Thank you Huli Sue's in Waimea (Big Island) for the inspiration!
Huli Sue's is a funky roadside bbq place in Waimea. If Merriman's is the rock-star restaurant for a "dining experience," Huli Sue's is your best friend's down-home place where you go to "eat good." They do a Tex-Mex meets paniolo kind of food. The sauces reflect this--crackseed and paniolo-chipotle.