Hali’imaile General Store celebrates 30 years in business on Maui

For Release October 18th, 2017

Hali’imaile General Store

Hali’imaile General Store celebrates 30 years in business on Maui

Chef Owner Beverly Gannon plans a year long celebration to culminate October 2018

Makawao, Maui, Hawaii— Hali’imaile General Store This October, Hali’imaile General Store will begin a year of celebration to mark their 30th year in business on Maui.

“The success of Hali’imaile General Store for so many years is attributed to giving the customer what they want. Over the years “The Store” has developed into a beautiful comfortable restaurant. Our guests wanted high quality, uncomplicated delicious food. We were more than happy to deliver!” said Beverly Gannon, Chef and Owner of Hali’imaile General Store.

Humble Beginnings

Although Bev and Joe selected the location of HGS because of it’s proximity to their home, their original concept was a take away deli and a kitchen to serve their growing catering company. “On our opening night, October 14, 1988, 150 people came to the door requesting a seat! They wanted a restaurant! I had never worked in a restaurant in my life! I had only one bartender and two cooks – no servers or dishwashers. We all looked at each other and knew the next day things had to change. On October 15, 1988, Hali’imaile General Store became a restaurant.” Gannon remarks. From that humble start, Hali’imaile General Store now seats 150 guests, with plans to expand an outdoor space for private events.

A Year of Celebration

In order to commemorate this fantastic 30th year in business, Hali’imaile General Store is planning a year of festivities. On the 30th of each month beginning on October 30th, HGS will host an event, promotion, or vintage recipe to celebrate the occasion and thank the community for their support. Please visit the HGS website at www.hgsmaui.com for an updated calendar of events.

About Hali’imaile General Store

Hali‘imaile General Store is Chef Bev Gannon’s original and most acclaimed restaurant featuring eclectic American food with Asian overtones – the essence of modern Hawaii food. Founded in 1988, “The Store” has been a Maui destination for both visitors and locals that appreciate the fresh local ingredients in our island inspired menus.

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For more information, media contact:

Kerri Glover

808.856.9692

kerri@bevgannonrestaurants.com

For photos related to the Hali’imaile General Store:

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For more information on Hali’imaile General Store:

http://www.hgsmaui.com

 

Hali’imaile General Store 30th Anniversary Events and Specials

Hali’imaile General Store 30th Anniversary Events and Specials

This October, Hali’imaile General Store will begin a year of celebration to mark their 30th year in business on Maui. Please mark your calendars to celebrate on the 30th of each month beginning in October 2017.

October 30th 2017– Our new fall menu launches! Featured on this menu is our retro dish, Schezwan Barbecue Salmon, from our 1995 menu. To celebrate the beginning of our 30th year in business on Maui, on October 30th, all dinner entrees are $30!

November 30th 2017– Lunch and dinner at Hali’imaile General Store on November 30th with feature a short menu of our vintage menu items from November 30th, 1988 for one night only!

December 30th 2017– Stop in to Hali’imaile General Store to toast the new year and order one of our three vintage cocktails featured this evening only!

January 30th 2018– On January 30th, Hali’imaile General Store will offer a Lobster Boil menu item, complete with all of the delicious trimmings! Make your reservation for this special night!

February 28th 2018– At Hali’imaile General Store, we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year with vintage Chinese influenced dishes such as duck with steamed buns, firecracker shrimp, and more.

March 30th 2018– On this evening, we will be featuring a few of our favorite wineries in a casual dining environment with action stations and pairings. Reservations will open for this special event in early February.

April 30th 2018– It’s almost May Day! At Hali’imaile General Store on April 30th, we will feature lei makers and celebrating our relationship with our Hawaii Ohana. Each guest Complimentary Lei with every dinner entree purchased.

May 30th 2018– East Dessert First! Indulge your sweet tooth with a one night only vintage dessert menu from Hali’imaile past.

June 30th 2018–“Pig and Pinot” event that will highlight’s Bev’s favorite BBQ dishes and a featured winery. RSVP for this special event will begin in early May.

July 30th 2018– Our next special event will feature our neighbors, Hali’imaile Distilling Company and their spirits. The pairing night – Three course paired with mini cocktails featuring our Hali’imaile Distilling Company infusions. RSVP for this event in early June.

August 30th 2018– On August 30th, Hali’imaile General Store will host a “Burgers and Brews” Night, featuring a special Burger menu with pairing from Maui Brewing Company. RSVP for this special event in early July.

Sept 30th 2018–“Tacos and Tequila” night will be the last of our summer events, and will featuring a special Tex Mex menu and Tequila pairing!

October 14th 2018– Hali’imaile turns 30 years old! Mahalo to our Maui community for supporting our business and allowing us to create memories with you! Special event in October 2018 to celebrate, details to follow.

Hali’imaile General Store Presents: An Evening in France Wine Dinner

Hali’imaile General Store presents An Evening in France Wine Dinner on November 18th, at 5:30pm. A beautifully crafted five course meal will be paired with wines from the Loire Valley and Bordeaux Region. Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo will be on hand to connect with diners about the wines they are experiencing from The Estates Group. The delicious menu, outlined below, will be presented by Chef Beverly Gannon and Executive Chef Marc McDowell.

Hali’imaile General Store Announces Thanksgiving Day Buffet Menu 2017

Please join us for Thanksgiving Day Buffet on Thursday, November 23rd. Reservations are available online or by phone at 808.572.2666.


Try our award winning Tai Mai!

Wendy, Hali’imaile General Store’s creative bartender was crowned “World’s Best Mai Tai Maker” in 2013 at the Don the Beachcomber’s annual contest on the Big Island. View Maui Time article here.

We are sharing that special recipe with you to enjoy at home or your next gathering.

1 ½ oz. Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum 

½ oz. Orgeat Syrup

½ oz. Orange Curacao

2 oz. House Made Sweet & Sour

1/4 oz. House Made Kaffir Lime Syrup

Fresh Lilikoi Puree

Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Fresh Lime Zest

Flash blend with crushed ice

Float Old Lahaina Dark Rum

Garnish with lime wedge & fresh pineapple spear

Enjoy!

Hali’imaile General Store shares recipe: Summertime is for BBQ’S!

Hali’imaile General Store is excited to share a delicious summer recipe perfect for your summertime BBQ plans. You can find more delicious recipes in Bev’s “Family Style Meals” cookbook.

Firing up that grill? Why not add Bev Gannon’s signature barbecue sauce to your grill items?

Hali’imaile General Store Barbecue Sauce:

2 tablespoons margarine

2 onions, chopped

3 cups ketchup

1 1/2 cups canned red chile sauce

1/3 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/3 cup yellow mustard (any brand)

1/3 cup dark molasses

2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons liquid smoke

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Juice of 1/2 lime

Juice of 1/2 orange

Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

  1. To prepare the sauce, in a heavy saucepan, melt the margarine over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes, until translucent.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients, stir to blend and bring to a boil.
  4. Decrease the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours, until thick and reddish brown. Makes about six cups

Hali’imaile General Store announces the Kama’aina discount on Maui

 

Hali’imaile General Store announces a fantastic Kama’aina discount that begins July 1st 2017. This discount is valid with a Hawaii State ID. The discount for local residents includes 20% off of dinner entrees and buy one dessert get one free with purchase of a lunch entree.

 

This offer is not valid with any other promotions or discounts.

Happy Hour Resumes Starting May 17th!

Hali’imaile General Store’s Happy Hour resumes starting May 17th after our winter hiatus. We will continue to feature our popular bar menu along with a host of cocktail specials including:

$6 wines by the glass
$8 cocktail specials featuring Pau Vodka*
$5 well drinks
$8 well martini’s
$4 Maui Brewing Company beers

Happy hour will be available Monday-Friday from 3:00-5:30 pm in designated areas. We will have inside and outside seating on the front lanai.

*Pau Vodka is made across the street by our friends at Hali’imaile Distilling Company. Check out their website for tour information.

Bev Live on KPOA – March 27 at 8:30 AM

Tune into Hawaii radio KPOA (93.5 FM) on Monday, March 27 at 8:30 am as our very own Chef Bev Gannon is interviewed regarding Localicious Hawaii, the dining program to benefit the Hawaii Agriculture Foundation. Find out what dish is being offered at Hali’imaile General Store and how your purchase of this entree supports HAF’s Veggie U educational program.

For more information about Localicious Hawaii 2017, Hawaii Agriculture Foundation and Veggie U, visit their website at www.hawaiiagfoundation.org/events/localicious-hawaii.