Second Saturday, night

LAWAI — It is the second Saturday of the month and Warehouse 3540 along Koloa Road in Lawai undergoes a nocturnal transformation.

“We can’t get the vendors to open at nights,” said Leah Brown, manager for Warehouse 3540. “But, at least for once a month, they’ll agree to open at night.”

Food trucks bustle with activity, including Roots In Culture owned and operated by Mark Ruiz Jr., a graduate from Waimea High School.

“Everything is local,” said Josephine Duvachelle, enjoying a salad enhanced with kalbi ribs. “Even Mark knows you gotta work to make money.”

South, a boutique, popped up to join the traditional offering of vendors, and Arigato, Mrs. Roboto, a food stand inside Warehouse 3540, pumped its line of customers with mochisada, a unique creation by Chef Candida “Dida” Kim as Jon Estep burst into song, accompanied by his guitar.


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