The Cove Hawaiian Grill
9618 Jefferson Hwy Suite E
 
Dreaming of a tropical paradise during the cold winter months? Well, Red Stick now has it’s own little hale`aina (restaurant) hidden away in a lowly strip mall on the corner of Bluebonnet and Jefferson. The Cove Hawaiian Grill features a variety of island fare suitable for a quick lunch or take-out dinner. 
 
Their menu focuses around a variety of marinated proteins (beef, chicken, short ribs, and shrimp) that are char grilled and served with rice and steamed vegetables. Translation: This is not the Mad Men Style Hawaiian Chicken your mama served in a sauce of ketchup, canned pineapple, and teriyaki sauce.
 
Other offerings include an exotic island treasure known as Hawaiian sushi aka Spam musubi. A slab of grilled Spam is served on a block of rice and wrapped in dried seaweed. The Cove cooks their “Hawaiian Steak” to order, but this little treat is usually found wrapped in plastic on South Pacific convenience store counters.
 
But if you are tired of the same old burger and fries for lunch, the show-stopping dish at The Cove is their Bulgogi Burger with a side of house made Chip Fries. Thin slices of sirloin are marinated, charbroiled, and served in their juices with a tangy sauce that fuses to a sweet bun but eventually finds it’s way down to the chin. This lighter take on an American classic is the perfect lunch for patrons on the go who don’t want to be weighed down by a dense hamburger and greasy fries. 
 
A hui hou kakou (until we meet again)
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