenders Mala, 1307 Front St., Lahaina, 667-9394; Pacific’O, 505 Front St., Lahaina, 667-4341.
Here’s how they matched up:
Mala’s Rolls Royce Kobe Beef Burger costs $13. The Bleu Burger at Pacific’O costs $12. ADVANTAGE: Pacific’O
LOCATION: Both Mala and Pacific’O are classy places on the West Side, overlooking the ocean. ADVANTAGE: Tie.
CHEESE: No one wants just a slab of beef between two pieces of bread. You gotta have cheese. And neither of these places are content with a slice of Kraft Singles. Pacific’O gives you a nice mound of bleu cheese crumbles, while Mala offers three choices: Maytag bleu cheese, cheddar or mozzarella. ADVANTAGE: Mala.
BEEF: The quality of meat for both hamburgers was excellent. Both patties were thick and juicy. Mala advertised Kobe Beef, and it certainly tasted good and fresh. Pacific’O made no such pronouncement, but the meat was still tasty. ADVANTAGE: Mala
GARNISH: How about the rest of the burger? Pacific’O serves up sautéed mushrooms, along with your traditional slice of tomato, raw onion and lettuce. Mala’s a bit more colorful, giving you a few strips of delicious smoked apple bacon, grilled onions as well as lettuce, three slices of tomato—these alone probably accounts for half the purchase price—ketchup and mustard. ADVANTAGE: Mala
COOKING TEMPERATURE: Can’t emphasize the importance of this factor enough. Cook a hamburger too long and you’ve got a charred cinder that doesn’t taste too good and isn’t healthy on your stomach. Take it out of the fire too soon and you’ve got a bloody piece of ground cow flesh that’s just asking to house a new E. coli community. This is also a good indicator of how well the cooking staff follows direction. They ask you how your want your burger done, and you tell them. For the purposes of this experiment, I ordered both burgers medium. Pacific’O delivered, but Mala served mine medium rare. It still tasted good, but it wasn’t what I ordered. ADVANTAGE: Pacific’O.
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Mala is a tapas place, so all you get for your 13 bones is the burger and a little cup of fruit salsa. But Pacific’O’s burger includes fries. Oh, and the bartender gave me a basket of French bread. AND a slice of the fresh pineapple she was cutting. ADVANTAGE: Pacific’O
AND THE WINNER IS: It was close, but I gotta go with Pacific’O. They gave me fries, man! I’m not made of stone! MTW
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Ale House - Wide selection of food with sports and games all around. 355 E. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului, 877–9001. $
Ichiban Restaurant and Sushi Bar - Breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring modestly priced Japanese and local cuisine. Kahului Shopping Center, 871–6977. $$
Aloha Grill - A large assortment of burgers with veggie styles and all the extras. Dairy Road Marketplace, Kahului, 893–0263. $
International House of Pancakes - (IHOP)- Open for breakfast, specialty pancakes, sandwiches, along with lunch and dinner entrees. Maui Mall, Kahului, 871-4000. $
Ba-Le - French-Vietnamese sandwiches, noodle dishes, pho, saimin and more. Plus, a large variety of tapioca. 270 Dairy Rd., Kahului, 877-2400. $
Little Ceasar Pizza Station - Specialty pizzas along with salads and sandwiches. Located inside of K-mart. 424 Dairy Rd., Kahului, 871-1566. $
Bangkok Cuisine - Casual setting featuring exceptional Thai food with plenty of crisp vegetables and fresh seafood. Lunch, dinner or take-out. 395 Dairy Road, Kahului, 893-0026. $ Biwon Restaurant - Fresh and flavorful, authentic Korean food. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m., lunch and dinner. 752 Lower Main, Wailuku, 244-7788. $ Café Marc Aurel - Offers an elegantly casual menu, including Gourmet Cheeses, Dolmas, Tzaiki and an extensive By-The-Glass wine list. 28 N. Market Street, Wailuku near the Iao Theatre. 244-0852. $$ Cupie’s Drive-In - Local lunch take-out. Open Monday through Saturday. 134 W Kamehameha Ave, Kahului, 877-3055. $ Curry in a Hurry - Curry dishes that are delightful and delicious in alternative vegetarian eating. 333 Dairy Rd., Kahului, 877-3328. $
Takamiya Market - Plate lunches, homemade corned beef, sashimi, tossed salads. Catering and banquet facility. Happy Valley, Wailuku, 244-3404. $
Saeng’s Thai Cuisine - Vegetarian, meat and seafood Thai entrees in a casual garden setting. 2119 Vineyard, Wailuku, 244-1567. $$
Tasty Crust - Local style cuisine for breakfast (try their famous hotcakes), lunch and dinner. Serving Maui since 1944. 1770 Mill, Wailuku, 244-0845. $
Saigon Cafe - Wailuku’s hidden secret! Delicious and affordable Vietnamese cuisine with excellent service. 1792 Main, Wailuku, 243-9560. $$
Tiffany’s - Featuring 103 items of local and Asian entrees, Bento boxes, noodles and fish. Featuring DJ and Karaoke, open 10:30-2 a.m. 1424 Lower Main St. Wailuku 249-0052. $
Sam Sushi - Located inside Wow-Wee Cafe with over 20 years of experience in the food industry. Catering and party trays available. 333 Dairy Rd., Kahului, 873-6400. $ Sandalwood Golf Course Restaurant - Lunch with a view, served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2500 Honoapiilani Hwy, Waikapu, 242-6000. $$
Kozo Sushi - Fast food take out. Open 9 a.m to 7 p.m. Mon through Sat. Sushi platters available. 52 Market Place, Kahului, 243-5696. $
Sheik’s Restaurant - Local favorites including Loco Moco and Shoyu Chicken. 97 Wakea Ave, Kahului, 877-0121. $
Krispy Kreme - This place is known all over the world for its warm, tasty glazed doughnuts. 433 Kele St., Kahului, 893-0883. $
Siu’s Chinese Kitchen - Fast food Chinese with daily specials. All entrees are served with rice or noodles. 70 E Kaaumanu Ave., Maui Mall, 871-0828. $
Mama Ding’s Pasteles - This family owned resturant consist of a variety of breads, coconut papaya bread, apple cinnnamon, Puerto Rican sweet bread. Serving breakfast. Open 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.255 Alamaha, Kahului. 877-5796. $
Squeaky’s Family Restaurant - “A Taste of Philadelphia” with real Philly cheesesteak, pan fried trout, vegetarian meatloaf. Open for breakfast. 197 North Market Street, Wailuku, 244-4100. $
Marco’s Grill Deli - A lavish and beautiful setting complements the hearty Italian food and excellent wines. 444 Hana Hwy, Kahului, 877-4486. $$
Denny’s - Open 24 hours, serving breakfast, lunch or dinner. Omelettes, burgers, salads. 430 Kele St., Kahului, 873-5550. $
Maui Coffee Roasters - Ono grinds and freshly roasted coffee in a fun and casual atmosphere makes this the place to take five. 444 Hana Hwy, Kahului, 877–CUPS. $
Dragon Dragon Chinese Restaurant Excellent service and fair prices with dishes like Kung Pao Chicken, Crispy Gau Gee Mein and Honey Walnut Prawns. Maui Mall, Kahului, 8931628. $
Maui Beach Hotel - Buffet-style restaurant featuring different foods each night of the week. Features range from Shabu Shabu (tons of meat) to sushi and Japanese. 170 Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului, 877-0051. $$
Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe - Specialty cakes and desserts, breads and pastries, with sandwiches, salads and soups for lunch. Open 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-Sat. 1740 Kaahumanu Ave, Wailuku, 243-2243. $ Sushi Go - Presents a concept unlike anything we’ve seen on Maui: Conveyor-belt sushi. Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, 877-8744. $ Sub Paradise - Maui’s famous subs since 1990. Coffee, an extensstive list of breakfast bagels, sub Sandwiches and salads. Open M-F 7 - p.m Sat 7-5pm, Sun 7-4pm 395 E. Dairy Rd, 877-8779.
Piñata’s - Fresh and wholesome Mexican food from the kitchen sink burritos to quesadillas. Casual dining and various piñatas available, too. 395 Dairy Rd., Kahului, 877–8707. $
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Wow-Wee Maui Cafe - Unique candy bars, ice cream shakes, bagels, coffees, sandwiches and soups. Also a Hawaiian menu, kava kava, sushi and oxygen bars. 333 Dairy Rd., Kahului, 871-1414. $
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Wei Wei BBQ & Noodle House - Very affordable Chinese cuisine, counter-service, delicious noodle dishes. 210 Imikala St., Wailuku, 242-7928. $
Indoor & Outdoor Dining BOTH with a Great View of the Game
Valley Isle Seafood - Known for their luau stew, along with several choices of seafood. 475 Hukilike St., Kahului, 873-4847. $
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Mike’s Restaurant - Authentic Chinese cooking and ono local grinds. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also offer catering. 1900 Main St., Wailuku, 244-7888. $
Fiesta Time - Superior Mexican taqueria. Order a la carte or combo special with the freshest ingredients. 1132 Lower Main, Wailuku, 249-8463. $
Tokyo Tei - Lunch and dinner featuring teriyaki beef and fish, tempura, katsu, saimin and more. 1063 E. Lower Main St., Wailuku, 242-9630. $
SPECIALS ALL WEEK LONG
Maui Tacos - Featuring tacos and burritos with chargrilled steak, chicken and seafood marinated in pineapple, lime juices and island spices. 275 Kaahumanu Ave, Queen Kaahumanu Mall, Kahului, 871-7726. $
Dunes Restaurant - Adventuresome revisions of local and American breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites. Maui Lani Golf Course, Kahului, 877–7461. $$
Tin Ying Chinese Restaurant - A Hong Kong style Chinese seafood restaurant. They have over 100 menu choices at reasonable prices. Buffet style lunch take-out, as well as sit down dining. 1088 Lower Main St., Wailuku, 242-4371. $
KAMA’AINA & SEAFOOD
Maui Mix Plate - Traditional foods of the varied ethnic groups who call Hawaii home. 70 Ka’ahumanu Ave, Kahului, 877-0706. $
Dish - The concept is simple. Every month, the owner and manager decide on a different “menu” of 14 entrees, of which you may select 12 to assemble in their kitchen. Sessions available Wed-Sat. 150 Hana Highway, Kahului, 8771414. $$
Ruby’s - Walk down memory lane at this fabulous ‘50s cafe. Old time American dining morning to night. Queen Ka`ahumanu Center, Kahului, 248-7829. $
Koho Grill & Bar - Comfort food in a casual setting. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Open daily at 7 a.m. 275 Kaahumanu Ave., Queen Kaahumanu Center, 8775588.
Manaña Garage - Latin American cuisine with unique and colorful decor. Try the Chicken Tortilla Epozote, vegetarian enchilada and paella. Cool, quaint bar. 33 Lono St., Kahului, 873–0220. $$
Da Kitchen - Huge portions of local Hawaiian food. Plate lunches, steak plates and amazing chicken katsu. Very casual; sit and eat or get your food to go. 425 Koloa St., Kahului, 8717782. $
Dollar amounts are based on dinner for two, not including beverages, tax & tip.
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Aroma D’Italia Ristorante - Southern Italian cuisine and full wine list at reasonable prices. Open Mon-Sat, 5-9 p.m. 1881 S Kihei Rd., 8790133. $$
Bocalino Bistro & Bar - Affordably priced Mediterranean cuisine. Open for dinner. Late night menu served until 1 a.m. 1279 S. Kihei Rd., 874-9299. $$
Ashley’s South Shore Cafe - Affordable breakfast, lunch and dinner with burgers, local plates, fresh island fish, comfort foods and deli sandwiches. 362 Hukulii Pl. (behind Tesoro gas station), Kihei, 874-8600. $
Blue Marlin Harbor Front Grill & Bar - Get amazing seafood, steaks, sandwiches, pizza and sushi. Eat outdoors overlooking the Ma’alaea Fishing Fleet. Ma’alaea Harbor Village, 244-8844. $$
BadaBing! - Home of the Rat Pack Bar. Pizzas, pastas and Italian specialties created with love and a little attitude. $10 wines and kids eat free on Monday and Saturday. Fuhgeddaboudit! 1945 S Kihei Rd., 875–0188. $$ Big Wave Cafe - Small cafe serving Pacific Rim cuisine, including lobster and sweet corn fritter with furikake tartar sauce, and coconut shrimp with fruit salsa and ginger lilikoi sauce. Open daily. 1215 S Kihei Rd., 891-8688. $ Bistro Molokini - Blend of California and island cuisine, lunch and dinner. Poolside. Grand Wailea, 875-1234. $$
Buzz’s Warf - Steaks, seafood and more, including Sweet Paradise Prawns. Reservations recommended. Ma’alaea Harbor Village, 244-5426. $$ Cafe Kiowai - Authentic Japanese fare according to centuries-old tradition. Casual dining in a relaxed garden setting. 5400 Makena Alanui, Maui Prince Hotel, 874--1111.$$ Caffe Ciao - Italian cuisine baked in a Kiawe wood oven. Open for lunch and dinner. Dine outdoors poolside. The Fairmont Kea Lani, Wailea, 875-4100. $$ Capische? - Contemporary Italian with a twist and an extensive wine list. Commanding ocean views from every table. Wailea Diamond Resort, 879–2224. $$$
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Dollar amounts are based on dinner for two, not including beverages, tax & tip.
Cafe Del Sol - Sandwiches and fresh fish, daily special. Open for breakfast and lunch. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3620 Baldwin Ave, Makowa 572-4877. $ Cyberbean Internet Cafe - Gourmet coffee, espressos, cappucinos, lattes, sandwiches, smoothies and salads. 1881 S Kihei, 879-4799. $ Da Kitchen - Huge portions of local Hawaiian food. Plate lunches, steak plates and amazing chicken katsu. Very casual; sit and eat or get your food to go. 2439 S Kihei Rd., 875-7782. $ Denny’s - Open 24 hours for breakfast, lunch or dinner with omelets, burgers, salads. 2763 S. Kihei Rd., 879-8600. Enrique’s Resturant - Athentic Mexican Food. Fajitas, Seafood, Shrimp Tequilia Fish Tacos, Enchiladas, Tamales, Burritos, Vegetarian. Open M-Sa 10 am - 9pm Su 10 am - 8pm. 2395 S. Kihei Rd 112. 875-2910. $ Fernando’s - Authentic Mexican food. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. 41 E. Lipoa St., Kihei, 879-9952. $
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Maui Tacos - Featuring tacos and burritos with chargrilled steak, chicken and seafood marinated in pineapple, lime juices and spices from the islands. 2411 S. Kihei Road, Kamaole Beach Center, 879-5005. $ Mulligan’s On the Blue - Maui’s authentic Irish pub, plenty o’Irish food, whiskey and beer. Breakfast served till 3 p.m 100 Kaukahi St., Wailea, 874–1131. $ Nick’s Fishmarket - Fine dining in open air and elegance with amazing seafood dishes and fresh fish. Fairmont Kea Lani, Wailea, 879–7224. $$$ Pita Paradise - Good food served fast. Serving up a mean Mediterranean-style “gyro,” salads and wraps, with outdoor lanai. Kihei Kalama Village Center, 875–7679. $ Royal Thai Cuisine - Thai food with a large selection of vegetarian dishes. Open for lunch (Mon-Fri) and dinner (nightly). 1280 S. Kihei Rd., 874-0813. $
Ferraro’s - Gourmet Italian cuisine oceanfront with live violin and guitar, outdoor kiawe-wood-burning oven, all-day lunches and cucina rustica dinners. Four Seasons Resort Wailea, 874-8000. $$$
Roy’s Bar & Grill - Mouth-watering Hawaiian fusion entrees in a spacious and upbeat atmosphere. Open nightly from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fine dining, reservations recommended. Piilani Shopping Center, 303 Piikea Ave., Kihei, 891-1120. $$$
Five Palms Restaurant - Local produce and fish featuring Pacific Rim seafood. Breakfast, lunch, pupus and dinner. Open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 2960 S. Kihei Rd., 879–2607. $$
Sansei Restaurant - Japanese-based Pacific Rim dining, sushi bar and late night menu. Award-winning cuisine, early bird and late night special. 1881 S. Kihei Rd., 879–0004. $$ K
Harry’s Sushi Bar - Japanese cuisine with fresh and delicious sushi. Open 5 p.m.-12 a.m. 100 Ike Drive, Wailea, 879-7677. $$
Sarento’s on the Beach - Contemporary dining near the water’s edge. Italian cuisine, very romantic. Private VIP table available. 2980 S. Kihei Rd., 875–7555. $$$
Horhitos Mexican Cantina - Burritos, salads, appetizer and “food for gringos,” too. Located next to Hapa’s Nightclub. Open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mon.-Sat. Lipoa St., Kihei, 891-MEXI. $ Hula Moon - Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or a champagne Sunday brunch with an open air tropical setting and spectacular ocean views. Featuring fresh Hawaiian fish. 3700 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, 874-7831. $$$ Humuhumunukunukuapua’a -Hawaiian and Polynesian cuisine oceanside. Grand Wailea Resort, 875-1234 ext. 4900. $$$
Seawatch - Hawaii regional cuisine utilizing the freshest island fish and produce. Open for breakfast and lunch 8 a.m to 3 p.m, dinner 5:30 p.m. 100 Wailea Golf Club Drive, Wailea, 875-8080. $$ Shabu Shabu Toji - Healthy and delicious Japanese style fondue. Beef, Pork, or Seafood, and veggies. Open for lunch Wed-Fri; dinner 5:30-9:30 p.m. nightly. 1280 S. Kihei Rd. #120, 875-8366. $ Spago - Gourmet cuisine as presented by worldfamous chef-owner Wolfgang Puck. Oceanfront dining at its finest! Four Seasons Resort Wailea, 874-8000. $$$
Jawz Tacos - Island-style tacos and burritos, including choice of vegetarian, mahi mahi, ono, shrimp, chicken or steak. Impressive salsa bar and the taco salads are da bomb! 1280 S Kihei Rd., 874-TACO. $
Spices - Steak, seafood and more! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Maui Coast Hotel, 2259 S. Kihei Rd., 891-8860. $$$
Joy’s Place - “Smart eating” featuring organic foods which are low fat, low salt and wheat free. Open Mon thru Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1993 S. Kihei Rd., 879-9258. $
Stella Blues Cafe - Healthy, quality food in a casual, homestyle setting. Breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily specials. 1279 S. Kihei Rd., 874-3779. $$
Kai Ku Ono - A tapas-style menu, where everything is a la carte, special late night menu and sushi. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with bar and lounge area. 2511 S Kihei Rd., 875–1007. $$
South Shore Tiki Lounge - Killer burgers, sausage sandwiches, mai-tais and the best pizza. Awesome outdoor seating on the Aloha Jungle Lanai. Open 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. serving food 'till midnite! Kihei Kalama Village, 874-6444 $
Kihei Caffe - Affordable breakfast and lunch with lanai seating, hearty portions, tasty sandwiches, huli chicken and fresh fish. 1945 S. Kihei Rd., 879-2230. $ Life’s a Beach - Food and drinks in a fun atmosphere. Nachos, burritos, prime rib and grilled mahi mahi are just some of the specialties. 1913 S. Kihei Rd., 891–8010. $ Lobster Cove - Seafood, steak and lobster at its best in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Open 5 p.m. to midnight daily. 100 Ike Dr., Wailea, 879–7677. $$$ Longhi’s Wailea - Seafood, meat and pasta entrees with many not listed on the menu. Ask the server for details. 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., 891–8883. $$$ LuLu’s - Ribs, burgers, chicken wings, Black ‘n Blue Ahi and more in a fun, upbeat tiki-fied atmosphere with a huge bar and open-air deck. 1945 S. Kihei Rd., 879-9944. $ Ma`alaea Grill - Reasonably priced fine dining overlooking the harbor from the Maui Ocean Center. Ma`alaea Harbor Village, 243–2206. $$ Ma’alaea Waterfront Restaurant - Seafood and Continental cuisine. Open for dinner daily from 5 p.m. Milowai Condominium, 50 Hauoli St., 244-9028. $$ Marco’s South Side Grill - A lavish and beautiful setting complements the hearty Italian food and excellent wines. 1445 S Kihei Rd., 874–4041. $$ Maui Espresso & Shave Ice - Finest Hawaiian
shave ice, a full service coffee kiosk, fruit smoothies and shakes. 2439 S. Kihei Rd., 874-0414. $
Sports Page Bar & Grill - Over 100 menu items, including 1/2 lb burgers and deli sandwhiches with 24 T.V.’s, and a full bar. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 2411 S. Kihei Rd, 879-0602. $ Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Cafe - Relaxed island luxury in ambience and cuisine, with ocean views and live music. The Shops at Wailea, 875-9983. $$ Tony Roma’s - Famous for ribs, barbequed chicken and onion ring loaf, along with daily special. 1819 S. Kihei Road, 875-1104. $$ Vietnamese Cuisine - Hawaiian Opakapaka filet, soft shell crab, New York steak. Open 10:30 a.m-9:30 p.m. Azeka Place I, Kihei, 875-2088. $$ Yorman’s By The Sea - Southern Pacific Cusine with a blend of Louisiana Cajun and tropical flare. Open 5-10 pm. Music nightly. 760 S. Kihei Rd, Kihei 874-8385. $$ K
UPCOUNTRY Anthony’s Coffee Company - A full espresso bar, hot and cold sandwiches, ice cream. Make sure to stop in for a great box lunch to go! 90 Hana Hwy, Paia, 579-8340. $ Aha’Aina - Ocean front dinning Featuring a delicious chili pork burrito and a large variety of omelets. Island fish, chicken Katsu. Open for breakfast and lunch only
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Tues - Sat 7a.m. - 2 p.m. Sun 7 a.m. -1 p.m. 7 Aewa Place, Pukalani, 572-2395. $$
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Café 808 - Local diner style serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 4566 Lower Kula Rd., Kula, 878-6874. $
Kula Lodge & Restaurant - Upcountry’s familystyle restaurant with sweeping views of the island. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Haleakala Highway, 878-1535. $
Cafe O’Lei - Featuring light and healthy yet hearty gourmet lunch, delicious salads, focaccia sandwiches. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Makawao Paniolo Courtyard, 573-9065. $$
La Provence - French-style bistro and patisserie with lanai, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open Wed thru Sun, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 3158 Lower Kula Rd., 878-1313. $$
Café Des Amis - Charming cafe with delicious sweet and savory crepes and Mediterranean fare. 42 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 5796323. $
Livewire Cafe - Gourmet desserts, coffee drinks, smoothies. Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun thru Thu; 6 a.m. to midnight Fri and Sat. 137 Hana Highway, Paia, 579-6009. $
Café Mambo - International bistro featuring Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine with Moorish influences. 30 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 5798021. $
Lynne’s Cafe - Affordable homestyle local food including breakfast, plate lunch, chow fun and more! Catering available. 810 Kokomo Rd., Haiku, 575-9363. $
Cakewalk Paia Bakery - High quality baked goods, sandwiches and specialty cakes. 2 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 579-8770. $ Casanova - First class service, first class food. Fine Italian dining at night and Makawao’s favorite deli by day. 1188 Makawao Ave., 572–0220. $$ Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon Hankering for some grub? Charley’s serves it hearty and healthy from breakfast to dinner and beyond. 142 Hana Hwy., Pa`ia, 579–9453. $ K Colleen’s - 1940’s style urban bistro serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. Haiku Cannery, 575-9211. $$ Fresh Mint - Vietnamese vegetarian cuisine including Summer Rolls, Spicy Lemongrass Soup and Soy Fish in Clay Pot. Open daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Catering and take-out available. 115 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 579-9144. $ Hali`imaile General Store - Gourmet dining in a charming atmosphere with food from Chef Beverly Gannon’s award-winning menu. 900 Hali`imaile Rd, 572–2666. $ Hana Hou Cafe - Hawaiian homestyle cooking with aloha-filled ambience and local musicians. 810 Haiku Rd., Haiku Cannery, 575-2661. $ Island Tacos - Taco stand with fresh, made-toorder fish, beef and chicken tacos. Daily from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 810 Haiku Rd., Haiku Cannery. $
Makawao Steak House - Classic and comfortable menu with daily fish preparations and salad bar. 3612 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, 572-8711. $$ Mama’s Fish House - Fresh island fish with fresh local ingredients at “Maui’s favorite restaurant.” 799 Poho Pl., Kuau, 579–8448. $$$ Maui’s Best Tamales & Local Food - Authentic, fresh and tasty Mexican cuisine along with local favorites. 81 Makawao Ave., Pukalani Square, 5732998. $ Milagros Food Co. - South American cuisine with an island influence. Best people watching spot in Pa`ia! Extensive tequila menu and delicious daily special. 3 Baldwin St., Paia, 579–8755. $ Moana Bakery & Cafe - Pacific Rim dining for vegetarians and meat eaters. Bakery provides wonderful goodies for the sweet tooth. 71 Baldwin Ave., Pa`ia, 579–9999. $ Pa`ia Fish Market - By serving fresh local Hawaiian fish daily, they are the hot spot for seafood lovers without the upscale pocket. 100 Hana Hwy., Pa`ia, 579–8030. $
Breakwall Cafe - Serving breakfast, coffee, sandwiches, salads, smoothies. Open everyday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 505 Front St., Lahaina, 661-7220. $
Alexander’s Fish & Chips - Seafood, chicken, ribs, deep fried tempura style or grilled. Great food great prices. 844 Wainee St., Lahaina Square, 667-9009. $
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. - Fine Southern foods, with “Forrest Gump” movie memorabilia and logo wear in a lively, casual atmosphere. 889 Front St., Lahaina, 661–3111. $$
Aloha Mixed Plate - Experience the traditional foods of the varied ethnic groups who call Hawaii home. 285 Front St., Lahaina, 661-3322. $ Athens Greek Restaurant - Affordable and authentic gyros, shish kebab, falafel and more. Ya’Sou! Lahaina Cannery Mall, 661-4300. $ The Bakery - Fresh baked breads and pastries. Soup and sandwiches available. 991 Limahana Pl., Lahaina, 667-9062. $
Jameson’s Grill & Bar - Featuring fine steaks, fresh local fish and seafood, and of course, baked artichoke. 200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua, 669-5653. $$$
Vasi Gourmet - The best cakes and patries around, along with delicious salads, quiches and Gyro’s with a variety of teas. open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. 810 Kokomo Road, Haiku Market Place. 575-9588. $
Kimura Saimin Shop - Casual atmosphere, simple, affordable menu with fresh ingredients done right! 810 Haiku Rd., Haiku Cannery, 5755228. $
Veg Out - Vegan and vegetarian food, from Mexican, Italian and Far East influences. 810 Kokomo Rd., Haiku, 575-5320. $
Canoes - Casual yet elegant dining serving Polynesian style steaks, and seafood. Lunch 11 a.m.2:30 p.m., dinner 5-9 p.m. 1450 Front St., Lahaina, 661–0937. $$
Bamboo Bar & Grill - Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese sushi. Delivery available, great daily special. Open late with full bar, pool tables. 505 Front St., Lahaina, 667-4051. $ K
Captain Dave Fish & Chips - Classic baskets of fish and chips. Open daily. 126 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina, 667-6700. $
Banyan Tree - “Eclectic Pacific cuisine with a Hawaiian twist.” Lodge atmosphere, ocean views. Ritz Carlton Kapalua, 669–6200. $$$ Basil Tomato’s Italian Grill - Specializing in Northern Italian cuisine. Come in for the ambience, stay for the delightful dining experience. 2780 Kekaa Dr., Kaanapali, 662-3210. $$ BJ’s Chicago Pizzeria - Deep-dish specialty pizzas and homemade Pizookies with live music nightly. Overlooking Lahaina Town with ocean view. 730 Front St., 661-0700. $ Blue Lagoon - Casual dining with local grinds and bar, surrounded by waterfalls and palm trees. Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina, 661–8141. $
Chez Paul Restaurant - Fine dining French cuisine, open for dinner only. Romantic setting. Call for reservations. 820 Olowalu Rd., Olowalu, 661-3843. $$$ K China Boat - The best Mandarin Szechwan cuisine on Maui, open for lunch and dinner. 4474 L. Honoapiilani Road, Kahana Gateway Shopping Center, 669-5089. $ CJ’s Deli & Diner - Reasonably priced comfort foods like Reuben sandwiches, pot roast, freshly baked pies
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Cafe Sauvage - Gourmet, hearty, satisfying fare in an unpretentious setting. Extensive beer and wine menu, after-dinner cordials, and desserts! 844 Front St., Lahaina, 661–7600. $$ K
Ba-Le - French Vietnamese sandwiches, noodle dishes, pho, saimin and more. Wide variety of tapioca. Lahaina Cannery Mall, 661-5566. $
Polli’s Mexican Restaurant - Paniolo country’s premier Mexican cantina, with nachos, burritos, ensaladas and more! 1202 Makawao Ave., 572-7808. $
Jacque’s Northshore Bistro - Tropical yet festive atmosphere, with a sushi bar, indoor and lanai dining. 120 Hana Hwy, Pa`ia, 579–8844. $$
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Cafe O’Lei - Oceanfront dining featuring light and healthy yet hearty gourmet lunch and dinner. Delicious salads and Focaccia sandwiches. 839 Front St., Lahaina, 661–9491. $$
Pauwela Cafe & Bakery - Healthy, low fat deli cuisine and daily fresh baked goods. Open 7 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. 375 West Kuiaha Road Unit 37 Haiku. 878-6533. $
SandBar & Grill - Casual contemporary island cuisine, featuring salads, kiawe grill burgers, sandwiches and lobster tacos. Full bar, happy hour everyday 4-6 p.m. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 89 Hana Hwy., Paia, 579-8742. $
Kitada’s - Saimin for breakfast is a standard. Teriyaki beef, hamburger steak, tofu and teriyaki
American, Hawaiian, Korean and Chinese cuisines. Bakery with cakes and cookies. Lahaina Center, 667–0623. $
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and more. Open daily. 2580 Kekaa Dr., Fairway Shops, Kaanapali, 667-0968. $ Coconut Grove - Steak, seafood and other island favorites. Next to Lahaina Cannery Mall. Open 5:30-9 p.m. 1312 Front Street, Lahaina, 661-5648. Compadres Bar & Grill - Western cooking with a Mexican accent. Oceanview dining and Margarita bar. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lahaina Cannery Mall, 661-7189. $ Cool Cat Cafe - ‘50s-style diner with lanai. Delicious burgers and sandwiches, huge salads and fountain desserts. Lahaina Wharf Center, 667-0908. $ K David Paul’s Lahaina Grill - Fine Pacific Rim cuisine in the intimate dining room on the ground floor of the Lahaina Inn. 127 Lahainaluna, Lahaina, 667–5117. $$$ K Dollie’s Pub & Cafe - Pizza, sandwiches, salads and full bar. Open daily 11 a.m. to midnight. 4310 L. Honoapiilani Hwy., Kahana Manor Shops, 669-0266. $ Erik’s Seafood & Sushi - Fresh seafood and sushi—great steamers! Open nightly with live entertainment. Half off Sushi Sundays. 843 Wainee St., Lahaina, 662-8780. $$ Feast At Lele - A royal tour of the cuisine of Polynesian sharing the spotlight with music and dance from four Pacific islands. 505 Front Street, Lahaina, 667-5353. $$$ Fish & Game Brewing Co. & Rotisserie Maui’s own restaurant brewery, with rotisserie grill, featuring steak, seafood and ambience. Also, late-night menu served until 1:30 a.m.! 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy., Kahana, 669-3474. $$ Gaby’s Pizzeria - Casual Italian dining with pizza and pasta from $6-$25. Open 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily. 505 Front St., Lahaina, 661-8112. $ Gazebo Restaurant - Full breakfast and lunch menu, casual atmosphere and beautiful oceanside setting. 5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Napili, 669-5621. $
$$$→$40 and up
Hawaiian Village Coffee - Old-Hawaiian styled coffeehouse with pastries, smoothies, salads and sandwiches, quiche Open 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy. Kahana Gateway Shopping Center, 665-1114. $
Maui Tacos - Featuring tacos and burritos with chargrilled steak, chicken and seafood marinated in pineapple, lime juices and spices from the Islands. 840 Wainee Street 661-8883 Lahaina (and Napili). $
House of Saimin - Ono homemade saimin, chicken sticks, and Haupia pie are just some of the local favorites here. Old Lahaina Center, 667–7572. $
Moose McGillycuddy’s - Great value, large portions, all you can eat specials, merry atmosphere and a large bar. 844 Front St., Lahaina, 667–7758. $
Hula Grill - Barefoot bar and beachside dining, 1940s style. Menu is a seafood lovers delight. Whaler’s Village, Kaanapali, 667–6636. $$
Mr. Sub Sandwiches - Speciality sandwiches made to order, with salads and homemade soups. 129 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina, 667-5683. $
i`o - Pacific Rim cuisine among awesome sunset views, and indoor or outdoor dining. 505 Front St., Lahaina, 661–8422. $$$
Nachos Grande - Fresh Mexican food, fast. Vegetarian, too. Honokowai Marketplace, 662–0890. $
Island Tacos - The best soft shell taco’s ever. Choice of beef, fish, pork or chicken. Served with black beans, fresh cabbage, cheese. onions and jalapenos. Open Late night. 744 Luakini St. Lahaina $ Java Jazz/Soup Nutz - Coffee bar and cafe with great food, eclectic atmosphere, lounge ambience. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., Honokowai, 667-0787. $ Jonny’s Burger Joint - Great burgers, as well as Mexican food, salads and fried items, served until midnight, with bar and pool table. 2395 Honoapiilani Hwy, Kaanapali, 661-4500. $
Ono’s Surf Bar & Grill - Casual poolside dining. Now featuring reasonably priced tapas-Hawiian style menu.for supper and late night dining. 6:30 am10pm.The Westin Maui, Ka’anapali, 667-2525. $
Kimo’s - Fresh fish, prime rib, and their famous Hula Pie, oceanside dining. Live entertainment daily. 845 Front St., Lahaina, 661–4811. $$
Pacific’O - Elegant oceanfront award-winning contemporary Pacific cuisine. Live jazz on weekends. 505 Front St., Lahaina, 667-4341. $$$
Kobe - Japanese Steak House and Oku’s Sushi Bar, featuring teppanyaki cooking and fabulous sushi. Dinner nightly from 5:30-10 p.m., Sushi 5:30-11:30 p.m. 136 Dickenson St., Lahaina, 667-5555. $$
Penne Pasta - Mark Ellman’s inexpensive Italian bistro with homestyle pasta, pizza and salad. 180 Dickenson St., Lahaina, 661–6633. $
Lahaina Coolers - Off the beaten path surf bistro. Good food, good quality, late night menu. 80 Dickenson St., Lahaina, 661–7082. $
Leilani’s On The Beach - Relaxed beachfront dining, specializing in fresh seafood and Pacific Rim cuisine. 2435 Kaanapali Parkway, 661-4495. $$
Hard Rock Cafe - Good American food at decent prices amongst rock ‘n roll memorabilia. 900 Front St., Lahaina, 667–7400. $
Longhi’s - Elegant fine dining, freshest ingredients, pasta, seafood and steaks. 888 Front St., Lahaina, 667–2288. $$$ Ma La - Ocean front dinning Organic whole grains cusine, from clams, lobster soup, to chicken tikka, beet & goat cheese salads.Full bar 1307 Front Street, Lahaina, 667-9394. $$ Mama’s Ribs & Rotisserie - Serving ribs and roasted chicken, BBQ baked beans, coleslaw and macaroni salad. Napili Plaza, 665–6262. $
Pho Saigon 808 - Vietnamese cuisine, Saigon steaks, vegetarian delight. Open 7 days a week. 658 Front St., Wharf Cinema Center, 661-6628. $ Pioneer Inn - Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with live entertainment nightly. 659 Wharf St., Lahaina, 661-3636. $ Pad Thai - Delicious Påd Thai, among many other items. Open daily. 658 Front St., Lahaina, $ Pizza Paradiso - Award-winning pasta dishes, tossto-order salads, big fat Greek gyros, homemade tiramisu and panna cotta. Honokowai Marketplace, 667-2929; $ Plantation House Restaurant - HawaiianMediterranean cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 2000 Plantation Club Dr., Kapalua, 669-6299. $ Reilley’s - Known for their choice award-winning beef. Gourmet steaks and seafood. Open at 5:30 pm 4405 Honoapi`ilani Hwy, Ste #304 Kahana, 667-7477 $$$ Roy’s Bar & Grill - This fine dinning restaurant has
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Okazuya Deli - Quality Japanese plate lunch. The best lemon caper mahi mahi and Okinawan potato tempura ever! Open 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 9 p.m. 3600 Lower Honoapiilani Hwy., Honokowai, 665-0512. $
Outback Steak House - Quality steaks, shrimp-onthe-barbie, and the Bloomin’ Onion in a casual and lively atmosphere. 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy, Kahana, 6651822. $$
Giovani’s Tomato Pie Ristorante - Fine Italian dining located. Open for dinner. 2291 Kaanapali Prkwy, 661-3160. $$
Nalu Sunset Bar & Sushi - Sushi rolls, sashimi, various Japanese appetizer, sandwiches and more. Maui Marriott, Kaanapali, 667–1200 ext. 51. $$
Kahuna Kabob - Healthy food, low prices! Soups, brown rice, veggies and kabobs And they deliver. Lahaina Marketplace, 661–9999. $ K
Lahaina Fish Co. - Chef’s signature Pacific Rim specialties prepared with fresh island fish. Dine on the oceanside lanai. 831 Front St., Lahaina, 661–3472. $$
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Mango Cafe - Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. American cusine, along with some local favorites. Full bar Nightly specials. 7:30 am - 10 pm. 2290 Kaanapali Parkway, 667-1929. $$ K
Hecocks - Italian restaurant and cocktail lounge oceanside. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 505 Front St., Lahaina, 661-8810. $$ K
Gerard’s - Fine French dining in downtown Lahaina. Rich, flavorful yet light foods await your taste buds. 174 Lahainaluna, Lahaina, 661–8939. $$$
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mouth-watering Hawaiian fusion entrees in a spacious upbeat atmosphere. Open nightly from 5:30p.m.- 10p.m.4405 Honoapi’ilani Hwy. Kahana 669-6999. $$$
Sea House Restaurant - Looking out over incredible Napili Bay, dining is an amazing experience here under the direction of Chef Michael Gallagher. 5900 Lwr. Honoapi`ilani Hwy., Napili, 669–1500. $$
Rusty Harpoon Restaurant and Tavern Quench thirst, satiate hunger and watch sports. Large parties welcome. Whalers Village, Kaanapali, 661–3123. $$
Smoke House - Delicious barbeque, ribs, chicken, sandwiches and hamburgers along with a full bar. Open 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. 927 Wainee St. Lahaina, 667-7005. $
Ruth’s Chris Steak House - USDA prime steak and fine wines. Dinner served nightly. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. 900 Front St., Lahaina, 661-8815. $$$
Spats Trattoria - Step into old Northern Italy. Tables are private and the Antipasto serves two. Hyatt Regency, Kaanapali, 667–4727. $$$
Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar - D.K. Kodama has combined the highest quality sushi bar infused with Hawaii’s cultural flavors. 115 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 669–6286. $$ K
Sports Club Kahana Grill - Upscale, healthy restaurant inside Sports Club Kahana. Breakfast, lunch and take-out. 4327 Lwr. Honoapi`ilani Rd., Kahana, 669-3538. $$
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Sunrise Cafe - Casual and cozy outdoor lanai, serving American food from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 693 Front St., Lahaina, 661-8558. $
Thai Chef - Thai food like you’ve never had it, with curry, Pad Thai, summer rolls and more. Old Lahaina Center, 667–2814. $
Swan Court - One of the top 10 romantic restaurants in the world, with an extensive list of contemporary fine wines. Hyatt Regency, Kaanapali, 667–4727. $$$
Tropica - Oceanfront dining on Ka’anapali Beach, features sizzling steaks, fresh fish, prepared in variety of styles. Specialty entrees, appetizers and deserts. 5:309:30pm. Westin, Kaanapali, 667–2525. $$
Take Sushi - Open late night for late night sushi lovers. Full menu and daily special. 505 Front St., Lahaina, 667-4051. $
Vino - Comfort and contemporary cuisine featuring fresh pasta and an extensive wine list. Open for dinner nightly from 5:30 p.m. Village Course Clubhouse, Kapalua, 661-8466. $$$
Terrace Restaurant - Open from 6:30-11 a.m. serving breakfast only. Elegant dining, buffet-style rotating menu ranging from “Breakfast on the Farm” to “Hawaiian Plantation-Style Breakfast.” Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, 669-6200. $$$
Vinny’s Pizza - Authentic New York style pizza, calzones and heros. Open 7 Days. Delivery 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. 840 Wainee St. Lahaina Square, Lahaina. 6616773.$
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Michael Franti Saturday, Jan. 1 at Casanova in Makawao at 9 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 7 at Hapa’s in Kihei at 8 p.m. [MUSIC/POLITICAL] Singer Michael Franti enjoys coming to Maui to relax, rejuvenate and just get inspired. “I must work to feel grounded in San Francisco, but on Maui I feel very connected to nature,” says Franti. “I feel really at ease on Maui. It is a great place to just sit on a rock and play guitar. And since I’ll have my guitar with me, I want to play a couple of acoustic shows.” Last year, on a very rainy Jan. 2, Franti rocked the muddied crowd at the Lahaina Civic Center. That show, featuring his whole band, was in conjunction with a world tour. But this year Franti will give two intimate acoustic shows. Mixing hip-hop, rock, reggae, folk and electronic music, Franti’s style is hard to classify, but crosses cultural boundaries, appealing to and waking up many different people. A forthright critic of the war and Bush administration, Franti is perhaps our country’s leading musical activist. This summer Franti visited the Middle East. He wanted to experience for himself what is really going on there. He spent a few days in Baghdad, meeting regular people and musicians. With the help of his traveling companions, they will make a film of the experience and a soundtrack with all new material. “I encourage people to travel and leave their comfort zone,” Franti says. “You don’t even have to leave the country. Travel in your city, just go to the other side of the tracks. Seeing how other people live is how we see the similarities between us and develop empathy and compassion. In Iraq, I saw firsthand the human cost of war.” Franti’s songs honestly document the plight of the poor. He doesn’t mince words, either—so much so that he was nervous when he played before U.S. troops in Baghdad. “I was unsure how the soldiers would respond to my music,” says Franti. “I’d never been so nervous before a show. They were sitting there with beers in hand and their M16s close by, hoping for Miss March, and then I come out with my wooden guitar. I told them a funny story and played ‘Bomb the World.’ I spoke from the heart and voiced my opposition to the war. The soldiers didn’t object. They feel cheated, like they’re sitting ducks, and just want to go home.” Franti says he wrote many new songs on the guitar while traveling the Middle East. He plans to premiere many of these at the Casanova and Hapa’s shows. “I’ve been teaching the songs to the band and as I remember the experiences it brings up a lot of feelings from an intense emotional time,” he says. “Artists communicate in emotional terms, while politicians communicate in economic terms. “The roll of the artist is to enrage, enlighten and inspire,” he continues. “Sometimes music should rattle cages, but sometimes it gets you through a difficult night. I encourage people to go into their heart, find their truth and speak that truth. We all have to start enacting change now, to raise our voices and become drops in the river of change in order to create lasting moments of peace and manifest social justice even though things don’t change overnight. I take the side of the peacemaker no matter who it is.” [JOE GATTO]
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Inaugurate This! Monday, 10 a.m. in the Maui County Council Chamber in Wailuku [POLITICAL] You voted, and now they’re going to be inaugurated! That’s right, folks, it’s time to swear in your 2005 Maui County Council! All your old favorites will be there— except for Wayne Nishiki, who’s been replaced by his longtime aide Michelle Anderson. And they’re pulling out all the stops: Judge Shakley F. Raffetto will administer the oath, Zenshin Daiko youth will perform taiko and Jerry Javier of the Department of Fire and Public Safety will lead us all in the National Anthem. Music will be provided by Kevin and Ikaika Brown and local attorney/madcap Anthony P. Takitani will emcee. For those who don’t normally attend these things, the Council Chamber is on the eighth floor of the Kalana O Maui Building at 200 S. High Street in Wailuku. Get there quick! Chamber doors open at 9:35! For more information call the Office of Council Services at 270-7838. [ANTHONY PIGNATARO]
Shanghai A Bridge Too Old Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Maui County Planning Circus Dept. conference room, Wailuku Monday-Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the Castle Theater, MACC
[STAGE] Much like the majority of holiday parties this season, the Shanghai Circus features “astounding feats of balance, breath-taking acts of body-bending and daring displays by knifethrowers and plate-spinners.” But at least for these two nights, you won’t have to clean up the mess! And unlike your eggnog-chugging friends, these acrobats, jugglers and contortionists are dedicated to their performing skills as part of a 2500-year Chinese tradition of athleticism and artistry. Tickets are $22, $16, $10 and half-price for kids. For info, call the box office at 242-7469.
[POLITICAL] For a while now county planners have been saying that the historic Koukouai and Waikani bridges on the road to Hana—which date 1911 and 1926, respectively— would have to come down. But what if they could be refurbished? Oregon Department of Transporation bridge specialist Frank Nelson has inspected the bridges and offers his advice in this free lecture. And Frank Nelson knows his bridges. He understands the tensile differences between S32205 and S30400 stainless steel alloys. He knows about corrosion-resistance, arch-ribs and how many megapascals coated and uncoated carbon steel rebar will take. For more information, call county cultural resources planner Dawn Duensing at 270-7841. [ANTHONY PIGNATARO]
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Blues 101 Wednesday, 5 & 7:30 p.m. at the Castle Theater, MACC [FILM/MUSIC] Turkey Day flew by in a flurry and you’ve tacked on 10 more pounds. Christmas came and went and now you’re buried in credit card bills. New Year’s Day is on the way and all this talk of resolutions and you just barely got used to writing “2004” on your checks. Oh honey, you’ve got the holiday blues. And you’ve got ‘em bad. But all is not lost! For what could be better than a little “down-home and dirty Delta” with Lightning in a Bottle? Featuring legends like B.B. King and Buddy Guy, this Martin Scorsese doc follows 50 prestigious blues, R&B and hip-hop performers in the week leading up to an impressive concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Rated PG-13. 103 min. Tickets: $10.
Live Foods: Eat & Listen! Wednesday, 6 p.m. at MACC [LECTURE/HEALTH] If you’ve ever been curious about this whole “raw foods” craze, you’re probably going to want to listen to what David Wolfe has to say. Apparently, he’s the “leading authority on raw-food nutrition, natural healing and vibrant living.” He’s also the author of Eating for Beauty and Sun Food Diet Success System. And he’s giving a lecture on all the benefits of a living food diet at 7:30 p.m. But that’s only after you get to try these healthy über-treats with a “dinner tasting” at 6! If you’re down for just the lecture, tickets are $10 but if you wanna grind the good stuff, too, tickets are $20. For info, call 877-4950.
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Bicke’s faltering character evolution is a self-inflicted act of erosion that he puts himself through in order to galvanize his goal of becoming a martyr to society. At Bicke’s day job, as an upstart office furniture salesman, his boss (Jack Thompson—Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil) gives him books on positive thinking that only serve to further contaminate Bicke’s low self esteem and desperation to measure up. As Bicke goes through the motions of repeating corporate inflected mantras of self-actualization, he provides himself with more and more disinformation to rebel against later. The character of Samuel Bicke takes a headlong dive into Taxi Driver territory when he shaves off his mustache after offering his allegiance to a local Black Panther office with a cockeyed idea of starting up a group called the “Zebras” that would unite white and black members. What’s missing from the scene is the royal ass-beating this foolhardy white guy would have surely received in 1974 if he dared to set foot in a Black Panther office in Baltimore. The most remarkable thing about the dramatically mangled movie is Sean Penn’s single-handed ability to elevate the material with a well-worn and thankless performance as a borderline retarded anti-hero. Don Cheadle and Michael Wincott (Before Night Falls) give strong performances in supporting roles that pop from the movie as isolated sparks with nothing to ignite. If Neils Muller hoped to draw similarities between Richard Nixon and George Bush, then that oblique correlation is even more askew than his bumbling attempts at codifying Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. MTW
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DARKNESS – (R) – Horror/Suspense – This is the story of a little girl, played by darling Anna Paquin, who moves into a new house with her family, only to find that it holds a dark, terrible secret that could kill them all. Oh my God, I’ve never seen a movie like that before! What’s next, the story of a guy who runs around at night drinking people’s blood?
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FAT ALBERT – (PG) – Comedy, Family – The latest in a series of live-action films patterned after cartoons that I grew up watching. No, it’s cool. Really, I don’t care. If Hollywood is totally bankrupt of ideas and is just recycling stuff that we all know and have seen, that’s there business. I mean, just because I write scripts that come back unopened, that doesn’t mean I’m bitter or anything.
The NY Times raved: "Sinfully Gorgeous Music". B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Keb' Mo', Macy Gray, India.Aire, Neville Brothers, Chris Thomas King, Dr. John, Honeyboy Edwards, Shemekia Copeland, and Natalie Cole star, along with many other living legends, in this "remarkable concert documentary" (NY Times) shot at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, that captures the magic of the blues. "Undeniably Powerful" ( Variety ). Executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Rated PG-13. 103 min.
FINDING NEVERLAND – (PG13) – Drama – Johnny Depp plays J. M. Barrie, the guy who wrote Peter Pan in this London, 1904 story. You remember Peter Pan, right? Sandy Duncan played him on Broadway. Also stars Kate Winslet and Dustin Hoffman. FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX – (PG13) – Action/Adventure – This ridiculous remake of a ridiculous 1965 Jimmy Stewart picture stars Dennis Quaid as the pilot of a rickety old cargo plane that crashes in the Gobi Desert with a cargo hold full of people dumb enough to fly in a rickety old cargo plane across the Gobi Desert. Also stars a bunch of actors who should have known better.
Now Showing AFTER THE SUNSET – (PG13) – Romance, Crime – Pierce Brosnan plays—what else—a master thief who’s pulled his last score and retired to an island paradise. But wait! There’s still one last jewel he hasn’t yet swiped! But then his FBI agent nemesis shows up to make sure he’s out of the stealing business! It all sounds like your standard heist picture routine, but Salma Hayek’s in it, so that makes it a must-see.
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS – (PG13) – Action/Adventure, Foreign – This movie takes place near the end of China’s Tang Dynasty, which was, well, a while ago. Anyway, two cops arrest this hot dancer who has underworld ties, then decide that she’s too hot to bring downtown so they escape with her on some kind of perilous journey. Cool.
THE AVIATOR – (PG13)- Drama – This is Martin Scorsese’s 168-minute epic on Howard Hughes that includes only a brief interlude of the billionaire’s most intriguing years when he became renowned for living in secret while wearing tissue boxes on his feet and growing out his hair and fingernails to absurd lengths, all while keeping jars of his own urine close by. Stars Leonardo di Caprio as the nutty flyer/film maker and No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani as Jean Harlow. Fabulous!
THE INCREDIBLES – (PG) – Animation, Action, Comedy – A family of former superheroes comes out of retirement to don masks and capes and brightly colored tights so they can, once again, fight evil and save lives. If only all family reunions could be so benevolent! Voices by Craig T Nelson, Samuel Jackson and Holly Hunter. LEMONY SNICKET’S: A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS – (PG13) – Comedy, Family – It says “comedy,” but it stars Jim Carrey, so how funny can it be? This is the story of three little orphans who end up living with a bunch of odd relatives, including a schmo named Lemony Snicket and some dastardly fellow named Count Olaf, played by Carrey.
BLADE: TRINITY – (R) – Action/Adventure, Suspense/Horror – The third and quite possibly— we’re hoping—the last in Wesley Snipe’s ultra-hip vampire series. In this adventure, half-vampire Blade (Snipes) is pursued by the FBI, teams up with a bunch of vampire hunters and goes after Dracula, who I think is the original vampire or something like that. Also stars Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel and Parker Posey, of all people.
MEET THE FOCKERS – (PG13) – Comedy – Four years ago, Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) met his fiance’s (Teri Polo) parents, including ex-CIA man Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and his wife (Blythe Danner). This time,
CLOSER – (R) – Drama/Comedy – Another of Jude Law’s many, many 2004 pictures. This one teams him and three others in a story of four
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Phantom of the Opera we meet The Fockers—a liberal stay-at-home dad (Dustin Hoffman) and his senior citizens’ sex therapist wife (Barbara Streisand). Usually, I’m skeptical about allstar casts but Bobby De Niro, Tootsie and Babs? C’mon! NATIONAL TREASURE – (PG) – Action/Adventure – Nicholas Cage and Diane Kruger star in this quest to find some incredible treasure hidden by our nation’s founding fathers, who were nice enough to plant clues on the back of $1 bills. Sean Bean, as usual, plays a “ruthless adversary” in their search to unlock the secret to what the movie calls a 2,000-year-old mystery. Sounds great—wait, 2,000? Um, isn’t the country just—wait, let me get my calculator—228 years old? So it’s a 228-year-old mystery, right? Well, that doesn’t sound like such a big deal. OCEAN’S TWELVE – (PG13) – Action/Adventure, Romance, Thriller, Crime – This is the heist caper that out-heists the previous heist caper Ocean’s Eleven, which in itself was a remake of the horrendously awful Rat Pack-starring Ocean’s 11. This time around, the band of cons and thieves gets together again to rip off someone really rich in Europe to pay off the Vegas casino guy they ripped off in the first movie. Stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and all the rest. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – (PG13) – Drama, Musical, Suspense – It’s the classic tale—and another cinematic take on a Broadway musical, oh joy—about a mysterious masked figure who roams the undergrounds of 19th century Paris, especially lurking around (or under—naughty!) the Opera Populaire, where he tutors a beautiful young soprano. THE POLAR EXPRESS – (G) – Family, Animated – A boy struggles to believe in Santa Claus as all his friends and schoolyard chums make fun of him for being so gullible. Stupid chums. But then a giant steam train pulls up to his house to take him to the North Pole. Oh my God, it’s a ghost train! Run and hide! Oh wait, it’s just the 5:15 in from Baltimore. Late as usual… SPANGLISH – (PG13) – Comedy – This James L. Brooks vehicle stars Paz Vega as a beautiful Mexican woman who moves in with an affluent whitebread American family headed by crown prince of evil Adam Sandler. Gold! Also stars Tea Leoni and Cloris Leachman.
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Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center, 875-4910 Aviator - PG13 - Daily (12:45), 4:05, 7:35 Fat Albert - PG - Daily (12:45, 3), 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 Meet the Fockers - PG13 - Daily (12:30, 3), 5:30, 8 National Treasure - PG - Daily (1), 4:15, 7:05, 9:45 Polar Express - G - Th only (12:30, 2:45), 5, 7:15, 9:30 Spanglish - PG13 - Daily (1), 4:15, 7:10, 10, SpongeBob - PG - Th only (1, 3:30), 5:30, 7:30, 9:35
KUKUI MALL 1819 South Kihei Road, 875-4910 Flight of the Phoenix - PG13 - Th, Su-W (1:15), 4:30, 7:15, Fr-Sa (1:15), 4:30, 7, 9:30 Lemony Snicket’s - PG - Th, Su-W (1:45), 5, 7:45, Fr-Sa (1:45), 5, 7:45, 10 Meet the Fockers - PG - Th (1:45), 5, 7:45, Fr-Sa (1:30), 4:45, 7:30, 9:50, Su-W (1:30), 4:45, 7:30 Spanglish - PG13 - Th, Su-W (1), 4:15, 7, Fr-Sa (1), 4:15, 7, 9:40
FRONT STREET THEATERS 900 Front Street, 249–2222 Aviator - PG13 - Th (12:30, 3:30), 7, 10:15, Fr-Su (12), 3:30, 6:45, 10, M-W (3:30), 6:45, 10 Incredibles - PG - Th only (4:15), 7:15, 9:45 Flight of the Phoenix - PG13 - Th (1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:55, Fr-Su (1:15), 4:15, 7:15, 9:45, M-W (4:15), 7:15, 9:45 Lemony Snicket’s - PG - Th (1:15, 4:15), 7:15, 9:45, Fr-W (1:15), 4:15, 7:15, 9:45 Oceans Twelve - PG13 - Th (1, 4), 7, 9:40, Fr-Su (1), 4, 7, M-W (4), 7, 9:40
658 Front Street, 249–2222 Fat Albert - PG - Th (11, 1:30, 4:15), 7:15, 9:30, Fr (11:15, 1:30, 4:15), 7:30, 9:30, Sa-Su (11:15, 1:30), 4:15, 7:30, 9:30, M-W (11:15, 1:30), 4:15, 7:30, 9:30 Meet the Fockers - PG13 - Th (11:15, 2, 4:45), 7, 9:45, Fr (11, 1:45, 4:30), 7, 9:45, Sa-Su (11, 1:45), 4:30, 7, 9:45, M-W (1:45, 4:30), 7, 9:45 Spanglish - PG13 - Th (1, 4), 7:30, 10:15, Fr, M-W (1, 4), 7:15, 9:55, Sa-Su (1), 4, 7:15, 9:55
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Maui Mall, 249–2222 (Showtimes) = Matinee Blade 3 - R - Th-Fr (11:45, 2:20, 4:55), 7:30, 10, SaSu (11:45, 2:20), 4:55, 7:30, 10, M-W (1:20, 4:20), 7:30, 10 Closer - R - Th-Fr, (11:50, 2:15, 4:40), 7:10, 9:40, Sa-Su (11:50, 2:15), 4:40, 7:10, 9:40, M-W (12, 2:25, 4:45), 7:10, 9:40 Darkness - R - Th-Fr (11:15, 1:40, 4:10), 7:05, 9:30, Sa-Su (11:15, 1:40), 4:10, 7:05, 9:30, M-W (12:10, 2:30, 4:50), 7:15, 9:45 Finding Neverland - PG - Th-Fr (11:15, 1:45, 4:15), 6:50, 9:45, Sa-Su (11:15, 1:45), 4:15, 6:50, 9:45, MW (12:15, 2:40, 5:05), 7:25, 9:50 Flight of the Phoenix - PG13 - Th-Fr (11:20, 2, 4:30), 7:15, 9:45, Sa-Su (11:20, 2), 4:30, 7:15, 9:45, M-W (1:15, 4:15), 7:15, 9:45 House of Flying Daggers - PG13 - Th-Fr (11:05, 1:45, 4:30), 7:15, 9:55, Sa-Su (11:05, 1:45), 4:30, 7:15, 9:55, M-W (1:15, 4:15), 7:15, 9:55 The Incredibles - PG - Th-Fr, (11:25, 2:05, 4:45), Sa-Su (11:25, 2:05), 4:45, M-W (1:10, 4:10) Lemony Snicket’s - PG - Th-Fr (11, 12, 1:30, 2:30, 4, 5), 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10, Sa-Su (11, 12, 1:30, 2:30), 4, 5, 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10, M-W (12, 1:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5), 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10 Ocean’s Twelve - PG13 - Th-Fr (11:10, 2, 4:45), 7:20, 7:45, 10, Sa-Su (11:10, 2), 4:45, 7:20, 7:45, 10, M-W (12:30, 3:15), 6:45, 7:20, 9:30, 10 Phantom of the Opera - PG13 - Th-Fr (11, 1, 2, 4, 5), 7, 8, 10, Sa-Su (11, 1, 2), 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, M-W (12:30, 1, 3:30, 4), 6:30, 7, 9:30, 10
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MAUI TIME WEEKLY
DECEMBER 30, 2004
We’re Throwin’ The Holiday Season’s Biggest Party...Again!
15 Days Long, 46 Films Wide & One Movie High...
Consider Yourself Invited! Academy Screenings on Maui
Best Films Of 2004-’05
First Light Academy screenings Maui Film Festival First Light screenings will run through Jan. 2. Many of these films will be showing here in advance of Hawaii or even nationwide openings. The screenings also include a showing for every worthy Academy Awards contender. All screenings will take place at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Tickets are $10 per film or $5 for children under 12. A four-film “VIP FastPass” is available for $40. For more information, check out www.mauifilmfestival.com.
Thurs, Dec. 30 2 p.m. MARIA FULL OF GRACE Catalina Sandino Moreno stars as a young Columbian woman who goes on a big, dramatic adventure that involves a little bit of drug smuggling. Hey, it won an award at the Sundance Film Festival so it’s gotta be pretty good. In Spanish with English subtitles. Rated R. 101 min. (Fine Line)
5 p.m. THE CHORUS (LES CHORISTES) Remember Dead Poet’s Society? This is kind of like that, except it involves a teacher who introduces his good-for-nothing students to the wonders of classical music. Oh, and it takes place just after World War II. In France. Apparently, it made beaucoup bucks over there. And it was the movie France submitted to the Academy Awards for best foreign language film. In French with English subtitles. Rated PG. 96 min. (Miramax)
7:30 p.m. IN GOOD COMPANY This is the story of an aging salesman who suddenly learns that his wife is pregnant, again. Then his daughter falls for his new boss, who just happens to be about 20 years younger than him. Oy! Stars Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johannson and Marg Helengberger. Rated PG-13. 106 min. (Universal)
9:30 p.m. THE WOODSMAN
DECEMBER 30, 2004
Kevin Bacon, who was so good in Footloose, plays a convicted pedophile who tries to get back into society after, you know, being in prison for a dozen years. Also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Benjamin Bratt, Mos Def, Eve, Michael Shannon and David Alan Grier, who I’m very happy to see has gotten work after In Living Color. Rated R. 87 min. (Newmarket)
Sat, Jan. 1 2 p.m. P.S. Laura Linney plays a university admissions officer—that’s so hot—and Topher Grace stars as a New York art-school applicant. This is one of those “dramedies” that includes actors like Marcia Gay Harden and Gabriel Byrne. It’s about love and thirty-somethings. Oh, doctor… And it’s Rated R, so you know it’ll be good. 97 min. (Newmarket)
5 p.m. STAGE BEAUTY There was a time when it seemed every picture dealt with 1660’s England, but no more. At least, not until this film, which stars Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Tom Wilkinson and Ben Chaplin. It’s kinda like Shakespeare in Love, only with less Shakespeare. Rated R. 105 min. (Lions Gate)
7:30 p.m. ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S PHANTOM OF THE OPERA You know the story from the Broadway show that played forever—freak lives downstairs of an opera house, falls for the hot actress upstairs and plays the organ a lot. The trick is that this time the whole shebang is directed by Joel Schumacher, who usually helms pictures with names like Phone Booth and Tigerland. Go figure. Rated PG-13. 145 min. (Warner Bros.)
Sun, Jan. 2 2 p.m. BORN INTO BROTHELS This picture won the 2004 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Audience Award winner, which means it’s probably about hookers. Hookers in Calcutta, India, actually, and their children. Believe it or not, they live tough lives. The trick here—ha!—is that the kids use photography to explore their world. Unrated. 83 min. (THINKFilm)
5 p.m. TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE This is a collection of memories and stories about cinematographer Haskell Wexler. Real film fans know who he is. Anway, Julia Roberts, Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Billy Crystal, Dennis Hopper, Martin Sheen, George Lucas and Studs Terkel all appear on screen to tell us what a great guy he is. Unrated. 95 min. (THINKFilm)
7:30 p.m. THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON Sean Penn, Naomi Watts and Don Cheadle—dude was so good in Boogie Nights—star in this story about the corruption at the highest levels of government. Really? I never would have guessed that from the title. Rated R. 95 min. (THINKFilm)
BY SAMANTHA CAMPOS
‘Playful Island Ragtime’ It’s not hard to like The Easy Hey ladies and gentlemen In this land of milk and honey This ain’t lazy Bein’ relaxed, kicked back and Takin’ it slow/We blazin’ Keep dispositions/Just all the more sunny And our intentions stay good As far as good intentions may go In a day, in a night Resist the urge to feel uptight Go wit’ it/Lucky you stay Maui high —from The Easy’s “Lucky You Stay”
The Easy They’re playing Charley’s in Paia on New Year’s Eve with DJ Platelunch at 8 p.m. Cover charge: $10. 142 Hana Hwy, Paia, 579-8085. James Bowersox, a.k.a. “Sarge,” is 25 years old. By day, he’s a house painter. At night, he sits behind a drum kit alternately beating skins and grinning wildly at his band mates. By far the quietest member, it’s not surprising that Bowersox is also the biggest partier. The guys rib him constantly about it. At least three nights a week, the other members of The Easy meet at his Hali’imaile house to practice. Noah Francis, 26, was born in New York. He moved to Maui from Washington seven years ago. Quick-witted and friendly, he works by day in a stone and tile business with his brother. Francis bought his first bass in 1996 when he was already an accomplished acoustic guitar player. The band calls him their “R.A.J.”—“Resident Acoustic Joe.” “I was into the Seattle music scene in 1998, 1999,” said Francis. “‘Grime’ was the black people’s ‘Grunge’ in Seattle at the time. Reggie Watts [the vocalist from Maktub] used to come into my work and say to me, ‘Why aren’t you doing something besides making pizza?’” James “Cotton” Hartman, also 26, has been playing guitar for 14 years. Originally from L.A., Hartman joined a metal band called Silas five years ago on Maui. They had a good run on the mainland, even touring with System of a Down. When I asked him what he does now, avid surfer and “sponger” Hartman said simply, “construction.” The rest of the band erupted in laughter. “He’s forever unemployed,” they said. Thomas—who refused to give his last name or exact age—moved to Maui in 1993
from Guam and comes from a long line of singers. Married for 15 years with two kids, Thomas is a bicycle tour guide by day, “playful island ragtime” vocalist and ‘ukulele player by night. He doesn’t drink and the guys in the band call him “The Boss.” A peace activist, Thomas is the most politically outspoken member of the band but is quick to put a positive spin on whatever subject is on the table at the moment. “Our goal is to make people, in times of decline, have a good time,” he said. “Yeah, we’re like the Rotary Club,” said Francis. “Except we don’t do anything for the community.” Generally, Thomas writes lyrics based on what he calls the “Maui vibe” as well as from his relationship or whatever happens to be going on with the band. He then takes a simple rhythm or ‘ukulele riff to band practice. “When the mana’s flowing, it’s easy,” said Thomas. “No drama,” said Francis. “We demand nothing of you or the island. We’re diametrically opposed to hardship. And we take that seriously. That’s why we’re the ‘Evil Easy’— we’re so easy, it’s evil!” “It’s a positive flow,” agreed Thomas. The Easy music does indeed flow from bouncy, upbeat and catchy hooks to mellow, irie grooves that are heavy on bass and distorted guitar, with steady ‘ukulele strumming. Thomas is a soulful singer, with a very gentle island inflection that suits their more reggaeinfluenced songs well.
“Are we allowed to name our music whatever we want?” asked Francis, suddenly. “You can say whatever you want,” I said. “We’re a jazz quartet that plays arena rock reggae,” he said. It’s not surprising that The Easy plays a bunch of different styles, citing influences like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Primus, Nirvana, Black Flag and—as Thomas emphatically interjects—“anything nahenahe.” He said the premise behind their eclectic sound is to take “nice island music and make it a little dirty. “We’re inspired by Maui bands like Lawai’a, Gomega and Khrinj,” he said. “Lawai’a’s definitely our favorite band.” Also inspired by Bowersox’ affinity for radio station 94.3 FM, The Easy have decided to incorporate some country music into their set. “’Cause really, we’re just kind of a stepping stone to Nashville,” Francis said, wryly. Along with their original songs, The Easy are just as likely to cover the Dukes of Hazzard theme as play an island-tinged version of Tool’s “Sober” or The Doors’ “People are Strange.” “We keep it fresh and our audience on their toes,” said Thomas. Playing out in bars and house parties now for about four months, The Easy members have also incorporated another element into their shtick: suits. It was inspired by Thomas’ trip to the South, where he saw everyone attending gospel church in their Sunday fineries. “So I went to the store and got a fancy suit,” said Thomas. “I got it tailored and everything. It’s just for fun.” “We think everybody should wear suits to our shows,” said Hartman, the unemployed surfer. “But we’re not enforcing any rules,” Thomas added, smiling. MTW
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MAUI TIME WEEKLY
DECEMBER 30, 2004
monday01/03 – wednesday01/05
Pono Players, Comedy Improv $15, 8pm
1945 S Kihei Road, Kihei - 875-0188
TUE - Carroll Brothers, No cover, 7-10pm
658 Front St., Lahaina - 661-8141
Kilohana No cover, 10pm
DJ Shark in the Water No cover, 10pm
DJ Shark in the Water 10pm
Progressive Thursday $5, 9pm
Neto Peraza & His Band $20, 10pm
Michael Franti $22, 10pm
1279 S. Kihei Road, Kihei - 874-9299
1188 Makawao Ave., Makawao - 572-0220
DJ Shark in the Water No cover, 9pm
MON - Mark Epstein & Friends, Blues & Jazz, 10pm; TUE - Jay Molina & Gilbert Emata, 10pm; WED - Soul Concept w/Curtis Williams, 10pm, No cover WED - Ladies’ Night, $5, 9:45pm
The Easy w/DJ Platelunch $10, 8pm
142 Hana Hwy, Paia - 579-9453
Wed - Sunn Lounge w/DJs Sal, Lucky & Kev, $5, 9pm-1:30am
COMPADRES BAR & GRILL Lahaina Cannery Mall - 661-7189
DA KINECALENDAR BIG SHOWS Mikey Dread - Saturday. One of the most influential performers and innovators in reggae music. Throughout the years, Mikey has been making impressive and captivating live performances with the Fully Fullwood Band across Hawaii and California. Tickets: $20. 9 p.m., Hapa’ s Nightclub, 41 E Lipoa St., Kihei, 879-9001. Michael Franti - Saturday. In nearly two decades of music-making, Michael Franti has grown from a blackbooted voice of youthful rage into a barefoot clarion for social justice. Just recently off a world tour and dates with Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti rings in 2005 with two exciting club appearances! Tickets: $22, available at door. Saturday, Casanova, Makawao, 572-0220.
Shanghai Circus - Monday-Tuesday. A perennial favorite for audiences of all ages. Born of a 2,500-year Chinese tradition of athleticism and artistry, the Shanghai Circus features acrobats, jugglers, contortionist and other skilled performers who dedicate their life to the achievement of physical excellence. Witness astounding feats of balance, breathtaking acts of body-bending, and daring displays by knifethrower and plate spinners all staged with traditional Chinese props and themes and highlighted by dramatic lighting and music. Tickets: $22-$16-$10. 7 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-SHOW.
TICKETS ON SALE Stomp - Jan 6-8. The legendary show takes the everyday sounds of newspapers, brooms, lighters and
garbage pail lids and creates the extraordinary! There's no speech, no dialogue, not even a plot—just everyday objects used in non-traditional ways by rhythmically gifted, extremely coordinated bodies in a movement of objects and sound. And the result is just phenomenal. Tickets: $55, $45, $32, $10. 7:30 p.m. (Thu-Fri-Sat), and 2 p.m. (Sat only), Castle Theater, MACC, 242-SHOW. Michael Franti - Jan 7. In nearly two decades of music-making, Michael Franti has grown from a blackbooted voice of youthful rage into a barefoot clarion for social justice. Just recently off a world tour and dates with Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti rings in 2005 with two exciting club appearances. Friday, Hapa’s, Kihei, 879-9001. $20.adv. Tickets available at door. Joe Cocker - Jan 9. Known first for his landmark hit, a character-driven version of the Beatles song “A Little
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Help From My Friends,”Joe Cocker has survived it all, from the Woodstock Festival and the Mad Dogs & Englishmen Tour through the new millennium. His distinctive raspy-voiced versions of “Delta Lady,” “Feeling Alright,” “The Letter” and “You Are So Beautiful” are rock classics. Tickets: $58-$48-$38. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-7469. Louis Hayes & The Cannonball Adderly Legacy Band - Jan 13. Jazz drummer Louis Hayes has been generating an impressive range of dynamic expression since his association with the great jazz bands of the 1950s and 1960s and he’s still one of the swinging-est stickman in modern jazz. This current line-up harkens back to Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderly, one of the progenitors of the swinging, rhythmically robust style of music that became known as hard-bop. Tickets: $25. 7:30 p.m., McCoy Studio Theater, MACC, 242-SHOW. Kathy Collins with Willie K in “Tita Out... One Mo'Time” - Jan 14-15. Part of the Talk Story Series, local actress and radio DJ Kathy Collins returns with her alter ego “Tita” and special guest Willie K. Enjoy an evening of humor, storytelling and song—local style. Spooky stories, Hawaiian legends, Willie K's amazing musical artistry, all laced with "plenny pidgin" and lots of laughs. Chicken skin, garans-ballbarans! Tickets: $20. 7:30 p.m., McCoy Studio Theater, MACC, 242-SHOW. Warren Miller’s Impact - Jan 14. Snow comes to Maui! Jeep and Warren Miller present the latest release in extreme snow-sports films. Travel the globe to discover the steepest slopes and the skier and snowboarders who are brave enough and skillful enough to traverse them. Tickets $12. Sports Expo at 5:30 p.m, Show at 7:30 p.m, Castle Theater, MACC, 242-7469. Pilobolus - Jan 20. The freshest combination of performance art to crawl, leap, roll, ripple, glide or morph its way across the stage, Pilobolus is a dance company of international influence, acclaimed for a perfect mix of humor and invention. “Exuberant physicality” is their hallmark, as the dancers bend and twist, pose and shape themselves into forms that are at once thoughtful and awe-inspiring living human sculpture. Combining dance, acrobatics, theater and mime. Tickets: $28-$18-$10. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-SHOW. Halau O Kekuhi & Tau Dance Theater In Hanau Ka Moku - Jan 22. The program tells a story of the birth of a new island off the coast of a Hawaii called Kama‘ehu: Mountain child of Haumea earth and Kanaloa sea. Kumu Hula Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele and Nalani Kanaka`ole joined forces with Peter-Rockford Espiritu for this inspired production. Tickets: $38-$25-$10. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-7469.
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An Acoustic Evening With Lisa Loeb - Jan 23. A contemporary singer/songwriter who positively rivets audiences with her characteristic blend of melodic, intimate songs, sharpened with a rock edge. One of the most-respected female musicians of her generation, she was the first unsigned artist to reach
thursday12/30 ERIK’S SEAFOOD & SUSHI
saturday01/01 sunday01/02 Open Mic Night w/Mike Carroll 9pm
DJ Rainbow 10pm
843 Wainee St., Lahaina - 662-8780
Ladies Night Out 9pm
41 E. Lipoa St., Kihei - 879-9001
monday01/03 – wednesday01/05
Piilani Arias & Curtis Williams 9pm
Happy New Year
Salsa Swing Party 9pm
MON - Willie K TUE - Ultra Fest New Year’s Eve Rehersal Bash, 9pm; WED - DJ Fat Joe, 9pm
Booty Shake Fridays, DJ $5, 10pm
HARD ROCK CAFÉ
900 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7400
HENRY’S BAR & GRILL
41 E. Lipoa St., Kihei - 879-2849
KAHALE’S BEACH CLUB 36 Keala Place, Kihei - 875-7711
MON - Marty Dread, Reggae, $5, 10pm
Middle John Band No cover, 9pm
José & The Hosers No cover, 5-9pm
Tom Cherry Band No cover, 9pm
Gina Martinelli No cover, 6-9pm
Da Hawaiians 6:30pm
Kenny Roberts 7:30pm
El Nino 7pm
Habanero Brothers 6:30pm
Habanero Brothers $5, 10pm
Copacobana Night, $5, 10pm
Karaoke w/James 10pm
KAHULUI ALE HOUSE
355 E. Kamehameha, Kahului - 877-9001
MON - Steve Mendoza, 7pm; TUE-WED - Da Hawaiians, 7pm
DA KINECALENDAR Billboard's No. 1 spot with her smash gold single "Stay (I Missed You)." She’s also known for her hit "And I Do" as well as her role at the forefront of the ground-breaking Lilith Fair. Tickets: $28. 7:30 p.m., McCoy Studio Theater, MACC, 242-SHOW. Jake Shimabukuro - Jan 28-30. Jake Shimabukuro pushes the boundaries of the ‘ukulele into previously undiscovered territory with a mind-boggling exploration of music from finger twisting classics to Hawaiian favorites and jazz improvisation. He is truly a new breed of ´ukulele player, blending the sweetness of traditional Hawaiian music with the showmanship of arena rock, combining lightning fast technique with great aloha. He’s also the winner of multiple Na Hoku Hanohano awards, including Favorite Entertainer of the Year. Tickets: $28. 7:30 p.m., McCoy Studio Theater, MACC, 242-7469. Lady Smith Black Mambazo: Long Walk to Freedom Tour - Feb 1. They have become cultural emissaries, bringing the soulful music of black South African mine workers to worldwide attention with concert tours, high-profile ‘command performances,’ and numerous appearances in movies, theater and TV. Their finely nuance a acappela harmonies are “like one deep, rich, resonant and proud voice” transforming serious themes into joyous and celebratory music. Tickets: $28, $18, $10. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-SHOW. All That Dance - Feb 3. Maui Song and Dance, with Day Dance Company & Friends, present an exhilarating evening of live dance and song. Kimberly Day’s uniquely hot and humorous jazz choreography made her a favorite in Los Angeles theater and television circles. She brings a new fast-paced program of works set to music ranging from Chicago and Cabaret to Magic Carpet Ride. Guest choreographers and dancers expand the evening’s experience with HipHop from Joel Suarez, Lyrical Dance by Jamie Woodbury, Rumba by Dennis and Jennifer Goss, Tap by Jill Okura, Dance. Tickets: $20. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-SHOW. Ahn Trio - Feb 4. Korean sisters Angella, Maria & Lucia Ahn comprise an intriguing piano-violin-cello ensemble. From their first TV appearance in Korea to their current “AhnPlugged” World Tour, they have entertained and emboldened the classical audience, reaching out to new audiences with a repertoire ranging from Haydn and Beethoven to John Zorn, Astor Piazolla and The Doors. Tickets: $28-$10. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-7469. Judy’s Gang in "It’s All In The Name!" - Feb 5. An evening of tap and jazz dance with a "name" theme. Join the fun with 130 dancers, age 3 to 84 Tickets: $11 adults, $10 seniors and Students. 7 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC, 242-SHOW. Keali‘l Reichel: Kukahi 2005 - Feb 11. Keali‘i Reichel spreads his message of the living culture of Hawai`i to the world. His halau is known throughout the islands, on the Mainland and in Japan, and his collections of Hawaiian traditional and contemporary music have insured his place in Hawaiian music histo-
Dr.Nat Available for private events,
ry by critical and popular acclaim. Tickets: $38-$30$10. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-7469. Les Yeux Noirs - Feb 17. Les Yeux Noirs pernounced lays yuh nwahr, which means “The Black Eyes” Takes its name from a Russian gypsy tune of the ’30s perfect for a French sextet with a musical meld of klezmer, Eastern European gypsy, North African melodies and French gypsy jazz. The exuberant combination of traditional and original songs of travel, love, lament and celebration persuades the listener to break free from the burdens of life. Tickets: $25-$18-$10. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-SHOW. Rennie Harris’s Pure Movement - Feb 18. Rennie Harris founded Pure Movement based on the belief that hip-hop encompasses diverse and rich AfricanAmerican traditions, carried forward by a new generation through the ever-evolving interpretation of dance. With its roots in the inner-city African-American and Latino communities, Hip-Hop expresses universal themes that extend beyond racial, religious and economic boundaries. Tickets: $28-$18-$10. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-7469. Dianne Reeves - April 10. Dianne Reeves is an empress in the jazz world, with expansive range, impeccable pitch and evocative compositions. The simmering effect Dianne brings to a song has earned her many plaudits and special appearances, ranging from HBO to the Olympics as well as the major jazz festivals and the LA Philharmonic. But Dianne says, "The most rewarding thing is to be able to continue to sing with my heart and soul. Tickets: $38-$28-$20. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-SHOW.
EVENTs Dog Training Classes - Tue-Wed, 6 p.m. at Maui Humane Society, Mokuele Hwy. Instructed by Kinee Hanson. Dogs will learn basic obedience such as coming when called and walking on a leash. Dogs must be four months of age or older to enter. Proof of vaccinations are required. Fee $110. For info, call 877-3680.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30 Maui Paniolo Dance Association - 7 p.m. at Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, Pukalani. Maui Paniolo host open country dance lessons.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 Juicefest - A New Year’s Eve Elegant Gala Ball - 8-11 p.m. at The Studio Maui, Haiku. Prizes for the most elegant adults, a contest for best kids costumes, along with a silent auction, food for sale. Entertainment by DJ Skip, Fantuzzi Sarva and Friends. The oldest man in the world puppet show, including Rumples the singing dog. This event is alcohol and smoke free event. Admission $20 adults, $10 kids. For info, call 575-9390. Hawaiian Blessing of Kula Marketplace - 5-7 p.m. at Kula Lodge. This store sells imports and such. They will have free samples of the food and wine that
parties & weddings
will be sold. For info call 878-2125.
DINNER MUSIC WEST MAUI
BJ’s Chicago Pizzeria – John Kane, Wed, Thu and Fri; Harry Troupe, Sat; Kaleo Phillips, Sun; Clay Mortenson Mon, Tue. All sets from 7:30-10 p.m. 730 Front St., Lahaina, 661-0700. Cafe O’Lei - Steve Sargenti, Tue-Fri 5:30-9 p.m. 839 Front St., Lahaina, 661-9491. Cheeseburger in Paradise – Brooks Maguire, Thu, Sat, Sun and Wed; Harry Troupe, Fri; Gail Swanson, Mon and Tue. All sets from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and 8-11 p.m. 811 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4855. Cool Cat Cafe - Thu & Mon The Whale Shark Erik Pietsch. 7 p.m. Howard Ahia Fri-Sun, 6:30 - Close. Hau Phat, Wed. 7 - 10 p.m. Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina, 667-0908. Fish & Game Brewing Co. & Rotisserie - Nino Toscano, Thur, Fri; Kawika Lum Ho, Sat; Damien, Tue; E rnest Puaa, Sun-Wed; Brian Haia, Mon. All sets from 6-9 p.m. 4405 Honoapiilani Highway, 669-3474. Hula Grill - Kawika Lum and Albert & Billy, Mon; Jarret Roback and Albert & Billy, Tue; Ernest Pua’a and Don, Brian & Roy, Wed; Ernest Pua’a and Bradah Brian & Don Thur; Bradah Brian & Roy, Fri; Kawika Lum and Da Ukulele Boyz, Sat; Kawika Lum and Ryan Tanaka & Friends, Sun. 2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Building P, Kaanapali, 667-6636. Java Jazz/Soup Nutz – Acoustic Music with Mike FriSat only 7 p.m. 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., 667-0787. Kahana Terrace Restaurant – Harry Troupe, Tue and Thu; Randy Reno, Sat. All sets from 6-9 p.m. Sands of Kahana Resort, 669-5399. Kimo’s – Sam Ahia, Wed thru Sun, 7-8:30 p.m. 845 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4811. Leilani’s On The Beach – Crazy Fingers, Thu, 4-6 p.m.; JD & Friends, Fri - Sat, 2:30 -5:30 p.m.; Kilohana, Sun, 3:30-6 p.m; 2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Building J, Kaanapali, 661-4495. Moose McGillycuddy’s - Greg & Steve, Thu; Llayne & Greg, Fri; Mark & Mike, Sat-Sun; Anastasia, Wed. All sets 6-9 p.m. 844 Front St., Lahaina, 667-7758. Pioneer Inn – Ah-Tim Eleniki (Local-style guitar), Thu; 6-9pm; Greg Di Piazza, Wed 6-9 pm., 658 Wharf St., Lahaina, 661-3636. Reilley’s Steaks & Seafood - Live music (grand piano) 6-9 p.m., Gene Argelle, Mon and Tue; Joel Gold, Wed; Thu, Darrin Lenett, Fri. 4405 Honoapi`ilani Hwy, Ste #304 Kahana, 667-7477 Sea House Restaurant – Hawaiian music with Albert Kaina and Kincades Basques, Thu; Kincade Basques, Fri, Sat, Mon,Tues; Kapule Paoa, Sun; Albert Kaina, Wed. All sets 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Napili Kai Beach Resort, 5900 Honoapiilani Road, Napili, 669-1500.
Bada Bing - Hilarious improv comedy with The Pono Players. Dinner & Show, $35. Seating 5:30-7 pm 1945
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KOBE JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE 136 Dickenson St., Lahaina - 667-5555
monday01/03 – wednesday01/05
LIFE’S A BEACH
DJ Nexus No cover, 9pm
Funky Monkey No cover, 9pm
Reggae For Real No cover, 9pm
Free Karaoke No cover, 9pm
MON - Open Jam w/Adam 9pm; TUE - Crunch Pups, No cover, 9pm; WED - Guys’ Night Out, 9pm
Jazz w/Sal Godinez & Marcus Johnson, 8:30-11:30pm
Clay Mortensen & George Tavoularis, 8:30-11:30pm
Nils & Anastasia 8:30-11:30pm
Pam Peterson & Rudy Baria, 8:30-11:30pm
MON - Tiffany Lee & Josh, 8:30-11:30pm; WED - Clay Mortensen & Gilbert Emata, 8:30-11:30pm, No cover
LONGHI’S 888 Front St., Lahaina - 667-2288 LONGHI’S Shops at Wailea - 891-8883
Willie K, $10, 10pm
1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 891–8010
Four Seasons Resort, Wailea - 874-8000
100 Ike Dr., Wailea - 879-7677
DA KINECALENDAR S. Kihei Rd. in Kihei 875-0188. Blue Marlin Harbor-Front Grill & Bar - Fri, Mon Boy Kana’e and Ka’ Uhaneleo Sat Braddah Frances and friends 6:30 p.m. Sun Terri Garrison 4 - 6:30 p.m Maalaea Harbor, 244-8844.
p.m., Mon Gypsy Pacific 8-10 p.m. 100 Kaukahi St., Wailea, 874-1131. Seawatch Restaurant - Nightly Music 6 -9 p.m. 100 Wailea Golf Club Dr., 875-8080.
CENTRAL MAUI Mañana Garage – Nightly Neto & Friends, Latin music, 6:30 -9 p.m. 33 Lono Ave., Kahului, 873-0220.
South Shore Tiki Lounge - Sunset happy hour $3 special's. Live entertainment Sun, Tue, Thu Tony & Peter. Wed & Fri Trevor Jones 4-6pm. Outdoor seating on the Aloha Jungle Lanai. 1913 Kihei Road, Kalama Village, 874-6444.
Livewire Cafe - Various Artist Tue 7-10 p.m. 137 Hana Highway, Paia, 579-6009.
Marco’s Southside Grill – Various artists (piano), Mon -Sun. All sets from 7-10 p.m. 1445 S. Kihei Rd., 874-4041.
Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Café – Wed-Fri; guitar and vocals w/ Brado, Sat; Brian Wittman Sun-Mon; Patrick Mayor, Tue All sets from 6-10 p.m. The Shops at Wailea, 875-9983.
Moana Cafe - Hula Honeys, vintage and contemporary Hawaiian music with elegance and aloha. Wed, Fri Live Jazz. Sun Anik 6-9 p.m. 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 579-9999.
Mulligan’s on the Blue – Fri ,Tue, Wailea Nights, , dinner and show. 8- 10p.m.; Celtic Tigers, Sun, 7-10
Yorman’s By The Sea – All That Jazz Band, Wed,- Sun 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. 760 S. Kihei Rd. Kihei 874-8385.
Capische? – Mark Johnston; Thu-Sat; Brian Cuomo Su, Wed; Sal & Estaire Godinez, Mon.; all sets 7-10 p.m. Diamond Resort, 555 Kaukahi, 879-2224. Maalaea Grill – Benoit Jazz Works, Thu, Fri and Sun, 6:30-9 p.m.; Jimmy C Jazz, Sat, 7-9 p.m. Maalaea Village Shops, 243-2206.
DECEMBER 30, 2004
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Jacque’s - Mon, Live Jazz; Highway, Paia, 579-8844.
5 p.m.120 Hana
RESORT SHOWS WEST MAUI
Embassy Vacation Resort – Kaanapali Beach 104 Kaanapali Shores, Lahaina, 661-2000 Ohana Bar & Grill: Live music, Thu & Wed; Patrick Major, Fri; Wayne & Friends, Sat; Scott Baird & Gretchen, Sun; Ernest Pua’a w/ Hawaiian music, Mon & Tue. All sets from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Torch lighting ceremony nightly. Swan Court. The Blue Note Swing Orchestra, Dancing nightly to Swing.Tue,Th, Sat, 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Spats: Weeping Banyan Lounge with nightly Live Hawaiian Contemporary Music 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel
Merv Ohana No cover, 8pm
The Whillys No cover, 8pm
Larry Council Band No cover, 8pm
Service Industry Night, No cover, 9pm
MON - Monster Mondays, No cover; TUE - Tini Tuesdays, No cover; WED - Karaoke night w/Tyrone, No cover, 8-11pm
DJ Mackie Mac No cover, 9pm
DJ Mackie Mac No cover, 9pm
DJ Rock Hard Tark No cover, 9pm
DJ Rock Hard Tark No cover, 9pm
MON - DJ Mackie Mac & DJ Rock Hard; TUE - DJ Mackie Mac & Big Zeck, $5, 9pm; WED - DJ Mackie Mac, No cover, 9pm
MULLIGAN’S ON THE BLUE
Wailea Nights 8 pm
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza $15adv, $20 door, 8pm
Murray Throne 9pm
Celtic Tigers No cover, 7pm
MON - Gypsy Pacific, No cover, 7pm; TUE - Acoustico, No cover, 7:30pm; WED - No Entertaiment
Stach Pocket No cover, 10pm
Masquerade Ball w/Hau Phat 10pm
Goldawn Child 10pm
Adam Bowen No cover, 10pm
MON - Hallowman, No cover, 10pm; TUE - Smooth Tuesday w/Curtis Williams, No cover, 10pm; WED - Kanoa, No cover, 10pm
Live Jazz, No cover, 9pm-Midnight
New Year’s Eve Party $100, 6pm
Joe Cano $5, 9pm
Willie K $3, 8pm
MON - Manic Mondays, ‘80s night; TUE - Live Jazz, $5, 9pm; WED - Live Blues, $5, 10pm- 1am
1945-H S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 879-9944
844 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7758
100 Kaukahi St., Wailea - 874-1131
1913 S. Kihei Rd. - 874-2555
505 Front St., Lahaina - 667-4341
Spanky, Comedian $10, 8pm
PARADICE BLUZ 744 Front St. 667-5299
monday01/03 – wednesday01/05
DA KINECALENDAR 2525 Kaanapali Parkway, 661-0011
Nalu’s: Kilohana, Wed, 8-10:30 p.m.
Kupanaha: Maui Magic for All Ages Illusions and dinner show Tue-Sat, 4:30 p.m., Kanahele Room; Lanui, live music and dancing, 6-9 nightly. Free hula show, 6:30-7:30 nightly; Sunday Champagne Brunch with Hawaiian music by Polinahe, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Napili Kai Beach Resort 5900 Honoapiilani Highway, Napili, 669-1500 Hawaiian Music: Kincaid & Albert, Thu; Kincaid Basques Fri-Sat, Mon-Tue; Kapule Paoa, Sun; Albert Kaina, Wed; All Hawaiian music shows from 7-9 p.m.
"Eddie and Eddie" w/Eddie Lilikoi and Eddie Sebala, 5-9:30 nightly in the Royal Ocean Terrace. Royal Lahaina Luau featuring authentic Hawaiian and Polynesian song and dance at 5 nightly.
Kapalua Bay Hotel 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 669-5656
Ritz-Carlton Kapalua One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua, 669-6200
Sheraton Maui Hotel 2605 Kaanapali Parkway, 661-0031
The Bay Club: Jazz trio, Fri and Sat, 6-9 p.m.; solo pianist, Sun-Thu, 6-9 p.m.; Gardenia Court: contemporary Hawaiian music, Sun, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Lehua Lounge: Free hula show nightly 5:30-7 and contemporary Hawaiian music 7-8:30.
Lobby Lounge: Live music, 6-10 nightly. Banyan Tree Restaurant: World fusion duo Ranga Pae, Fri-Tue, 6:15-9:45 p.m.
Lagoon Bar Entertainment w/hula dancers, 6-8 nightly: Bobby & Ralph, Thu, Mon and Tue; Ralph & Allan, Fri; Fausto & Kawaika, Sat and Sun; Nathan & Ralph, Wed; torchlighting and cliff diving ceremony at sunset, 7-8 nightly.
Maui Marriott 100 Nohea Kai Drive, Kaanapali, 667-1200
Kapalua Indoor Amphitheater Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concerts series features traditional Hawaiian music. Every Tues 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $40 visitor and $30 kama`aina rate.
Royal Lahaina Resort 2780 Kekaa Drive, Kaanapali, 661-3611
The Westin Maui Hotel 2365 Kaanapali Parkway, 667-2525
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Tropica: Mitch Kepa, Mon & Sat-Su; Benny Uyetake, Tue-Fri. 6-9 p.m. Tableside magic by Fortunato Tue & Thu, and Wed& Sat 7- 9p.m.
Four Seasons Resort Wailea 3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, 874-8000 Lobby Lounge, Hawaiian music w/Steve Repollo and Alan Villeran, Thu, 5:30-7:30 p.m. followed by jazz w/Sal Godinez and Marcus Johnson, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; contemporary music w/Clay Mortensen and George Tavoularis, Fri, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; island style trio, Sat and Mon, 5:307:30 p.m. w/hula dancer 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Pam Peterson and Rudy Baria, Sun, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Nils & Anastasia (of VooDoo Suns) live & unplugged Mon and Sat, 8:3011:30 p.m.; Clay Mortensen and Gilbert Emata, Wed, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sunset torchlighting nightly.
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DECEMBER 30, 2004
thursday12/30 SANDBAR & GRILL
89 Hana Hwy., Paia - 579-8742
SANSEI 115 Bay Dr., Kapalua - 669-6286 SANSEI Kihei Town Center - 879-0004
friday12/31 saturday01/01 sunday01/02
DJ Durty & Miah No cover, 9pm
New Year’s Eve Party w/ Kanekoa, $10adv/$20door, 9pm
Karaoke, 10pm-1am Karaoke, 10pm-1am
Karaoke, 10pm-1am Karaoke, 10pm-1am
Nuffsedd $7, 10pm
Hyatt Regency, Kaanapali - 667-4727
SOUTH SHORE TIKI LOUNGE 1913 S. Kihei Rd - 874-6444
Open Jukebox 9pm
Kenny Roberts & Friends 9pm
STOPWATCH SPORTS BAR
Closed Happy New Year
Closed Happy New Year
DJ Dancing, $10, 9:30pm-2am
DJ Dancing, $10, 9:30pm-2am
2411 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 879-0602
Open Mic Night w/Jered No cover, 9pm
MON - North Shore Sextet, No cover, 10pm; TUE- John Moore Project, 9pm; WED - Lawai’a, No cover, 10pm
DJ Chad Benz, No cover, 10 pm-2am
MON - DJ ED V, No cover, 10pm; TUE - DJ Bad Ass Tony, No cover, 10pm
Hale & The Hot Lava Band No cover, 9pm
MON - Monday Night Football, No cover; TUE - Jukebox Nite, No cover; WED - John Moore Project, 9pm
DJ Blast $10, 9:30pm
SPORTS PAGE GRILL & BAR
monday01/03 – wednesday01/05
Crunch Pups No cover, 9pm
1127 Makawao Ave. - 572-1380
3850 Wailea Alanui Dr. - 875-1234
DA KINECALENDAR Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa 3850 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, 875-1234
imagery, whale songs and expert commentary. Free. For info, call 249-8811.
Botero Bar entertainment, 5:30-9:30 Live Music nightly Wed; Strolling Hawaiian duo in the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a nightly.
Gourmet Live Food Experience - Wed, 6 p.m. at MACC, Kahului. Meet David Wolfe; an internationally renowned lecturer and the leading authority on rawfood nutrition, natural healing and vibrant living, along with a “dinner tasting” of living foods. followed by a lecture addressing a wide variety of subjects including: Increasing energy, alleviating pain, recharging the immune system, improving digestion, loosing weight, combating disease and cleansing your body. For info, call 244-1909.
The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui 4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, 875-4100 Jazz entertainment from 6-9 nightly in the Lobby Bar. Wailea Marriott 3700 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, 879-1922 Hawaiian Entertainment w/hula 6-9 nightly in Kumu Bar & Grill. Hawaiian entertainment 9-11 nightly in the Mele Mele Lounge featuring Pam Gamboa Peterson Mon and Sat, Mitch Kepa & Raymond "Mundo" Medeiros. Paradise & Ka Poe O Hawaii perform at the Luau, Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri. Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort 3550 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, 879-4900
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Sunset Terrace; Live music by Lono, Thu; Brado Mamalias, Fri; Rama Camarillo, Sat-Sun; Bobby Krueger, Mon-Wed; all sets 6-9 p.m. Wailea Sunset Luau, Tue, Thu and Sat, 6-8:30 p.m.
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Maui Prince Hotel 5400 Makena Alanui, 874-1111 Molokini Lounge: Ron Kuala’au, Hawaiian and contemporary guitar and vocals, Sun, 6-10:30 p.m. and Tue, Thu and Sat, 6-8:30 p.m. Mele ‘Ohana duo, Mon, Wed. and Fri, 6-8 p.m., Mon-Sat, 8:30-10:30 p.m. and Mon, Wed and Fri, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hotel Hana-Maui Hana, 248-8211 Hawaiian Music in Paniolo Lounge, Thu thru Sun, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Hula show, every Thu and Sun, 7:30-8:15 p.m. in the Main Dining Room.
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Mitsuyo’s St. Klair’s “Tropical Breeze” - Through Sunday, at Lahaina Banyan Tree. The show features St. Klair’s oil and mixed media paintings, monotypes and digital photography. Claudia Coonen will be the featured 3-D artist, showcasing handwoven baskets. For info, call 874-5666.
KEIKI Toddler Time - Thu, 10:30 a.m. at Kihei Public Library. Story, songs and crafts for 2-year-olds. Free. For info, call 875-6833.
LECTURES Why Whales Do That - Daily, 12:45 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. at the Ocean Science Discovery Center in Ma’alaea. Multimedia presentation focusing on intriguing behaviors of Hawaii’s humpback whales. Includes thrilling
Sea Talk “Manta Rays Of The Pacific - Wed, 6 p.m. at Maui Ocean Center. Presented by: Tim Clark, Science Coordinator for Manta Pacific Research Foundation Discussion on Manta rays are being heavily fished in Indonesia for traditional medicine supplies. Recent studies indicate that these graceful creatures could be easily fished to extinction. Efforts to protect manta rays in Hawaii and worldwide will be discussed. Free. For info, call 270-7084.
POLITICAL Council Inauguration - Mon, 10 a.m. at Kalana O Maui Building, 200 S. High St., Wailuku. Newly elected members of the Maui County Council will be sworn into office. Local entertainers Kevin and Ikaika Brown will provide music prior to the ceremony. Wailuku attorney Anthony P. Takitani serving as the master of ceremonies. Kapono`ai Molitau will open the inauguration ceremony by performing an oli. For info, call 270-7838.
SPORTS 2005 Mercedes Championships - Mon-Sun, 8:30 a.m. at Kapalua’s Plantation Course, Kapalua. This is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments of the year. At this upcoming season opener, champions of the 2004 PGA Tour season will compete in four rounds of play for their share of a $5.5 million purse. Early qualifiers include defending champion Stuart Appleby, Tiger Woods, Phil Michelson, Vijay Singh, Mike Weir, John Daly, and Sergio Garcia. Season Tickets: $55 adv $75 gate. For info, call 669-2440. Jr. Pan Pacific Swimming Championships Wed-Sun, 8:30 a.m. at Kihei Aquatic Center, Kihei. The championships will include teams from USA, Japan, Canada, Guam and several other countries. For info, call 877-7375.
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PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) When riding a rollercoaster, you rarely grip the bar. Your hands are in the air and you’re screaming through your grin from the get-go. You’re that good at letting go—literally and figuratively. Most of reality is, to varying degrees, overwhelming for you. So you picked up a talent, early on, for surrendering to situations rather than attempting to control them. Some of your peeps desperately need to learn this. Teach them, please. Be patient (you’ve had your whole life to practice letting go, remember) but insistent—for a newbie, giving up (the illusion of) control is terrifying and unpleasant. By their fifth (Pisces-encouraged) ride, though, they’ll be just like you: Dizzy, exhilarated and ready for more.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) To some extent getting older means a steady diminishment of potential. At some point you inevitably realize you’ll never achieve your dream of becoming an astronaut, teen prodigy or gymnast. However, it’s not as grim as you make it out to be. Very few heartfelt dreams must actually be sacrificed. Most are still as achievable as they ever were (although some may require more work and determination than before), and there are new paths opening up daily, opportunities unavailable (maybe even unimaginable) to you before. If you find your age depressing, it’s probably because you’re not being proactive enough in the pursuit of your fantasies. Don’t let your accumulating years weigh you down—use them as fuel to propel you forward instead.
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TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) The good guys don’t necessarily always win. You’ve probably learned that by now, but if not, you’re likely to get a tangible example of it this week, when those with the least scruples, class or sportsmanship take the lead. Should you abandon your values so you can be in that coveted frontrunner position? I guess it depends on how much those principles are worth to you. Somehow, I don’t see you making that trade-off, especially once I tell you how unnecessary it is. Being underhanded only ever conveys a temporary advantage—the only time it wins the race is when the “good guys” give up.
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This week’s cold snap might make you consider burning the furniture for heat. I refer not to your apartment’s furnishings, but to your soul’s. The psychic equivalent of chairs, tables, couches. These long-term mental and spiritual sources of comfort and security (be they in the form of relationships, employment, or faith) are in danger of being consumed inefficiently to provide a blast of short-term warmth. Don’t screw up this bad. These people and situations could gently insulate your life for years to come. Burning them up instead would flash-fry your frostbite now, but leave you vulnerable to an ice age later.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) New Year’s Eve is usually a bullshit let-down. Somehow, despite past experience, you expect this night to be somehow special, but it almost never is. I don’t often dish out this kind of pragmatic but uninspiring advice, but it’s necessary at the moment. Lower your expectations, Leo. They’re just too high. By all means, go out, find someone cute to kiss at the celebratory moment, but don’t build it up to be more than just another evening, just another glass of champagne. Anxiously anticipating fun doesn’t usually leave much room for it to actually happen. Relax and let it be lame. At least then the space exists for unexpected amusement. If it doesn’t happen, no biggie—there’ll be more nights and more champagne.
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LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Why do you insist on dreaming silly dreams that will clearly never come true? The answer’s obvious: Because it’s fun. It’s also human nature. Quit beating yourself up for entertaining unrealistic fantasies. Refute advice that urges you to be more down-to-earth. You’re practical enough for two people (just look at who you’re taking up slack for, if you want evidence). Let your imagination be huge. The more space you make inside for flights of fancy the bigger your whole life will seem. When someone slaps you and tells you to wake up and smell the coffee, slap them back and throw the coffee in their face. You are awake. It’s those who’ve given up dreaming who sleep. They just don’t know it.
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Whether you possess multiple personalities or simply highly contradictory facets of your personality is a question of semantics or psychology that’s beyond me. I personally don’t care which—either is fascinating. This horoscope is addressed to two of your most compelling (and least similar) inner characters: The one most inclined to be silly, casual and spontaneous, and the one who’s invariably serious (as well as passionate, romantic and dramatic). Why this pair? Because they’re being employed in ways that minimize their strengths and maximize their flaws. This week, have this duo switch jobs. Be silly where you’d usually be serious, and romantic in typically casual situations. You won’t believe the results until you’ve experienced them.
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Change is Overrated All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. —Anatole France Out with the old and in with the new, right? Change is good for the soul. Yeah, well… sometimes that means moving. And moving? Moving sucks ass. Big time. So last week, I said aloha to my beautiful but crazy roommates, Jen and Sonja, and I left the Sugar Shack to move into my own little nook in Wailuku. I left with choked-back tears and little fanfare, my roommates merely waving nonchalant goodbyes, with the knowledge that my old room would be filled splendidly by Maui Time’s own Calendar Goddess, Kim. “Ah, the Sugar Shack just gets sweeter!” said my perfidious pal and former crush, Marty Dread. Where’s the love? And so I left my Lahaina home, my across-the-street-from-work abode, late night party central and the source of so many sleepless nights, in order to cover uncharted territory on Maui. Sure, I’ve frequented Idini’s on the way to concerts at the MACC. But what of the discovery of new neighborhood bar haunts, like the Waterfall and Club Koa, with all new girlfriends to make? Or maybe, just maybe, I’ll take up new ambitions, like the bowling alley on Market St. or the state building on Main? It’s a whole new world and I ain’t talkin’ Disney here, people! Proving that bitching about not getting invited to holiday parties actually works in getting you invited to holiday parties, I attended my first on Maui this season last Tuesday in Haiku. Sasha and I arrived late—and by late, I mean we got there when it was pretty much over. We missed the DJ and the piñata filled with joints and condoms, but got there just in time to polish off the coveted keg of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. We chatted with new pals James of The Easy and Caleb from the Big Island and maybe some other nice folk but we were too distracted by the charms of Andy, the butt-sniffing dog, to remember anyone else’s names. Then James launched into a very righteous declaration of the ideals of honesty, which Sasha found to be somewhat odd. “Whatever,” she said. “I make up everything!” Then she narrowly escaped a mischievous Caleb, who very nearly convinced Sasha to prove her keg-standing prowess while muscle-bound fisherman Francis would hang her by her feet like a prized ahi. On Saturday—oh yeah, Christmas!—Sasha and I attended another holiday party thrown by our lovely friends Sarah and Becky in Haiku. This time, there was mulled wine, tons of gourmet cheeses and some sort of tasty pumpkin or squash soup— I don’t know, it was orange—in a truly awesome house with a one-room cottage in the back our endearing friends called “The Stabbin’ Cabin.” “Although there’s not really any ‘stabbin’ going on at the moment,” said our charming hostess, giggling. Then there was the Day After Christmas Party at my yet-to-be-named new pad in Wailuku. TBB and BJ stocked their two fridges and mine with no less than 17 pounds of beef, 10 pounds of ham, six whole fish and several trays of sashimi-grade ahi. So basically, we ate. A lot. And then we drank. A lot. And then someone had a breathalyzer and we all blew into it—except BJ, who used it as a microphone—and decided that we were unfit to drive. So we went home. Only, we were already there. And that was so cool. MTW
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Medical Marijuana Is approved in Hawaii for: Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome, Chronic Nausea Epilepsy/Seizures, Multiple Sclerosis, and Crohn’s Disease also Chronic Pain Disorders such as Chronic Neck and Back Pain If you have any of these conditions, you may qualify for Legal Medical Marijuana. We are medical doctors and we can help you obtain your permit. You will need to provide us with copies of your medical records documenting your medical history.
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