Brisket at Holuakoa Cafe

Photo: Martha Cheng

All brisket should aspire to the softness of Holuakoa’s red wine braised brisket. Hawaii beef is rendered meltingly soft and sauced with a caramelized onion beef broth. The medley of vegetables—carrots, turnips, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, or whatever’s available—are all sourced nearby, a testament to Holuakoa’s philosophy, which embraces the local ethos more than most restaurants.

76-5901 Mamalahoa Highway, Holualoa, 322-2233. $33