A Winning Selection Of Local FavoritesCover Story Features
June 25, 2017
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Anthony Consillio
By providing ono food with excellent customer service and affordable prices, Laverne’s Hawaiian and Local Style Food is dedicated to adding the aloha spirit to each dish prepared for diners and their ohana.
Laverne’s was launched in 2000, and the family business continues to please hungry customers under the guidance of owner and general manager Travis Paulo and his parents Laverne and Rene Paulo Jr.— the head chef. In addition to its popular lunch wagons, Laverne’s opened a takeout and casual sit-down eatery at New-town Golf Driving Range in Aiea earlier this year.
The restaurant has developed a following by offering popular plate lunches infused with Hawaiian favorites and flavors, and customers include everyone from nearby residents to those working in the surrounding retail, industrial and military complexes.
Diners can now start their day with Laverne’s as the restaurant serves breakfast at the Newtown location starting at 7 a.m. daily.
Diners have discovered new breakfast favorites including Taro Roll French Toast ($4.50). The dish is infused with cinnamon and vanilla, and is also served with whipped butter and chopped macadamia nuts — an incredible value to start the day on the right note.
The Laverne’s team also recommends Smoked Meat Fried Rice ($9). The restaurant smokes about 30-40 pounds of meat daily as one of the top sellers, and uses kiawe and hickory woods over four hours of smoking to add “a nice smoky flavor and aroma” to this local favorite.
Laverne’s signature teriyaki sauce is used to build the popular Teri Loco Moco ($9). The hearty dish is constructed with two scoops of rice and two eggs, and features hints of garlic and ginger for added flavor. Teri Beef Sandwich ($4.75) incorporates the same signature sauce along with succulent sliced ribeye.
“We’re going on 18 years in business now, and we take a lot of pride in being a family-run-and-operated restaurant,” Paulo says. “Our goal is to give the best service and best quality food possible.”
Those who work nearby or want to pick up a delicious meal on the go are encouraged to call in orders at 600-8073. Additionally, La-verne’s Hawaiian and Local Style Food is a featured member of the Bite Squad delivery service.
Log on to LavernesCateringHawaii.com, and follow Laverne’s on Facebook (@LavernesCater ing) and Instagram (@Lavernes CateringHawaii) for the latest menu specials and offerings.
Creative Catering Options
In addition to its popular a la carte selections, Laverne’s Hawaiian and Local Style Food also helps local families and businesses with multiple catering options. Laverne’s is an industry veteran when it comes to catering everything from summer graduation parties to business functions and family celebrations. Customers may select from various local favorites and Hawaiian food selections. To find out more about the available menus, call 222-9841 or visit LavernesCateringHawaii.com.
Laverne’s Hawaiian and Local Style Food
Newtown Golf Driving Range
98-330 Kaahele St., Aiea
Open daily, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.