Happy retirement to Helaine Perel of The Shops at Kukuiula (and to Val Rynda of FM97!), who was enjoying her final Kauai Culinary Market Wednesday, stopping to chat with Aida Dolfo, who had guests Jeff, Carson, Lauren and Tristy Tara of California in tow, enjoying the aroma of those sliders before hitting the next level.
Mark Jones of Elmer’s Farm (yes, they’re trying the peanuts again!) said the micro veggies are really popular at the Kauai Culinary Market, and Sandy Poenhelt of The Right Slice got to talk about their ono pie crusts (you should have seen the number of smartphone note takers).
Elvrine Chow had her brother’s kadomatsu New Year’s decorations available, and Jenn Ortal had her hands full taking care of all the customers who wanted her chop suey (pineapple, coconut, and what was that third flavor?) malasada-on-a-stick.
Kung Hee Fat Choy, Feb. 5 for the Year of the Boar, said Victoria Gabriel of Reyn Spooner, who still had the Christmas wear (it’s more than shirts, neckties, beach sets and even doggie shirts) on sale before celebrating Chinese New Year. She already has the Year of the Boar shirts available at The Shops at Kukuiula (Stacie Chiba Miguel said The Clinic will be starting urgent care Jan. 2!).
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.