FUUD with foodies at Side Street Inn

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The other day I got an e-mail from tech-geek extraordinaire Ryan Ozawa, asking if I’d like to attend a foodie meet-up at Side Street Inn.

He said one of the hosts of the wildly popular podcast “The Sporkful” — Mark Garrison — was coming through Honolulu from a food adventure in Japan and wanted to check out some local cuisine — with some local foodies.

He got me at “Side Street.”

So a bunch of us — including Nonstop’s Mari Taketa — met at the beloved dive on Hopaka Street to nosh on fried pork chops, fried rice, fried chicken — you get the idea.

Here’s what we ate:

The Sporkful

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Word was out: Mark Garrison (@thesporkful), co-host of the popular food podcast "The Sporkful," was in town for a couple of days — and he was hungry. On his agenda: poke from Side Street Inn (the original one). Nonstop's Mari Taketa showed him how to eat it.