Eat the Street: Black Saturday went live in Kakaako Saturday night despite forecasts of strong winds. Twenty-nine trucks and street food vendors were out with $5 pupu samplers, making this the first ETS built specifically for mega-grazing. Also tonight: Retail was in the mix, people, even though sporadic rain kept lines short and parking choke — until prime time, when the skies got serious.
Starting from after 7 p.m., sideways rain and strong winds chased eaters into the shelter of tents. Diehards showed up with rain ponchos and umbrellas, or strolled around impervious. Not many vendors sold out tonight, and as crowds thinned many began packing up, including Nonstop, after our tent broke and we couldn’t protect our equipment from the elements.
Better luck next time, all. Save the date: Friday, Dec. 16, in the haunted house parking lot on Ala Moana Blvd. Theme: candy lane (sweet!). Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted. Thanks for coming out.