Friday, January 11, 2013

Move over haute dog, for hankburger

Nadine Kam photos
If you get tired of haute dogs, grab a hankburger out of the Hank's Burgers truck next to Henry "Hank" Adaniya's original enterprise on Coral Street.

As if cornering the market on gourmet hot dogs weren't enough, Hank's Haute Dogs has introduced $4.95 hankburgers, classic burgers served up weekends from a burger truck in Hank's parking lot at 324 Coral St. in the new Kakaako hot spot bordered by Coral, Keawe and Auahi sts.

After building a great following of monthly burger specials at Hank’s, they discovered demand for their classic hand-formed, char-grilled burger dressed with lettuce, onion, tomato and Hank sauce (the not-so-secret combination of ketchup, mustard and mayo). A combo meal of burger, fries, haute dip and small soda is $8.70.

For those pride themselves on being deciders, you have one option: cheese or no cheese.
The Truck will only serve Hankburgers, soft drinks, natural-cut fries, and haute dips with flavors like chipotle, garlic aioli, wasabi and spicy curry good for both fries and atop the burger.

BYOB welcome!

According to truck signage, service hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, and noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Still trying to clarify, as I received different information from Hank and the guys in the truck. Will confirm via a brief item in the paper on Jan. 16.

The burger is ono, and diced onions and shredded lettuce ensure you get a little of each in each bite as opposed to whole leaf and whole rings, which you tend to pull out with your teeth in one bite with other burgers.

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