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SURF’S UP: North Shore food truck fun

November 17th, 2010

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Tacos Vicente co-owner David Hitz takes an order inside the taco truck he opened with partner Axel Diaz earlier this year. It was parked near Sunset Beach on Nov. 4; the truck also parks regularly near the Bringham Young University-Hawaii campus in Laie. Pictured below, some of the tacos from Tacos Vicente.


With all the action on the North Shore of Oahu during the winter months, even getting yourself a bite to eat can be a relatively time-consuming ordeal.

At the peak of surf season, thousands upon thousands of people flock to Sunset, Pipeline and a number of other nearby breaks. All those bodies, plus the cars they arrived in, means plenty of traffic along Kamehameha Highway.

When hunger strikes, don't think you have to trek through a sea of humanity to get to a restaurant in Haleiwa or elsewhere further along Kamehameha Highway. Instead of heading all the way into Haleiwa town, keep your eyes peeled for one of a number of food trucks that make their money on this side of the island.

From the always-popular Kahuku shrimp plate to freshly baked pizza and even Korean food, there are plenty of non-restaurant options on the North Shore if you know where to look.

Click here to get started on our tour of the North Shore's most popular food trucks, including one that hasn't opened for business quite yet — but promises to attract quite a crowd when it does.

The Posies announce December concert

November 10th, 2010

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1990's power pop band The Posies will play an all-ages concert at Pipeline Cafe on Dec. 16, it was announced today. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Sleep Waves will serve as the night's opening act.

Based on the partnership between Jonathan Auer and Ken Stringfellow, the band released its major label debut, "Dear 23," in 1990, followed by "Frosting on the Beater" three years later.

The Posies are attempting a comeback in 2010, releasing a new album, "Blood/Candy," in September. "Licenses to Hide" is the first track to be released as a single.

Tickets for the concert are $20 general admission and $40 in advance, and are available at the Pipeline Box Office, Hawaii's Natural High, all Local Motion stores on Oahu, online at and, or order-by-phone at (877) 71-GROOV.

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Mars to play ‘Late Show’ Thursday

November 10th, 2010


Hawaii-born singer/songwriter Bruno Mars will be the featured musical guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Thursday, according to the program's website. Cher is the featured guest on "Late Night" before Mars' performance.

Mars' full-length solo debut, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," started out at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart when it was released last month, led by the hit single "Just the Way You Are."

Up next from the album on a national level is "Grenade," although local radio stations have been playing "The Lazy Song" for hometown fans.

Tickets are on sale now for Mars' Dec. 19 concert at Blaisdell Arena.


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Food truck frenzy

November 7th, 2010

Henry "Hank" Adaniya, left, of Hank's Haute Dogs stopped by Melt, a new food truck focusing on grilled cheese sandwiches, during its soft opening last month. Also pictured are Melt co-owners Alejandro "Aker" Briceno, second from left, and Martha Cheng, in truck; not pictured is co-owner Lindsey Ozawa.


With so many new additions to Honolulu's mobile culinary landscape, it's fair to call 2010 the Year of the Food Truck.

That's not to say we're in the midst of a "Food Truck Revolution," or that the rookies in town are really doing anything different other than elevating the ingredients involved and/or offering different cuisine than what's been available.


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