Please join us in our continued celebration of our 30th year on Maui. On November 30th, for one night only, Hali’imaile General Store will feature a special menu, in addition to our standard menu, featuring items from our November 1988 menu. Please contact us at 808.572.2666 or online to make your reservation!
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.
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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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. Please note that the specials and promotions below cannot to be used with any other promotion.
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–Celebrate Easter Sunday Brunch with us on Sunday, April 1st!
April 30th 2018–To commemorate our 30th Anniversary, for dinner service only on Monday, April 30th, each guest that orders an entrée will receive a complimentary take home dessert. In addition, Hali’imaile General Store will also be participating with the island wide benefit for the Maui Humane Society, celebrating National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day on the same evening.
Bev will donate $1 for every entrée purchased to benefit Maui’s homeless animals. It’s almost May Day! Stay tuned for our upcoming May promotion!
May 30th 2018 – 100 + Women who care Event will be held at Hali’maile General Store. For more information, please visit 100+ Women Who Care’s website.
June 30th, 2018–“Pig and Pinot” event that will highlight 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 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.
Please join us for Thanksgiving Day Buffet on Thursday, November 23rd. Reservations are available online or by phone at 808.572.2666.
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
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
Freshly ground black pepper
- To prepare the sauce, in a heavy saucepan, melt the margarine over medium heat.
- Add the onions and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes, until translucent.
- Add all the remaining ingredients, stir to blend and bring to a boil.
- Decrease the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours, until thick and reddish brown. Makes about six cups
We are not serving Happy Hour at this time.
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.
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.
Lunch | Monday-Friday | 11am-2:30pm
Dinner | Nightly | 5:00-9:00pm
900 Hali'imaile Road
Makawao, Hawaii 96768
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