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Eat the Street Pro Bowl preview

Tonight’s is the biggest ETS in the history of mankind, and it’s celebrating with NFL tailgate-style eats

Posted January 25, 2013 by Mari Taketa

Biggest. ETS. Ever. Seriously? We had to count twice — 53 food trucks and street food vendors, every one tonight serving up an iconic dish from an NFL city. And since this one’s an official Pro Bowl event, that means you’ll be mingling with pro football stars, cheerleaders and mascots, and if you Instagram pics with the hashtag #eatthestreet, you’ll get a shot at an hourly prize plus a chance to win the grand prize: a free ticket to Sunday’s game.

But what is ETS about if not food? Tonight’s eats span the country like the biggest tailgate party ever. Think Buffalo Bills wings, New England Patriots clam chowder, Cincinnati Bengals chili, Pittsburgh Steelers pierogi, Green Bay Packers poutine, Oakland Raiders coconut cake. Plus the dishes you’ll see in the photo gallery below. From sea to shining sea.

Bring your cameras and get ready to snap your favorite team. See you in Kakaako tonight.

When: Friday, Jan. 25, from 4 to 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

Full list of vendors and menus here.

ETS Pro Bowl preview (8 of 8)

ETS Pro Bowl preview

Il Gelato: Kansas City Chiefs cinnamon roll gelato

It's the one on top. Cinnamon bark is crushed, steeped to extract the flavor and mixed into a white base for a creamy, sweet, gently cinnamony flavor thrill. The dark chocolate hazelnut gelato on the bottom is just for color contrast, although to tell the truth, on the pretext of saving our photo prop from being tossed, we scarfed the two flavors together to the very last drip.


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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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