Happy Camper for Friday, August 14, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Yes, Rich McKeever (did you hear about how Wall Street was whacking it Thursday?) did show up on the Google search after being a group leader for the Bunny Rabbits and Turtles Tuesday during the monthly Bikes on Rice.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Raydan Jervis (he plays for the Kaua‘i Pop Warner Football League Koloa Rams) did his part Wednesday, helping to move 200 kupuna produce boxes from the ‘Aina Ho‘okupu O Kilauea truck at the Regency at Puakea in Puhi (nope, he didn’t go inside; just loaded the produce outside).

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The elotes corn with garlic aioli, furikake and togarashi served up by Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi at The Shops at Kukui‘ula Wednesday (yes, it sold out early) reminded me of the Mexican corn served up as fundraisers by Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Media Team under teacher and coach Kevin Matsunaga.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi’s Karen Ramento dusts the elotes corn with the flavorings as Executive Chef Felipe Mares has another one coming hot off the grill Wednesday during the farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula.

Tommy Noyes of the Kaua‘i Path said the bicycle shortage should be easing up (do you see some of the newer fancy bikes out there) soon, and Angelo Catiggay (no, he wasn’t part of the Bunny Rabbits and Turtles group) was part of the August Bikes on Rice, where eBikes are starting to make their appearance. Rich McKeever (we’ll see if this shows up on the Google search) made the trek in from the North Shore, and Audrey Valenciano was tooling around on the Westside, earlier in the day. How many miles?

Retired Kaua‘i Community College Chancellor Helen Cox and John Latkiewicz were out at the farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula (it used to be the Kaua‘i Culinary Market), where Pillare Mukai was putting in steps to check on items for the food distribution (yep, the nonperishables are already in storage) coming up this afternoon starting at 4:30 p.m.

Stacie Chiba-Miguel said Merriman’s Fish House (they were in a meeting) is doing a pop-up grill today starting at 4 p.m., Dr. Francis Takahashi said he already has reservations, and Latitudes was pulling in a lot of foot traffic because of that Wailua Falls aerial (what are those trees anyway?) next to the Lanipo Farms (Isobel Storch said Florence Toyofuku of Tiny’s Takuan is safe at farm school) table.

OK, time to go check out the food distribution sponsored by Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank, Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau, Hawai‘i Travel &Lodging Association Kaua‘i branch and The Shops at Kukui‘ula.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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