Welcome to the second edition of my new (picturesque) series!
|Eat The Street - and not a McDonalds in sight - I'm Lovin' It :)|
Called Hi! from Hawaii or HI2 for short, these posts are great for anyone seeking really bad travel tips.
You might think I’m joking, but honestly, whenever we get *there,* my three boys run amok like crazed banshee Leprechauns, so I tend to miss some (no, all) of the nuances of the place or event.
|4 p.m. Setting up for Dinner at Eat the Street|
Luckily, I’m not writing warm-and-fuzzy Nat Geo travel articles – and please know that HI2 will always be a free community service. (This sentence sponsored, in part, by Acme Fans of Honolulu – We’re Easy When You’re Breezy!)
|Trust locals - Where there is a line, Thar be Good Eats :)|
Other future posts will feature the Polynesian Cultural Center, the Bishop Museum and Downtown Honolulu and that Waikiki beach thing.
Speaking of which, anyone wanting a review of the Honolulu nightlife will, I’m afraid, have to wait donkey’s years.
|Have Grill - Will Cook - 'Sall good :)|
(As mentioned, I go to all these places with the kids and/or the missus, so the posts are meant for a family friendly, PG-6 readership :)
|Here's a Smart Chef who gets Show not Tell :)|
This week’s HI2 adventure was at a free event called Eat the Street, which is like one of those “Taste Of …” foodie festivals – only here most of the vendors are Hawaiian Food Trucks so the monthly event is billed as “Hawaii’s Food Truck and Street Food Rally”.
|Specially Made for a Dude Called Alex...|
Organized by the folks over at Streetgrindz.com, Eat The Street takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. on the last Friday of the month.
More than forty trucks park on the outskirts of a closed parking lot (and if we weren’t close to downtown, you could almost (sort of…maybe, if you nearly closed your eyes and squinted a little to the left) get a sense of what life was like for the folks in the Wild West when they stopped to circle the wagons.
|"Hey Hank, is this Utah? Are we there yet?"|
Each month is themed and each vendor comes up with their own twist. (Garlic was the flavor for May – garlic popsicle anyone?)
|Garlic Popsicles 86'd by 5:30 p.m. ...wow :)|
Cheese is the theme for June (that's "fromage" to you, Elise:) and I’ve heard there’ll be a cheese carving contest, which sounds like fun, especially if your name is Jerry or Mickey.)
|These ROCKED - well worth the 15-min wait !!!|
It *is* awesome seeing (and smelling) dozens of local, regional and international food selections – but you have to be strong-willed to walk the perimeter at least once before buying *anything.*
|6 p.m.: Now you know why we brought the baby gate :)|
There’s also a DJ on-site, several artists selling their wares, an information booth and even a few porta-potties and washbasins – so you don’t waste valuable eating time :)
The next Eat the Street is June 28 and the address is 555 South Street – if you’re in town.