Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lobsterpalooza: Fine Foods by the Beach

Lobsters found their way to Punalu'u Black Sand Beach this weekend. Photos by Julia Neal

Our first ever Lobsterpalooza event took place Sunday, May 15 on the lawn at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach. The menu featured skewered pupus, Kona Cold Lobster and charbroiled Spencer Steak raised locally by Kuahiwi Ranch and served with roasted potatoes, Cajun-style local sweet corn, Ka'u Coffee Mocha Torte, lilikoi lemonade, brewed ice tea and plenty of Ka'u coffee.
The event, organized by Chris Manfredi and co-sponsored with Hana Hou Restaurant and 'O Ka'u Kakou, also featured live Blues entertainment with Larry Dupio Band and special guest Full Tilt Band.

Our events continue through the weekend. Hikes today and tomorrow exploring Ka'u Mountain Water System are sold out, but Ka'u Coffee Mill is taking names for a waiting list. Email, or call 928-0550.

Coffee & Cattle Day at Aikane Plantation for $25 per person on Friday at 10 a.m. features a ranch lunch and an opportunity to learn about how coffee growing is integrated into cattle ranching and other agriculture. Contact Phil and Merle Becker at or 808-927-2252.

Night sky viewing from Makanau Mountain on Friday still has room at $45 a person. Visit the mountain with the heiau and see the moonlit sky from the traditional lookout point over Ka'u. Email, or call 928-0550.

Ka'u Coffee Festival Ho'olaule'a on Saturday features a full day of entertainment, displays, Ka'u Coffee tasting, farm tours, the Ka'u Coffee Experience and food at Pahala Community Center from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Meet the farmers and Miss Ka'u Coffee 2016, her court and more pageant winners and participants.

Win $1,000 in prizes and cash at Buy Local, It Matters. Bring receipts, business cards or product labels from local business participants to the Ho'olaule'a for a chance to win. See for a list of participants.

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