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Super Bowl 49 ‘Kine Grindz

Image courtesy of Huffington Post and the NFL

So what you folks got goin’ on for the big game this Sunday? Pot luck? You cookin’? Going out somewhere? Sports bar bound? Who you cheering for?

Well, if the Super Bowl party you’ll be at this Sunday is REALLY BIG, you might wanna’ consider heading to the fish auction block for this guy…

915 lb. Blue Fin Tuna caught by longline off New Zealand on 1.27.15. Photo courtesy of TVNZ.co.nz

According to TVNZ News One, that Blue Fin Tuna weighs in at a 415kg, which equals 915 lbs. It was caught this past past Tuesday off the East Cape of New Zealand via 20 meter longline fishing boat, the Karina B.

That sure is a lot of Super Bowl Sunday Ahi Poke!…

And Super Bowl Sunday Sashimi!…

While you’re at it setting up da’ pupu station, no forget da’ Hawaiian Chili Peppah Boiled Peanuts…

And da’ smoke tako…

And da’ smoke meat

Plus, gotta’ fire up da’ grill for some Super Bowl Kalbi action…

Or da’ kine, if no can afford Poke and Sashimi for da’ crowd, make couple beeg pans of Crab & Shiitake Mushroom Sushi Casserole…

Or, if stay get too many big braddahz at da’ party for make Kalbi, cook for da’ masses wit’ one beeg pot of Super Bowl Podagee Bean Soup…

Portuguese Bean Soup

Or one beeg pot local style Super Bowl Beef Stew…

A relevant funny ad I caught on my Yahoo home page recently was for Pillsbury’s recipe for “Properly Inflated Pigskins”…

Pillsbury “Properly Inflated Pigskins” (<—-see recipe at that link)


12 thoughts on “Super Bowl 49 ‘Kine Grindz

  • January 29, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    So…….let’s just start out by saying I am superstitious….what I present below is exactly what was consumed last year (and Seattle won, BTW)

    Hot wings

    Chips and guacamole

    Dick’s 12 Man Pale Ale

    Gotta explain this one: bought a big bag of wild berry flavored Skittles and separated the green and blue ones out for the game. The other colors will be consumed later. My DIY version of this:


    I did not want to stand in line……… and over a $100 on Craiglist. Crazy!!!

  • January 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Must have Kaimuki Grill beef jerky chips with beers or in my case root beers.

  • January 29, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Being originally from New England is there any other choice for me? New England Patriots all the way! But they are running into some distractions, NFL has said the referee properly inspected the footballs prior to the game in “deflategate”; footballs were deflated in first half only and not second half (if footballs inflated in hot room and then taken out to cold field they will deflate due to temperature change) and someone keeps setting off the fire alarms at the hotel where the New England Patriots are staying in AZ depriving them of sleep.
    Whenever I cook my buffalo wings and eat them during second half New England Patriots win so my menu is:
    Chilled jumbo shrimp and cocktail sauce
    Clam dip and chips
    Italian insalata panino
    Buffalo wings (second half)

  • January 30, 2015 at 6:12 am

    @ Ken – I bet lots of folks don’t know that New England isn’t a city in a state, but is an entire region of the northeastern corner of the United States, consisting of SIX STATES, including Maine, Massachusetts (the Patriots are based in Boston), New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

    Is that Insalata Panino you’re talking about this Boar’s Head product?

    Oooh, clam dip ‘n chips sounds like a winnah! Now that you mention it, while not common here, I bet lots of bars up in New England serve Clam Dip ‘n Chips as pub grub. Gotta’ dig that!

    I bet you’re gonna’ watch the game at Tacos & More. You know me, I’ll be watchin’ at Mai Tai’s!

    @ Kelike – I don’t care how good those Beef Jerky Chips from Kaimuki Grill are. But with Root Beer? Ack! o_o

    @ ArnyB – OK, so are you saying for the Seahawks to win (again), you must consume everything you mentioned, INCLUDING separating the green from blue Skittles? That’s wild! But do it! Go Seahawks! Go Russell!

  • January 30, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Yes New England is made up of the six states and surprisingly is more expensive to live there than here in Honolulu because they have too much local independent governments and school departments which costs more and they tax everything higher than HI and are at the end of the supply chain so everything costs more. I am saving over $15,500 per year living in Honolulu verses what I’d be paying back in RI.
    Italian Insalata Panino is made by Boar’s Head and can be purchased in Foodland. Basically its mozzarella cheese, genoa salame, dried tomato, gorgonzola cheese and arugula laid out together in layers and rolled tightly together in a spiral tube then sliced into little wheels.
    Actually the bars in New England don’t serve clam dip but serve Portuguese style steamed clams (hot chourico sausage and onion), steamers (soft shell clams), fried clams, clams casino, little neck clams on half shell, stuffies (stuffed quahog) and clam chowder.
    No I will not be at Tacos & More because that place will be crazy….standing room only as people are already reserving whole tables.

  • January 30, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Eh Ken, now you talkin’ some of my favorite foods – seafood!  Besides clams, love fried oysters, shrimp and lobster drowning in clarified butter.

  • January 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    @ Keoni – Speaking of Ken and Lobster, I need to make that Maine Lobster Roll I told him about. He says the best way is KEEP IT SIMPLE: Lobster meat and mayonnaise, and that’s it! No celery this or Old Bay Seasoning that. Just pure Maine Lobster tail meat and whole claws tossed in Best Foods (Hellman’s) Mayonnaise, served in a delicious buttered ‘n toasted King’s Hawaiian Roll Bun. Dang, now I wanna’ make a Main Lobster Roll, STAT!

    @ Ken – Yes, I remember you sending me a whole Excel spread sheet breakdown on the savings you’re enjoying living in Hawaii compared to what you’d pay in taxes in Rhode Island. I think we should keep that our little secret though. lol

    Next time I’m in Foodland I’ll keep an eye out for Boar’s Head Insalata Panino. Sounds delicioso!

    Dang, OK then. When I go to Mai Tai’s tomorrow for the Super Bowl game, I’ll ask one of the managers how feasible it would be for them to serve Clam Dip ‘n Chips. I’m sure they’re going to say “sounds great, but we’re corporate, so you know how that goes”, but still, I’d like to get some feedback. While I’m at it, I’ll throw out the suggestion of Portuguese style steamed clams (hot chourico sausage and onion), steamers (soft shell clams), fried clams, clams casino, little neck clams on half shell, and stuffies (stuffed quahog). I’m sure clams aren’t any more expensive, cost-wise than the fresh Ahi they serve for their poke and Blackened Ahi.

    Regarding Tacos & More being full house, you’re such a regular there, you deserve a reserved spot, too! Tell Xavier to put a Pinata on your favorite bar stool with a sign that says, “RESERVED FOR KEN. YOU TAKE THIS CHAIR AND HE’LL WHACK YOU LIKE YOU’RE ME!” LOL!

    So far in the polls, the Seahawks just slightly edge the Patriots in popularity and prediction of winning the game (again). Which if they do the latter, would join this list:

    NFL teams who have won the Super Bowl consecutively:

    Green Bay Packers – 1 & 2
    Miami Dolphins – 7 & 8
    Pittsburgh Steelers – 9 & 10 and 13 & 14
    San Francisco 49ers – 23 & 24
    Dallas Cowboys – 27 & 28
    Denver Broncos – 32 & 33
    New England Patriots – 38 & 39

  • January 31, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    @ Keoni, My being a born and raised New England transplant (not like the dam New England missionaries that made everyone in HI put clothes on) I love seafood. Fridays is fried fish and chips or fried salted codfish cakes and Boston baked beans with brown bread. Love my fried battered fish! In HI Costco is my go to for whole lobster, lobster claws, lobster tails, crab, abalone, scallops, clams, shrimp and fish. Foodland (Snack N’ Save) in HI is my go to for live oysters, clams, squid, and poke. Don Quixote (Waipahu) in HI is my go to for live sea food or Da Fish Market or in Waianae Tamura Super Market for fresh live lobster and clams or mussels.
    @Pomai, You mean if too many people find out the population on Oahu will go up! There are already over 600 expat Rhode Islanders living in HI according to the last census. Don’t worry New Englanders mainly head for Florida because it is closer to family.
    Boar’s Head is made in New York. Their air-dried cured pepperoni is the cream de la cream for making old style pizza or just pepperoni and cheese on crackers. All their meats, cheeses, German sauerkraut, sausages and franks are great! Their bacon is to die for!!! Be careful as you will pay through the nose for Boar’s Head products but it’s soooooooooooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!
    As far as Portuguese style steamed clams (hot chourico sausage and onion), steamers (soft shell clams), fried clams, clams casino, little neck clams on half shell, and stuffies (stuffed quahog) go, those are New England regional specialties. Steamed clams and fried clams are made with soft shell clams which are not found in HI. You’d have to swap with Manila Clams. Stuffies are very large clams (called quahogs) that grow in New England waters which you’d have to swap out with sea clams in HI. I love stuffies made Portuguese style with the clam meat mixed with the sweet Portuguese bread stuffing, fresh corn on the cob and Portuguese Linguica or hot spicy Chourico sausage. Just add the beer and hot sauce!!!!
    You already serve fried calamari in HI but what some people in HI I’ve let taste my RI Italian Sea Snail Salad. So far people I’ve given it to love it because it is like Poke but made with thinly sliced sea snails mixed with raw vegetables in an oil and vinegar sauce.
    There are three restaurants I go to when I visit New England every year, The Chieftain Pub, Plainville, Ma. serves a 5lb. stainless-steel bucket of steamer clams (soft shell clams) steamed with onions and hot Portuguese Chourico sausage with three containers of clarified butter as a daily blackboard appetizer special. It is a 100% Irish restaurant and bar. The Clam Box in Ipswich, Ma for a large box of their famous fried clams ranked best in all of New England (been eating there since 1960s) and Belle Isle Seafood in Winthrop, Ma right next to Boston Logan International Airport for their famous ½lb fresh cold lobster meat roll sandwich that you cannot hold to eat (knife and fork needed).
    As far as Tacos and More are concerned, I already have a bar stool with my name on it. I come in and the bartender tells the patron they have to surrender the seat to me. I learned back in RI from my Italian friends never to sit with your back exposed and always sit so you have a total view of the restaurant.

  • February 1, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    The last 15 min of the super bowl I started eating my buffalo hot wings and guess who won? Happens every time!

    • February 1, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Ken, yeah, and whoever told Russell to throw that last pass is FIRED!!!

  • February 2, 2015 at 7:13 am

    @Ken, you could have started those wings a little earlier for my liking!

    Can I just tell you how quiet is here in Wa. today! The number of people who have called in “sick” today is crazy.  Yeah Pats!

    Way better game than last year.


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