Two eating establishments captured our attention on the island of Maui: Honu Seafood and Pizza in Lahaina and Flatbread Company in Paia, on East Maui.
A Kalua pork flatbread pizza did the trick for our last meal on Hawaii. All ingredients were fresh, homemade, and local: Kiawe smoked free-range pork shoulder, homemade organic mango barbecue sauce, Maui onion and Maui pineapple, local goat cheeses, whole milk mozzarella, and Parmesan. A Maui Brewing Company coconut porter topped off this exquisite hot pizza and our travels in Hawaii.
Kimo's, a comfortable patio on the beach in Lahaina with fantastic drinks and mile-high Hula Pie. Kimos also serves some of the best mai tais we tasted all week. Just be sure to share the Hula Pie and be prepared not to eat again for several hours afterwards. Hula Pie is a ridiculous concoction of cookie crust, macadamia nut ice cream, and two types of fudge topping, with more toasted mac nuts and whipped cream on the side. Order with caution and at least two spoons.