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.