Guide to Honolulu Night Market

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10154013_776485262362062_1804294986_n-1Welcome back, Night Market, we missed you! Your new location, along Cooke Street between Pohukaina and Auahi, is a change of venue. But still, this Saturday, you’ll be the place to hit for entertainment, fashion, shopping, art and food.

This time it’ll be Cooke Street that will close off to vehicle traffic to host food trucks. And the warehouses facing Fisher Hawaii? “We’re trying to foreshadow the future,” says Christian O’Connor, the Kamehameha Schools senior asset manager who helped envision the new Night Market. “Those two warehouses? They can can reactivate the area. We’re bringing Night Market and fashion and stretching it down Cooke Street and Auahi eventually. If you can think it, we can build it in that part of Kakaako. That’s the direction we’re going. It’s very exciting.”

We’ll just have to go see. Highlights of this month’s streetfest include a performance by Yoza and a fashion show featuring swimwear by Issa ‘de Mar. Be sure also to test out the new high-speed Wi-Fi, integrated throughout Our Kaka‘ako.

We’ll also be having an Instagram contest, giving away $100 gift card (enough for a beer party for you and your friends) to Honolulu Beerworks, a brew pub specializing in handcrafted beers that just opened on Cooke Street. To enter, just snap a cool shot of Honolulu Night Market’s new digs and include the #ourkakaako hashtag. (You must be 21 or over to be eligible for the prize.) The contest ends at the end of Saturday’s Night Market, and we’ll announce the winner on Sunday.

What: Honolulu Night + Market
When: Saturday, April 19 from 6 to 11 p.m.
Where: Cooke Street (between Auahi and Pohukaina streets)
Admission: FREE
Parking: On-site and street parking, including Eat the Street lot at 555 South St.
Connect: #ourkakaako #hnlnightmarket @ourkakaako (Instagram)

Here’s a rundown of the food, retail and entertainment.

The entertainment

1601498_10152153057408620_1683460374_nEntertainment lineup on the Main Stage:
7-7:40 p.m. – Erika Elona
8 p.m. – Fashion show featuring Issa ‘de mar, styled by Jade Rabut
8:45-9:45 p.m. – Yoza
10-11 p.m. – Common Ground

Fashion show
This month’s show features Issa de’ mar’s swimwear collection, Escape, for spring/summer 2014, styled by Jade Rabut. The new line is inspired by travel, with each suit being named after one of the designers’ favorite travel destinations or one that is still on their “to do” list. The designers began hand-sewing their own swimwear and testing it in the local surf lineup to make sure it withstands the elements; it’s now an international line with a broad following.

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• SMOKE and Main Bar in alley
• Street performers, including Rock Star Drumline
• Artists include Lauren Roth of Yellow Bird Bohemia; Carlos Mozo; Jonovan Crail; Rachel Ritchie; Nicole Nonles; Stephanie Boiney; The Artery; The Art Truck + live painting by Roger Kelly

Pinch of Salt shopping:

Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 10.31.53 AMLike the rest of Night Market, the Pinch of Salt warehouse has moved to a new space. But what remains is great shopping fro a variety of local designers, boutiques and vendors. Here’s the list of what to look for:
 
Basique Threads (women’s fashion and accessories)
BYCHARI (handmade jewelry)
Chance Em North Shore (hats, shirts, stickers)
Firn Collective (organic tees and other clothes)
Florencia Arias (contemporary women’s clothes)
Global Village (men’s, women’s & children’s clothes, gifts)
Guava Shop (women’s fashion and beachwear)
Ho’okani Music Company (handmade musical instruments)
Issa ‘de mar (swimwear, coverups)
Jana Lam (handmade, colorful bags, clutches)
Londyn Empire Fashions (leggings, maxi & cocktail dresses)
Melinda-Y-Butler (handmade jewelry)
Nicole Kay Designs (handmade gemstone jewelry)
OmBottoms (yoga attire)
Puffer HI (t-shirts)
Roam Hawaii x Escape Pop-Up Shop (women’s fashion)
Roseri (handmade bow ties and other items)
Sea Salts of Hawaii (gourmet salts)
Woolley Brothers (t-shirts, caps)

The food

BUENOS ANTOJITOS: Beef, chicken and bacon empanadas, fried pork, gandule rice, salad

BUENOS ANTOJITOS: Beef, chicken and bacon empanadas, fried pork, gandule rice, salad

GYOZA NO OHSHO: Gyoza, cheese gyoza, kalua pork gyoza, hot sauce yakisoba, kim chee fried rice

GYOZA NO OHSHO: Gyoza, cheese gyoza, kalua pork gyoza, hot sauce yakisoba, kim chee fried rice

KAU KAU GRILL: Bbq ribs, garlic shrimp, short ribs, garlic ahi & poke bowls

KAU KAU GRILL: Bbq ribs, garlic shrimp, short ribs, garlic ahi & poke bowls

HAWAIIAN TWISTED TATER: Tater sticks with bacon, cheddar, ranch, mayo furikake or chili cheese tray; pineapple lemonade, Splurge

HAWAIIAN TWISTED TATER: Tater sticks with
bacon, cheddar, ranch, mayo furikake or chili cheese tray; pineapple lemonade, Splurge

KIAWE PIZZA: Mushroom medley with roasted portobello, white and shiitake mushrooms with parmigiano reggiano, parsley and black truffle oil; Grinders with tomato sauce, Italian sausage, kiawe-smoked bacon, provolone-cheddar-mozzarella mix & black olives

KIAWE PIZZA: Mushroom medley with roasted portobello, white and shiitake mushrooms with parmigiano reggiano, parsley and black truffle oil; Grinders with tomato sauce, Italian sausage, kiawe-smoked bacon, provolone-cheddar-mozzarella mix & black olives

LE CREPE CAFE: Romeo et Juliette with strawberries, Nutella, banana; Parisien with cane sugar and lemon juice; Nutella banana; Pesto pesto with mozzarella, grilled chicken, grape tomatoes & mac nut pesto sauce; Veggie lover with mozzarella, spinach, sweet basil, green onions, mushroom & grape tomatoes; Tsunami with veggie crepe with ham or turkey slices

LE CREPE CAFE: Romeo et Juliette with strawberries, Nutella, banana; Parisien with cane sugar and lemon juice; Nutella banana; Pesto pesto with mozzarella, grilled chicken, grape tomatoes & mac nut pesto sauce; Veggie lover with mozzarella, spinach, sweet basil, green onions, mushroom & grape tomatoes; Tsunami with veggie crepe with ham or turkey slices

LOCAL STOP: Malasada burgers, Puerto Rican lumpia, kalbi and gandule rice, vegan curry soup, and kalua pig nachos with a mango pico de gallo

LOCAL STOP: Malasada burgers, Puerto Rican lumpia, kalbi and gandule rice, vegan curry soup, and kalua pig nachos with a mango pico de gallo

LET THEM EAT CUPCAKES: Double Chocolate, Red Velvet, Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Dobash cupcakes;  Lilikoi Blondies, Chocolate Caramel & Sea Salt Brownies, Milk & Cookies,  Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a shot house-made vanilla milk,  Peanut Butter and Guava Jam Bars, Chocolate Strawberry Pops (fresh strawberries on a stick, drizzled with Belgian dark and white chocolates)

LET THEM EAT CUPCAKES: Double Chocolate, Red Velvet, Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Dobash cupcakes;
Lilikoi Blondies, Chocolate Caramel & Sea Salt Brownies, Milk & Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a shot house-made vanilla milk,
Peanut Butter and Guava Jam Bars, Chocolate Strawberry Pops (fresh strawberries on a stick, drizzled with Belgian dark and white chocolates)

ONDA PASTA: Fresh housemade pasta with beef ragu, basil pesto, puttanesca or alfredo cream sauce

ONDA PASTA: Fresh housemade pasta with beef ragu, basil pesto, puttanesca or alfredo cream sauce

ONOPOPS: Mango Honey Cream, Pickled Green Mango, Jaboticaba, Surinam Cherry Clove, plus some special secret test batch flavors from the OnoPops Ice Pop Labs ... Did someone say chocolate pudding?

ONOPOPS: Mango Honey Cream, Pickled Green Mango, Jaboticaba, Surinam Cherry Clove, plus some special secret test batch flavors from the OnoPops Ice Pop Labs … Did someone say chocolate pudding?

PAUL'S POPPERS: Hand-wrapped wontons: Spinach Artichoke, Three-Cheese Jalapeno, Pepperoni Pizza, Mac and Cheese, Bacon Mac, Chocolate Decadence

PAUL’S POPPERS: Hand-wrapped wontons: Spinach Artichoke, Three-Cheese Jalapeno, Pepperoni Pizza, Mac and Cheese, Bacon Mac, Chocolate Decadence

AND …

Blue Truck Teppanyaki: Steak & shrimp or chicken shrimp, yakisoba, rack of lamb, dynamite oysters, ribeye steak
Life Is Sweet: Hawaiian-style Italian sodas and ginger soda floats
Oko Guys: TBA
Soul Patrol: Chicken and waffles, feta mac ‘n cheese, soul food
Pig and the Lady: TBA