Philadelphians are finally able to partake in some of the famous Hawaiian delicacies, thanks to Kennett Square native Chris Vacca and his partner Kiki Aranita, writes Michael Klein for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The bustling Poi Dog Snack Shop on South 21st Street in Philadelphia offers traditional Hawaiian fare such as Loco Moco, Spam Musubi, Kalua pig, and various pokes. The eatery constantly rotates its menu, offering combinations such as Hawaiian plate lunches and Filipino desserts. The store also provides catering for luaus, birthdays, office parties, and weddings.
The new eatery is a brick-and-mortar version of the pair’s popular food cart, which recently took over Rotisseur’s location. Vacca and Aranita met while they were both taking classes in the classics program at Bryn Mawr College. While Vacca is a local, Aranita is a New York native who has spent years living in Honolulu and Hong Kong.
The restaurant is counter service, and while table seating is available, take-out is more popular. The location is open from 11 AM-9 PM from Tuesday to Saturday, as well as from 11 AM-3 PM on Sundays for brunch.
Read more about the new eatery in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.