Dining Outside the Home: Merriman’s Gourmet Pizza and Burgers in Poipu, Kauai. Sitting at a table for two on the porch of an old Hawaiian plantation sets the tone for regional “farm to table” dining. The expectation of fresh, locally grown ingredients raises the bar even higher. One look at the menu tells you this is going to be an unique dining experience. Although casual, the portion was generous in the mile-high B.K.E. Burger. The beef was medium, as requested, with shredded Kalua pork on top, layered with caramelized onions and house-made Kim Chee for a kick of spice, and lastly, crowned with an egg over easy. Oh, did I mention aged cheddar cheese and romaine lettuce? I had to walk around the shopping center afterwards just to let my stomach settle. (I finished the entire artisan gourmet burger, then wiped my mouth with the blue-striped cotton napkin.) Oink-a-doodle-moo!