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Who’s coming: Eat the Street Dia de Los Muertos

Ghouls, goblins, Mexican food and other eats at this Friday’s street food fest


Posted October 23, 2013 by Mari Taketa

994364_597646866964206_1225783230_nGhouls, goblins and Mexican food come out this Friday for Eat the Street: Dia de Los Muertos, a.k.a. the Mexican Day of the Dead. So, many kinds of tacos, check. Horchata, check. Churros, tamales and nachos, all check. Plus a best taco contest and another one for best painted face. The prize: $100 in Streetgrindz food.

About 40 trucks and street food booths will be offering plenty more dishes for this monthly eatfest. Bring cash and a good appetite — we’ll see you there!

When: Friday, Oct. 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

 
 

Here’s the lineup and menus:

All Kine Grindz

Contact: 808-368-4799; habilitat.com/all-kine-grindz.html; All Kine Grindz on Facebook

On the menu: Chicken or shredded beef tamales with chile con carne and fresh pinto beans, pastele stew, kalbi beef, barbecue chicken, seafood platters, smoked meat with onions

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBD

 
 

Aloha Pops

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

On the menu: La Cucaracha coconut, orange crème, blondies Shaka Taco pops

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Buy two, get the third for $1

 
 
 
 

Baja Style Mexican Food

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

On the menu: Chicharrones de pollo – crispy, crunchy ‘Chicken Skin’; Ensenada fish tacos with white salsa; cacao costra puerco con salsa rojo sangre de fresa y chipotle – cocoa-crusted roast pork with blood red salsa of strawberry & chipotle

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Sweet treat with purchase of $10 or more

 
 

Beyond Burgers

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

On the menu: Specialty burger – grass-fed beef, bleu cheese, caramelized onions, applewood-smoked bacon, BBQ sauce, arugula; Mediterranean burger – grass-fed beef, feta cheese, tzatziki sauce, arugula, onion, tomato, mustard, roasted garlic aioli; All-American cheddar burger – grass-fed beef, Tilamook cheddar cheese, arugula, onion, tomato, mustard, roasted garlic aioli; all-beef bacon-wrapped bleu dog – topped with bleu cheese, grilled onions and peppers, roasted garlic aioli; all-beef bacon-wrapped hot dog; strawberry and watermelon lemonades, home-brewed unsweetened iced tea, Arnold Palmer of half iced tea, half lemonade

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: $1 off drink purchase, limit 2 per card

 

Blue Truck Teppanyaki

Contact: 808-389-6808; Blue Truck Teppanyaki on Facebook

On the menu: TBD

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBD

 
 
 
 
 

Cake Works

Contact: 808-946-4333; 2820 S. King St.; cakeworkshi.com

On the menu: Pumpkin spice, Frankenberry, Witches’ Brew and candy corn specialty Halloween macarons, plus chocolate, salt caramel, red velvet, strawberry guava, cappuccino, pistachio and blue Hawaii macarons

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: $1 off candy corn

 
 

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: Filipino “menudo”: Braised pork in a tomato sauce with garbanzo beans, raisins and bell peppers; balut; pork adobo fried rice omelette; pork adobo, chicken adobo, dinuguan, sari sari, gisantes and Lechon Special cmbo plates; Shanghai lumpia, sweet apple banana lumpia

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Free drink with plate lunch

 

El Palenque

600257_477693792258407_827714514_nEl Palenque on Facebook

On the menu: Chicken & pork tamales. churros & horchata, traditional champurado hot chocolate drink

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Buy 2, get $1 off tamales

 
 
 
 

Flavors of the World

On the menu: Seafood rice – Arroz con leche guava and lilikoi flavor, BBQ pork or chicken sandwich, shredded beef empanadas with garlic sauce, BBQ chicken salad with lettuce, green peppers, onion, corn, ranch dressing, chicken and BBQ sauce

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Free drink with purchase

 

Five-O Hawaiian Style Smoked Ribs

five-o ribs509-668-0000; www.FiveORibs.com; ryan@fiveoribs.com; Five-O Hawaiian Style Smoked Ribs on Facebook

On the menu: Ribs, BBQ chicken, BBQ rib chili, brisket, smoke house lasagna,
giant smoked rib stuffed baked potatoes, special smoked fajitas

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount:

 
 

Girls Who Bake Next Door

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

On the menu: Horchata cupcakes and assorted sweets

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Buy 1 dozen cupcakes, get 1 free

 
 
 
 

Hawaii’s Fried Musubi

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

On the menu: Special tacos, plus fried classic Spam musubi, Mama’s fried chicken, fried spicy bomb musubi, fried Hawaiian-style ahi, fried Oreos, fried gooey peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fried cupcakes, fried Twinkies, fried cheesecake

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Buy 3 desserts, get a free order of Oreos

 

Hawaiian Fresh Farms

270469_445813538799737_1174813329_aContact: 808-321-1567; Hawaiian Fresh Farms on Facebook

On the menu: TBD

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBD

 
 
 
 
 

Hawaiian Waffledog Company

Contact: hawaiianwaffledogcompany.com

On the menu: Waffle dog with pico de gallo and other waffle dogs

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Buy two waffledogs, get a free bottle of water

 
 
 
 
 

Hula Shrimp Co.

Contact: Hulashrimp@yahoo.com

On the menu: TBD

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBD

 
 
 
 
 

Il Gelato

il gelatoContact: 501 Sumner St.; 808-542-9276; @IlGelatoHawaii (Twitter); Il Gelato Hawaii on Facebook

On the menu: Gelato/Sorbetto: Dulce de leche, gianduia, Kona coffee, Tahitian vanilla gelato; raspberry and mango sorbetto; affogato, root beer float

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Buy two scoops of gelato, get a free waffle cone

 
 

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

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Free drink with purchase of a plate

 
 
 
 

Kiawe Pizza

Contact: Kiawe Pizza on Facebook

On the menu: Chicken Latino pizza: Kiawe-roasted chicken on garlic oil with zucchini, red onion and corn, finished with parmigiano reggiano and mozzarella

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: $1 off a pizza

 
 
 

Kohnotori

Contact: 2626 S. King St; 808-941-7255; Kohnotori on Facebook

On the menu: Grilled chicken yakitori and takoyaki Japanese octopus croquettes

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBD

 
 
 
 

Koi Catering

koi1Contact: 808-845-4564; 2028 Dillingham Blvd. (formerly Pu’uwainani’s Plate Lunches)

On the menu: TBD

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBD

 
 
 
 

Laverne’s

47949_427964998805_5494444_nContact: 808-678-1678; Laverne’s Restaurant and Catering on Facebook

On the menu: TBA

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBA

 
 
 
 
 

Liquid Pleasure

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

On the menu: Smoothies, shakes, frappes, espresso

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBA

 
 
 
 
 

Local STOP

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

On the menu: Malasada burgers, sloppy joe malasada sandwiches, killer nachos

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Free drink with killer nachos

 
 
 
 

No Ka Oi Cookie Company

Contact: 808-489-2642; nokaoicookiecompany.com; No Ka ‘Oi Cookie Company on Facebook

On the menu: Alfajores cookie; cookie ice cream sandwiches with chocolate, vanilla, Kona coffee, Oreo or grasshopper ice creams; chewy triple chocolate and Reese’s peanut butter chip brownies, your choice of ala mode; root beer floats

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: $1 off two ice cream sandwiches or brownies a la mode

 

Okonomi Grinds

Contact: 808-741-8123; okonomigrinds.com; OkonomiGrinds on Facebook

On the menu: Okonomiyaki

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBD

 
 
 
 

Olay Thai

Contact: 808-487-4001; 99-927 Iwaena St. in Aiea; Olay’s Thai Food on Facebook

On the menu: Hot and spicy Thai tacos, Thai curries, veg pad Thai, lemongrass fried chicken, stuffed chicken wings, pork spring rolls, sateh chicken, garlic pork sticks

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: $1 off

 
 

OnoPops

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

On the menu: Special alote pop inspired by the classic corn-cinnamon beverage of Dia de Los Muertos, plus pops featuring Big Island cinnamon, Kabocha Pumpkin Brown Betty and “The Freshmaker” – a sorbet of local organic parsley and fennel with candied Meyer lemon

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: 50 cents off an Onopop

 

Otsuji Farm

Contact: 808-368.1135; otsujifarm.com

On the menu: Hamakua mushroom cheese fries with herb aioli, sushi sliders, purple banana malasadas

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBD

 
 
 
 

Paul’s Poppers

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

On the menu: New nacho poppers and assorted other flavors

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Spend $10 and get $1 off

 
 
 
 
 

Pop Pop Donuts

Contact: 808-664-3287; poppopdonuts.com; @poppopdonuts on Twitter; Pop Pop Donuts on Facebook

On the menu: Fresh fried donuts in plain,c innamon sugar, powdered sugar or
espresso sugar, topped with chocolate, tres leches or horchata sauce

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Buy two dozen, get a half dozen free

 
 

Pt. Suisse

295712_300451083316788_884440279_n-570x552Contact: 310-663-4090; @PtSuisseCrepes (Twitter); Pt. Suisse Crepes on Facebook

On the menu: Caprese crepe – Spinach, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and homemade basil oil; crepe taco – shredded beef, pico de gallo, shredded bell peppers and Mexican cheese blend; Dream crepe – Nutella, strawberry and banana; dulce de leche crepe – strawberries, pecans and dulce de leche frosting

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: $1 off

 

Soul Patrol

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

On the menu: TBD

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBD
 
 
 
 
 

Tin Hut BBQ

Contact: 808-492-8676; www.tinhut-bbq.com; Tin Hut BBQ on Facebook

On the menu: TBD

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBD

 
 
 
 
 

Whatcha Fillin’

Contact: 808-389-0205; whatchafillin.com; Whatcha Fillin’ on Facebook

On the menu: TBD

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBD

 
 
 
 
 

Why’z

Contact: 808-454-7954

On the menu: TBD

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: TBD

 
 
 
 
 

Wow Wow Waffle

Contact: 530-638-4969; Wow Wow Waffle on Facebook; @wowwowwaffle (Twitter); www.wowwowwaffle.com

On the menu: Portuguese sausage, shredded cheddar, and jalapeno; Tropical Treat: Local apple banana, real whip, local mac nuts; Belgian Torpedo: Belgian chocolate sticks, local strawberries; Spekuloos gingerbread spread; Pumpkin Spice: pumpkin custard, cinnamon spice, real whip; Street Waffle with powdered sugar; lilikoi, blackberry lavender, strawberry and pineapple ginger lemonades

Hawaii Perks/Malama Card discount: Free drink with $10 purchase

 
 

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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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