Plantations in Waimea more than good grinds

Joe Kali drove his family from Lihue to the Plantations BBQ & Bar Sunday in Waimea. “We had friends visiting from California, and they had breakfast here,” said Lisa Kali. “We didn’t even know this place was open, so we’re just checking it out because our friends said it was pretty good.” The Plantations BBQ & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the building adjacent to Waimea Plantation Cottages.

Donut taste so good

What’s better than enjoying a donut fresh from a local bakery or retailer? Why, it’s enjoying a free donut on National Donut Day in support of The Salvation Army in Hawaii, today.

A place for pizza

From the traditional pies at Bobby V’s to the smoked ono and Gorgonzola rosemary sauce pizza at Kilauea Bakery and Pizza, Kauai’s a place to get a slice any way you like it.

Shivalik, a Kapaa treasure

There’s something about Indian and Pakistani food that’s comforting at Shivalik Indian Cuisine in Waipouli Town Center. The biryani is beautiful, the tikka is terrific and the masala is marvelous.

Eat, drink and support Junior Achievement

If you like to eat, drink and listen to music — and want to support the good work of Junior Achievement — then the Kauai Brewers Festival is for you. The fundraiser is set for 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club. It will feature 30 craft beers, food from some of Kauai’s top restaurants, and the tunes of Cruz Control and Revival.

Bubba’s: Burgers, yes, and much more

Since we recently moved to Kapaa, the go-to place has become Bubba Burgers. It’s ironic, really, because I was never that big of a fan before. But now that we live nearby, and we’ve tried it several times, I love it.

Vegan potluck, lecture slated

Michelle Lemay will give a free Vegan Society of Hawaii presentation, “Dispelling Vegan Myths, Kauai Style,” at 4:30 p.m. May 6 at Sun Village clubhouse behind Wilcox Medical Center in Lihue.