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It’s Time to Eat Localicious

March 7, 2019

March is a great time to eat local in Hawaii. It’s Localicous Hawaii, the month-long celebration of Hawaii-grown food. More than 206 restaurants throughout the islands are serving up special dishes featuring foods grown, caught or raised locally.

Now in its sixth year, Localicious Hawaii is organized by the Hawai’i Agricultural Foundation (HAF).

By ordering a Localicious entree, you’ll be supporting local restaurants, farms, and ranchers like us. But even better, $1 of every Localicious meal will be donated to HAF’s public school agricultural education program, Veggie U Hawaiʻi. The program delivers classroom garden kits and a five-week science program for elementary school students. Each restaurant that raises a minimum of $500 will be able to adopt a fourth grade classroom wanting the program in their school. The goal of the campaign is raise $50,000 and extend the Veggie U program to more classrooms across Hawaiʻi.

Where to Find Localicious Dishes

Visit localicioushawaii.com to find a list of all participating restaurants by island. And look for the Localicious logo on menus statewide.

Several Kunoa restaurant partners have created Localicious entrees with Kunoa beef, including Buzz’s Steakhouse Lanikai in Kailua, which is serving a “Kunoa Cattle Company Burger.” We’ve listed more of them below so you can try them all. We are grateful to all of our restaurant partners for being champions of Hawaii-grown food all year long.

The Veranda at The Kahala Resort in Honolulu is serving the “Kunoa Ranch Burger,” which is topped with Small Kine Farms organic crimini mushrooms, Big Island goat cheese, and Mari’s Gardens greens with a balsamic reduction. Served with Sea Salt of Hawaii seasoned fries on the side.

Kani Ka Pila Grille at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu has a “Maui Onion French Dip” featuring Kunoa prime rib, Hawaii Star bakery French bread, and Maui onion soup.

The Street Food Hall at Honolulu’s International Market Place is offering the “Burger Hale,” a Kunoa beef patty served classic-style on a sesame bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and cheese.

At BREW’d Craft Pub in Honolulu, you can order the “BREW’d Localicious Burger” made with Kunoa beef, Waipoli greens, local vine-ripened tomatoes, grilled Maui sweet onion, and IPA aioli on a house-made bun served with local sweet potato chips.

You can also enter to win a weekly drawing for a $100 gift card to a Localicious restaurant. Get the details here.

Enjoy eating Localicious this month!