Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Kahuna's Grill

Can you tell that someone cruised thru deep ellum recently?* In the kinda-remote spot that usedta be Dodie's Gulf Coast is Kahuna's Grill, a burger joint w/ a loose Hawaiian-ish theme (pineapple on menu, mural w/ a Hawaiian girl, flames, and big waves over the bar. Aloha!) The place opened last September, but it’s under new management; restaurant newby Juliette Salazar took over last month. The bestseller is the Kahuna burger, w/ cheese, poblano pepper, and pineapple pico de gallo. Sounds yum. Once she gets her liquor license, she’ll stay open late on wkends, like til 4 a.m., to catch hungry clubgoers.

2931 Commerce St, 214-571-9930

* also noted ebay shop on main st. called auction mills. and one on mckinney called orbit

32 Comments:

At June 21, 2005 2:56 PM, Anonymous mary worth said...

what fun hits. i always wanted to know how to make my own leis, and i love, love, love the ocean so the waves were great.

 
At June 21, 2005 3:17 PM, Anonymous donna ho said...

is there such a thing as hawaiian cuisine? this place should get one of those tikis, people like those

 
At June 21, 2005 4:02 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

hey mary, check out the "hula games" on the same site. bet you'd be good at those.

 
At June 21, 2005 4:05 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

donna ho: ho, ho, ho. yep, there is hawaiian cuisine, and Spam, that great food innovation of 1937, is a major part of it, along with the delicious poi and taro root, of course.

 
At June 21, 2005 4:17 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

why doesn't dodie's travel well? the original spot on lower greenville has become a keeper, beloved of smu students, especially around mardi gras time. however, every outpost they've attempted has folded. of the food, my favorites are that great cole slaw and the sized-for-two-people po' boys.

 
At June 21, 2005 4:23 PM, Anonymous regular reader said...

scott at dallasfood.org has a terrific item posted on lamb barbacoa. i gotta visit the place.

however, how could he eat the lamb with that wall covering facing him? ya gotta look it up.

 
At June 21, 2005 4:24 PM, Anonymous mary hartman mh said...

pineapple always reminds me of waxy yellow buildup

 
At June 21, 2005 4:26 PM, Anonymous don trump said...

ok, juliette is fronting the operation. but who is the big kahuna?

 
At June 21, 2005 5:01 PM, Anonymous melania t. said...

zat does not sound like my donald

 
At June 21, 2005 5:46 PM, Blogger Donald Trump said...

It isn't, dahling. It's some cheap imposter who smells of small bills.

You'll be happy to know I just flipped that wretched Greenland for beautiful Hawaii... where IS my beautiful face?

 
At June 21, 2005 5:48 PM, Blogger Donald Trump said...

ah, there 'tis. I can't spend a fortune on the most luxurious carribou wool for this toupe and not see it.

 
At June 21, 2005 5:57 PM, Anonymous melania t said...

babka, tell them who is the real kahuna

 
At June 21, 2005 6:00 PM, Anonymous polar negri said...

greenland is not wretched, mr. trump. it has everything hawaii has plus ice and snow. we even have burgers with pineapple chowchow there, made by my great-aunt's excellent recipe. you would like them, tg.

 
At June 21, 2005 6:02 PM, Anonymous charlotte ruse said...

polar conveniently fogets to mention that the burger patty is whale blubber

 
At June 21, 2005 6:02 PM, Blogger Donald Trump said...

Nobody has bills as big as mine, stupid.

 
At June 21, 2005 6:07 PM, Blogger Donald Trump said...

Dear Polak,

Hawaiians don't bury smelly fish underground and pull them up 6 months later to eat them like they do in greenland. The whole country smells horrible. So I fired all of them.

 
At June 21, 2005 6:11 PM, Blogger TG said...

haven't had poi. as for taro, i'll take a russet or a sweet potato (or a turnip or a beet) any day. pineapple i like in small doses or in an upside down cake. macadamia nuts can't compare to almonds or walnuts. even roy's, purportedly our most hawaiian restaurant, couches it oh-so vaguely: "Fresh ingredients, assertive flavors, deliciously wrapped in a Hawaiian state of mind."

 
At June 21, 2005 6:14 PM, Blogger TG said...

polar, i think it's a good thing that donald trump has severed ties w/ greenland. i've heard iceland is also lovely (but don't tell that to DT)

 
At June 21, 2005 6:54 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I used to drive from oak cliff to greenville's Dodies to get a catfish po'boy at least 2 times a month. When I lived off greenville ave, I'd go there every thursday. Nothing relieves stress like pounding down a beer during the 7 minute wait for your sandwich.

I never went to their offshoot on the other side of greenville ave, but the place they had downtown was prettly lame. It wasn't the same concept, so that hurt them. And the food was supposedly upper end, but it was like any mediocre fishouse on the gulf coast.

 
At June 21, 2005 7:07 PM, Anonymous charlotte ruse said...

tg: you're so right on macadamia nuts being overrated. almonds and walnuts have it hands down, likewise yummy pistachios. peanuts (if you count them as a true nut) are tastier than than the also overrated cashew. texas pecans come in on the second tier.

 
At June 21, 2005 7:13 PM, Anonymous mary hartman mh said...

excuse me, mr. trump, but i believe you have a little waxy yellow buildup on your carribou. so much that it almost looks orange. and the way you comb it reminds me of the two goats that were slaughtered at the lombardi place. is that the way melania likes it? she should meet my grandpa.

 
At June 21, 2005 7:17 PM, Anonymous mary worth said...

ivory soap is the best thing for waxy yellow buildup in your hair. you need to follow it with a lemon or vinegar rinse (about 4 parts water) to cut the soap residue. i don't know how many neighbors i have told this to, and you can imagine how grateful every single one was.

 
At June 21, 2005 7:18 PM, Anonymous bipolar negri said...

i've met mary hartman's grandfather. believe me, melania, you don't want to.

 
At June 21, 2005 7:25 PM, Anonymous ivana said...

believe me bipolar, you don't want to meet The Donald either.

 
At June 21, 2005 7:41 PM, Blogger Donald Trump said...

I'm sure I gave you enough money to find something better to do with your time. Beat it, tramp.

 
At June 21, 2005 7:53 PM, Anonymous melania t. said...

i love the donald just the vay he is. a combover is such attracteev on a beellionaire

 
At June 21, 2005 7:56 PM, Anonymous ms. ery said...

tg: i too find a little pineapple goes a long way. i get my occasional fill by taking a few samples bites at whole foods. right now, wf also has melon and grape samples. with the usual breads, cheese, olives, sausage slices, wine, beer, chips and dips, i find i can make a nice lite supper there. they will also give you sample tastes of their prepared foods. the edamame succotash is so good i buy it outright.

kroger on mockingbird is pretty good for samples, too, sometimes sushi and nearly always cajun crab dip. central market seems rather chintzy and you could starve at tom thumb for all they care. just a few olives and a sip of soup if you're brazen

 
At June 21, 2005 8:04 PM, Anonymous faithful reader said...

do you know what cut auction miills and/or orbit takes of your ebay sales? sounds like a good idea if you only have a few items, but probably too expensive to let them unload your whole house.

 
At June 21, 2005 9:42 PM, Blogger Donald Trump said...

You are so right, Mel. Thanks for the kind words, though I think you could have said more. Here's a dollar.

 
At June 22, 2005 8:19 AM, Anonymous red ennk said...

twisted: can you put up a pic of adolph hitler so we can compare his hairdo with mr. trump's?

 
At June 22, 2005 8:28 AM, Blogger TG said...

faithful, i don't know what cut those two ebay places take but it's usually 65-35. i know becuz i sold some stuff last year through the gateway place up in richardson right off 75. that's a national chain and i'm sure they did their best, but they didn't have their shit together and it wasn't a totally positive experience.

 
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