Thermapen Mark 4 – Step Up Your Grilling Strategy

  Father’s Day was the unofficial start of grilling season, but for most folks, especially in Southern California, grilling season starts January 1st and ends in late December. One ... Continue Reading →

Croatia Adds More Michelin Restaurants

When I was doing the seemingly obligatory post college backpack semi-grand tour of Europe, Croatia was still behind the Iron Curtain and seemingly inaccessible. That wall has long since ... Continue Reading →

Kachina Cantina – Vibrant Dining in Downtown Denver’s Dairy Block

We did not expect such delicious Mexican fare, which is a blatant bias when this San Diegan family spent a weekend in Denver. But there we were at Kachina, fully enjoying a modern spin ... Continue Reading →

Maika’i Lani Malasadas – Sweet Goodness on Maui

Looking for an authentic taste when on Maui? This is the place. Ben started cooking on a Najavo reservation in New Mexico at six years of age, because his older siblings took the sandwiches ... Continue Reading →

Mala – A Superb Oceanfront Restaurant in Maui

Maui provides a variety of dining experiences, whether at one of the huge resorts or just the opposite – the boutique sized Mala. Located in Lahaina, the restaurant looks unassuming ... Continue Reading →

Hali’imaile General Store – Head Upcountry When in Maui

  When you claim to be “Maui’s Original Farm-to-Table Restaurant” you have pretty big shoes to keep filling. Chef Beverly Gannon has been doing so since 1988, and on our ... Continue Reading →

The Mill House – Eclectic Cultural Synthesis for Dining on Maui

Understandably, when one thinks about great restaurants on Maui, one thinks about the myriad venues near the ocean. But on our recent trip to Maui, we set out beyond the beaten path ... Continue Reading →

Monkeypod Kitchen – Superb Dining on Maui

Our plane was scheduled to arrive at 8pm into Maui and with the time zone differential (and the thin food offerings on Southwest), I knew my family would be hangry upon arrival. Hungry, ... Continue Reading →