Hawaii’s Kitchen: Waikiki Brewing Company

Hawaiis Kitchen

Waikiki Brewing Company offers a variety of beers, all brewed on-site, along with a full bar that features craft cocktails, wines, and even beer cocktails.

Libations aside, the eatery offers an extensive menu. Culinary director Nicholas Stewart and general manager Andy Flartey join Living808 at ChefZone to create a few of its signature dishes.

The most popular item on the menu: beef brisket tacos. The brisket is left in a kiawe wood smoker for eight to 10 hours. “Usually overnight, walk in in the morning, it’s a sight for sore eyes,” Stewart said.

Stewart layers tender slices of meat over warm Sinaloa flour tortillas and chipotle sour cream, then tops the taco with a won bok slaw, Cotija cheese, and roasted poblano salsa, made fresh in house daily. The dish is served with a side of brisket and braised black beans.

Waikiki Brewing Company’s Kakaako location also offers a weekend brunch menu, where you’ll find the next dish: avocado toast.

“(The brunch menu) started weirdly enough to be paired with football season,” said Flartey. “We had people coming in bright and early, and we definitely wanted to have something for them that wasn’t the traditional fare.”

Mashed avocado is spread over grilled sourdough slices, and topped with fried eggs and a mixture of diced heirloom tomato, basil, and olive oil.

Waikiki Brewing Company has two locations, one on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, and the other on Queen Street in Kakaako.

Look for lunch specials, Mondays through Fridays, and a smoked prime rib special starting at 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Website: http://www.waikikibrewing.com/

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