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Andy, Da' "Barbecue Man" in Front of Tsunami's Waikiki

Last night I just had to check out this street vendor, who has a barbecue gig in front of Tsunami’s Sports Bar on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki. I mean this guy was doin’ some serious ‘cue’in”! The wafting scent of flame-grilled hot dogs and hamburgers was absolutely irresistible.

This was actually the tail-end of the line…

And he was packin’ a crowd, which is what initially drew me from across the street. And at this post-midnight hour, there’s little other options for eating, except for a 24-hour Jack in the Box a block down the street, or Seven-Eleven.

One patron bought two of those grilled dogs, quickly drizzled mustard on them (a purist!), then wolfed them both down quicker than you can say “Oscar Mayer”. lol

Check him out…

You go, man! Look out Nathan’s, we got a new contender! lol

And when you have a menu board with pictures, you’re talkin’ serious!…

This, my friends, is a thing of beauty…

A barbecue paradise!

And here’s the owner, who was pretty cool, not to mention, working hard…

In an increasing Hawaii business climate of corporate chains and franchises, it’s so refreshing to come across the “little guys” like this. Busting out BIG TIME barbecue that can’t be beat!

So if you’re walking, or perhaps crawling out of a Waikiki nightclub in the wee hours of the morning and looking for a bite, look out for da’ “Barbecue Man”!

Post edit photos:

Just another day at the office (make that night) Burnin’ the midnight oil…

Andy’s grillin’ it up on Halloween night, dressed up in a flack jacket…

Kabobs…. Yummmm…..

Home-style grilled burger to go (and ono!)…

A fully-loaded Chili Dog!…

5 thoughts on “Andy, Da' "Barbecue Man" in Front of Tsunami's Waikiki

  • October 23, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    …great pictue menu, lol. :)

  • October 24, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    er…yeah, that’s actually a good question. What DID it taste like?

  • October 24, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    Dude, aren’t half the guys on that tasty island of your’s BBQ guys? I mean, you guys really know how to grill.

    I’m with you. Support the mom & pops!

  • March 5, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    it is agreat idea too bad it wasnot originally tsunamis. my husband is a bouncer there and he loves to grill foods his idea was to do this and he was working it out with management and the next thing you know management took over nad didi it htemselves, too bad they missed out on a really great guy who want ed to be a part of the idea inaction especially since it was his idea. i wish he would get the credit he deserved fo r it, whatever, enjoy!!


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