The 2015 Waikiki Great Hawaiian Food Truck Festival took place this past Saturday, August 15, 2015, taking up the greater part of Kalakaua Avenue, starting from Lewers Street, ending well past Kaiulani Avenue, just one street beyond the Hyatt. In other words, it was an EPIC food truck, arts ‘n crafts and entertainment event!
Following are photos Yours Truly took at this event, using my “new” Samsung Galaxy Note 4, that I had just got earlier that same day. Of which let me take a moment why I got a Galaxy Note 4, and not the new Note 5. Reason being A: Samsung totally ALIENATED us Note “power users” by dropping the user-replaceable battery and Micro-SD card. And B: I don’t like the new design and specs in general AT ALL. The Note 5 to me is a total step BACKWARDS, not FORWARD. In contrast, the Note 4 is almost — stress ALMOST — smartphone PERFECTION. That said, I LOVE my “new” (actually now about 1 year prior model) NOTE 4, and plan on keeping it until Samsung WAKES UP and makes the Note 6 for us REAL Note users.
That said, I took most of these photos in full “auto”, with HDR turned off, so I won’t say they turned out the best (apparently ISO gets cranked-up high in that mode in less than perfect lighting), however not bad. Pretty good actually, and the internal optically-stabilized front-facing camera is DEFINITELY a HUGE improvement over my previous Note 3 (I owned every Note since I and II). Give me a a bit to learn the Note 4’s camera settings, and I’ll be crankin’ out some great shots for “sho’ah”!
Here’s the 2015 Waikiki Great Hawaiian Food Truck Festival photo coverage by Pomai, c/o my “new” Galaxy Note 4. Enjoy. :-)
Franny of Franny’s Hawaiian Mini Donuts (mahalo Franny for da’ supah ono, supah fresh, pipin’ hot mini donut samples!… I ‘wen whack ’em ALL!!!)
Liv Smart founder, formulator (lead chemist) and President, Jeff Tuttle
Mahoe’s Hawaiian Delights Seared Ahi
Mahoe’s Hawaiian Delights Smoked Meat plate
Mahoe’s Hawaiian Delights Garlic Shrimp plate
Diamond Head Hawaiian Saltwater Taffy Co. – Lilikoi (Passion Fruit)
Diamond Head Hawaiian Saltwater Taffy Co. – Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) sample
Diamond Head Hawaiian Saltwater Taffy Co. – Li Hing Mui
Diamond Head Hawaiian Saltwater Taffy Co. – Li Hing Mui sample
Ronnie’s Express Lunchwagon: Kiawe-smoked Beef Brisket with Asian Slaw, 1/2 Pulehu Chicken with Guava Glaze, Ahi Poke Bowl (Spicy or Shoyu), “Bbali Bbali” (Hurry-hurry) Bi Bim Bap, Hawaiian Style Patelle with Gandule Rice – your choice, $8
Go Nuts Sports Team Logo Kukui Nut Lei Collection (awesomeness!)