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Joebob Jul 17, 2012 06:19 PM

Just wanted to shout out a big THANK YOU to Camille's for showing up and providing the best food available of all the trucks (mahi mahi cooked perfectly and a very tasty kale salad). Also enjoyed the macarons, particularly because we were told the extra dollar for the chocolate coating was because they dipped in real North shore chocolate, and IT WAS. That chocolate has such a marvelous taste, and I'm so pleased the makers use local ingredients. On the down side, the BBQ wasn't BBQ; fatty, no reddish smoke ring. Meh! The "smoke meat [pork] and onions" was better.

The crowd seemed large and I hope everything sold out by the end so all of the vendors will come back soon and bring even more trucks. Admittedly, Kapolei needs more good food.

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  1. meely Jul 20, 2012 12:48 PM

    Thank you kindly!! I try to keep my bar high at this event despite the preference of the majority for fried foods. With the credible evidence that my generation will live longer than the next based on current eating trends I stay committed.... Such a pleasure meeting you!

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      manomin Jul 20, 2012 06:13 PM

      Follow Camille's on Wheels on Twitter or FB and you can find her location without all the huge crowds/logistics of the Eat the Street events. I myself don't do well in mass hysteria so I've never been to one of the events. Camille even has chairs she sets out for guests! I was a bit confused though, who was serving the cookies and bad BBQ and who had the better smoked meat/onions?

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        Joebob Jul 20, 2012 06:22 PM

        Regrettably, I got no business cards. Mea culpa!

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          manomin Jul 20, 2012 07:56 PM

          But to make certain, the only food you had from Camille was her fish and kale right? The other stuff mentioned wasn't hers I'm thinking. I really like her quinoa/portbella mushroom tacos as well.

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            russkar Jul 20, 2012 10:59 PM

            Her Mango Pie is killer...

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              manomin Jul 21, 2012 10:43 AM

              Yes it is! So are her key lime bars!

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        Joebob Jul 21, 2012 01:04 PM

        Dear meely,

        I am being asked if I ate anything else made by you. I think I need your permission before I praise the circumstances of what else happened, if you remember them.

        Sincerely,

        Jobob

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          meely Jul 21, 2012 04:10 PM

          Tacos? :D

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            Joebob Jul 21, 2012 05:00 PM

            Precisely! ;-)

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          russkar Jul 21, 2012 01:12 PM

          Hey Meely,
          I had about 20 Makaha mango's for you 2 wks ago and forgot. Next thing I knew they were Mango Soup. Oops...

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            meely Jul 21, 2012 04:09 PM

            darn...thanks so much for thinking of me!!

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          roro808 Jul 23, 2012 12:09 PM

          What disappoints me was that no one, no one, sells Huli-Huli chicken... :( Perhaps someone will think about it the next time around.

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            Joebob Jul 23, 2012 07:44 PM

            Would it have to be in a truck? Is that a rule?

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              roro808 Jul 24, 2012 01:22 PM

              Nope -- but it's a barbeque chicken that's popular locally. I am sure they can present it as one of the Eat the Street event.

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                killersmile Jul 24, 2012 01:55 PM

                It's probably because huli huli chicken is too normal. Everyone probably has a couple in the freezer from all the fundraisers year round. I think I still do.

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                  roro808 Jul 24, 2012 03:24 PM

                  Well, most of the food sold there were "normal" such as shaved ice, malasadas, barbeque beef , local grinds and the like. Mostly fair ground material with very few "specialty" trucks.

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                    killersmile Jul 24, 2012 05:06 PM

                    well if that's the case, then it is pretty disappointing that there was no huli huli chicken then.

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              KaimukiMan Jul 30, 2012 08:09 PM

              they could sell various kinds of grilled chicken, but Huli-Huli is a trademarked name. It would have to be sold by Huli-Huli or endorsed by them. Same for Koala Moa.

            3. manomin Jul 30, 2012 05:57 PM

              TONIGHT at 7:00 - "Diners Drive Ins & Dives"! Last 10 minutes Camille's is featured!

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                manomin Jul 31, 2012 11:49 AM

                She was actually in the first segment! Chicago & Charleston also had great places shown. We watched it at the Grove in Kailua and enjoyed some tasty flatbreads and killer brussels sprouts and $3.00 martini's. I even was in 2 shots and spoke!

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