Food News

Pork rules. Kokua Market will host pig growers Glenn and Amy Shinsato of Shinsato Hog Farm in Kahaluu, along with representatives of Higa Foodservice, which is dressing out the pork for Kokua, at Kokua from 11:30am-1pm April 30, 2643 King St. The deli will serve pork specials, too.

Join the crowd. Kalapana Organics, makers of Cane Rush, a certified organic sugarcane juice used not only at owner Jackie Prell’s Sweet Cane Café in Hilo, but also around the state, is raising funds to match a USDA grant that will purchase the three-year-old company a new bottling line. “Crowdsourcing” online via such companies as [] is the latest food (business) trend. Campaign ends May 15. Go to indiegogo/cane-ruse

That’s just wicked. Japengo restaurant in Waikiki is among the first to announce dinner-theater packages for those attending the opening here of “Wicked” at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Packages are for the Nov. 24 or Dec. 8 shows; the $275 includes a set menu, transporation, tickets. Reservations: 237-6180.

Fix your wagon. Honolulu operators of lunchwagons are celebrating (and some have returned to business) since the April 4 passage of a new city law that allows them to park on a public street for up to three hours, or for the maximum time allowed on adjacent parking meters. Next on the Eat the Street agenda (legal because it’s on private property): Baconfest, 4-9pm, 555 South St., April 27, including a bacon poetry contest (go to [])

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