Snout-to-tail set for Aug. 29

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UPDATE: Unless I’ve counted wrong — and that’s not unlikely — it looks like this dinner is now full. Snout-to-tail 2 is being planned for late September. I’ll keep you posted about those details as well as any cancellations for 8/29.

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It’s on, people!

Thank you to all who have waited patiently since my last blog on our snout-to-tail dinner in May. Back then, Bob McGee had just agreed to take on this project despite having signed up as a diner AND despite being in the midst of opening Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar. When that job ended a few weeks later, I waited for him to resurface. The man can cook, he can butcher a pig, and he has heart. So I waited, long and agonizing weeks during which I debated whether to update you with the news that I had no update.

But now I do.

SNOUT-TO-TAIL

WHAT: A five- to six-course dinner
DATE: Monday, August 29
TIME: 8 p.m. (one seating)
PLACE: Morning Glass Coffee + Cafe
2955 E. Manoa Road (old Ducky’s spot)
COST: $55
BYOB

McGee is reserving a whole hog for our dinner, which we’ll cap at 20 people. Per his request, we’re going totally on the honor system: Please RSVP in the comments here or by tweeting me @NonstopMari, and bring your payment in cash or check when you come to dinner.

No substitutions for this one, by the way. You need to be able to eat pork, and I do mean more than chops and bacon. If organs, trotters and the like put you off, this won’t be for you.

Snout-to-tail will be the kick-off dinner for McGee’s new popup, Plancha. I am majorly stoked. Honolulu gets a new popup featuring top-line culinary talent, and our lucky band of swine eaters gets to be the first to taste it!

I’m still fanning myself since McGee’s double-positive confirmations started rolling in yesterday.

“Verrrry excited and have almost finalized a menu,” he wrote. “Rolled spleen … bone-in pork belly … get ready …”

Spleen!

“P.S. There will be offal, hoping that is a good thing!”

Oh yes. Yesyesyesyesyes.

Mari’s P.S. Annoddah Dave, you were the only previous interested I couldn’t find on Facebook or Twitter; I’ve notified everyone else. I hope you see this and can still make it!

— Photo courtesy of www.garethweeks.com

32 comments
darick808
darick808

Any news on the Sept snout-to-tail?

Teenlie78
Teenlie78

would love to attend the Sept Snout-to-tail event...how do i rsvp? (will be for 2 ppl)

lollihart
lollihart

can you save me 2 for Sept since August is full? thanks!

- nicky

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

ok ppl, 8/29 snout-to-tail is FULL!

HOWEVER, there will be a snout-to-tail 2 at the end of september, so if u're interested in that dinner, pls let me know :)

snowgirl597
snowgirl597

im in! please save me two seats! so excited! :)

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

by my count, at 10am we're up to 15 or 16 from all sources. looks like we're heading twd a full house :D

if we hit our maximum of 20, bob mcgee says he'll schedule another snout-to-tail dinner, so keep the rsvps coming!

DianeSeo
DianeSeo

Yes, I'm in for this. Can't miss this.

Annoddah_Dave
Annoddah_Dave

EO: wow! I am in with this...please save me 2 seats....thanks EO.

808marv
808marv

Wow I thought this might have been indefinitely postponed, great to see it's on again and in a convenient location for me. ;-) I'm in!

konaish
konaish

@nonstopmari The timing of this dinner is perfect! I return from Portland that day, so I'm in. Looking forward to it. Anoddah Dave, we'll work on getting you on twitter :)

harrycovair
harrycovair

Awww, I have buds flying in on Saturday and Sunday. We are meeting up on Monday night, the 29th, the same night as Snout to Tail. I'm sure they aren't the offal eating type. I stll love a Mochi Rice Stuffed Naau.

chant808
chant808

Hehe, sounds like fun, but I'll pass this time. Have a pig's ear for me!

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

from twitter, @orangelement is in. nonstop's diane seo and melissa chang also want in. 2 others have contacted me directly. thnx for hanging in there, ppl, keep the rsvps coming!

noahtom
noahtom

Mari you can count me in! Looking forward to going hog wild!

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@darick808 hi darick -- i just spoke to bob mcgee and he says snout to tail 2 is on for sept 26, 27, 28. he's calling in john memering, chef at upcoming cactus restaurant and fmrly of kalapawai cafe in kailua, to co-cook. menu? top secret until late tmrw nite or early mon morning. will update w/ new blog as soon as i get details!

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

hi teenlie, i'll let mcgee know. can u email me ur contact info at mari@nonstophonolulu.com?

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@lollihart will do -- can u send me ur email or phone number at mari@nonstophonolulu.com ... unless u're on twitter or facebook, so i can contact u when i know more details?

darick808
darick808

@nonstopmari I'm totally interested in the snout-to-tail 2! i'd like to reserve 2 seats please!