Posts Tagged ‘Dixie Grill’

Eat the Street – Tonight!

February 25, 2011

Eat the Street is back!

Poni Askew (@streetgrindz) and company are back with their 2nd Food Truck Rally this Friday, February 25th @5pm-9pm at 555 South Street in the Kaka`ako area. Following their wildy successful first event in Kapiolani, this second coming will feature almost twice the amount of vendors, space and parking! Oceanic Mobile will even have a booth there, providing FREE WiFi and FREE hand wipes for one and all! Come on down and enjoy the festivities k?

Eat the Street Kaka`ako - Food Truck Rally
Eat the Street Kaka`ako – Food Truck Rally

WHO (List of “Eat the Street” food vendors):

WHAT: “Eat the Street” Kaka`ako – Hawaii’s Food Truck & Street Food Rally
WHEN: Friday, February 25th from 5pm-9pm
WHERE: 555 South Street
WHY: Ono kine grindz of course!

DJ Mr. Nick & TKO will also be there spinning downtempo/acid jazz/etc. See y’all there! πŸ™‚


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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 23, 2011

February 23, 2011

Sorry, shmall kine sick right now, so this is gonna have to be a quick one. My aching head is a-poundin’ and my comfy cozy bed is a-callin’!


Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - February 23, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – February 23, 2011

Points for Photo #1…
* Location?: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point each
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point each
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point each
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link?: 2 points


Last Week’s Results:
Five of y’all scored last week when Ynaku, che, Masako, carokun, and Coconut Willy all guessed correctly! Big ups knockers, cheche, c-chan, C Dubbs and especially socks for breaking the triple digit mark! WOW! That’s just crazy business! πŸ˜› Check out da leadahboard below for da updates!

Da Leadahboard (Round 2)!

  • 103.0 – Masako
  • 53.5 – Takeshi
  • 46.5 – Paco
  • 26.0 – rayboyjr, tweetpeep22
  • 23.0 – Coconut Willy
  • 22.0 – carokun, kuya.d
  • 16.0 – che
  • 14.5 – AlMan68
  • 11.0 – Rosette
  • 08.5 – NeedaHobby
  • 07.5 – Ynaku
  • 07.0 – HNL2LAS
  • 06.0 – MakiSushi
  • 05.0 – Kage
  • 04.0 – Chicken Grease, am
  • 03.5 – bB
  • 03.0 – kickerbear
  • 02.5 – pink lady
  • 02.0 – onecupcoffee, sshawnn, M, EMM386
  • 01.5 – mcat
  • 01.0 – effenprincess, 9th Island Cuz

Eat the Street is back!

Poni Askew (@streetgrindz) and company are back with their 2nd Food Truck Rally this Friday, February 25th @5pm-9pm at 555 South Street in the Kaka`ako area. Following their wildy successful first event in Kapiolani, this second coming will feature almost twice the amount of vendors, space and parking! Oceanic Mobile will even have a booth there, providing free WiFi for one and all! Come on down and enjoy the festivities k?

Eat the Street Kaka`ako - Food Truck Rally
Eat the Street Kaka`ako – Food Truck Rally

WHO (List of “Eat the Street” food vendors):

WHAT: “Eat the Street” Kaka`ako – Hawaii’s Food Truck & Street Food Rally
WHEN: Friday, February 25th from 5pm-9pm
WHERE: 555 South Street
WHY: Ono kine grindz of course!

DJ Mr. Nick & TKO will also be there spinning downtempo/acid jazz/etc. See y’all there! πŸ™‚


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Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011

A-ight, if anything’s gonna liven things up in hurr, it’s yummy lookin’ food… RIGHT? Enter soosh worth drooling over! Hehe! K, let’s do this!


Photo #1
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - January 26, 2011
Where In the Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – January 26, 2011

Points for Photo #1…
* Most creative caption: 2 points
* Location?: 2 points
* General area?: 1 point
* Closest street(s)?: 1 point each
* Name da soosh!: 1/2 point each
* Which is my fave?: 1 point
* Which is your fave? (doesn’t have to be in photo): 1 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 5 points
* Google Street View link?: 1 point


Last Week’s Results:
Coconut Willy, masako, and Rosette wuz da big tree dat collected da points last week. Check out the leadahboard below for the updates! Big ups to C Dubbs, socks and Rosey! πŸ™‚

Da Leadahboard (Round 2)!

  • 88.0 – Masako
  • 45.5 – Takeshi
  • 43.5 – Paco
  • 21.0 – kuya.d
  • 20.0 – rayboyjr
  • 19.0 – tweetpeep22
  • 14.0 – Coconut Willy
  • 12.0 – che
  • 10.5 – AlMan68
  • 09.0 – Rosette
  • 07.5 – NeedaHobby
  • 06.0 – MakiSushi
  • 05.0 – Kage
  • 04.0 – am
  • 03.5 – bB
  • 03.0 – kickerbear
  • 02.5 – pink lady
  • 02.0 – sshawnn, M, EMM386
  • 01.5 – Ynaku, mcat
  • 01.0 – effenprincess, Chicken Grease, carokun, 9th Island Cuz

In Other Fuud News…

Fellow budding event planner Poni Askew (@streetgrindz) is having her first Food Truck Rally event tomorrow night (Thursday, January 27th @6pm-9pm) at 1637 Kapiolani Boulevard (empty lot across 24 Hour Fitness). Dubbed “Eat the Street”, Askew has rounded up the best local food trucks, all in one place, for your eating pleasure! Come on down and enjoy the festivities k?

Eat the Street - Food Truck Rally
Eat the Street – Food Truck Rally

WHO (List of “Eat the Street” food vendors):

WHAT: “Eat the Street” Hawaii’s 1st Food Truck Rally
WHEN: Thursday, January 27th from 6pm-9pm
WHERE: 1637 Kapiolani Boulevard (empty lot across 24 Hour Fitness)
WHY: Ono kine grindz of course!

DJ Micron & TKO will also be there spinning downtempo, chillout, and eclectic electronica. See y’all there! πŸ™‚


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Banzai to Kanpai! – Kanpai Bar & Grill

June 1, 2009

When I hear someone say “Eh, we go bar!” I picture some dark musky room with sweaty old men drinking cheap booze as they throw popcorn at the TV or complain about their nagging wives.

And although there ARE actually places like this, there are several watering holes around town that are working hard to completely wipe that image from your head. The relatively new Kanpai Bar & Grill (opened in September of 2008) off Ward Avenue is one such place.

“Kanpai” is the Japanese word for “cheers,” or to toast, and there’s definitely reason to raise a glass and give a little banzai to this “higher class” bar.

Kanpai Bar & Grill sign
Kanpai Bar & Grill sign

Why “higher class”? For one, they’ve done a number to the interior of what used to be Dixie Grill and Tio’s. Lots of great “dining” style seating (indoor and outdoor), three dart machines, multiple-touch screen game machines, and 11 or so flat screens showing the most current sporting events all complete the ambience. And we didn’t even mention the food. Not your typical popcorn and peanut collection here yo! It’s real, restaurant quality food and it’s off the hook!

Having owners/partners with many years of experience in the fine dining and food and beverage worlds probably has something to do with it.

The husband and wife dynamic duo of Nadya & Bryan Yamasaki has 17 years of Food & Beverage experience under their belts. Combine that with the culinary mastery of Neil Nakasone, Brandon Hamada, John Estrella, and Jensen Hirota (aptly named Quatro Foods) in the kitchen – with experiences at such places as The Pineapple Room by Alan Wong, Halekulani, Ritz Carlton, Ruth’s Chris, and Tokuname – and you’ve got yourself a winning formula for some of the best bar eats in town.

Two of their best sellers are the signature steaks (wafu or kim chee), and the shortrib loco moco.

Wafu Style Ribeye Steak with Kabayaki Braised Mushrooms and Onions, Daikon Oroshi, Garlic Chips, and Ponzu Sauce (12oz - $16, 16oz - $22)
Wafu Style Ribeye Steak with Kabayaki Braised Mushrooms and Onions, Daikon Oroshi, Garlic Chips, and Ponzu Sauce (12oz – $16, 16oz – $22)

Kim Chee Ribeye Steak with Kim Chee and Two Fried Eggs (12oz - $16, 16oz - $22)
Kim Chee Ribeye Steak with Kim Chee and Two Fried Eggs (12oz – $16, 16oz – $22)

Braised Shortrib Loco Moco With Natural Pan Gravy and Two Eggs - $12
Braised Shortrib Loco Moco With Natural Pan Gravy and Two Eggs – $12

Other customer favorites according to Nadya include the garlic soybeans ($7), ahi belly ($10), and something off of their daily specials menu.

Favorites of this writer include the Spicy Garlic Chicken, Pork Chops, and Fried Rice. What’s a good meal without rice right? Right.

Fried Rice with Two Eggs - $8
Fried Rice with Two Eggs – $8

Spicy Garlic Chicken - $8
Spicy Garlic Chicken – $8

Pork Chops with Sauteed Onions - $14
Pork Chops with Sauteed Onions – $14

Oh, and let’s not forget to mention their Saimin and Kalbi Fried Noodles.

Saimin with all the Fixins - $8
Saimin with all the Fixins – $8

Kalbi Fried Noodles - $10
Kalbi Fried Noodles – $10

How does Kanpai pull all of this off in such turbulent economic times?

Nadya explains, “In today’s economy, quality and value are important factors in any business. Providing good food with good value is a challenge that motivates us to meet and satisfy our customer’s expectations.”

This kind of attitude is what sets Kanpai apart from the rest. It also helps to explain the loyal customer base that packs this place on the regular.

So if you’re tired of eating peanuts with sweaty old men, give Kanpai a try the next time someone says “Eh, we go bar!” Your tummy will thank you.

Kanpai Bar & Grill
404 Ward Ave # 100
Honolulu, HI. 96814 (map)
(808) 593-9202
Open 11am to 2am daily