More coffee! Later this month, Kissaten will open a second location in the Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Though it won’t be open 24 hours a day like the Piikoi coffee bar, the new location’s menu will focus on ramen, specialty coffee, salads and sandwiches.
Wings & Things Serg Arellano of Serg’s Mexican Kitchen plans to open Wings & Things, a chicken wings eatery, in the spot vacated by Le Crepe Cafe next to his Manoa restaurant. It will feature an array of flavors of chicken wings, as well as other specialty items.
Come on down Serena Hashimoto and Josh86 of Downbeat Diner & Lounge finally realized the latter part of their name when their blood red-colored bar opened at a preview on First Friday. The bar, located next door to Downbeat’s original spot, is set for a grand opening on March 8.
The new guy Kevin Aoki–son of Rocky Aoki, founder of Benihana– has opened Blue Tree Café. The name derives from the translation of Aoki–“blue tree”–and features a vegan and raw food menu and fresh roasted coffee from Downtown Coffee.
Old stompin’ grounds Kevin’s Two Boots, known for Louisiana BBQ and gumbo, will launch a food truck on Feb. 6 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Walgreens parking lot in Kailua.
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