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Eat this: New lineup at Taste

Kakaako’s Taste introduces their new cast of chefs for June through August

Posted June 7, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Every three months, Taste in Kaka’ako keeps it fresh by bringing us a new pop-up lineup. I sampled the new offerings this week and overall, I’m impressed with the talent in this rotation. Onda Pasta opens each week for Tuesday lunches, serving up fresh handmade pasta. Taste veterans Pig and the Lady are experimenting in a Tuesday dinner time slot, while Kiba Cafe serves up ethnic comfort foods for lunch on Wednesday. Chef Wade Ueoka, who spent many years working for Alan Wong’s Restaurant, is bringing fresh local favorites to his Thursday lunch, while Thai Spice Shack rounds out this quarter’s lineup by popping out of their truck Fridays for lunch service.

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Taste Table

The first week of the new rotation of chefs attracted quite the crowd.

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  1. jlieu
    Posted June 7, 2013 at 8:06 am

    WOWWWW! Pig and the Lady is a fav of mine. The eggplant dish looks awesome! I like the mix of healthy and savory offerings at Taste! :D

  2. russkar
    Posted June 7, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Great Line up….

  3. Grant Shindo
    Posted June 7, 2013 at 8:30 am

    @jlieu Pig and the Lady is amazing as usual. Always looking forward to their nights at Taste!

  4. Grant Shindo
    Posted June 7, 2013 at 8:31 am

    @russkar For sure! Really solid newcomers to Taste. Really excited for this quarter and I am sure we will be having lunch there quite a bit.

  5. Melissa808
    Posted June 7, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I just wanna watch you eat pre-dinner dinner and post-dinner dinner at Taste!

  6. russkar
    Posted June 7, 2013 at 9:22 am

    @Grant Shindo  @russkar : Yes we will..

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Who is that you spot at your local restaurant, bar, food truck or pop-up? Grant "Chuggy Bear" Shindo is always on the hunt for the tastiest grub this island has to offer. Chuggy Bear not only has a passion for food, but also a desire to share his experiences through colorful and honest storytelling. Next time you're at a farmer’s market, say “hi” to Grant and find out what the next plate has to offer. You can find his favorite spots at

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