Yelp Hawaii sure knows how to throw a party! The latest Yelp Hawaii shindig was held at the newly renovated Hawaiian Brian’s. You know, that run down entertainment bar on Kapiolani Boulevard. Well, it’s no longer a run down entertainment bar. It’s looking pretty good, actually. I admit, it’s probably been more than 10 years since I’v been inside of Hawaiian Brian’s. It’ highly likely that I was still an undergraduate at the University of Hawaii Manoa the last time that I threw darts and drank a beer there. It’s changed since then, and for the better.
Over 25 local companies showed up to support the event. There was so much good food and the entertainment was great. Just to name some of the food vendors: Earl Sandwich, La Tour Cafe, Hawaii Pie Company, Paul’s Poppers, Primo Popcorn, Tanioka’s, and Doughlicious. Some of my favorites bites included the mac & cheese with chorizo from Earl Sandwich, spicy salmon tartare cones from Tiki’s Grill, and the spice infused vietnamese spring roll with shrimp from Mac 24/7. Also, complimentary beer? Yes, please! Entertainment included musical prodigy Aidan James and the ever eclectic Streetlight Cadence.