Italy comes to the Westside

Get a taste of Italy — on the Westside of Kauai. Italian restaurant, Kauai Pasta West, recently opened in Eleele for fine dining in a casual atmosphere. It was founded by local chef and owner of Kauai Pasta Lihue, Russell Stokes, who grew up on the Eastside and overseas both restaurant operations.

Southern comfort food

Southern-style cooking is not common on Kauai, but one kitchen in Kapaa is cooking up a storm with savory recipes from the South.

Souper Bowl is on

“It’s that time of the year, again,” Pittman said. “The National Football League Super Bowl LII is already on Feb. 4. That means we will be hosting our 23rd Souper Bowl Sunday to benefit the Lihue Lutheran Church Mobile Munchies.”

Conservation celebration

Hikers pass by thousands of plants while adventuring in the Kauai mountains; some endemic, some endangered and some incipient. Teaching the difference between them is a big part of the Kokee Resource Conservation Program, which is celebrating its 2oth anniversary this month.

Viva Verde

If you’re looking for a restaurant that’s clean, bright and wide open, Verde in your place.

Gone Kountry

Kapaa restaurant offers delightfully friendly and fast service and fantastic food