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If election fatigue has you wishing for an island getaway, here's the next best thing: The smash-hit Hawaiian food cart GrindWitTryz opens its brick-and-mortar restaurant tomorrow. Plus, a new French dip sandwich shop launches, ramen comes to Hillsboro, Kargi Gogo says goodbye, and chef Naomi Pomeroy reveals her plans for the Beast space. Read on for that and more food updates, and check out our food and drink guide for additional culinary inspiration.
NEW OPENINGS AND RETURNS
Finally, some good news: This buzz-worthy Hawaiian food cart, which opened in September 2019 and which frequently attracts long lines for its Oahu-style cuisine, is celebrating the grand opening of its highly anticipated brick-and-mortar restaurant in the former space of the recently closed Bunk Alberta tomorrow. The spot is open for dine-in and takeout, and will offer live kanikapila (a style of impromptu Hawaiian music). The restaurant's menu will feature a rotation of popular specials from the cart, such as Hawaiian nachos, ono chicken, kalua pig, lechon kawaii, poke, loco moco, and chicken katsu, as well as tropical drinks like mai tai, lava flows, and "jungle juice."