Hawaiian brunch to pop up at Granville Street's Pawn Shop, thanks to Loco Ono

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      Back in 2016, Loco Ono made a splash with its Hawaiian pop-up kitchens at Sip Lounge in downtown Vancouver.

      In fact, they were so popular that Loco Ono launched a takeover of the former Refinery space later that year.

      Fast-forward to now: Sip Lounge has relaunched as the taco-and-tequila-happy Pawn Shop (1117 Granville Street) and Loco Ono is back to serving up its pop-up fun.

      The Pawn Shop chef Joe Lauriente and Loco Ono chef Jan-Michael Reyes are teaming up to launch a new monthly pop-up series.

      The first event will be a brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 28.

      Loco Ono chef Jan-Michael Reyes

      The menu promises some familiar items, such as buttermilk fried chicken with ube (purple yam) waffles, as well some intriguing new entries.

      There’s a short rib loco moco with steamed jasmine rice, sunny-side-up egg, mushroom gravy, and onions, or there’s an Islander spin on cinnamon French toast featuring roasted macadamia nuts and bananas.

      Loco Ono

      To keep the island vibe alive, DJ Marquee will bring the beats.

      Be warned: with brunch and Hawaiian food being both popular and rarities in this city, this could prove to be a killer combination. For the full menu, visit Loco Ono's website and for reservations, contact the Pawn Shop.