Eat Kawit! Drink Ordinary!

with Kawit and Ordinary

(Participation link will be provided in a follow-up email).

Sweet and tangy, Filipino barbecue is a popular street food, regularly served out of carts, brought to New Haven by chef Kevin McGuire, founder of KAWIT!. McGuire’s KAWIT! menu consists of everything from fluffy steamed buns filled with BBQ pork to noodles and tamales. In this virtual class, you’ll learn the basics of Filipino barbecue over drinks from Ordinary, New Haven’s world-renowned cocktail bar. Ordinary is furnishing three craft cocktails: one for greeting, one for the learning portion of the class, and one to be paired with your Filipino BBQ dinner. Participants will receive a recipe and ingredient list from Kawit!, along with a cocktail kit to be picked up from Ordinary. Sultry sips in hand, you'll learn to cook adobo two different ways--vegan and chicken--with steamed rice.

Remember: Each ticket includes a cocktail kit from Ordinary. You can pick up your cocktail kit from Ordinary (990 Chapel Street) on May 18 between 4 and 7 PM.

Ingredient List for KAWIT!:  

Be sure to have all items ready before the event! 


Cutting board, Knife, Dutch oven, Pot with lid for rice, Linen towel or paper towel, Measuring cup, Measuring spoons, Tongs

Shopping List

2C Jasmine rice

4 Chicken leg quarters OR 4C Extra firm tofu

1C Filipino soy sauce (or preferred style)

1C Sugar cane vinegar (sub white vin.)

1/2C Coconut milk

10 Cloves garlic (chopped)

2t Black peppercorns

3T Brown sugar

3 Bay leaves

1 Bunch scallion or chives (garnish)


Kawit! is a Filipino BBQ concept that blends traditional Filipino dishes and flavors with classic American barbecue.  Its aim is to bring more awareness of Filipino culture and add diversity to the food landscape of the greater New Haven area through pop-ups and community engagement. Kawit! was started by Kevin McGuire and his husband Seth Wallace in 2018 and participated in the Collab Cityseed Food Business Accelerator program. Kevin has been working in New Haven at restaurants such as Caseus, Olmo, and Hamilton Park over the past decade. Since 2018, he has been working on Kawit! as a way to explore and share his Filipino heritage with New Haven. 


Craft Cocktails and Comfort Food in one of New Haven's oldest bars! Located at 990 Chapel Street in the heart of Historic Downtown New Haven, CT, and rated by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the best bars in the world.