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Imua Coffee Roasters

By Anni Caporuscio A good shot of espresso should have three layers, including the crema on top, and the ensuing body. It should also have layers of flavor, spanning from sweetness to earthy, all in the same two ounces. Making coffee is culinary art, combining gadgetry, flavors and smells, and beauty. All while waking [...]

By | 2017-04-28T19:16:26+00:00 April 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Palate Wine Bar and Restaurant

By Anni Caporuscio Order the Palate Sampler with a friend or two. It has exotic cheeses, fruits, meats, olives, compotes, mustards and everything else,; all set up like a statuesque piece of edible art. Do it for the colors and the different flavors. I spent my time with this platter mixing cheese, mustard and [...]

By | 2017-03-28T08:18:28+00:00 March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Anuenue Café — Eat with Aloha

By Anni Caporuscio This is an off-menu item called The Keanu Reeves, which is two different Eggs Benedicts on the same plate. I had the Riptide: a Kalua pork Benedict, and I think it’s my first time. It’s a great Kauai twist on a traditional favorite. The salty pork pairs really well with creamy [...]

By | 2017-02-13T18:35:03+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Bobby V’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

By Anni Caporuscio Here is Jake’s Pizza, named for the Valenti’s son. It’s for the meat lover in the family and boasts a crispy crust and savory sauce. The new Bobby V’s kitchen has two pizza ovens to double up the pizza production. They deliver to the resorts in the area, or if on [...]

By | 2017-02-02T20:22:14+00:00 January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Tip Top Café, 100 Years of Food and History

By Anni Caporuscio Kaua‘i restaurateurs are unintended purveyors of island history. Whether they make it a theme of the place itself, or they want to pay homage to a location’s tradition, or the clientele can’t keep from telling stories in the cafe, a long-time restaurant will take part in spreading Kaua‘i lore. In the case [...]

By | 2016-12-28T09:48:11+00:00 December 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Kenji Burger, Kauai’s Newest Hotspot

By Léo Azambuja The staff at Kenji Burger is friendly, fast and efficient. Restaurant owner Erik Tanigawa is fourth from left. Every once in a blue moon, I come across a recently opened restaurant that got it just right from day one. Everything seems spot-on; the service, the ambiance, the prices, and more [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:18+00:00 October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Kalapaki Joe’s Po‘ipū

By Anni Caporuscio Chicken and Waffles Kalapaki Joe’s is the Westernmost Sports Bar in the United States. Not just football and basketball, the big ones, but all the sports: extreme sports, skateboard, snow sports, hunting and fishing, soccer, MMA, the Olympics, boxing, baseball, surfing and all other watersports. I bet if you ask [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:20+00:00 September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Ono Family Restaurant

By Anni Caporuscio This is a full order or Tropical Pancakes, a stack of seriously fat cakes topped with bananas, coconuts and macadamia nuts. But inside each cake is a layer of molten bananas and coconut. Top this with their homemade coconut syrup and you’re set. Kaua‘i locals know how to eat breakfast. [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:24+00:00 August 25th, 2016|0 Comments