‘Āina's Shave-Ice Style Cocktail Is the One to Order

It's like your favorite childhood treat, but with alcohol

Starting today you can get your aloha spirits on—€”literally—by imbibing one of newly opened ‘āina's cocktails. The Hawaii-inspired pop-up-turned-brick-and-mortar just opened its doors in the Dogpatch today, and with it brings slew of playful low-ABV drinks.

Enter 'Āina's Light and Airy World, Where It's Always Hawaiian Island Time

The new Dogpatch spot has Hawaiian brunch five days a week

Yet another pop-up goes permanent with the arrival of 'āina, now open in the Dogpatch with Hawaiian brunch five days a week. From chef Jordan Keao comes a menu full of dishes sure to be quickly popular on Instagram, like taro French toast — with taro bread overnighted from Punalu’u Bakery in Hawaii — and housemade spam musubi. And while the food is beautiful, it’s also very meaningful to the Hawaiian-born Keao.

'āina's Hipster Hawaiian Brunch Menu Will Please You Greatly

All the greats are there: doughnuts, crispy potatoes, French toast, loco moco, hash and more

Hawaiian brunch pop-up 'āina is ready to open its Dogpatch brick-and-mortar to the public this Wednesday, April 27, and it’s peeking its menu now to get people excited. And it’s working, because the menu is dripping with the kind of food that reads like a Hawaiian hipster’s free-association of what brunch can possibly be.

Hawaiian Brunch Pop-Up 'āina Lands Permanent Space in Dogpatch

Yet another pop-up is settling down into a permanent home. This time it’s 'āina, a Hawaiian brunch concept from former AirBnB and Google chef (and Hawaiian) Jordan Keao. Keao started 'āina (which means "that which feeds us," in Hawaiian) because he couldn’t find the dishes he grew up with in the city. "It’s very rare to find not only just snacks that are associated with Hawaii, but also some of the quintessential dishes or flavors," he said. "I’ve always had to cook those dishes in my home."