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HAWAII Magazine’s "75 Places to Eat Like A Local": For the Carnivore

Buta Kau Kau Burger from Honolulu Burger Co.

HAWAII Magazine’s 2013 Food Issue
is on sale now and chockfull of features focused on Hawaii eats.

The November/December issue’s main course, however, is “75 Places to Eat Like A Local,” a guide to the Hawaii places you’ll find us grabbing a bite to eat, or telling our friends and family to nosh at. They’re the cafes we send our Mainland-dwelling former college roommates to when they visit Hawaii and want comfort food. The Honolulu noodle bars we take neighbor island family to eat when they visit “the big city.” And much more.

Throughout November and December, we’ll be sharing a few categories and eateries from our “75 Places to Eat Like a Local” feature here on HawaiiMagazine.com. (Not all 75, of course. For that, you’ll have to purchase the issue.) Last week, we revealed the picks in our “HOMEGROWN” category. Below is the second category we’re sharing: the five restaurants that made our “CARNIVORE” category.


75 Places to Eat Like A Local

 Category 12 of 15

Meet the Hawaii places we eat meat.

Honolulu Burger Co.

Yes, there are vegetarian options here, but you don’t want to hear about any of those. You want to hear about the Buta Kau Kau Burger (a 1/3 lb. patty topped with bacon, Black Forest ham, kalua pig and BBQ sauce) and the Aa Chili Burger (topped with housemade chili, Portuguese sausage and melted cheddar). You want to hear that Honolulu Burger Co.’s burgers are 100 percent Big Island range-fed beef. Most of all, you want to eat here now.

Two locations on Oahu—1295 S. Beretania St., (808) 626-5202; 4210 Waialae Ave., (808) 735-5202; both in Honolulu • Website

Ilocandia Filipino Store

You want one thing at this small Lahaina general store, which also sells homestyle Filipino food to-go: lechon kawali, deep fried pieces of pork belly served crackling on the outside, tender on the inside, tossed with chopped tomato, onion and Filipino fish sauce. We’ll thank Maui chef Sheldon Simeon forever for cluing us in.

840 Wainee St., Lahaina, Maui • (808) 667-6724

Combo plate lunch with crispy roast pork, sirloin steak and shoyu ahi poke from Alicia's Market.

Alicia’s Market

The aroma of cooked meat envelops you upon entering, right before you see the carnivore abbondanza before you. Crispy roast pork and duck, char siu ribs, whole roast chickens, turkey tails, steak and more. Order by the pound. Order plate-lunch style with a side of fresh poke or local-style crab salad. It’s all meat-tastic.

267 Mokauea St., Honolulu, Oahu • (808) 841-1921 • Website

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