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…

Where are the Whales? Humpback Whale Sightings are on the Decline

The Senegalese environmentalist Baba Dioum said that in the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught. Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary are putting this wisdom to use and focusing their…

The Bistro at Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas

The average Saturday night dinner and a movie takes on a new dimension at the new Bistro at Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas. From classic tasty treats like hamburgers, hot dogs and popcorn, to upscale culinary cuisine, this theater is taking date night to a whole new level. So, for movie-goers looking for luxe and swank, the…