Hawaii Street Food in the Spotlight
Hawaii street food will get an international boost thanks to "Eat St." It's both a TV show (that airs on Food Network Canada and the Cooking Channel in the U.S.) as well as an iPhone app that's described as "a lip-smacking celebration of North America's tastiest, messiest, and most irresistible street food."
Back in April, I blogged about the launch of the Eat St. app for Nonstop Honolulu. In May, I blogged about the open call for street food vendors to feature on the show's upcoming season on Hawaii Grinds. I was wondering if any food trucks in Hawaii would step forward.
Well, the Eat St. crew is in Honolulu to film at four local food trucks this week. As it turns out, local PR guru Nathan Kam and the team at Anthology Marketing Group have been working with the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau to bring the show here.
On Monday, they were out in Kailua at Camille's on Wheels, profiling food stylist turned Mexican-Asian fusion chef Camille Komine. Today they're in Kaka'ako to visit Flip't Out Eats, featuring Filipino cuisine by Jesse DeRamos. Tomorrow they'll head out to Haleiwa to visit with Opal Thai Food (accompanied by preeminent blogger Catherine Toth). Finally, on Thursday, they will be downtown with Sean Priester at Soul Patrol, showcasing his soul food offerings.
In addition to "Eat St.," Kam notes that the HVCB has also been working with "Food(ography)," another Cooking Channel series hosted by Mo Rocca that offers "a look at cultural food themes by learning about the past, present and future of iconic, classic and tasty treats."
Hawaii episodes of both shows should begin airing in the fall.