Posts Tagged ‘Kakaako’

I love what Bob McGee and the gang at The Whole Ox Butcher and Deli are doing to elevate the local food scene on Oahu. Their commitment to supporting local farmers and ranchers alone is commendable. However, it’s the passion, technique, quality, and flavors displayed in the food that keeps me coming back for more…and more…and more.

For example, the signature Dry Aged Burger is nothing short of amazing and not for the faint of heart. A thick all local beef patty – no fillers here – is perfectly cooked to your liking and sits atop a soft, lightly toasted brioche bun. Topped simply with grilled onions, it’s all the ingredients for a perfect beefy bite. And I do mean beefy as in flavor and texture. I’m salivating thinking about this burger as I write this post.

This is just one of the great things to eat on the menu. Housemade pastrami, porchetta, salumi, headcheese, salads and more await hungry eaters looking for a solid meal in a casual setting. And by the way, the serve a killer breakfast too. You can bet you’ll be seeing more Whole Ox goodness in future “Eat This” posts.

The Whole Ox Butcher & Deli
327 Keawe Street (corner of Auahi)
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-669-6328
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Photo courtesy of General Growth Properties.

When Kelly and I moved to Salt Lake a few years go, we both agreed it’s the farthest point west we’d live outside of “Honolulu.” Any further west would mean more traffic and a longer commute to and from work in the mornings and evenings. Not a good thing. Don’t get me wrong, we like Salt Lake, but I think given the right opportunity we’d move back to town in a heartbeat.

So when I read the story “Ward envisioned as urban village” in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin this morning, I immediately thought to myself “wow, it would be pretty cool to live in an place like this.” General Growth Properties has big plans to redevelop 60-acres of land in the Ward/Kakaako area into a new residential/retail/business area community called Ward Neighborhood.

We already like hanging out down at Ward Centers which has some great restaurants and entertainment. The thought of living there would be pretty neat as well.