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Pop-Up Restaurants Sprouting Across Oahu

With the number of food trucks continuing to increase, Hawaii’s dining scene is constantly evolving. Now, a new phenomenon has gotten the attention of up-and-coming chefs looking for a creative and cost-effective way to get their food out there. Pop-up restaurants, also called supper clubs, are making their way to the Hawaiian Islands, particularly on Oahu. These “temporary restaurants” are usually housed in other restaurant spaces or commercial food establishments for one or a few nights out of the week then taken down. Chefs utilize unused kitchens during off-peak hours to create a restaurant of their own. Check out what’s popping up on Oahu:

  • Pig and the Lady – Serving contemporary food built on Vietnamese flavors, this pop-up is located at Hank’s Haute Dogs on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Enjoy a five-course, prix fixe dinner created by Andrew Le, former sous chef of Mavro, and Martha Cheng, local food writer and co-owner of Melt Honolulu. The cost is $55 per person, or take advantage of the a la carte menu after 10 p.m. Located at 324 Coral Street.
  • Plancha – Dining guests can bring their own drinks to this pop-up by Bob McGee (formerly of Apartment3 and 12th Ave Grill), serving up delectable flavors on a high-heat, flat-top griddle (plancha). Savor the changing menu every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and be sure to reserve a spot, as only 20 people are served each night. Located at Morning Glass Coffee & Café, 2955 East Manoa Road.
  • The Lanai at Aloha Tower – Located at the old Don Ho Restaurant at Aloha Tower, this new pop-up is open for lunch on weekdays. For just $10-$12, enjoy a mixture of New American, Asian Fusion, Hawaiian, and seafood dishes prepared by the catering and private chef team of Hale Aina Catering and executive chef Kanani Lincoln – all with an amazing waterfront view. 1 Aloha Tower Drive.

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Power Through With Hawaii's Super Foods

Feel the need for energy and a boost to your immune system and overall health? Hawaii is home to a variety of super foods, all with essential nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants to kick start a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy the “feel good” benefits of these unprocessed natural foods, all found in the Hawaiian Islands. You are what you eat!

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