Same-Same, But Different: Exploring the Big Island’s New Landscape

Hawaii island is an adventurer’s playground. One of the biggest draws to this geographically diverse island is the on-going volcanic activity that awes and inspires those who witness its magnificent power. In May of 2018, Kilauea set off an eruption that would change the island of Hawaii forever. For three months, lava flowed across the…

Hug a Farmer! Farm Day 2019

One of the best ways to spend a lazy weekend day, is to venture out to one of your local farmers’ markets. Breathe in some fresh air, taste delicious fresh food, mingle with locals, and pick up some healthy produce for the week ahead. The benefits of directly purchasing your food from a farmer are…

Kuleana Rum Shack: Sharing Love of Culture in Every Bite

The Queens’ MarketPlace in Wailkoloa just got a little tastier this year with the opening of Kuleana Rum Shack. Serving up fresh island dishes and handcrafted cocktails, the Rum Shack features authentic yet creative cuisine inspired by the melting pot of Hawaiian cultures. Keola Valdez is executive chef for the Rum Shack and explains how…

Foster’s Kitchen Opens New Location

For two decades, Jeff and Sarah Foster have dedicated their professional lives to the restaurant industry. In 2016, the couple opened Foster’s Kitchen in Kailua-Kona, which immediately became a popular downtown establishment. Known for fresh, local food and hand-crafted cocktails, the establishment is now so successful, the Fosters decided to open a second location in…

Pele’s Wok Bistro & Bar

RedRed Velvet Cake with Mango Ice Cream An old Chinese proverb proclaims that when eating bamboo sprouts, one should remember the man who planted them. Executive Chef Aaron Murai from Hawai‘i Island’s newest Chinese-inspired restaurant, Pele’s Wok, agrees. Murai is committed to supporting local food producers and pairs the best Chinese ingredients with locally sourced…

Come Taste the Love at Sushi Rock

It’s been 16 years since native New Yorker Peter Pomeranze began what would be a creative and tasty adventure into the world of culinary creativity. Inspired by Hawai‘i Island’s bountiful local produce and food resources, Pomeranze put his own unique spin on sushi dishes and opened up his restaurant, Sushi Rock and Trio at Sushi…