Once a month, on the first Wednesday of the month, the fare for UH Hilo’s daily menu is 100 percent locally grown food.
The first “Local First” menu of 2017 is available today at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Each day, the majority of the food served on the campus of UH Hilo is from local sources, increasing annually since 2012. Once a month, on the first Wednesday of the month, the daily menu is 100 percent locally grown food and called “Local First.”
- Eating with aloha at UH Hilo, putting sustainability and local farmers first, UH Hilo Stories, Feb. 24, 2015.
- Local First Dining at UH Hilo (video below), UH System News, Aug. 22, 2012 (click link for transcript).
Launching the first all-local menu of the semester, for Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017:
- Grill Lunch: Da’ Luau Burger, 6 oz Makaweli Kaua‘i grass-fed beef burger topped with Miko Meats slow roasted kalua pig, grilled li hing mui pineapple on a LaTour Bakery taro bun with Waimea green leaf lettuce and Kunia tomatoes.
- Deli Sandwich: Toasted Korean cheesesteak sandwich, thinly sliced, grilled, marinated Hawai‘i Island rib-eye steak, topped with cheddar cheese, grilled sweet onions and Waimea won bok kim chee on a housemade French roll.
- Sizzling Salad: Kaua‘i shrimp ceviche stuffed in a grilled Kona avocado, served with Hawai‘i Island mixed greens.
- Hot Line Entrée #1: Ni‘ihau lamb shepard’s pie, free-range Ni‘ihau Makaweli ground lamb topped with mashed local Okinawan purple sweet potato finished with a crisped, panko crust.
- Hot Line Entrée #2: Surf n Turf Combo, grilled Kulana 21-day dry-aged Kulana rib-eye steak, seasoned with kiawe smoked salt and Kona Brewing longboard lager served with coconut crusted Kaua‘i shrimp.
- Hot Line Vegetarian/Vegan: Grilled organic tofu poke, natural Pacific organic tofu, marinated in sweetened shoyu and grilled, tossed with sweet onions, green onions, Kona ogo, and inamona, served with steamed ‘uala.
Feki and Media is providing live entertainment from noon to 1:00 pm.
About the writer of this story: Susan Enright is a public information specialist for the Office of the Chancellor and editor of UH Hilo Stories. She received her bachelor of arts in English and certificate in women’s studies from UH Hilo.