Three Happy Hours: One Property: Wailea, Maui

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I am looking forward to spending time at the The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui this weekend with friends! We will be heading to three awesome ‪#‎happyhours‬ on property! #ko #luanalounge and ‪#‎nicksfishmarket‬ ! Check out a few of my favorite #pauhana items below, and view their FULL #happyhour ‪#‎menus‬ and ‪#‎photos‬ on‪ #‎happyhourpal‬!

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Ko Items: Our Picks 

www.happyhourpal.com/kokealani

Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl: Seasoned Sashimi Grade Ahi on Sushi Rice with Spicy Aioli, Orange Tobiko, Kaiware Sprouts and Nori ($10)

Specialty Cocktails: Double Pineapple Fusion, South Maui Sweet Tea, Caipiroska, Kea Lani Kicker, Classic Mai Tai ($8)

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Luana Lounge Items: Our Picks

www.happyhourpal.com/luanalounge

Flat Bread: Volcano Spiced Tiger Prawns: Spinach, Red Pepper Pesto, Garlic and Mozzarella ($9.50)

Local Micro Brew: Longboard Lager ($5)

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Nick’s Fish Market: Our Picks

www.happyhourpal.com/nicksfishmarket

Fresh Hawaiian Ceviche: Opah, Ahi, & Snapper, Meyer Lemon, Lime, Yuzu, Cilantro Avocado, Mango, Papaya, Won Ton & Sweet Potato Cups ($8)

Specialty Drinks: Nick’s Mai Tai, Mangotini, Hawaiian Punch, Ginger Martini, Specialty Cocktail of the Evening ($6)

 

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All About Maui: 3 Favorites

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This is my FAVORITE waterfall on Maui, so worth the hike!

Waimoku Falls: The Pipiwai Trail, above Seven Sacred Pools, follows the Pipiwai Stream and is one of the best hikes on Maui.

Note: Stay safe. Please be aware of falling rocks.

More info: http://mauiguidebook.com/adventures/pipiwai-trail-waimoku-falls/

‪#‎maui‬ ‪#‎nature‬ ‪#‎waterfall‬ ‪#‎travel‬ ‪#‎vacation‬ ‪#‎hiking‬ ‪#‎trail‬‪#‎hawaii‬

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Love these trees! How many of you have seen a Rainbow Eucalyptus in person?

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RUBY TUESDAY KIHEI HAPPY HOUR: SPICY FISH TACOS ROCK!

Happy Hour Menu

Mon-Fri 3:00p-6:00p

FOOD

Queso Dip $4.49
Smooth and spicy cheese dip served with crisp tortilla chips.
Asian Dumplings $5.49
Filled with a blend of chicken and seasonings, then steamed. Served with peanut sauce.
Spring Rolls $5.99
Grilled chicken, veggies, black beans, a blend of cheeses, and cilantro wrapped in tortillas and fried.
Spicy Fish Tacos $4.99
Grilled fresh and filled with lettuce, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and cilantro. Finished with a drizzle of spicy ranch.
Baja Chicken Tacos $4.99
Spicy chicken with cheese, grilled peppers, and onions. Served with our chile-lime sauce.
Shrimp Fondue $5.99
A blend of spicy shrimp, creamy cheese, and fresh pico de gallo. Served with unlimited tortilla chips.
Coconut Shrimp $3.99
Light, crispy, and served with our special key lime sauce.

DRINKS

Coors Light $2.99 – $3.99
All Day, Everyday!
Blue Moon and Steinlager $3.99 – $4.99
All Day, Everyday!
Premium Wells $5.00
Smirnoff, Dewar’s, Beefeater, Bacardi, Sauza, and Jim Beam
Wine by the Glass $4.99
Ask your server for the wine selection. Daily During Happy Hour!
Bottles of Beer $2.99 – $3.50
All Day, Everyday!
Angry Orchard $3.99
Hard Cider 12oz Bottle.

View More Hawaii Happy Hours on Happy Hour Pal’s Free Website and GPS-based Apps!

Happy Hour of the Day: Shokudo in Honolulu, Hawaii

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Happy Hour Menu

Our @happyhourpal ‎#happyhour of the day is @shokudojapanese  pupus & ‎#cocktails from $3-$5! Early & Late Night ‎#hhours ! View their menu & times atwww.happyhourpal.com/shokudojapanese 

#hawaii‎ #pauhana ‎#foodie ‎#foodporn ‎#yum ‎#freeapp ‎#mobile‎ #localfood ‎#japanese ‎#honolulu ‎#restaurants

FOOD

$3.00 Value $3.00
Edamame, Cucumber Salad, Agedashi Eggplant, Gyoza, Garlic Clams, Dynamite Fries, Spicy Tuna Roll, Spicy Tuna Nachos, California Roll, Honey Toast Jr.
$4.00 Favorite $4.00
Garlic Edamame, Teriyaki Chicken Fries, Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla, Ramen Salad, Char-Sui Ramen Jr.
$5.00 Party $5.00
Kimchee Fried Rice, Takoyaki Russian Roulette, Sukiyaki Kimchee Pizza

DRINK

Kirin Draft $4.00
Hot Sake $4.00
Li-Hing Sake $4.00
House Red $4.00
House White $4.00
Yogurt Sochu $4.00
Grey Goose $5.00
Crown Royal $5.00
Shots $4.00

Six Strategies to Score Bargains in Hawaii

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English: View of Kailua (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

USA TODAY April 5, 2012

Hawaii: Get your lei without laying down a fortune

While Hawaii tourism may have taken it in the board shorts during the Great Recession, these days, the Aloha State is riding a new wave of popularity.

Nearly 8 million travelers arrived here last year, shattering the previous high-water mark set in 2006, and prices for everything from convertible rentals to luaus are rising in their wake.

According to industry tracker STR, the average cost of a Hawaii hotel room jumped to $233.30 a night in February — the highest rate in the country, up 13.1% from a year ago. Even at those prices, 85.6% of hotel rooms were occupied — a full 10 percentage points higher than rival Florida.

But you can still score bargains on a vacation in paradise if you plan carefully. Six strategies:

1. Don’t book your trip over the Christmas holidays or midsummer.

After a brief spate of price-cutting on new Mainland routes, “Hawaii airfares are generally on the rise, and seasonal variations are extreme,” notes BeatofHawaii.com‘s Jeff Tucker. “Best pricing and availability is based on pukas (holes), when airlines have small numbers of discounted seats,” particularly on weekdays during the spring and fall. But “even if you can only travel in summer, you can significantly reduce all of your Hawaii vacation costs simply by delaying until mid- to late August,” Tucker says. Case in point: Through June 6, fares from the West Coast to Honolulu start at about $230 round-trip ($420 from the East Coast), but zoom up to around $700 and $900, respectively, for peak summer travel (June 7-Aug. 11).

3. Avoid a herd mentality.

Each island has popular resort areas where affordable accommodations are challenging to find, but you don’t have to stray too far to find cheaper lodging prices. “On Kauai, look for accommodations in the Lihue and Kapaa areas, where you can easily save $100 or more per night compared to the more popular Poipu or Princeville resorts,” Beal says. On Maui, you can can save hundreds a night by picking a condo in centrally located Kihei vs. more upscale Kaanapali Beach.

6. Tap into happy hour specials.
“If you want a beer at 4 p.m. and you’re staying in Kailua, there’s an app for that,” Toth says. HappyHourHawaii.com, a searchable website and free GPS-based mobile app expanding to Mainland locales next month, lists happy hour menus and discounts for more than 200 restaurants and bars across the state.

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Full Article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2013/04/05/get-your-lei-without- laying-down-a-fortune/2055357/

Our Top 5 Favorite Happy Hour Pupus in Hawaii

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We asked our friends and family in Honolulu their top happy hour pupus (appetizer/snack) items! Do you agree? What would you add to this list?

1. Poke: Whether it’s shoyu, spicy, tako, sweet chili, etc.. You can never go wrong!

For those of you who are not familiar with Poke, here is a little more info! Poke is a raw salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine.

Modern poke typically consists of cubed ʻahi (yellowfin tunasashimi marinated with sea salt, a small amount of soy sauceinamona (roasted crushed candlenut), sesame oillimuseaweed, and chopped chili pepper. Other variations’ ingredients may include cured heʻe(octopus), other types of raw tuna, raw salmon and other kinds of sashimi, sliced or diced Maui onion, furikake, hot sauce (such as sambal olek), chopped ʻohiʻa (tomato), tobiko (flying fish roe), ogo or other types of seaweed, and garlic.

The selection of condiments has been heavily influenced by Japanese and other Asian cuisines.

2. Edamame (Regular or Seasoned): The edamame bean is a preparation of immature soybeans in the pod, found in the cuisine of JapanChina and Hawaii. The pods are boiled or steamed and served with salt.

3. Fried Calamari: It consists ofbatter-coated, deep fried squid, fried for less than two minutes to prevent toughness. It is served plain, with salt and lemon on the side.

4. Mini Loco Moco: What is a Loco Moco you ask….Loco moco is a traditional meal in Hawaiian cuisine. There are many variations, but the essential loco moco consists of white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and brown gravy. Variations may include chilibaconhamSpamkalua pork, linguiçateriyaki beef, teriyaki chicken, mahi-mahishrimpoysters, and other meats.

5. Kalua Pork Sliders: Kalua pork is one of the favorite local foods in Hawaii. It goes great with rice, cabbage, lau lau, and other Hawaiian foods.

http://www.wikipedia.com

Photo: Poke from Kahuku Superttte, Oahu