Find delicious barbecue, beverages in WaikikiA La Carte
March 6, 2022
Story By: Tasha Mero | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
For tender, juicy barbecue fare, visit Tex 808 BBQ + Brews’ Waikiki location, which can be found on the bottom floor of The Laylow, Autograph Collection.
The Brisket Loco Moco, ($16.99) which is the eatery’s take on the local dish, is smothered in gravy and features white rice topped with tender, slow-smoked brisket and two over-easy eggs. The BBQ Double Plate ($20.99) comes with a dinner roll, pickles, two homemade sides and two choices of the restaurant’s famous smoked meats — pulled pork, brisket, smoked turkey breast, St. Louis ribs or smoked sausage.
“Texas barbecue is a delicate process. It takes 10 hours to create many of our meats,” says chief marketing officer Matt Stula. “Each brisket is trimmed to keep the exact right amount of fat on the meat. We then dry rub every piece by hand.”
One of the restaurant’s bestselling drinks is the Eat a Peach ($14), also known as the Duane Allman. It consists of homemade sweet tea, fresh-squeezed lemonade and Crown Royal Peach whiskey. Stula suggests guests also try the Pineapple Margarita ($14).
“We cut up fresh pineapples and infuse tequila with them,” Stula explains. “We take the fresh pineapple tequila, and mix it with Conintreau and fresh lime to create our signature drink.”
In addition to delicious dishes and drinks, its Waikiki location, which opened last November, also boasts live entertainment and weekly comedy shows. On St. Patrick’s Day, the venue will feature artist Trishnalei.
Tex 808 BBQ + Brews also has a Moanalua location, and its Hawaii Kai restaurant is expected to open in the coming months.