September – Do You Remember?
Do You Remember?
Do you remember the 21st night of September? We don’t know exactly what was happening on the 21st of September in 1978 when Earth, Wind and Fire released their famous song, September, but we do know Lahaina was as much fun then as it is now. For example, let’s take a stroll down memory lane …
It’s a warm Friday night in Lahaina. You grab a few slices with friends at The Blue Max then hit Ka’anapali for the nightlife. Starting at the beginning of the parkway, you wander into The Wet Noodle for a tequila sunrise or two and a few laughs. Pretty soon it’s time to head over to one of the hottest spots in town which happens to be at the newly opened Hyatt Resort at Ka’anapali. You say hello to your gloriously Hawaiian ‘fro’ed good buddy Howie the doorman, and then descend the infamous staircase leading to Spatz. After hours of dancing to some great tunes, your friends circle up and say, “It’s still early!” so it’s decided there must be one more stop to round out the evening. And where else might we go to than the Royal Lahaina’s Foxy Lady nightclub – a space so big, they could have a band on either side of the room. Perfect for dancing into the wee hours.
While many of our old favorites (who could forget Banana Moon, Chart House, or the Makai Bar???) and even some the new additions have come and gone in the years following, one thing has remained the same: the sunsets, warm nights and general Maui mindset has a way of making everything a little better and a lot more fun!
Back to reality and September 21, 2022. Life’s a bit more mellow in Ka’anapali these days and interest rates are still half of what they were in 1978. But add a little Earth, Wind and Fire en route to Macadangdang’s recently launched Pau Hana Happy Hour and suddenly you’re back in the groove.
Now, before we return completely to the present, here’s a question for you: Have you ever experienced Lahaina’s incomparable Halloween block party? If so, send us your pictures! We’ll pick one to post in our October newsletter.
Aloha, Greg & Leah
The cake you get from this delightfully easy recipe tastes just like the cocktail, thanks to the use of Galliano in the batter and glaze.
Harvey Wallbanger Cake
- 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
- 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 5 fluid ounces Galliano liqueur
- 2 fluid ounces vodka
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan.
2. Combine cake mix and pudding mix in a large bowl. Blend in eggs, vegetable oil, 4 ounces Galliano, 1 ounce vodka, and 4 ounces orange juice. Mix batter until smooth and thick and pour into prepared pan.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes then remove and place on cooling rack. Spoon glaze over cake while it is still warm.
4. To Make Glaze: Combine the remaining 1 ounce Galliano, 1 ounce vodka, and 1ounce orange juice with the confectioner’s sugar and blend until smooth. Spoon glaze over warm cake.