Ruiz comes ‘full circle’

Ruiz comes ‘full circle’ Chef Mark Ruiz came full circle when Kiawe Roots recently celebrated its grand opening in the upstairs location above Tortilla Republic in The Shops at Kukuiula. “I’m excited to be back in the kitchen that inspired me to open a place of my own. It’s time to grow,” said Ruiz, who…

June 17, 2018
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Kiawe Roots to Open in Former Tortilla Republic

Kiawe Roots to Open in Former Tortilla Republic The summer just got hotter on the South Side! Chef Mark Ruiz and General Manager Tricia Ruiz, owners of Roots in Culture food truck, are trading in their wheels to open Kiawe Roots. The couple, along with their cousin Chef Rodney Baptiste will open this new restaurant concept…

June 6, 2018
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Kauai food truck owners launch new venture in former Tortilla Republic space

Kauai food truck owners launch new venture in former Tortilla Republic space The owners of popular Kauai food truck Roots in Culture are trading in their wheels to focus on their first storefront, Kiawe Roots, which will open this month at The Shops at Kukuiula in Poipu. The new restaurant will be located in the…

June 4, 2018
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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release Po‘ipu, Kaua‘i— June 4, 2018 — The summer just got hotter on the South Side! Chef Mark Ruiz and General Manager Tricia Ruiz, owners of Roots in Culture food truck, are trading in their wheels to open Kiawe Roots. The couple, along with their cousin Chef Rodney Baptiste will open this new…

June 4, 2018
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