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Maui’s Filipino food scene doesn’t get the attention it deserves — that’s about to change

November 12, 2018 – Mic.com
“We wanted to have food on the table once you come walking in,” Simeon told me over the phone. “If you were to go to my auntie’s house, the first thing she’d say even before saying hello would be, ‘Hey, make yourself a plate. Go eat. There’s already food on the table.’”

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On the Menu at Lineage for Restaurant Week Wailea

October 30, 2018 – Maui Now
Lineage opened at The Shops at Wailea on October 15, 2018. And mere weeks later, it’s already geared up to support the community during Restaurant Week Wailea!

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Chef Sheldon celebrates his heritage with new restaurant, Lineage

October 18, 2018 – Maui Time
Maui is buzzing over Chef Sheldon Simeon’s new full-service restaurant, Lineage, located at the Shops of Wailea. The restaurant concept draws on Simeon’s experiences and memories of growing up on Hawai‘i’s Big Island and the many cultures and cuisines that comprise the “Hawaiian Spirit.”

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Chef Sheldon Simeon Debuts Lineage in Maui

October 16, 2018 – Food Newsfeed
Chef Sheldon Simeon debuts his latest full-service concept, Lineage. The restaurant draws on Chef Sheldon’s experiences and memories of growing up on Hawaii’s big island and the many cultures and cuisines that comprise the ‘Hawaiian Spirit.’

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What to Eat and Drink This Week

October 15, 2018 – Departures
Starting October 15, chef Sheldon Simeon (Tin Roof) will open his second restaurant, Lineage, on Maui. The Top Chef alumnus and two-time James Beard Award nominee will focus on contemporary interpretations of traditional Hawaiian food.

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At Lineage, Sheldon Simeon Is Representing His Hawaiʻi Community

October 15, 2018 – Eater
The Top Chef alum’s new Maui restaurant will focus on family recipes and Hawaiʻi cooking techniques.

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Lineage’s Grand Opening Today!

October 15, 2018 – Menu Magazine
Chef Sheldon Simeon opens lineage restaurant celebrating the rich family history of traditional Hawaiian fare and his Filipino upbringing.

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Talking Story with Chef Sheldon Simeon at Lineage

October 13, 2018 – Maui Now
Here in Hawai‘i, “talking story” is how we communicate. At Lineage, it’s ingrained in every dish on the menu.

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Side Orders • October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018 – The Maui News
AND good news. . . Lineage (opening on Monday) will participate, another new first timer for us! Former “Top Chef” fan favorite and Maui restaurateur and chef Sheldon Simeon is opening Lineage in The Shops at Wailea. I just received a sample menu and it definitely digs into Simeon’s roots.

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6 Top Chef Stars Still Crushing It

October 10, 2018 – Food Newsfeed
Two-time “Top Chef” competitor Sheldon Simeon must be doing something right: on both of his seasons, he came within striking distance of the finals, and has even been voted “Fan Favorite.” That’s in addition to previous nominations for a James Beard “Rising Star Chef of the Year” and winning Food & Wine’s “People’s Choice Best New Chef.”

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The Weekly Eater: Sheldon Simeon’s new Maui restaurant will take cues from past

September 25, 2018 – Crave Online
As far as Hawaii’s dining scene has progressed in the past 30 years, chef Sheldon Simeon contends restaurants still present an idealized version of Hawaii’s people and culture, a Hollywood version that we thought we had transcended a generation ago.

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Top Chef Sheldon Simeon Serves His Food, His Way

September 21, 2018 – Honolulu Magazine
Chef Sheldon Simeon is opening his second restaurant, Lineage, in Wailea, Maui on Oct. 15. The menu is filled with food from personal and collective memories.

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Chef Sheldon Simeon: Celebrating Hawaiian Cuisine

September 21, 2018 – Entrepreneurial Chef
Awarded the title of Fan Favorite on Seasons 10 and 14 of Bravo Network’s Top Chef, Chef Sheldon Simeon has been reaching new culinary heights over the last six years on the silver screen and beyond. Hosting the Hawaiian cuisine series of Eater’s Cooking in America, the James Beard Award-winning chef explored the unique blend of cultures that define eating on the islands.

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Sheldon Simeon’s new Lineage

September 19, 2018 – Frolic Hawaii
Whether you’re famiiar with “Top Chef” alum Sheldon Simeon’s food or not, you’re in for a treat when he opens his latest restaurant, Lineage, on October 15. It’s going into the Shops at Wailea next to the Island Gourmet Market, and the buzz about this place has been so overwhelming that they won’t be taking reservations — it’s first come, first served.

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Chef Sheldon Simeon’s new concept introduces elevated Hawaiian comfort food

September 19, 2018 – Pacific Business News
The new restaurant will specialize in the kinds of Hawaiian dishes that are not typically served in restaurants, but are found at your grandmother’s or neighbor’s house.

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ABC Stores Takes its Next Step into the Restaurant World with Lineage on Maui

September 17, 2018 – Hawaii Business Magazine
“Sorry, I have work,” says Basalt chef Keith Kong, jokingly excusing himself from the conversation. He takes a thoughtful taste from a delicately plated cremeux-stuffed chocolate cake, adorned with artful smears of filling and drippings of raspberry coulis. It’s a potential new dish from Basalt restaurant, which means Kong has testing duties.

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Celebrated Hawaii chef Sheldon Simeon opens Lineage restaurant on Maui

September 12, 2018 – Hawaii Magazine
The food arrived all at once, the table’s surface crowded like at a local family’s potluck—never exactly an exercise in restraint nor refinement. For though this was a preview dinner for Lineage, Sheldon Simeon’s new restaurant to open in October 2018 at The Shops at Wailea,..

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Chef Sheldon Simeon Pays Tribute to Hawaiʻi in Everything He Does

August 21, 2018 – Eater
When Eater set out to explore the ways immigrants in the United States maintain a connection to their home countries through its series Cooking in America — chef Sheldon Simeon was an easy choice for host.

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Top Chef Alum Sheldon Simeon’s New Lineage Restaurant to Open in Early Fall

August 10, 2018 – Maui Now
Bravo network Top Chef alum Sheldon Simeon is readying the launch of his second Maui restaurant Lineage, slated to open in early fall, according to information compiled by the Hawaiʻi tourism officials.

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Chef Sheldon Simeon Wants Hawaii to Be Your Next Vacation Spot

June 25, 2018 – Cheddar TV
Despite the devastation following the volcanic eruptions in Hawaii, one local chef is optimistic about tourism. Sheldon Simeon is a two-time ‘Fan Favorite’ chef on ‘Top Chef,’ and is currently opening his second restaurant in Maui. He tells us what he’s cooking up for the locals and what inspires his diverse dishes.

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Hawaii Top Chef contestant to open second Maui restaurant

June 11, 2018 – Pacific Business News
Hawaii Chef Sheldon Simeon wants to share his family recipes through his newest restaurant, Lineage, opening this August in Wailea.

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Restaurants we’re dying to try: Omakase-only sushi and a Hawaiian hotspot

May 15, 2018 – Restaurant Hospitality
Summer is heating up, with new restaurants on the horizon that will include a renowned chef’s first restaurant opening in Florida and an intimate omakase-only sushi bar. Other notable, upcoming openings include a celebrity chef’s Hawaiian hotspot and a sea-worthy hangout in North Carolina.

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How Sheldon Got His Groove Back

May 8, 2018 – Flux Hawaii
Sheldon Simeon isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel. Instead, he looks to family history for inspiration in creating his soulful cuisine.

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The 10 Most Exciting Restaurant Openings of 2018

March 30, 2018 – Food Newsfeed
Chef Sheldon Simeon was a fan favorite on “Top Chef” (we’re sensing a theme here), and his casual Maui lunch spot, Tin Roof, has been a huge success. With Lineage, Simeon plans to take his talents to the full-service arena. Though the vibe will still be relaxed (like Tin Roof, Lineage will be located in a strip mall), the food is anything but simple.

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Sheldon Simeon Wants to Change How You Think About Hawaiian Food

March 23, 2018 – Food & Wine
Sheldon Simeon is eager to talk about his family. He wants me to know it’s his grandmother and his mother who have inspired his cuisine, and he’s quick to clarify that he doesn’t think he and his chefs are preparing those dishes any better than the women who raised him (except that “we might cut a vegetable a little bit nicer.”)

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‘Top Chef’ Favorite Sheldon Simeon Has Big Plans for Hawaiʻi

March 14, 2018 – Eater National
Like Tin Roof, the mostly bowl-focused lunch spot chef Sheldon Simeon opened in 2016, Lineage, the Top Chef alum’s newest restaurant, is located in an unassuming Maui strip mall. And like that restaurant, which is named for the tin roofs that cover houses in Sheldon’s native Hilo, Hawaiʻi is at its center.

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2018’s Most Anticipated American Restaurant Openings

January 5, 2018 – Vogue
The future of American dining looks bright. Here’s what to get excited about in 2018, conveniently arranged in alphabetical order.

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The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings In 24 Cities

Updated January 29, 2018 – Eater National
Earlier this month, Eater published its picks for the most exciting restaurant openings nationwide, and the 19 featured restaurants shed light on some key dining trends and patterns.

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Thank you to those who attended our pop-up preview! Here’s what some local media have shared from their experience:

"It was amazing! Thanks so much for inviting me! We all had a great time and were impressed by Sheldon’s vision and food!"
 
Catherine Toth Fox, Honolulu Magazine

"It was really great, though that wasn’t a surprise knowing Sheldon. Compliments to him and his entire team! I loved how every single dish had a story behind it. Thank you for the invite."
 
Matthew Dekneef, Flux Hawaii

"It was GREAT. Mahalo!"
 
Melissa Chang, Crave

"It was a fabulous dinner. I would love to set up interviews after they open"
 
Jo McGarry, Radio Mojo

"The preview was great, and the food was amazing."
 
Kevin Allen, Hawaii Magazine