Who’s coming: Eat the Street France: Chocolate
Eat the Street closes out the month of amour with a stop in France to celebrate its most decadent sweet. So here’s a fair warning for chocoholics: Bring extra napkins!
When: Friday, Feb. 27 from 4 to 9 p.m.
Where: 555 South St. in Kaka’ako (at Halekauwila, kitty-corner from Restaurant Row)
Parking: On-site and street parking
Highlights of Friday’s street fest:
• Use your Hawaii Perks card for $1 off every $9 spent at a single food vendor. Show signed Hawaii Perks card at time of purchase
• Happy hour specials
• Eat the Street newcomer Kurbside Kitchen (see below)
Here’s the lineup and menus (more menus to be added as received):
All Kine Grindz
On the menu: BBQ chicken, steak, kalbi, spicy pork, spicy tuna bowls, pulehu ribs, crab cakes, garlic shrimp, seafood platters and surf and turf.
On the menu: Popsicles (chocolate dipped strawberry creme, chocolate dipped peanut butter) chocolate dipped Bananas, and chocolate fudge pops.
Baja Style Mexican Food
On the menu: Poblano Relleno, a chilled fire-roasted fresh poblano chile filled with sea scallops and shrimp ceviche and guacamole, laced with crunchy local Manoa cocoa nibs. Mole con Pavo, a cocoa-rubbed spatchcocked turkey topped with a classic savory and complex ‘chocolate’ salsa.
On the menu: The Chocolat-Bleu Burger, a Big-Island grass fed beef patty topped with crumbled blue cheese, a thick slice of applewood-smoked bacon hand-dipped in milk chocolate, caramelized onions in a sweet, balsamic reduction sauce, baby arugula, and homemade garlic aioli sauce.
On the menu: Chocolate bubble drink.
Contact: 808-946-4333; 2820 S. King St.; cakeworkshi.com
On the menu: Special flavor: chocolate hazelnut French macaron (Nutella-inspired).
Cooking Fresh For You
Contact: (808) 286-6484; 4469 Malia St.; cookingfreshforyou.com
On the menu: Special dishes: oodles of noodles sampler plate; noodle pizza; Michi’s cilantro lime jumbo shrimp with spicy noodles.
What’s on the menu: Brioche toast will be making its debut!
Elena’s Home of Finest Filipino Foods
What’s on the menu: “The Works,” a sweet apple banana drizzled with chocolate & vanilla ice cream; “Chocolate Meat” aka dinuguan; the crowd favorite pork adobo fried rice omelet; and combo plates featuring pork adobo, chicken adobo, dinuguan, sari sari, gisantes, lechon special.
On the menu: Juicy baby back ribs and more.
Flavors of the World
On the menu: Plate lunches inspired by cuisines from around the world.
On the menu: Special dish: smoked meat chow fun. Also serving firecracker ahi poke, Chinese fried noodles, ahi katsu, crab roll, baked salmon, pastele stew/fries, various types of poke.
Girls Who Bake Next Door
Contact: 808-983-9989; @girlswhobake (Twitter); The Girls Who Bake Next Door on Facebook
On the menu: Special dessert: chocolate bod-bod mochi. Also cupcakes, mochi, cookies.
Hawaii’s Fried Musubi
On the menu: Musubi and other local delicacies fried to golden brown perfection.
Hawaiian Fresh Farms
On the menu: Grass-fed burger; line-caught fish and chips; fresh fish tacos and more.
Hawaiian Twisted Tater
On the menu: Special dish: salted chocolate-covered chips topped with a potato chip chocolate chip cookie. Twisted tater chips with bacon cheddar ranch and mayo furikake, and tater stick in various flavors featuring peanut butter chocolate.
On the menu: Garlic shrimp, guava chicken, pulehu steak, more.
On the menu: French chocolate truffle gelato, Tahitian vanilla, sea salt caramel, acai sorbetto, pitaya sorbetto, mango sorbetto, spaghetti gelato; pitaya and acai bowls; sorbetto smoothies, and gelato drink specials.
Kau Kau Grill
On the menu: Local favorites.
On the menu: Special pizza: Chocolate/coffee-crusted kiawe-smoked steak on bed of local organic spinach with gruyere cheese & caramelized onion. Also serving pepperoni on tomato sauce with cheese, classic margherita, and chocolate berry using fresh strawberries, blackberries, raspberries & blueberries on lemon ricotta marscapone, finished with dark chocolate balsamic & cocoa nibs.
On the menu: Special dish: French-inspired sables aux trois chocolats, or triple chocolate cookie sandwiches filled with ganache. Also: tasting plates of signature Kickin Chicken, Kurbside Hamburger Steak and signature Kurbside chili bowls with your choice of steamed California Koshihikari rice OR 12-grain rice; rafute shoyu pork bowl with slow-simmered pork belly and mac-less slaw.
On the Menu: Sweet and savory crepes.
On the menu: Special dish: Red velvet malasada cheesecake bites. Plus King Kamehameha malasada burger, Rican sushi, kalua pig nachos with mango pico de gallo, mango bread pastele stew, kalbi bowl with gandule rice.
Milk Tea Hawaii
On the menu: Special drink: Chocolate milk tea. Also on the menu are the organic black milk tea, sweet matcha latte and horchata.
On the menu: Comfort foods you crave.
On the menu: Pork belly kimchi sliders, kimchi yakisoba, pork belly kimchi “nachos,” soba sliders, and bacon wrapped mochi with choice of sweet shoyu or chocolate topping.
On the menu: Fresh-roasted local corn with various toppings
No Ka Oi Cookie Company
On the menu: Homestyle baked goods and cookies.
On the menu: Thai curries and noodle dishes.
On the menu: Gourmet, locally sourced pops in a variety of flavors.
On the menu: Fresh dishes made with produce from Otsuji Farms.
On the menu: Special flavors: Raspberry nutella, red velvet cheesecake, chocolate decadence poppers.
Pop Pop Donuts
On the menu: Fresh miniature donuts with various toppings and glazes.
On the menu: Local food, fresh fish.
On the menu: Savory and sweet homemade pies.
On the menu: Special item: chocolate-covered bacon skewers. Plus pork in bao buns, fish tacos, pork skewers.
Taste of Indonesia
On the menu: Special dish: Grilled Banana Chocolate Cheese. Indonesian street food delicacies including grilled chicken sate, sausages and pork spring rolls.
Tin Hut BBQ
On the menu: Special dish: Chocolate-rubbed ribs.
On the menu: Local favorites.
Wow Wow Lemonade
On the menu: Fresh-pressed lemonades (lilikoi, blackberry lavender, strawberry, pineapple li hing, strawberry li hing, classic); Mason jar lemonades.