Thursday, April 21, 2011


We are so grateful for all the generous supporters of our in-house program to raise more funds for tsunami and earthquake relief to Japan. We had pledged to donate 100% of all Hot 'O Doggu sales from April 1 to 14.  You all bought a total of 183 dogs which translates to $777.75 to the American Red Cross!  We are so proud of everyones Kokua.  Many mahalos!

Monday, April 11, 2011


All the diehard Italian Beef Sandwich fans count the days until Monday so they can get their fix in.  Then the Chicago expats were yelling, "gimme a combo" Beef with Italian Sausage and I said "I just can't find any of the good stuff here".  Then it hit me, duh, let's make our own! 

So my buddy Alan writes me to say how much he liked our new Italian Sausage Special on Mondays. That was really good to hear, made me proud.  Then I realized that, damn, I tested it, made it, I tasted it, but never had it in the whole prepared sandwich... grilled with Topher's Red Pepper Relish and grilled onion.... so I had one today and OMG was that good or what!!!!!!  I had gotten the recipe from my good friend Denny in Chicago who runs a little grocery/butcher shop in the 'old neighborhood'.  Simple, fresh and darn tasty!

PS.  We put it on our Chicago Deep Dish Sausage Pizzas on the first Wednesdays of the month too.  U getting hungry yet?

Friday, April 1, 2011


What a great event at Eat the Street last night!  36 trucks and vendors dishing up some ono grinds in support Red Cross Japan Relief fund. About three thousand people showed up, generously expressing their aloha spirit in giving to the cause, it was truly admirable. We sold out in two hours of the 350 Grilled  Portuguese Sausage generously donated by our man Steve at Kukui Sausage.  We gave 100% of the $1,750.00 in proceeds directly to the relief fund.

It felt good to be part of this relief efforts, to send out Aloha to those in need.