Who’s coming: Eat the Street Mardi Gras


ETS-Feb_IG-squareLaissez les bon temps roulez! Good times roll at Makers & Tasters this Friday as Street Grindz introduces a brand-new theme for the popular food truck rally. Eat the Street: Mardi Gras is one of the rare times we Aloha State denizens can load up on our favorite creole eats!

When: Friday, Feb. 26 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: 1011 Ala Moana Blvd. (at Ward)
Admission: Free

Eat the Street Parking MapParking: See updated parking map

Lot 1 (Ward Ave & Ahui St) – $5 per car
Lot 2 (Ahui & Ala Moana Blvd) – Metered parking, FREE after 6pm
Lot 3 (Kewalo Basin Park) – $1 per hour
Lot 4 (First Hawaiian Bank) – $2 after 5 p.m.
Lot 5 (Ilalo & Ohe St) – $10 per car

Highlights of Friday’s street food fest:

Foodbank Hawaii Perks Card• Live entertainment by David Asing 6-8 p.m.

• Army Music Hawaii 6-8 p.m.

• 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 5-7 p.m.

• Hashtag #eatthestreet

Here’s the lineup and menus (more menus to be added as received):

All Kine Grindz

all kine grindzContact: 808-368-4799; habilitat.com/all-kine-grindz.html; All Kine Grindz on Facebook

On the menu: Local favorites


Aloha Pops

alohapopContact: 808-286-4699; @AlohaTricycle (Twitter); alohapopshi.com

On the menu: Specialty homemade popsicles with uniquely local flavors


Bao Taon

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On the menu: Specialty bao sliders

Beyond Burgers

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On the menu: Specialty burgers and hotdogs
Featured item: Fresh oysters


Bill’s Kitchen

Bill's KitchenContact: 283-6892; Bill’s Kitchen on Facebook

Featured item: Purple and gold Mardi Gras Burger


The Corn Project

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Featured item: Corn with Cajun aioli

Country Shave Ice

Courtesy Country Shave IceContact: 1215 Center St, Kaimuki; @CountryShaveIce on Instagram

On the menu: Locally sourced shave ice with homemade syrup flavors like strawberries and cream, lilikoi, green tea, haupia sweet potato

Earth & Turf

earthnturfContact: Grow Aloha – Earth n Turf on Facebook; www.growaloha.org

On the menu: Organic portobello mushroom dishes like risotto cakes, poppers and more


Elena’s Home of Finest Filipino Foods

Contact: Elena’s Restaurant in Waipahu 808-676-8005; www.ElenasRestaurant.com; @ElenasFilipino (Twitter), www.facebook.com/ElenasRestaurant

On the menu: Elena’s pork adobo fried rice, gisantes, chicken adobo, sari sari, dinuguan and pork adobo combo, and the crowd favorite lechon special. Featured item: Banana Lumpia Foster


Five-O Ribs

five-o ribsContact: 509-668-0000; www.FiveORibs.com; ryan@fiveoribs.com; Five-O Hawaiian Style Smoked Ribs on Facebook

On the menu: Juicy baby back ribs and more


Girls Who Bake Next Door

girls who bakeContact: 808-983-9989; @girlswhobake (Twitter); The Girls Who Bake Next Door on Facebook

On the menu: Homemade cupcakes, desserts and treats


Hawaiian Fresh Farms

Hawaiian Fresh FarmsContact: 808-321-1567; Hawaiian Fresh Farms on Facebook

On the menu: Grass-fed burger, line-caught fish and chips, fresh fish tacos and more


Hawaiian Twisted Tater

twisted taterContact: Hawaiiantwistedtater@yahoo.com

On the menu: Deep-fried spiral cut potatoes with creative toppings and dressings


Hawaii’s Fried Musubi

Contact: 808-391-3835; @friedmusubiHI (Twitter), Hawaii’s Fried Musubi on Facebook

Featured item: Garlic Cajun Shrimp Musubi

Hula Shrimp

hulashrimpContact: Hula Shrimp on Facebook

On the menu: Local favorites and garlic shrimp plates


Il Gelato

ilgelatoContact: 501 Sumner St.; 808-542-9276; @IlGelatoHawaii (Twitter); Il Gelato Hawaii on Facebook

On the menu: Gourmet gelato, pitaya and acai bowls, sorbetto smoothies, gelato drink specials
Featured item: Bourbon gelato


Kiawe Pizza

KiawePizzaContact: 808-364-7599

On the menu: Wood-fired artisan pizzas with fresh local toppings
Featured item: Andouille sausage pizza


Koi Catering

koi1Contact: 808-845-4564; 2028 Dillingham Blvd.

On the menu: Local favorites


LaLa Land Food Truck

lalalandContact: LaLa Land Food Truck on Facebook, www.lalalandfoodtruck.com

Featured item: Jambalaya Andouille Mac & Cheese


La Roux

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On the menu: Beignets, shrimp and crawfish boil, gumbo, jambalaya


Mega-Load Burgers

megaloadContact: 808-518-1540, Mega-Load Burgers on Facebook

Featured item: Pineapple Jambalaya Rice



DSC_8178Contact: Musukawas on Facebook

Featured item: Catfish Musubi


No Ka Oi Cookie Company

no ka oiContact: 808-489-2642; nokaoicookiecompany.com; No Ka ‘Oi Cookie Company on Facebook

On the menu: Fresh baked cookies, desserts and sweets



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On the menu: Brazilian cheese bread called pao de queijo


Olay’s Thai

Contact: 808-487-4001; Olay’s Thai Food Express on Facebook

On the menu: Thai curries and noodle dishes


Paul’s Poppers

paul's chocolate decadence poppersContact: 808-351-7583; Paul’s Poppers on Facebook; paulspoppers.com

On the menu: Deep-fried gourmet wontons


Pop Pop Donuts

poppopContact: 808-664-3287; poppopdonuts.com; @poppopdonuts on Twitter; Pop Pop Donuts on Facebook

On the menu: Fresh miniature donuts with various toppings and glazes


Pt. Suisse Crepes

Contact:808-351 5871; @PtSuisseCrepes (Twitter); Pt Suisse Crepes on Facebook

Featured item: Cajun Shrimp Crepe


Sea & Soul

ETS-9Contact: Soul Patrol on Facebook

Featured item: Maine lobster roll, seafood dynamite fries, roasted garlic langoustine BLT rolls


Shaka Shrimp

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Featured item: Lemon butter shrimp with Louisiana sausage


Smokin Wings and Things

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On the menu: Signature wings, paninis and pupus


The Sugar Hut

sugarhutContact: The Sugar Hut on Facebook

Featured item: King’s Cake macarons

Tea on Fleek

Courtesy Honolulu Night + MarketContact: Tea on Fleek on Facebook

On the menu: Signature iced tea blends and lemonades


Tin Hut BBQ

Tin HutContact: 808-492-8676; www.tinhut-bbq.com; Tin Hut BBQ on Facebook

On the menu: A variety of meats seasoned and smoked low and slow for hours


Uncle’s Kitchen

Contact: 808-208-0679

On the menu: Spicy ahi, spicy kalua pork, dynamite chicken, curry loco moco, kimchee pork flavored musubis


Waimanalo Country Farms

Screen-Shot-2014-10-14-at-4.18.01-PMContact: Waimanalo Country Farms on Facebook

Featured item: Hurricane Lemonade


Wieners Gone Wild

Wieners Gone WildContact: @WienersGoneWildHawaii on Instagram

On the menu: The Wild Wanger: Hawaii’s Biggest Wiener, Bacon & Brie Wiener and other gourmet-inspired wieners


Wild Candy Bacon

Wild Candy BaconContact: @WildCandyBacon on Instagram

Featured item: Bacon Pancake Dunkers


Wow Wow Lemonade

10525840_392417174254619_5532458845068259494_nContact: 530-638-4969; Wow Wow Waffle on Facebook; @wowwowwaffle (Twitter); www.wowwowwaffle.com

On the menu: Fresh-pressed lemonades (lilikoi, blackberry lavender, strawberry, pineapple li hing, strawberry li hing, classic; Mason jar lemonades