About HGC

Welcome to the Honolulu Grub Club’s (HGC) blog and website. We are a collection of friends and foodies found in Honolulu, HI, that love to dine out and try new eating experiences. Here you will find restaurant reviews, members’ blogs, weekly pics, and interest articles all having to do with the delicious world of food. Please enjoy our website and blog, and as always please save a plate for us!

About Our Mascot

Let me introduce the Honolulu Grub Club’s mascot the Japanese Beetle, Gurabbi.

The Japanese Beetle, also known  as the White Grubworm in its larvae stage, has a well known reputation for its appetite. Many gardeners know of the voracity of Japanese Beetles. A beautiful garden of roses, irises, and hydrangea can be reduced to a barren wasteland by the hunger of these insects. 

Therefore, it is not hard to imagine these creatures saying, “oishii” (Japanese for “tasty”) as they dine on a gardener’s prized plants. Thus Gurabbi was born and is a welcome mascot to a club devoted to dining on the prized bounty offered by Hawaii’s food scene.

Special thanks to our member, the I of Art, for his talent in creating this anime-style mascot.