New Owner For Makawao Steak House

New Owner Hoku Nui Maui, plans to revamp Makawao Steak House into a farm-to-table restaurant.  The plan would be to use only grown meat and produce provided by the 258 acre “regenerative farming community”.

The company has already put in for a liquor license as well as for having live music at the restaurant. During the transition, new items are planned to slowly be added to the menu later in the year. The farm plans to add a number of new crops including fruits and vegetables. These items will eventually supply Makawao Steak House with farm fresh produce.  The restaurant’s plan is to serve what it can grow.

To read the entire article, visit the Maui News here.

Events This Weekend!

On Friday March 10th Reid Jamison Band will be performing at the Maui Coffee Attic.  Located at 59 Kanoa St. in Wailuku from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This will be the Maui Release of Dear Leonard: The Cohen Collection. Reservations and ticket purchases in advance available via the Reid Jamieson web page here.

This Saturday March 11th from 8:30 am to 10:30 am Lipoa Street Farmer’s Market will be taking place.  This reoccurring event takes place each week and features 100% Organic Maui Produce.  Produce from such farms as Coca Farms, Okamura Farms, Kiamanu Farms, and many others.  Fresh Kombucha and Maui Honey will also be available! Lipoa Street Farmer’s Market Facebook page has more information on this event.

Also taking place on Saturday March 11th, Maui Chef’s Table on the grounds of the Maui Tropical Plantation. Each dish is made from scratch. Enjoy the unique seven course food experience! Guests are encouraged to interact with one another as well as the chefs.  Beer, wine, and specialty cocktails will be available for purchase throughout the event.  More information as well as ticket purchase available here.

Enjoy the remainder of your week and weekend!

Fed Likely To Raise Interest Rates This Month

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet L. Yellen, stated Friday that the Fed was likely to raise the benchmark interest rate this month.  This increased rate is coming sooner than expected.  The last benchmark rate increase occurred in December.  The rate was increased from .5 percent to .75 percent.

With healthy unemployment rates at 4.8 percent the Fed considers inflation rising back to 2 percent to be considered optimal.  Ms. Yellen expects further increases in upcoming years to maintain a neutral stance.

Information provided by the New York Times.  You can read the entire article here.

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Dr. Oz on Hawaii News says Hawaii is the #1 healthiest State in the US! Dr. Oz. will be traveling to Maui on Monday!