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The Weekly Dish Dec. 2

December 2, 2011 - Trisha Smith
Listen to today's edition of The Weekly Dish radio show.

Aloha Maui and beyond! I apologize for the delay of posting the latest episodes of the talk variety morning show, THE WEEKLY DISH. Click on the first link below to catch this morning's rowdy jumpstart edition and also check out last week's Thanksgiving and birthday bash!

Mahalo to all my listeners and supporters, especially the Maui Weekly, which allows me to use their Website as a homebase to "The Weekly Dish" as we act their radio liaison. The weekly publication also provides an array of community and entertainment news articles for us to support, complied by hard-working journalists, editors, designers, saleswomen and more. I love our lil award-winning weekly paper that could! :-)

This morning was a fast and furious show, with lots of great community news and art & music highlights for my groovy co-host Shawn Michael and I to dish. (Sorry if we ever offend anyone or if you're sick of hearing me say, "Ummm." Hahaha. I know I am... I'm working on it... ) ;-)

Shawn, my rad engineer Garry and I had the pleasure of rapping with a few of our favorite Maui small businessowners, including Josh Richardson from 808 Deli and Mike Waggoner of Classic Cruisers. (FYI: Mike's got a great deal going on right now for the holidays, which also help support our Maui community. Bring in your Maui Food Bank donations this holiday season and receive 10% off your window tinting, and receive 20% off when you donate 10.)

Stop by the best sandwich shop on the isle, 808 Deli in Kihei, located right across from Kam II Beach Park. Go in today and grab a FREE 808 Deli sticker, and also say you heard Josh on the radio show, and the awesome folks down there will give you a sweet treat on the house. And while you're there grubbing on the best sammmiches in Hawai'i, check out some of the CDs he has displayed from local bands and Maui musicians. Sounds like a fine gift for your friends and family this holiday season. Thanks for supporting the arts and music scene guys! We love 808 Deli!

We also love Guava, Gouda & Caviar (fomerly Who Cut the Cheese), which is now open and slicing up delectable goods at the Wailea Gateway Shopping Center at the end of Pi'ilani Highway. The Big Cheese Ann and her knowledgeable crew can help you pick out the perfect cheese to impress your dinner party guests or spice up a lovely night in. Guava, Gouda & Caviar is great for holiday gifts for those in your life with a refined palette. The shop is also a wonderful place to grab a gourmet panini when you're on the go. An upscale yet affordable way to treat yourself for lunch! Visit

Our stylish bon-vi-vant, the jolly Paul Janes-Brown, dropped in to deliver his always-informative "Let's Talk More... " segment. He's volunteering Upcountry tonight, towing around Christmas trees for a good cause. Listen in!

Also, he called out my co-host Shawn for being a Scrooge and I loved it! Hehehe! Holidays rock! Let's celebrate! :-)

We had a little fun covering the upcoming roundabout demonstartion in Kihei, where they will give out free Hot Wheels to the first 300 keiki that can correctly demonstrate how to correctly use a roundabout...

(NOTE: I apologize we relayed that the event was taking place near the Lipoa Center. We actually meant to say the Pi'ilani Shopping Center, and the crossroads would be Liloa & Pi'ikea. Sorry for the error.)

Anywho, listen in to find out more and follow the link below. I'm going to make sure I get my Hot Wheels!! Haha (No harm to Councilman Don Couch and Mayor Arakawa, who organized the community event. We respect both of them and admire what they've done for the community.)

In our "Maui Music Notes" segment we jammed through a slew of cool happs going down at Three's Surf Lounge in Kihei Kalama Village, including an exciting show last night with Maui songbird Sebrina Baron and friends (Josh Greenbaum and Shawn Michael). We also chatted about all the goodness that Stella Blues has been offering at their wonderful family restaurant in Azeka Mauka. The South Maui hotspot will soon be celebrating its 20-year anniversary and I'm looking forward to having owners Kale and Cindy on the show soon enough.

Last Friday was my birthday bash at Stella's during the MOTHxp psychedelic extravaganza, and it was a fun evening indeed. (Even Paul Janes-Brown showed up, dressed to dazzle and smiled in delight during the guys' thunderous performance.) Visit their Reverbnation site below to dig into some of their new tracks off their upcoming self-titled release, "MOTHxp." I've been rockin' out to "The Beast" and can't wait to show off my killa dance moves to everyone the next time it's performed live. Grrrrrrr! Haha

Ambrosia Martini Lounge is now an ingredient in "The Weekly Dish's" radio recipe, and I'm thrilled to have owner Candice Seti and the crew onboard! Check out Ambrosia Martini Lounge on Facebook, and keep in-tune with all their fabulous events and live music showcases. Stop in and enjoy this Maui treasure, located within the Kihei Kalama Village (aka "The Barmuda Triangle"). I guarantee you will have a good time. There's always a killa movie or funky imagery on the big screen there, sassy and sweet bartenders and their stellar collection of DJs throw down a variant selection of dance music you can't help but move to. Monday is now their Ladies Eighties Night-a fine excuse to sport a side ponytail. :-) Oh, and bass machine Shawn Michael and soul father Kaulana of Kanekoa will be performing there soon. Yeah!

Of course we cruised through the Maui Weekly briefs and feature articles. We enjoyed a few chuckles regarding a recent chemtrails commentary that was submitted. Oh boy...

And for all you community soldiers out there, now's the time to nominate your Maui unsung heroes, nonprofits and persons of the year! There's plenty of folks who make a difference in this 'ohana island, and the Maui Weekly wants to hear more about some we may have overlooked. Check out the paper for more details, and make sure you email our editor Debra Lordan very soon with your entries at

Thanks to Wailuku Coffee Company too for the killa grinds and yummy cafe' cocktails that "The Weekly Dish" crew just can't get enough of. They have a cool arts and crafts event coming up on Dec. 16, and I hear there's some steep competition stepping up for the ornaments contest. Email for more information, or visit the cafe on Market Street today.

Groovy and I are were fortunate enough to welcome thoughtful singer/songwriter Elaine Ryan to the studio for a live interview and acoustic performance. A transplant from Vancouver, Elaine has called the Valley Isle home on and on over the last few years, and she's an exceptional musician and vocalist that we're proud to have back on Maui. I met this cool gal when I first moved to Maui over three years ago and wrote a nice feature on her in the Maui Weekly. She's been busy since then, traveling, making records and getting engaged! Congrats! She still has that keen spirit and dynamic intelligence I first loved about her, and she really seems to have grown into her music more over the years. Much love and luck to her!

You can enjoy Elaine Ryan and her music via the link below and catch her live this SATURDAY, DEC. 3 @ PA'IA YOGA STUDIO @ 8 p.m. on Hana Highway. A soulful music performance will no doubt take place, and I bet this budding talent will earn a grip of new fans. Upright bassist Jonathan Drexler will join Elaine tomorrow night, and I hear the man is a dynamo talent. Also, Elaine is stoked about offering a FREE SLICE OF STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE to the first 15 folks that attend. Great original music and free pie in a yoga studio?! I'm there! I love Maui...

Listen to the live recording via the show link below to catch a taste of her music as Elaine performed a touching new song called "Sunsets & Twlights." Beautiful sista! Thanks for listening each week on KAOI 1110Am&96.7Fm, airing live with pride each Friday morning from 7:05 to 8 a.m. Enjoy The Weekly Dish, a delightful recipe for Maui's community and entertainment news. Keep it real, Maui. Aloha!

Trish :o)


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