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Quick Bites: L.A. chef Choi serves up tacos for Food & Wine Fest
Streets of Fire: Put on your dancing shoes for “Streets of Fire — Roy Choi’s Tacos and Tequila!” presented by the Patron Spirits Co. tonight at the M at Waterfront Plaza.
“Streets of Fire” is one of several events offered during the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival this weekend.
Choi, owner of Kogi BBQ and Chego in Los Angeles, will be serving some of the most innovative “street tacos” this side of the ocean. He’ll be joined by chef Roy Yamaguchi, Colin Nishida from Side Street Inn, Robert McGee from The Whole Ox and others, along with seven master mixologists from the Patron Spirits Co.
Streets of Fire takes place 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. today at M at Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd. Cost is $150 per person (which includes all food and drink).
Kim Chee inspired: Take a journey to the kitchen of Chef de Partie Hongseob Kim’s mother at Alan Wong’s Honolulu on Sept. 12.
The Next Generation Dinner by Kim includes a five-course tasting menu inspired by home cooking and family gatherings while celebrating fresh, locally grown ingredients.
Start the meal with white kim chee made with shochu versus shoju, followed by Korean Black Noodle made of ahi-wrapped black noodle with Hamakua Springs tomato water. The second course is Keahole Abalone, followed by Opakapaka Thai Curry with Korean chilies and Seng Kalbi made from Maui Cattle Co. beef tenderloin. Dessert is Yacsic, or sweet mochi rice.
The dinner will be served from 5 to 10 p.m. Cost is $85 per person ($130 with wine pairings). The a la carte menu will also be available this evening. Alan Wong’s Honolulu is at 1857 S. King St. Call 949-2526.
Mission Street Food: If you’ve been to San Francisco and had a taste of grinds from the Mission Street Food truck, Mission Burger, Mission Chinese Food, Mission Bowling Club or the Commonwealth Restaurant, then you won’t want to miss owners Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz in Honolulu on Sept. 9 and 10.
Interisland Terminal is bringing the couple, considered pioneers in redefining the restaurant business model, to its art space, R&D, for an “Ex Libris Talk” and book signing of “Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant” on Sunday.
A pop-up dinner by Mission Street Food in collaboration with Prima Kailua and Whole Ox is scheduled Monday evening at The Whole Ox Butcher and Deli.
The four-course menu includes fish and chips two ways using yellowtail, a fried chicken salad with watermelon and chicories, pork and beans l’orange (involving pork belly, lentils and wild rice) and marrow-braised beef cheek. Dessert is sauterne shave ice with honeydew cream.
The book signing takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday at R&D, 691 Auahi St. Admission is $5 or free with a copy or purchase of the book. The dinner is offering two seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Monday at The Whole Ox, 327 Keawe St. $50 per person, advance purchase required at honoluluboxoffice.com.
The Good Table: Tickets are now available for Lanakila Pacific’s annual “The Good Table” fundraiser, set for 6 p.m. Oct. 4.
Dozens of restaurants, from casual to fine dining, are participating, including Aina Haina Chop Suey, Alan Wong’s Honolulu, Beachhouse at the Moana, Hula Grill Waikiki, KFC Hawaii, Sarento’s Top of the “I,” Stage, Town and Zippy’s.
Here’s how it works: You reserve a table at a participating restaurant for either a party of four or six online. Click on the restaurant logo for details on what each is offering. You’ll get a reservation ticket for that night.
A portion of proceeds will go to Lanakila Pacific, a nonprofit that, among other services, serves free meals to the elderly through its Meals on Wheels program. Call 531-0555 or email thegoodtable@lanakilapacific.
org. Visit thegoodtable.org to reserve.
– Compiled by Nina Wu. Email “quickbites” news to email@example.com.