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    Restaurant Insider with Anne Lee
  AL: Tell me more about Slappy Cakes.
AR: This is a family-friendly restaurant. Kids of any age, par- ties of any size, old and young at heart, and anyone that enjoys cooking — there’s something for everyone.
We have a full bar with spectac- ular bloody marys and mimosas. For those that don’t want to cook, we have a full menu of made-to- order from-scratch breakfast items — and our kitchen staff is led by our executive chef, Fatima.
AL: When did this location open and how did you come up with the concept?
AR: We opened this location in 2013. My brother, Adam Fuderer, opened the first location in Port- land, Oregon. He and I loved inter-
active restaurants when we were younger, like fondue. In 2008, my brother realized that Portland’s dining scene was becoming a big brunch culture, and he wanted to do brunch but he wanted a unique dining concept, a do-it-yourself aspect to brunch.
That is how Slappy Cakes was born. I was actually a school teacher in Atlanta at the time, and quit my job to move to Portland first, and then to Maui to open this restaurant.
AL: What are some popular items on the menu?
AR: When you walk in at 5 a.m., you can smell the bananas cara- melizing that go into our famous Banana Bread French Toast ($19) made with local mac nuts. These are made from scratch every
day, and served with bacon and scrambled eggs.
We have a few twists on our lo- cal favorites such as the Slappy Moco ($21) that uses Maui beef patty and local brown gravy with two eggs. It’s a popular fun dish.
We also have lighter options. Our Dragon Fruit Chia Bowl ($12) is really beautifully made with a combination of local fruit from up- country Maui: strawberry, blue- berry, strawberry papaya, coco- nut and dragon fruit. It’s vibrant and it tastes as good as it looks.
We also have our Candied Ba- con ($11). It’s definitely a favorite, and it’s topped with mac nuts and brown sugar.
The Choose A Batter ($10) make-your-own pancakes fea- ture a handful of flavor options: a seasonal batter, which we change
about five times a year, as well as chocolate, vegan and the regular pancake batter. All the toppings are a la carte and start at $2 per fixing.
And, of course, your favorite: the House Mary ($13). For this bloody mary, you can add bacon or upgrade to Ocean Vodka for an upcharge.
AL: You guys are open 365 days a year. Why is that?
AR: We have so many families that are visiting. Holidays are extra busy, and they don’t have a place to eat for Christmas morning.
If you want to avoid the line, either come super early or later.
AL: Anything else you want to share?
AR: We also have the franchise
Slappy Cakes
3350 Lower Honoapiilani Road No. 701, Lahaina
7 a.m.-noon daily Social: @slappycakesmaui
1. House Mary ($13)
2. Slappy Moco ($21)
3. Candied Bacon ($11)
4. Banana Bread French Toast ($19)
licensing. Our big goal is to start opening Slappy Cakes on the mainland.Wegetquestionsabout franchising from people visiting all over the world.
If you’re interested in a fran- chising opportunity, you can email
OpenTable 808.739.8760
Sit back and enjoy the smooth musical stylings of Bobby Moderow Jr. at our
Plumeria Beach House. As a renowned slack key guitarist and singer-song
beautiful and original songs of our islands. Enjoy delicious Kahala favorites as NOW you move and groove by the ocean.
 Wednesday, January 25
Seating starts at 5:30pm
Performance from 6:30pm
4 hr complimentary parking with $25 purchase
This performance is brought to you by The Kahala Initiative for Sustainability Culture and the Arts (KISCA)
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