Clustertruck!

[I did a short piece on Eat the Street with a roundup of food trucks for Modern Luxury Hawaii, and they axed the part about Eat the Street. So here’s the whole unedited thing, which was written back in April.]

In January, Poni Askew organized Honolulu’s first food truck rally—Eat the Street. “We were hoping for 500 people and we got about 1,200!,” says the mom of three who started the foodtruck-tracking website StreetGrindz.com as a hobby when, after a long career (in the music and coffee worlds), she found being a stay-at-home mom “didn’t go over so well for me.”

Thanks to a partnership with Kamehameha Schools, Eat the Street is now a monthly event, held the last Thursday of the month in a large Kaka‘ako parking lot at 555 South Street. And in April, Askew launched the weekly Friday Night Bites, a lower-key, smaller confab of mobile eats at 1637 Kapiolani Blvd., on the Diamond Head end of the street. Continue reading “Clustertruck!”

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Food trucks take new routes

In an effort to reach new audiences, food trucks are going beyond finding a mid-day spot to park near hungry cubicle dwellers. Most notable is the clustertruck known as Eat the Street—a lunch wagon confab organized by Poni Askew of the all-food-truck-all-the-time website StreetGrindz.com. The first one was held on Jan. 27 in the parking lot next to Jazz Minds Art & Cafe on Kapi‘olani … Continue reading Food trucks take new routes