Cool Cat Cafe: Cajun Fish Tacos

Today at Cool Cats, I think I'll have the Fish Tacos. I opt for the not-so-spicy version, although Cajun-style is also an option. In the heat, sometimes spicy works against my system, so I'll play it safe, today. It already has fire roasted garlic chili aioli sauce in it, so I think that will suffice. Along with the … [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...]

Cool Cat Cafe: The Leader of the Pack

The first time I ate at The Cool Cat Cafe was March 20, 2004. That’s the day I moved to Maui. The friends that we were staying with invited us to this great new burger place in Lahaina. Not ever having been to Maui before, I didn’t really know what to expect. Needless to say, the burger was great. I ordered the … [Read more...]

Captain Jacks Island Grill: Fish n Chips

As you might imagine, the Fish n Chips at Captain Jack's Island Grill is made from Ono rather than Alaskan Pollock or cod. And it really is "ono". We recently had the opportunity to try the Fish n Chips and were very pleased with the experience. The batter is crispy, not greasy. Captain Jack's uses large pieces of fish … [Read more...]

Cool Cat Cafe: Fish Tacos

Made with warm corn tortillas and topped with a flavorful and spicy (but not too hot) sauce, the fish tacos are one of the best fish tacos available anywhere. They are served open face and filled with so much fish, it's nearly impossible to fold them over like a taco. They are topped with shredded cabbage, garlic chili … [Read more...]