Who’s coming: Eat the Street USA

Photo by Tracy Chan

ETS-USA-1x1Now that Eat the Street is getting comfy in its new home at Kakaako Waterfront Park, this month’s culinary theme is — what else? — coast-to-coast grinds from right in the U.S.A.

With the country’s birthday right around the corner, we’ve worked up an American-sized appetite for some street-style comfort food with an Eat the Street twist!

When: Friday, June 26 from 4 to 9 p.m.
Where: 102 Ohe St. in Kakaako (behind Kakaako Gateway Park)
Admission: Free

ETS Parking LotParking: See parking map

Lot 1 (Ilalo & Ohe St) – $10 per car
Lot 2 (Ilalo & Keawe St) – $5 per car
Lot 3 (555 South St) – $3 per car
Lot 4 (Ahui & Ala Moana Blvd) – Metered parking, FREE after 5pm
*yellow arrows indicate street parking

Highlights of Friday’s street fest:

Foodbank Hawaii Perks Card• Live entertainment

• 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

• 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: BBQ chicken, steak, kalbi, spicy pork, spicy tuna bowls, pulehu ribs, crab cakes, garlic shrimp, seafood platters and surf and turf


Aloha Aina Poi Co.

11010983_1569385986675315_1415463814746208478_nContact: Aloha Aina Poi Co. on Facebook

On the menu: Paiai bowls, Da Hawaiian Samplah, kulolo sashimi, Kauai kulolo, fresh coconut water


Aloha Plate

alohaContact: 808-664-6647; http://alohaplate.com/

On the menu: Local favorites


Aloha Pops

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

On the menu: Handcrafted ice pops and frozen treats

Beyond Burgers

beyondburgers-150x150Contact: beyondburgers@gmail.com; Beyond Burgers Honolulu on Facebook

On the menu: Specialty burgers and hotdogs



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

On the menu: Creative boba drinks and desserts


Big and Beast

1601556_1612499738968863_2203197730824526758_nContact: 808-971-1754; 801 Cooke Street

On the menu: Philly cheesesteak, Mexican taco Philly, Philly fries and carne asada fries


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: Elena’s pork adobo fried rice, gisantes, chicken adobo, sari sari, dinuguan and pork adobo combo, and the crowd favorite lechon special. Special dish: lechon hot dog (all-beef hot dog topped with lechon special and sweet artchara)


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: Smoked and barbecued ribs and meats


Fresh Catch


On the menu: Ahi katsu musubi, poke musubi, ahi katsu, crab roll, baked salmon, pastele stew/fries, various types of poke


Girls Who Bake Next Door

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

Featured items: Carrot cake with walnut cupcakes and soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies


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

On the menu: local favorites. Featured item: Fried SPAM, cheese and bacon musubi


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: Hawaiian Sea Salt Caramel gelato



Contact: Jah-T’aime Food & Catering Facebook
On the menu: Jerk chicken, jerk pork, hamburger patty entrees with various sides and drinks, and johnnycakes for dessert

Kamitoku Ramen

Beefy WildContact: http://www.kamitokuramen.com

Featured item: Tomato cheese ramen, beef broth with tomato paste and cheese


Kau Kau Grill

Contact: 755 Kapahulu Ave.; 284-8293; Kau Kau Grill on Facebook

On the menu: BBQ baby back ribs, spicy spareribs, pulehu short ribs, garlic shrimp, spicy and shoyu poke bowls


Kiawe Pizza

Contact: Kiawe Pizza on Facebook

On the menu: Kiawe wood-fired pizzas using fresh local ingredients


Koi Catering

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

On the menu: Local favorites


Le Creperie

Cf9nUjYAContact: www.lacreperiehonolulu.com; @LaCreperieHNL on Twitter

On the Menu: Sweet and savory crepes


Liquid Pleasure

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

On the menu: Smoothies, shakes, frappes, espresso


Local STOP

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

On the menu: Local favorites


Milk Tea Hawaii

milkteaContact: www.milkteahawaii.com; Milk Tea Hawaii on Facebook

On the menu: Special drink: Apple Pie Milk Tea. Also on the menu are the organic black milk tea, sweet matcha latte and horchata


Nani Kore

nanikorefoodContact: www.nanikorehawaii.com; Nani Kore Hawaii on Facebook; @nanikorehawaii on Twitter

On the menu: Pork belly kimchi sliders, pork belly kimchi yakisoba, Korean BBQ chicken sliders, Korean BBQ chicken yakisoba, bacon-wrapped mochi. Featured item: Kim-chili chili with a kimchi twist, served either on noodles or sweet rolls (like a sloppy joe)

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.


Olay’s Thai

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

On the menu: Thai curries and noodle dishes



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

On the menu: Gourmet, locally sourced pops in a variety of flavors


Otsuji Farms

otsujifarmsContact: 808-368.1135; otsujifarm.com

On the menu: Fresh dishes made with produce from Otsuji Farms


Paul’s Poppers

paulsContact: 808-351-7583; Paul’s Poppers on Facebook; paulspoppers.com

On the menu: Gourmet deep-fried wontons. Featured item: s’mores poppers


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


Primo Popcorn

Primo PopcornContact: Primo Popcorn on Facebook, @primopopcorn (Instagram)

On the menu: Unique and delicious flavored popcorn catering to all tastebuds and snackers


Smokin’ Wings and Things

wingsandthingsContact: Smokin’ Wings and Things on Facebook

On the menu: Signature wings and barbecue


Spin Grille

On the menu: Grilled items and pork in bao buns, fish tacos, pork skewers



1610835_593128417458681_8316029392179893334_nContact: Tacocat on Facebook.

On the menu: Korean-inspired tacos


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, Uncle’s Kitchen on Facebook, @uncles_kitchen (Instagram)

On the menu: Local favorites


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