There is a connection, far-fetched, but still there. Really!
On one of several trips deeper into Waikiki (for Happy Hour), we came upon these trucks parked along the curb on Lewers Street:
On our last day in Waikiki, we took a last morning walk out the back of the hotel, along the marina and down to the beach and saw yet another long line of trucks along the curb.
On to the food.
This is plain old comfort food, Hawai'ian style:
Kamekona, another character on the show, runs a shrimp truck which is always parked by the lagoon in the Hilton Hawai'ian Village. There really aren't any shrimp trucks there, we've only ever found them along the North Shore, along the Kamehameha Highway, but nevermind.
The actor, Taylor Wily, really does own a shrimp truck and we found it parked outside Hilo Hattie's: