[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 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!”


NOTE Dec 15, 2010: Zaratez Mexicatessen now has a permanent residency in Kapahulu at 3121 Mokihana St, in the parking lot up the street from Waiola Shave Ice (heading makai on Kapahulu, turn left at Burgers on the Edge). A two-taco plate from Paul Zarate’s Zaratez Mexicatessen lunch wagon (just $7, WITH a drink!). On the left carnitas, the right chorizo (instant winnah!). The carnitas … Continue reading Chorizoooooo!