Hawaiian Popcorn has been using kettles to harness the explosive power of corn since 1996. Crafted daily from a secret family recipe and all-natural ingredients, the airy snack treats tongues to three of the five basic tastes: sweet, salty, and popped. With a bundle of two 10-ounce ($7 each) and six 2-ounce bags ($3 each), nibblers can share snacks at parties or enjoy kettle-forged perfection on the go. Hawaiian Popcorn uses absolutely no artificial dyes or colors, popping each kernel over a kettle, without ever resorting to using microwaves, air-popping techniques, or sun-scorched sidewalks.
Award-winnng chef Philippe Padovani brings his culinary acuity to Padovani's Chocolates, a gourmet chocolatier that has prepared natural handmade chocolates for luminaries such as former president Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama. Surprise a loved one with a gold box containing four pieces of raspberry-ganache or passion-fruit chocolates ($9.85) or fill a nine-piece red box ($24.95) with blueberry ganache, cherry brandy, or any other offering from the shop's 40 chocolate flavors. Other dark and tongue-coating treats include aromatic Hawaiian Kona-blend coffee, grown and roasted in Hawaii ($15.08), and 40% milk-chocolate bars ($9), which prefer to be dipped in Kona coffee 100% of the time.
Since 1995, Samurai Inc has been dreaming up island-themed treats from Kona-coffee-flavored Hawaiian Frosts to red and white li hing mui. Their popcorn flavors include a Moana sweet-and-salty blend that pays homage to Hawaiian beaches with two colors: teal blue to represent the salty waters and yellow to represent sweet sand. They also sell popcorn by the bulk for events and giants who like to watch movies. At their shop, people line up to order freshly twirled soft-serve from the window.
The chefs at Chi-Town Deep Dish Pizza Co. fill the club they're housed inside, the Soho Mixed Media Bar, with the mouthwatering aroma of deep-dish pizza. When they’re not adorning thick pizzas with heaps of toppings, they stack fresh ingredients between bread to create italian-sausage sandwiches and open-faced pizza sandwiches. Guests can choose to enjoy their domestic beers and Chicago-style hot dogs served in the casual pizzeria or found skittering across the DJ’s turntables in the club.
Umeke Market combines a deli teeming with toothsome reinterpretations of local dishes with a natural market supplying organic greens, health supplements, and eco-friendly household items. Championing locally sourced ingredients with their menu of eats, deli masters hoist Mother Earth's fist in the air as they dispense dishes such as the Umeke market burger, which blankets local grass-fed beef, all-natural turkey, buffalo, or portabella mushroom in accoutrements including maui onion, sprouts, and organic ketchup ($8.95). Alternatively, smoothie selections such as the kale blend namesake leaves, banana, and honey into waves of quaffable nourishment ($3.95). The grocery lines shelves with organic greens, natural foods, and premium supplements that may boost energy, alleviate stress, and activate latent telekinetic powers.
Hawaii Air Duct's insured technicians have been cleaning homes' vital air-duct systems since 1996. Removing dust and debris from the systems that pump air into homes, they help maintain good air quality, improve the efficiency of air circulation, and evict toxins such as mold and bossy poltergeists who fancy themselves interior-design experts. Additionally, the company dispatches cleaners to see to the upkeep of area rugs, upholstery, and carpets.