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Snout-to-tail set for Aug. 29

Dinner’s on! Details and RSVP right here


Posted August 18, 2011 by Mari Taketa

UPDATE: Unless I’ve counted wrong — and that’s not unlikely — it looks like this dinner is now full. Snout-to-tail 2 is being planned for late September. I’ll keep you posted about those details as well as any cancellations for 8/29.

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It’s on, people!

Thank you to all who have waited patiently since my last blog on our snout-to-tail dinner in May. Back then, Bob McGee had just agreed to take on this project despite having signed up as a diner AND despite being in the midst of opening Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar. When that job ended a few weeks later, I waited for him to resurface. The man can cook, he can butcher a pig, and he has heart. So I waited, long and agonizing weeks during which I debated whether to update you with the news that I had no update.

But now I do.

SNOUT-TO-TAIL

WHAT: A five- to six-course dinner
DATE: Monday, August 29
TIME: 8 p.m. (one seating)
PLACE: Morning Glass Coffee + Cafe
2955 E. Manoa Road (old Ducky’s spot)
COST: $55
BYOB

McGee is reserving a whole hog for our dinner, which we’ll cap at 20 people. Per his request, we’re going totally on the honor system: Please RSVP in the comments here or by tweeting me @NonstopMari, and bring your payment in cash or check when you come to dinner.

No substitutions for this one, by the way. You need to be able to eat pork, and I do mean more than chops and bacon. If organs, trotters and the like put you off, this won’t be for you.

Snout-to-tail will be the kick-off dinner for McGee’s new popup, Plancha. I am majorly stoked. Honolulu gets a new popup featuring top-line culinary talent, and our lucky band of swine eaters gets to be the first to taste it!

I’m still fanning myself since McGee’s double-positive confirmations started rolling in yesterday.

“Verrrry excited and have almost finalized a menu,” he wrote. “Rolled spleen … bone-in pork belly … get ready …”

Spleen!

“P.S. There will be offal, hoping that is a good thing!”

Oh yes. Yesyesyesyesyes.

Mari’s P.S. Annoddah Dave, you were the only previous interested I couldn’t find on Facebook or Twitter; I’ve notified everyone else. I hope you see this and can still make it!

— Photo courtesy of www.garethweeks.com

Comments


  1. noahtom
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Mari you can count me in! Looking forward to going hog wild!

  2. Posted August 18, 2011 at 1:08 am

    I’ll film!

  3. Posted August 18, 2011 at 1:08 am

    I’ll film!

  4. Posted August 18, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Not gonna lie. Had to look it up… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offal

  5. Posted August 18, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Not gonna lie. Had to look it up… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offal

  6. nonstopmari
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 1:12 am

    @noahtom see u on the 29th!

  7. nonstopmari
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 1:12 am

    @noahtom see u on the 29th!

  8. nonstopmari
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 1:12 am

    @johngarcia john, are u eating spleen etc too or just filming? :)

  9. nonstopmari
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 1:12 am

    @johngarcia john, are u eating spleen etc too or just filming? :)

  10. nonstopmari
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 1:45 am

    from twitter, orangelement is in. nonstop’s diane seo and melissa chang also want in. 2 others have contacted me directly. thnx for hanging in there, ppl, keep the rsvps coming!

  11. chant808
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Hehe, sounds like fun, but I’ll pass this time. Have a pig’s ear for me!

  12. harrycovair
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Awww, I have buds flying in on Saturday and Sunday. We are meeting up on Monday night, the 29th, the same night as Snout to Tail. I’m sure they aren’t the offal eating type. I stll love a Mochi Rice Stuffed Naau.

  13. konaish
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 4:22 am

    @nonstopmari The timing of this dinner is perfect! I return from Portland that day, so I’m in. Looking forward to it. Anoddah Dave, we’ll work on getting you on twitter :)

  14. 808marv
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Wow I thought this might have been indefinitely postponed, great to see it’s on again and in a convenient location for me. ;-) I’m in!

  15. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 6:03 am

    EO: wow! I am in with this…please save me 2 seats….thanks EO.

  16. DianeSeo
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Yes, I’m in for this. Can’t miss this.

  17. nonstopmari
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 9:52 am

    @harrycovair have fun w/ ur buds. at this rate, we may have to schedule another :)

  18. nonstopmari
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 9:55 am

    @Annoddah_Dave glad u spotted this, i know u and melanie have been wanting in :)

  19. nonstopmari
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 9:59 am

    by my count, at 10am we’re up to 15 or 16 from all sources. looks like we’re heading twd a full house :D

    if we hit our maximum of 20, bob mcgee says he’ll schedule another snout-to-tail dinner, so keep the rsvps coming!

  20. snowgirl597
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    im in! please save me two seats! so excited! :)

  21. snowgirl597
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    im in! please save me two seats! so excited! :)

  22. nonstopmari
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    @snowgirl597 ok, see u on the 29th!

  23. nonstopmari
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    ok ppl, 8/29 snout-to-tail is FULL!

    HOWEVER, there will be a snout-to-tail 2 at the end of september, so if u’re interested in that dinner, pls let me know :)

  24. darick808
    Posted August 21, 2011 at 7:40 am

    @nonstopmari I’m totally interested in the snout-to-tail 2! i’d like to reserve 2 seats please!

  25. nonstopmari
    Posted August 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

    @darick808 fantastic! i’ll update u when i find out details

  26. nonstopmari
    Posted August 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

    @darick808 fantastic! i’ll update u when i find out details

  27. nonstopmari
    Posted August 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

    @darick808 fantastic! i’ll update u when i find out details

  28. darick808
    Posted August 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

    @nonstopmari sweet! thank you!

  29. lollihart
    Posted August 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    can you save me 2 for Sept since August is full? thanks!

    – nicky

  30. lollihart
    Posted August 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    can you save me 2 for Sept since August is full? thanks!

    – nicky

  31. nonstopmari
    Posted August 21, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    will do — can u let me know ur email or phone number at mari@nonstophonolulu.com :)

  32. nonstopmari
    Posted August 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    @lollihart will do — can u send me ur email or phone number at mari@nonstophonolulu.com … unless u’re on twitter or facebook, so i can contact u when i know more details?

  33. nonstopmari
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    menu for snout-to-tail is up! latest blog has details: http://nshnl.com/nVZAgN

  34. snowgirl597
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 12:10 am

    @nonstopmari – yay! thank u! the menu sounds delish! my hub & i cant wait to eat! :)

  35. nonstopmari
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    @snowgirl597 6 more days! :D

  36. nonstopmari
    Posted August 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    @snowgirl597 6 more days! :D

  37. Teenlie78
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    would love to attend the Sept Snout-to-tail event…how do i rsvp? (will be for 2 ppl)

  38. nonstopmari
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    hi teenlie, i’ll let mcgee know. can u email me ur contact info at mari@nonstophonolulu.com?

  39. darick808
    Posted September 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Any news on the Sept snout-to-tail?

  40. darick808
    Posted September 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Any news on the Sept snout-to-tail?

  41. nonstopmari
    Posted September 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    @darick808 hi darick — i just spoke to bob mcgee and he says snout to tail 2 is on for sept 26, 27, 28. he’s calling in john memering, chef at upcoming cactus restaurant and fmrly of kalapawai cafe in kailua, to co-cook. menu? top secret until late tmrw nite or early mon morning. will update w/ new blog as soon as i get details!

  42. darick808
    Posted September 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    @nonstopmari Oooh I love Kalapawai.. this should be good! Thanks Mari!

  43. nonstopmari
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    @darick808 hi darick — new blog up w/ menu for snout to tail 2!

    http://nshnl.com/pLxLs4

About Mari Taketa

Mari Taketa is a dedicated eater who's as opinionated as she is hungry. She covered everything from neighborhood mom-and-pop places to ethnic eateries to fine dining restaurants on Honolulu's dining scene for Metromix Honolulu and The Honolulu Advertiser's TGIF. Before that, she ate her way through Vietnam, Scotland and Japan, where she lived, traveled or worked, after recovering from a journalism career that included stints as editor-in-chief of Hawaii Business magazine and reporter and editor at The Associated Press. Her goals are to always be hungry for more, and to always want to know what's around the next corner.

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