The Corner Store opened on August 24 in the former Hukilau, and has renovated the old and dilapidated Tiki bar into a fresh new space with a saloon feel. And while it looks more like a place to get a fancy housemade soda or cocktail than a contender for a stellar sandwich, you can actually get both here.
Lunch options are currently limited to three salads and three sandwiches. We opted for a fried green tomato sandwich and we're still experiencing flavor dream flashbacks.
A soft French roll has kissed the grill and softens the generous lump of burrata (a California nod to this traditionally Southern sandwich) that's piled on top of the cornmeal-breaded and fried tomatoes, which have no hint of grease. All the flavors mingle nicely with a slick of basil aioli. Pickled red onions bring the needed acid to the party, and avocado offers the nod to health. We ordered the sandwich to go and ate half before driving, and didn't eat the other half for almost 45 minutes. It had still miraculously avoided sogginess and tasted great.
This sandwich is not on the weekend brunch or dinner menus unfortunately, but it hopefully won't just remain a weekday treat.