Vicious Biscuit serves quality ingredients on colossal, buttery biscuits (Charleston City Paper) Mar06

Vicious Biscuit serv...

Let’s say you’re building a boat in which you’re planning to transport two of every animal you can get your hands on. Are you going to build it out of twigs and pine needles? No, you are not. You’re going to construct that ship out of structural steel. Now, let’s...

Doar Bros. excels at the crafted cocktail small plates game (Charleston City Paper) Feb06

Doar Bros. excels at...

There are already some well-known bros. out there — Warner Bros., Super Mario Bros., the kind that come before hos — yet Doar Bros. on Meeting Street is positioned to join the ranks. While the name at first feels appropriate for an Amish sausage-making duo or progressive bluegrass band, the...

Making culinary dreams come true in Charleston sometimes means being an itinerant chef (Charleston City Paper) Feb28

Making culinary drea...

In 2007, Los Angeles Chef Ludo Lefebvre introduced Ludo Bites, a series of temporary eateries that opened randomly across the city, lasted a few days or weeks, and then disappeared. Over the next decade, this trend spread, and a new term — as well as a culinary movement — was born. Pop-up...

Stores to Require GMO Transparency (Maui Vision) Jun01

Stores to Require GM...

In early March, Whole Foods Market, the supermarket chain best known for its beautiful displays and vast organic inventory, announced that it will “aim for full GMO transparency” within five years. By 2018, the Austin, Texas-based chain hopes to be able to identify and label all products in...

In Memorium: Maui Ar...

Local musician and Ulalena cast member Anthony Natividad died unexpectedly last Sunday, October 28th, a week and a half after this interview was conducted. He was an influential and beloved member of this community and will be missed. A handmade traditional Hawaiian nose flute is placed...

Yoga-Like Thai Massage Softens and Lengthens the Body (Maui Vision) Nov01

Yoga-Like Thai Massa...

Matthew Galena came to therapeutic massage and stretching – and ultimately Thai massage – intuitively. After a significant muscle injury at age 11, doctors were largely unhelpful, suggesting that he simply “walk it off.” Galena then discovered a large walnut-like lump in his inner...

GMO Labeling on California Ballot (Maui Vision) Oct01

GMO Labeling on Cali...

On November 6, Californians will vote on an issue both critical and unique to all Americans: labeling GMO foods. We are one of the only industrialized nations that does not disclose this information. Europe, China, and Japan all require disclosure of GMO levels over 1 percent. If Proposition...

Can We Blame Monsant...

Author’s note: my suggested title was “What Do You Know about GMOs?”  Apologies to anyone (understandably) offended by the use of the words  “defective kids.” GMOs or genetically modified organisms are plants and animals whose genetic material has been altered...

A Roadmap To Inner Peace (Maui Vision: Book Review) Aug01

A Roadmap To Inner P...

Years ago, at a critical juncture in my life, a friend handed me a copy of Debbie Ford’s THE TWELVE QUESTIONS. The book, a slender tome filled with simple but insightful self-inquiries, was as wise as it was helpful. I suspect Jasmyne Boswell’s similarly concise book, WHAT IF THE PROBLEM’S...

A Light From the Shadows (Maui Vision: Book Review) Jun03

A Light From the Sha...

Maui author Eric Micha’el Leventhal’s collection of 108 original poems, essays, and aphorisms urges the reader to explore the nature of love, identity, and reality itself. Named from a passage in J.R.R. Tolkien’s THE FELLOWSHP OF THE RING, the book raises questions and explores personal...