Counting the days.
The Whole Ox Deli Restaurant/Cafe, chef Robert McGee’s much buzzed-about butcher chop, salumeria and café, opens March 28 after months of demo and renovation at 327 Auahi St. (but enter off Keawe Street). McGee and partners made a flying research trip to San Francisco and raised funds for an $11,000 smoker and a rotisserie the size of walk-in fridge. See daily reports on their Facebook page. [facebook.com]
The Tongue on Maui?
Hypester Gene Simmons, he of the weird jet-black hair, (Music: KISS bassist; TV: “Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels”; biographer, “SEX MONEY KISS”) opens Rock & Brews in El Segundo, Calif., Calif. April 1; other outlets of the burger bar/house of tortured guitar worship will follow, including one on Maui. Sorry, Gene, Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Chickenfoot) beat you to it with his Tex-Mex Sammy’s Beach Bar and Grill at the Kahului Airport.
Mahiku Farmers Market, which hosts markets in ‘Ewa Beach, Kane’ohe and Waikiki, has added Kailua to the mix with a market 4-8pm Saturdays at Kailua Elementary School, 315 Ku’ulei Rd. Farmer Sonny Duong says they average 40-50 vendors, mostly fruits and vegetables and prepared food, but also plants, flowers, crafts. [mahikufarmersmarket.com]
Roger K. L. Chan is the new restaurant manager at Kani Ka Pila Grille, beachside restaurant at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach.
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