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Kaka`ako Kool – Keepin’ Kool in Kaka`ako

July 1, 2013

Now that we’re in the midst of summer, we’ve gotsta find ways of cooling off from that hot Hawaiian sun. One way, of course, is to slurp down a local fave known as “shave ice” – or “ice shave” if you’re from the Big Island 😉 (See my article about other shave ice places here). The place I love to go to get my shave ice fix whenever I’m in town is Kaka`ako Kool on Queen Street, next to Fresh Cafe.

Outside Kaka`ako Kool
Outside Kaka`ako Kool

Opened in June 2010 by antique and collectible fan Keith Tanaka, Kaka`ako Kool is chock full of, well, antiques and collectibles. They sit right alongside the many other offerings Kaka`ako Kool serves like cold drinks, ice cream, chips, crack seed, and much more. It’s like a cool, urban mini mart that happens to sell ono shave ice.

Some of the snack offerings at Kaka`ako Kool
Some of the snack offerings at Kaka`ako Kool

Tanaka goes to the swap meet at least once a week and displays his finds throughout the store. People actually come to the store regularly specifically to see what new toys Tanaka has brought in.

The Thing is quite excited to be here at Kaka`ako Kool
The Thing is quite excited to be here at Kaka`ako Kool

For their shave ice offerings, there are about 25 different flavors to choose from with strawberry being the most popular. Store Manager Jana Park says that the tropical flavors like Pineapple, Mango, and Lychee also do quite well.

Just a few of the many flavors Kaka`ako Kool offers
Just a few of the many flavors Kaka`ako Kool offers

In addition, you can order locally made, premium haupia or vanilla ice cream, azuki beans, mochi balls, condensed milk, snowcap (condensed milk & evaporate milk), or lihing powder to go along with your shave ice.

Shave Ice from Kaka`ako Kool [Photo Credit: Marc Orbito of Hungry Eye Photography]
Shave Ice from Kaka`ako Kool [Photo Credit: Marc Orbito of Hungry Eye Photography]

So the next time you’re in need of a shave ice fix to beat that summer heat, stop by and say hi to Jana folks at Kaka`ako Kool. There’s lots of parking with 2 stalls right in front and about 15 or so in the garage to the left of the store.

For further info, here’s a profile video the Skinny Hawaiians did on Kaka`ako Kool.

 

 

Kaka`ako Kool
831 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI. 96813 (Street View)
808-589-2488
Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm
Sat: 11am-4pm

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Where In (the) Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

Sorry for not posting last week Wednesday y’all. In addition to getting owned at work with all kine corp visitors coming in and out, I went out of commission with a stomach flu. 😦 And even though I’m coughing with shmall kine congestion now, my fingers can still move so this post will not be denied! Haha!

Is everybody’s March going a-ok so far? I hope so! I got one month left in my body fat loss competition with friends. This sickness probably didn’t help (I haven’t been able to work out for more than a week now), but hopefully, I can get back to it soon. Anyway, here are this week’s pics! Hopefully, none are repeats. LOL! Good luck!

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 6, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 6, 2013

Photo 1) Wea Dis Stay? ________________________

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 6, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 6, 2013

Photo 2) Wea Dis Stay? ________________________

Photo #3
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 6, 2013
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 6, 2013

Photo 3) Wea Dis Stay? ________________________


SCOOPS!

Out of thousands of entries, two of Hawaii’s brightest developers (Ryan Kanno and Austen Ito) were selected to be a part of this year’s StartupBus tour. Their mission? To develop a cool new startup during their bus ride that will debuted at SxSW in Austin Texas! Now that they’ve arrived and are in waiting mode before their projects (readin.gs & jobber.io) are judged, they’re looking to make the biggest social media impact while there. If you could help me support them by going to this link: http://americas.startupbus.com/2013/hawaii-represented-at-startupbus-look-out-for-readingsftw-and-jobberio/ and leaving a comment, they may have a chance to win that award too!

On a side note, both Ryan and Austen will be calling in to Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa‘s Bytemarks Cafe Radio Show later today to update Hawaii of what they’ve been up to. Tune in to Hawaii Public Radio (web), KIPO 89.3FM (radio) or on Oceanic Time Warner Cable channel 865 (TV) from 5pm-6pm if you have some time! Gooooo Ryan and Austen!

@ryankanno and @austenito representing at this year's @TheStartupBus
@ryankanno and @austenito representing at this year’s @TheStartupBus


VH07V SPOTTED!

This week’s “Spotted” shot features Bruddah Bryan from the Skinny Hawaiians. He is wearing a Blue/Green VH07V Logo colorway during the Skinny Hawaiians’ visit with Jana Park at Kakaako Kool to learn more about the art of shaving ice.


Shave Ice in Hawaii – Learning How to Make Shave Ice at Kakaako Kool

Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Other than hats (currently running low on some of them), I think I finally have a decent stock of inventory. Whew! Let’s see how long that lasts. 🙂

* Although the sales have been going pretty good for the new stuff like the moisture wicking polo) and the “Shaka” designs, I’ll probably start looking into releasing a few new style/designs, including the ballot-winning one below, in the coming months.

Winning VH07V design
Winning VH07V design

* Super stoked to announce that VH07V has been selected as one of only 10 crafters to get into this year’s SPAM Jam festival in Waikiki taking place next month (Saturday, April 27 @ 4pm-10pm). Come on down and visit us at the booth k?

VH07V will be at this year's 11th Annual Waikiki SPAM Jam!
VH07V will be at this year’s 11th Annual Waikiki SPAM Jam!

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As always, a big mahalos to everyone for your support and for helping to spread the VH07V! 8)

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New Video for Hawaii Self Storage featuring Chad Owens

Here’s a remixed video Hawaii Self Storage recently released featuring former UH standout and CFL world champion Chad Owens, whom they interviewed prior to him going OFF last season! Which reminds me… I’m supposed to try and line up an interview with him too. Start thinking of questions to ask him if ya got um. 🙂


“Chad Owens (Grey Cup Champion Version)” – Hawaii Self Storage