ETS debut: Il Gelato

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Eat the Street is tonight, Honolulu, 40 trucks and street food vendors slinging everything from red bean malasadas and shiitake empanadas to furikake fries and sushi cupcakes. Tonight’s theme, one year after the triple disaster that crippled Tohoku, is Japan, with nearly all vendors offering at least one Nihon-themed dish in addition to their regular menus.

Two in the mix are making their debut: the eclectic Isle Creations, with everything from plate lunches to Portuguese bean soup and smoothies, and Il Gelato. All details below. Here’s the full lineup and menu.

When: Friday, March 30 from 4-9 p.m.
Where: 555 South St. in Kaka’ako (at Halekauwila, kitty-corner from Restaurant Row)
Admission: Free
Parking: On-site and street parking

Il Gelato

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You're driving down Iwilei Road, maybe heading toward the movies, and right at the intersection with Kmart and IHS, where you never thought to turn ewa before, you make that turn now, and past the friendly parking attendant, on the other side of a line of Roberts Hawaii buses, if it's a Monday, Wednesday or Friday you'll see, in this unlikeliest of spots...

Il Gelato
501 Sumner St. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday only)
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