Kauai’s first gastropub opens in Kapaa

Scotch eggs, pub steak and a smattering of beer-battered bites line the menu at one of Kauai’s newest restaurants, and the island’s first gastropub. Avalon Gastropub in Kapaa also boasts burgers and fried brussel sprouts, fried mac ‘n’ cheese and a quinoa salad with roasted Okinawan sweet potato, piquillo peppers, red onion, kale and roasted butternut squash.

The best of beers & more

Established in downtown Port Allen, the nation’s westernmost brewery features 10 handcrafted beers, six pinball machines, five large high-definition televisions and 80 seats.

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.

A tasty voyage

Nestled in the rich blue of the Pacific Ocean, Kauai is a paradise unlike any other on Earth. And throughout this rich island one need not look far to discover its many hidden gems, one of these being the restaurant Voyager Lanai.

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.”