Sunday, October 19, 2008

FOR THE LOVE OF HOT DOGS!


So why did I open Hank's?

Although I have a reputation for haute cuisine in the past rather than haute dogs, I am a junk food junkie at heart! Hot dogs, pizza, french fries, hamburgers, beef sandwiches, grilled cheese, Spam musubi, anything fried and any food served on a tray. Crazy, but I miss airplane food.

I have always been drawn to comfort food, foods that evoke a certain emotional connection to something in the past. Hot dogs bring me back to the simpler days of childhood, pure indulgence, the joy of being a kid when just having fun was a top priority. Other things like pot roast reminds me of mom and the family dining table, french fries are of watching them being fresh cut at the first McDonalds back in Chicago, hamburgers strangely remind me of California (long story) and foie gras takes me to my introduction to fine cuisine.

It's like in the movie Ratatouille, for Anotono Ego it was ratatouille, it made him feel love all over again! I am a big believer in the e-factor of foods and Hank's Haute Dogs is an indulgence in that.

Alooooha!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

HELLO I SEND FROM JAPAN. I LIKE HOTDOG VERY MUCH. BUT THEAR IS NO GOOD TASTE HOTDOG IN JAPAN.
SO I GO TO HAWAII TO EAT HOTDOG.
I GO TO HAWAII AT 07/11/2008~12/11/2008.
WHERE IS YOUR SHOP IN WAIKIKI?

Anonymous said...

Hank!! I've been deployed in Iraq for the past 6 months and I'm finally coming home for R&R in the next couple of weeks. The first place I'm going for food is your place!! I've been dreaming of all the food I'll eat when I'm home and the duck w/ foie gras is at the top of my list!! The new fries sound great too! -Ricky

Hank said...

thank you both for you enthusiam. We'll look forward to your visit!

Waikiki shop in the middle of International Market Place, you can find a map on our INFO page.

Aloha,

Hank