With Pint + Jigger home to one of the best burgers on the island, it makes perfect sense that co-owners Hideo and Grace Simon would open a place dedicated to burgers and beer. Venison and local beef patties are ground in-house, grilled-to-order, and thoughtfully paired with sauces like fried caper mayo, blackberry & raspberry mustard sauce, or blood orange ketchup. Pastas and salads are also offered, but in a place that specializes in gourmet meats, it’s probably best to put your money where the meat is.
The former pop-up once shared kitchen space with a ramen shop on Kapahulu, then disappeared for a bit before finding a home dedicated solely to fulfilling the island’s tibs, wot, and shira needs. Round up your family or friends and sit down for a communal meal of sautéed/stewed meats and vegetables peppered with the traditional berbere spice: a mix of ginger, red pepper, cardamom, and cumin. Or opt to practice the customary Ethiopian practice called gursha, where people take turns feeding each other with their fingers as a gesture of affection, and get to know your friends a bit better. Just don’t forget your hand sanitizer.