Culinary travel in the West

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Taste the West: Maui

From pineapple turnovers to sushi you'll never forget—this stretch of Maui has more great food per mile than any other in Hawaii

No ordinary burger
Photo by Thomas J. Story

No ordinary burger

Open the car windows: Those are elk burgers you smell, cooking on a kiawe wood-smoked grill. The only elk herd in Hawaii is raised here on 18,000-acre 'Ulupalakua Ranch (on Kula Hwy., 5.2 miles past Grandma's; ulupalakuaranch.com). Chow down at the ranch store ($), then cross the road to Maui's Winery (mauiwine.com) to sample pineapple wine—or try the more traditional Riesling-ish Upcountry Gold.

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