SPAM-tacular guide to Waikiki Spam Jam 2017

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Spring has sprung and that means it’s time once again for Waikiki Spam Jam! The 15th anniversary promises to be bigger and SPAM-mier than last year. Nineteen restaurants are serving up their best Spam-tastic dishes, and new kids on the Waikiki block have upped the ante with all-new creations.

Here’s what to check out at Saturday’s street festival celebrating our state’s favorite canned meat.

 

 

Event details

When: Saturday, April 29 from 4 to 10 p.m.
Where: Up and down Kalakaua Avenue
Why: A benefit for the Hawaii Foodbank, Waikiki Community Center and Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii
Admission: Free
Parking: Parking information
Traffic note: Roads close around 1 p.m. for setup

The entertainment

Outrigger Stage — fronting the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel
4:15 p.m. Puuloa
5:15 p.m. Blayne Asing
6:15 p.m. Maunalua
7:30 p.m. Jeff Rasmussen & Robi Kahakalau
8:30 p.m. Henry Kapono & Duke’s Band

Shops of Hawaii Stage — fronting the Royal Hawaiian Center
4:15 p.m. Na Mea Ho’okani
5:15 p.m. Honoka and Azita
6:15 p.m. EMKE
7:30 p.m. Manoa DNA
8:30 p.m. Taimane

Duke’s Stage — fronting the Hyatt Regency Waikiki
4:15 p.m. Hawaiian Vow Renewal Ceremony
5:30 p.m. Halau Hula Ka No’eau
6:15 p.m. Hula Halau ‘O Kamuela
7:30 p.m. Hālau Nā Mamo O Pu‘uanahulu
8:30 p.m. Halau Na Mamo O Kahalelehua & Halau Na Mamo O Ka ‘Upai’iaka’uaua

On the menu

Saturday’s Spam Jam guarantees to be to have you SPungover with Spammy creations from a whopping 19 participating restaurants and stores.

ABC Stores: Spam tempura fries with roasted poblano aioli $6, Spam dynamite $6
Atlantis Seafood and Steak: Spam Lau Lau $9, BBQ Ribs/Chicken $9, Spam Bun $4
Buho Cantina: Spam Tacos $5, Mexican Street Corn $4, Homemade Guacamole and Chips $5
Eating House 1849: Housemade Spam reuben with Spam potato salad $5
Eggs ‘n Things: Spam Katsu Fingers $5, Spam Mac & Cheese Bites $5
Flour & Barley: Aloha Pie slices $5, Chocolate Mousse $5
Gordon Biersch: Mango BBQ Spam Sliders $5, Local Kine Spam Won Ton Nachos $6, Garlic Fries $5
Hula Grill: Spam katsu sandwich $8, Buffalo-style Spam sandwich $8
Kani Ka Pila Grille: Spam crackle
Kona Grill: Spam egg roll, Spam fried rice, Spam corn dog
Mahaloha Burger: Spam cheeseburger $8, Spam teryaki burger $8, Spam loco moco burger $8, hot dog topped with crispy Spam $6
Noi Thai Cuisine: Cashew nut Spam, pineapple and Spam fried rice, garlic fried chicken, cashew nut tofu (vegetarian), and red curry with chicken
Ono Pops: Chocolate ice cream with chunks of chocolate-covered candied Spam and a limited run of the infamous saimin pop $4
PF Chang’s: Spam lo mein $6
Seafood Village: Spam siu mai $5, Spam manapua $5, and mix plate $9
Shops of Hawaii: Assorted Spam musubi
Stripsteak / The Street: Maui Onion Spam burger $10
Waikiki Yokocho: Spam katsu curry w/ rice $8, Spamyaki $6
Waiolu Oceanview Lounge: Spam wellington with Hamakua mushroom duxelle $5, Spam pho $5