Wings, catfish, jerk rooster, extra southern meals provided at Hickam Black-owned restaurant

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Making homestyle southern consolation meals and sharing it with the army neighborhood is how Andrew and Nairobi Harrison spends their days.

Nevertheless, making savory southern meals wasn’t Andrew’s first profession. Andrew stated he served 24 years within the Navy and over the last little bit of his service he began catering southern meals to the neighborhood. 

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Andrew and Nairobi, co-owners of Smokin Wings n Southern Issues of Hawaii, stated they’ve been in enterprise since 2014.

At first, whereas Andrew was transitioning out of the army, he stated they took on catering jobs for church buildings, household gatherings, birthday events and extra.

In 2015, Andrew retired from the Navy and began working at native meals occasions. 

He stated in 2017 they began a meals trailer on Hickam Air Drive Base and ultimately opened up enterprise contained in the Hickam AMC Passenger Terminal.

They predominantly serve the army neighborhood, however welcome anybody to cease by. You have to to undergo Hickam AFB Kuntz Gate to get to their restaurant. 

They stated as a result of the phrase ‘southern’ is within the title of their restaurant, he often will get requested the place within the south he grew up.

“Our clients usually ask the place we’re from and once we say that we had been raised in Michigan, it must be shortly adopted by, ‘however our grandparents had been born within the south and Jamaica’. Some are skeptical however the proof as they are saying, is within the pudding.” stated Andrew and Nairobi. 

Andrew and Nairobi stated they promote signature southern meals, and for a lot of army members stationed in Hawaii, this meals reminds them of house.

From their collard greens, to their baked beans, and naturally with corn bread on the aspect, Smokin Wings n Southern Issues sells all of it. 

Andrew and Nairobi stated their signature merchandise is their wings matched with their candy and spicy pineapple habanero or honey BBQ sauce. 

Supporting a Black owned enterprise is necessary throughout Black Historical past Month. Andrew and Nairobi stated once they will get the possibility to help a domestically owned enterprise he’ll.

They stated supporting Black owned companies reveals unity and strengthens the economic system, together with giving hope to different minority ran companies which may be beginning out.

Andrew and Nairobi stated promoting meals in Hawaii has been good, they stated many individuals wish to attempt completely different staples that remind them of house and he’s completely satisfied to supply that. 

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