It isn’t every day you get to meet a Michelin-starred, James Beard Award-winning chef, let alone have him prepare your lunch from a decked-out food truck. With the help of Poni and Brandon Askew of Street Grindz, Michael Mina and his Stripsteak Waikiki team are hitting the road around metro Honolulu for a culinary food tour. Today the truck will be downtown at lunch and at Makers & Tasters in Kakaako tonight (exact times and places are below).
As someone who visits Hawaii three times a year, Mina is no stranger to our island hospitality, which he and executive chef Benjamin Jenkins hope to embrace and interpret at Stripsteak Waikiki. We’re told diners can expect a menu of steakhouse classics using locally sourced produce and seafood along with premier cuts of beef when the restaurant opens in August at the new International Market Place.
There’s no need to FOMO, the orange International Market Place truck has two more stops on its tour around town on Thursday, July 21:
Downtown/Hawaii Capital District
King & Punchbowl streets
Lunch 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Makers & Tasters Kewalo (1011 Ala Moana Blvd)
Happy hour 4:30 – 9 p.m.
Maui onion cheeseburger slider
BBQ pork spare ribs with al pastor pineapple relish and charred Mexican street corn elote
Chilled shrimp and onaga rice bowl
Coconut milk horchata