About Maury Hoffman

Maury Hoffman is a freelance travel writer who lives on Maui with his family, iPad, iPhone, and other Apple gadgets. When not at the beach or hanging out in Lahaina with his kids, he works as Senior Editor of 808 Grindz and 808 Reviews. His writing proficiency and general productivity is directly related to the quality of his morning coffee. He prefers Peet's Coffee, but also enjoys Living Java.

Longhi’s Lahaina Happy Hour: Grilled Flatbread Greek Salad

Longhi’s Lahaina has a great Happy Hour everyday from 3pm - 6pm. Drinks are discounted and they offer a special Happy Hour Menu. One of the specialty items offered during Happy Hour is a Grilled Flatbread with Greek Salad. I had never had a Greek salad on a pizza before and I must admit that I really liked it. Whether … [Read more...]

Longhi’s Lahaina Happy Hour: Calzone

The Longhi’s Calzone is filled with cheese, sausage, spinach, and onions. The flavors of the filling ingredients are rich and the taste and texture of the crust are slightly sweet and chewy. A nice blend for a happy hour calzone. When you order the calzone for happy hour, I recommend requesting a side of the house-made … [Read more...]

Longhi’s Lahaina Happy Hour: Artichoke Longhi

Another item available during Happy Hour is also available on Longhi’s Appetizers Menus. Longhi’s Steamed Artichoke is definitely a dish to try. A steamed California globe artichoke, plenty of melted butter (with just a hint of lemon) and fresh grated Reggiano Parmesan cheese. My favorite part of any artichoke is the … [Read more...]

Longhi’s Lahaina Happy Hour: Lava Flow

A nice way to round out your happy hour experience is with a popular Maui cocktail. Longhi’s has their own version of the Lava Flow which was very good. Sweet, creamy, and cold. A distinct contrast to the richer flavors of the Grilled Flatbread Greek Salad, Artichoke Longhi, and Calzone. Longhi’s Lahaina Located on … [Read more...]

Koa’s Seaside Grill: Koa’s Nachos with Chicken

Koa’s Seaside Grill offers a great tasting, generously portioned, plate of nachos and one of the best views on Front Street. By necessity, Koa’s Seaside Grill serves their nachos on two, yes two, plates. As our waiter explained the one plate goes in the oven and without the second plate, it would be impossible for the … [Read more...]

Koa’s Seaside Grill: Ahi Poke

Before we moved to Maui, I didn’t even know what poke was. Now that we’ve been here for ten years, I love it. The best place to order it at a restaurant (as I recently discovered) is at Koa’s Seaside Grill. The Ahi Poke is one of the items offered on their special Happy Hour Menu. I would order it anytime. As one … [Read more...]

Koa’s Seaside Grill: Wing Ho V2.0

Koa’s Seaside Grill offers a terrific Happy Hour with discounted drinks and a special menu. The food is delicious and the portions are large. The drinks are well made, taste good, and a generously poured. I opted for one of the cocktails known as Wing Ho V2.0. Not really sure exactly what the name means, but the drink … [Read more...]

Koa’s Seaside Grill: Chocolate Cake

Koa’s Grill in Lahaina has the best chocolate cake on Maui. There, I said it. And I mean it. It’s moist, sweet (not too sweet), and chocolatey. The frosting melts slowly in your mouth. The whipped cream and fresh berries complement the cake perfectly. For the past ten years, I’ve lived on Maui and have gone out to eat … [Read more...]

Koa’s Seaside Grill: Shellfish Linguine

Large chunks of lobster, tons of scallops and shrimp, and plenty of clams make the Shellfish Linguine a great value as well as a delicious dinner. Mixed in with all the seafood were mushrooms, sautéed onions, and linguine cooked perfectly. A couple of pieces of toasted bread were slipped in on the side of the dish. I … [Read more...]

Koa’s Seaside Grill: Roasted Baby Beet Salad

The Roasted Baby Beet Salad from Koa's Seaside Grill in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii is definitely a must have when you dine here. It's fresh. It's tasty. It's beautiful. Andy, our server, added just a few turns of ground pepper which helped bring out the sweetness of the beets. The smokey, savory flavor of the arugula was a … [Read more...]