Who’s coming: Eat the Street Spicy

Friday’s Eat the Street indulges in all things spicy, with nearly all 38 vendors serving up special dishes to celebrate this month’s “turn up the heat” theme.

In July, some 6,000 eaters came out to ETS, the biggest turnout yet. It could be another huge night, with such provocative menu offerings as Fairycakes’ white chocolate wasabi shortbread; Tiki Truck’s Flamin’ Sloppy Sliders; Lickety Split’s spicy brownie sundae with chili almonds; and Beyond Burgers’ bacon-wrapped hotdogs with spicy aioli.

There’s one truck making its ETS debut — Puffettes Egg Puff, which specializes in Chinese-style pancakes or waffles that are cooked on a hot griddle in a special pan. Its spicy dish is a cayenne pepper egg puff.

Bring it on!

When: Friday, Aug. 26 from 4-9 p.m.
Where: 555 South St. in Kaka’ako (at Halekauwila, kitty-corner from Restaurant Row)
Admission: Free
Parking: On-site and street parking
Organizer: StreetGrindz.com (Poni Askew), partnering with Kamehameha Schools, Kamehameha Schools Malama Card and Nonstop Honolulu

Here’s the lineup:

Achilles Thai

Contact: 808-387-0554; Achilles Grill on Facebook

Special spicy dishes: Pad Phet (stir-fry meat with eggplant, long beans, bamboo, spicy Thai herbs and Thai red chile); papaya salad (with option to turn up the heat — 10 on the spice meter is VERY severe)

Malama Card special: Buy one plate lunch, get a free soda


Aloha Ice Cream Tricycle

Contact: 808-286-4699; @AlohaTricycle (Twitter); alohatricycle.com

On the menu: Homemade Aloha Pops (chocolate peanut butter, strawberry lemon drop, blueberry lavender)

Special spicy dish: Flaming hot strawberry pop

Malama Card special: 10 percent discount on Aloha Pop six-pack


Alonzo’s Lunchwagon

Contact: 808-216-7828

On the menu: Hawaiian beef steak; Lechon Kawaki; spicy ahi belly

Special spicy dish: Hot Korean chicken; combo Hot Korean chicken and spicy kim chee adobo fried rice

Malama Card special: Free bottle of water or soda with plate lunch


Baja Style Mexican Food

Contact: 808-291-2096; @bajastylehi (Twitter)

On the menu: “Wet” burrito; chicharones “local” crispy-skin pork belly

Special spicy dishes: Three different homemade HOT tamales; cheese-stuffed and fire-roasted jalapenos and serrano chiles; spicy chile verde “local” pork stew plate

Malama Card special: Free beverage with $10 or more purchase


Beyond Burgers

Contact: beyondburgers@gmail.com; Beyond Burgers Honolulu on Facebook

On the menu: Strawberry lemonade; lemon iced tea; Arnold Palmer (half lemonade, half iced tea).

Special spicy dishes: One-third pound spicy jack cheeseburger topped with sliced jalapenos, sauteed mushrooms and a spicy garlic aioli spread; bacon-wrapped hotdogs topped with a grilled onion, bell pepper medley and a spicy garlic aioli spread

Malama Card special: $2 off total purchase



Contact: 808-591-7711; Bobalicious Boba Drinks on Facebook

On the menu: Waffle dog; li hing pineapple, honeydew and strawberry bubble drinks

Special spicy dishes: Portuguese sausage chili waffle dog; chili dog waffle dog

Malama Card special: Buy a menu item at regular price, get the second 50 percent off


Camille’s on Wheels

Contact: 808-282-1740; @Camillesonwheel (Twitter); Camille’s on Wheels on Facebook

On the menu: TBD

Special spicy dish: Dulce de leche chocolate chili pie

Malama Card special: One free future taco with purchase


Chicago Eatz

Contact: 808-482-0493; @ChicagoEatz (Twitter); Chicago Eatz on Facebook

On the menu: Vienna Italian beef sandwich; Kronos gyros; Super Taco

Special spicy dish: Vienna Fire Polish Sausage with sport peppers

Malama Card special: Free canned drink or bottled water with a purchase of $10 or more


Choco-Bike & Tent

Contact: 808-377-6440; madrechocolate.com

On the menu: Lilikoi, coconut milk and ginger chocolate; Hawaiian single-farm dark chocolate

Special spicy dish: Ghost Chili Chocolate; Chipotle Allspice Chocolate; Mole Truffles

Malama Card special: Purchase five bars, get $4 off


Cooking Fresh For You

Contact: 808-594-8224; cookingfreshforyou.com

On the menu: Thai beef salad; spicy-style clams with garlic bread; Tex-Mex quinoa salad

Special spicy dish: Black pepper crusted steak with Michi’s Volcano Sauce

Malama Card special: Free drink with food purchase


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

What’s on the menu: Shanghai lumpia with sweet chili sauce; pork adobo fried rice omelet; lechon special

Special spicy dishes: Chicken adobo fire wings; pickled chili peppers

Malama Card special: $5 coupon for Elena’s Restaurant in Waipahu



Contact: www.fairycakeshawaii.com; @fairycakes808 (Twitter)

On the menu: Monster brownies; whoopie pies; Gooey Bars

Special spicy dishes: Thai chili peanut butter shortbread; white chocolate wasabi shortbread; double chocolate habanero ice cream cookie sandwich; chocolate chili cake pops featuring our monthly small business owner Kaohu Cupcakes)

Malama Card special: Buy eight whoopie pies, get one free brownie


Flipt Out Eats

Contact: 808-348-4016; @FliptOutEats (Twitter)

On the menu: Pinoy dogs; “Fili cheesesteak”; Loser Wings

Special spicy dish: The Angry Pinoy Dog

Malama Card special: Buy five lumpia, get a banana split lumpia (if available)


Grandma G’s Kitchen

Contact: 808-542-2042; has booth at various farmer’s markets around Oahu; see Melissa Chang’s blog about Grandma G’s

On the menu: “Supah Garlicky Shrimp”; fresh fish

Special spicy dish: Spicy fried chicken

Malama Card special: Buy two regular plates, save $2


Hawaiian Waffledog Company

Contact: hawaiianwaffledogcompany.com

Special spicy dish: Hawaii Waffledog with spicy BBQ sauce or spicy garlic mustard

Malama Card special: Buy two waffledogs, get free water


Hawaii’s Fried Musubi

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

On the menu: Spicy tuna and fried chicken combo; plantation iced tea; honey lemon fried cheesecake; fried cupcakes; fried Oreos, fried Twinkies

Special spicy dish: Fried spicy pizza

Malama Card special: Buy four desserts, get one free


Hula Shrimp Co.

Contact: Hulashrimp@yahoo.com

On the menu: Guava chicken; hamakua beef steak; garlic seared ahi; Kahuku shrimp; guava ribs

Special spicy dish: Chili-peppered, panko-crusted ahi

Malama Card special: Free iced tea with purchase of a three-choice combo


Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza

Contact: 808-375-1200; infernospizzahawaii.com; @infernopizzahi (Twitter)

On the menu: Cheese pizza slices

Special spicy dish: Spicy pepperoni pizza

Malama Card special: Buy three slices, get free drink


Jawaiian Irie Jerk

Contact: 808-388-2916

On the menu:Jerk chicken; jerk pork

Special spicy dish: “Fire in Your Wire” hot sauce

Malama Card special: Spend $10, receive 10 percent discount


Jus’ Right Kettle Corn Popcorn

Contact: 808-351-8024; @Jusrightpopcorn (Twitter)

On the menu: Li-hing-infused kettle corn; multi-colored kettle corn

Special spicy dish: Cajun pepper-infused kettle corn

Malama Card special: Buy four, 4-quart bags, get another free


Koi Catering & Takeout

Contact: 808-845-4564; 2028 Dillingham Blvd. (formerly Pu’uwainani’s Plate Lunches)

Special spicy dishes: Spicy shrimp dynamite; white chicken chili-lechon Kawali with spicy tomatoes and onions

Malama Card special: Free drink with plate purchase


Le Crepe Cafe

Contact: 808-988-8400; www.lecrepecafe.com; @lecrepecafe (Twitter); Le Crepe Cafe Hawaii on Facebook

On the menu: Crepes filled with fresh strawberries, bananas, chocolate, whipped cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, cheese, turkey, spinach, basil, green onions, tomatoes and eggs

Special spicy dish: Spicy Soujouk, featuring an imported Turkish sausage.

Malama Card special: Buy two crepes, get a third half off


Lickety Split

Contact: 808-227-6499; Lickety Split Oahu on Facebook

On the menu: Brownie sundae; ice-cream sandwich

Special spicy dish: Spicy brownie sundae with chili almonds

Malama Card special: 50 cents off special


Liquid Pleasure

Contact: 808-780-9288 or email streetgrindz@gmail.com

On the menu: Smoothies; espresso

Special spicy dish: None

Malama Card special: 50 cents off any drink


Local STOP

Contact: @localstop (Twitter); Local Stop on Facebook

On the menu: King Kamehameha Malasada Burger

Special spicy dishes: Hot Kooloo Pastele Stew; spicy BBQ Paniolo Malasada Burger

Malama Card special: $1 off King Kamehameha Burger


Na ‘Ono

Contact: 808-690-2705; Na Ono on Facebook

On the menu: Seafood stew with steamed rice

Special spicy dishes: Fresh roasted Kahuku Corn with spicy Korean butter and garlic seasoning; spicy tomato and vegetable gazpacho

Malama Card special:Purchase three roasted corn for $10
Regular price $4 each”



Contact: 808-354-2949; www.onopops.com; @OnoPops (Twitter); OnoPops on Facebook

On the menu: Various flavors of Onopops

Special spicy dish: Mango Habanero Onopop; Watermelon Cucumber Cayenne Onopop

Malama Card special: 50 cents off each Onopop


Puffettes Egg Puff (new to Eat the Street)

Contact: eggpuff@rocketmail.com; Puffettes Egg Puff on Facebook

On the menu: Custard egg puffs

Special spicy dish: Cayenne pepper egg puffs

Malama Card special: Buy four egg puffs, get one free


Ronnie’s Express

Contact: 808-384-2295

On the menu: Crab cake slider; prime rib slider; special dessert

Special spicy dish: Spicy ahi slider

Malama Card special: Purchase four sliders, get one free


Shogunai Tacos

Contact: shogunaitacos.com; @Shogunai_Tacos (Twitter); Shogunai Tacos on Facebook

On the menu: Osaka Jo

Special spicy dish: “Flaming Madras” (spicy Indian taco); En Fuego (Mexican taco)

Malama Card special: Free drink with combo purchase


Simply Ono

Contact: 808-728-0441

On the menu: Chocolate-covered bacon; mac & cheese; warm bread pudding with creamy vanilla sauce

Special spicy dish: Spicy gandule rice

Malama Card special: Free orange pound cake with $5 purchase


Soul Patrol

Contact: 808-735-7685; pacificsoulhawaii.com; @pacificsoul (Twitter); Soul Patrol on Facebook

On the menu: Jamabalaya; catfish with togarashi tartar

Special spicy dish: Shrimp diablo with spicy tomato mac & asiago cheese

Malama Card special: $1 off $12 or more; $2 off $22 or more; $3 off $32 or more


Tacos Vicente

Contact: 808-356-9111; www.tacosvicente.com; @TacosVicente (Twitter); Tacos Vicente on Facebook

On the menu: Mexi-Loco (our take on the Hawaiian classic); tacos; burritos

Special spicy dish: Salsa “El Volcan” or the Volcano Salsa

Malama Card special: Buy five tacos, save $2


Tats Shaved Ice

Contact: 808-221-7525; @TatsShavedIce (Twitter); whereistats@gmail.com

Special garlic dish: Traditional, Hawaiian-style shave ice

On the menu: Spicy shave ice topping

Malama Card special: Buy one shave ice, get second one of equal or lesser value half off


Tiki Truck

Contact: @tikitruck (Twitter); Tiki Truck on Facebook; see Mari Taketa’s look at Tiki Truck

On the menu: Tacos and Twisted Gyros with Sukang Labuyo (chili vinegar); Twisted Chicago Link

Special spicy dish: “Spicy Flattop Chickun and Fire Shramp”; Flamin’ Sloppy Sliders

Malama Card special: 50-cent drink with purchase of any two items



Contact: 808-454-7954

On the menu: Dinosaur Bone; chili; teri sticks

Special spicy dish: Blackened ahi

Malama Card special: $1 off $10 purchase


Xtreme Tacos

Contact: 808-954-5477; www.xtremetacos.com; @xtremetacos (Twitter); Xtremetacos on Facebook

On the menu: Taco Sampler Plate; Xtreme Nachos

Special spicy dish:Spicy Pastele Burrito

Malama Card special: 5 percent off food bill


Zsoli’s Chimney Cake Hawaii

Contact: 808-631-8070 (Neighbor Island); www.chimneycakehawaii.com; @chimneycakes (Twitter)

What’s on the menu: Cinnamon, pecan, chocolate and rainbow-sprinkled chimney cakes

Special spicy dish: None

Malama Card special: $1 off a chimney cake (one per card)


See our past Eat the Street coverage:

Eat the Street Garlic
Eat the Street Pig Out!
Eat the Street May
Eat the Street April
Eat the Street Japan
Eat the Street Kaka’ako
Eat the Street debut