Sure food and drink events are fun and drive a lot of charity dollars, but with so many options each weekend, they should have focus. Pushing participating chefs to be creative? Even better. A good example is Eat The Street, a monthly street food get-together in Honolulu where founder Poni Askew assigns a theme each month. For August, Askew challenged chefs to create pork-related dishes, which led to innovation from vendors like OnoPops.
OnoPops chef Josh Lanthier-Welch, co-founder with brother Joe in their “farm to stick” popsicle concept, crafted a Porky Pop ($3) for Eat the Street’s Pork Fest. We were happy to find one of the last remaining pops at Kapi’olani Community College Farmers Market, featuring creamy avocado studded with crispy candied pancetta, seasoned with cracked black pepper syrup and a bit of Tahitian lime. How’s that for R&D?
Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.