It was a beautiful evening in Kaka’ako (no rain!), as another edition of Eat the Street — this one focusing on all things spicy — unfolded. Although an estimated 4,800 turned out, the lines were manageable and the mood was comfortable and mellow. People mingled and ate without stress, while vendors still enjoyed a bang-up night, with many selling out by the event’s end. As far as the food? Lots of delish dishes spiced up the night.
Eat the Street Spicy
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Thousands showed up for Friday's Eat the Street, but the crowd wasn't so thick that people faced massive waits for food, which allowed for a more relaxed, mellow vibe.
— Photo by Doc Rock
Scenes from the pepper-eating contest
Jalapeno eating contest
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ETS Spicy: Pepper-eating contest. Each contestant gets a whole 100-ounce can of pickled jalapenos. Did you hear that? 6.25 pounds, people.
— Photo by Mari Taketa
Jalapeno-eating contest (Video by Melissa Chang)