Did this: Eat the Street

Eat the Street

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By Mari Taketa

An epic night, this town’s first Eat the Street food truck rally, and if you were anywhere near the vicinity of Kapiolani Boulevard last night, you knew it.

How epic? For the first time ever in Hawaii, 10 food trucks plus more food booths converged in the parking lot across 24 Hour Fitness. Organizer StreetGrindz.com hoped for 800 eaters; by 7 p.m. there were more than 1,000: foodies, tweeps, lurkers and more, enough to earn a Swarm badge on Foursquare.

Totally chill crowd, which was good because the lines were epic too. As night fell, the wait for food at the most popular trucks stretched to more than an hour, and then the sold-out signs started going up.

Overall assessment? More, please. Honolulu’s hungry for mainland-style food truck rallies. Last night absolutely proved it.

— Photo by Ernest Sanada

Video by Edward Morita