Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fish & Chips at Paia Fish Market

Our friend and business partner, Massi, is in town to finalize the fundamentals for our new restaurant in Lahaina. It's not all business, though. How could it be in Maui? Every day, we make time for fun. 

On this day we drove out to Paia, my second favorite town on the island. It is small and quaint and communal. A bona fide beach town, it feels like you've slowed down and stepped back in to a much simpler time. 

The Paia Fish Market is a must for lunch. Fresh fish is available in all facets here, fried, sautéed with butter and white wine, grilled, in tacos, whatever floats your boat.

We always opt for the fish & chips. With a couple of ice cold Bikini Blonds, you can't go wrong. Table side malt vinegar, Tabasco and ketchup only enhance the crisp mahi mahi crust and its meaty center. 

It was enthusiastically approved by the very particular Italian men...

...and one very happy Italian-American baby. 

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