Moving Target: David Paul’s Lahaina Grill in Lahaina Center, Maui, has closed. Award-winning chef/co-owner David Paul Johnson plans to open a small bistro elsewhere on the Valley Isle as soon as possible. Unrealized gift certficates will be honored there. Lahaina Center is becoming an outlet mall.
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Where’s the pork?: Oahu Fresh, a food-to-you business, and Shinsato Farm, the hog farm and slaughterhouse, are building a partnership to begin providing fresh, local pork to subscriber food baskets. “Oahu Fresh is excited to expand our services and to be able to bring Shinsato Farm products to new customers,” Lisa Zeman said in a prepared statement.
Wish Dish: In order to help the Make-A-Wish Hawaii Foundation celebrate its 30th anniversary, Japengo, on Maui, is offering to donate $2 every time a sale of their “Wish Dish”, or Szechuan eggplant, is ordered, and $3 for every Keiki Bento Box.
Newest Fine Dining: A new restaurant, 53 By The Sea, has opened on the former John Dominis site. The menu highlights Italian cuisine with a large emphasis on fresh seafood. 53 has a stage and a full bar, with live music one some nights. Open for lunch soon.
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