Sunday, February 22, 2009

IT'S ALIVE!

From the mad mind of Michael 
(Hank's son who runs Coral St):

This Monday's special is one I have been waiting to unveil for quite some time now.  The Currywurst!

When we first opened, Ashley got the inspiration for our spicy curry ketchup from an article about a sausage shop in Germany that was known for it the namesake dog.  What they did is add curry powder to a batter mixture that is used to deep fry a bratwurst with.  Most popular choice of sauce with the dog was, you guessed it, ketchup.  It looked tantalizing!  After Ashley made our inspired dipping sauce, I started thinking of methods to produce a different version of that Currywurst.  Lots of trails, not too many errors, they all tasted good but I narrowed it down to one.

I think a lot of people will get a kick out of this one.  I start with our popular Vienna Beef bratwurst in a plain bun.  Now the magic begins, I place a onion rings on top then drizzle a generous amount of our curry ketchup on top the whole thing.  Lastly is a sprinkle of the Thai curry powder used in the sauce...  Wnderbar!

So get ready for Monday, you don't want to miss this tasty creation!

Friday, February 13, 2009

THE MOTHER-IN-LAW

In the wake of my nano second debut on Anthony Bourdain's show, No Reservations, I heard rumors of an obscure creation called the Mother-in-Law shown on his Chicago segment.  How did I escape my hometown missing this strange concoction?  We it certainly tickled my palate's interest?  It's a South Side thing where you take a tamale, slaps it into a bun, pour on chili and then throws on some cheese.  Not mean enough for ya?  How about some onions and hot sauce on top of it too, now that's bitch'n.  Sounded good to me,  so what the hell, lets live dangerously and put it on Monday's Special!

Here it is then... 


THE MOTHER-IN-LAW
"hard to handle and bound to give you indigestion"

Divorce any notions of self respect and give it a fling!  
(Coral St. only)

RED HOT LOVERS!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
LET MAKE A SEXY DEAL FOR ALL YOU HAUTE BLOG LOVERS....

Buy one dog and get a second one for your Valentine Free!
(this Saturday and Sunday 2/14 & 15 only, second dog of equal or lesser value) 

Oooooo Baby that's sweet!

So fly on over to hank's with your honey, baby, sweetie pie, bud, buddy or just yourself for a double dipp'n indulgence, haute doggie style!

MUST BRING IN A COPY OF THIS TO VALIDATE OFFER

Friday, February 6, 2009

MONDAY- KIM CHEE PORTUGUESE


Not some ethnic anomaly mind you, this is one from Kukui is a favorite of some hank-ites. Portuguese sausage made with spicy kim chee mixed in, grilled and what better to put on it than... more kim chee!  Yah baby, we then slather on some hank's secret sauce and you got a local hit going on. Because this sure wouldn't fly in Kansas.  So come on down on this Monday for a taste of the wild wild... East? Whatever.

Monday, February 2, 2009

ANTHONY BOURDAIN, ALAN WONG and.... Hank?

So how does this hot dog guy fit into the picture.  Well, I just guess it's all about good things and I know a good thing when I eat one.  Alan Wong is a great chef and friend so when he asked me to participate along with another good friend and local writer Jo McGarry in a special No Reservations segment called Food Porn,  I of course happily obliged.  Lusty food, it's right up my alley!  So catch the show this coming Monday, see if I get my 15 seconds of fame but regardless it should be good fun.
Hey, the guy likes to eat...everything!  - TravelChannel.com

Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” (the food porn around the world episode)
Monday, February 9, 2009
The Travel Channel
8:00 p.m.  HST (repeats at 9:00 p.m.?)

Oh and Leigh says you may want to catch this show too... listen to the lady!

“Gourmet Diary of a Foodie”
Saturday, February 7, 2009
PBS
12:00 noon HST
 
Filmed on the Big Island with:
·        Peter Merriman / Richard Ha
·        Ken Love
·        Mock Chew family (Waipio Valley)
·        Two Ladies Kitchen