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FE B R UARY 20-26, 2011

Elizabeth Chan with a plateful of Furikake Mahi, one of several popular dishes available at I Love Country Cafe.


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manager Kenton Tom calls the most filling breakfast of the bunch. The Irish Breakfast features a three-egg omelet filled to the max with corned beef hash topped with Cheddar cheese, complete with a butter-grilled fresh pineapple spear, hash brown potatoes, toast, coffee and your choice of juice. Really, is there any better way to start your day? “I would say we probably sell more

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sonal recipes,” Richard explains, “and over the years the or Richard menu has evolved, and and Millie Chan, our customers have had a great owners of I Love Country influence on our current food selection.” A self-proclaimed “die-hard foodie” herCafé, one thing is certain: Their self, Elizabeth is quick to mention that her gourmet food business is family lives, breathes and eats for the deeply rooted in their love for longevity of the restaurant. As the only daughter Elizabeth, the inspira- child and graduate of Iolani School, tion behind this eatery. Georgetown University and William S. “When my daughter was young, we Richardson School of Law, Elizabeth wanted to be responsible parents and give serves as counsel for I Love Country Café. her a nutritious diet,” Richard recalls. At the tender age of 4, she affectionately “In preschool, we were always served named the restaurant and now oversees brown rice because we were told it was much of the day-to-day operations. healthy,” says Elizabeth, chiming in. “From “Right now we’re cross-training the staff then on, my parents, who had never had at our different locations — Queen Street, this type of rice in their lives, only served the Navy Exchange and downtown,” she me brown rice.” explains. That was more than 20 years ago. Since “I collaborate with many of our chefs then, the Chans have kept that same com- and work a lot with our bakers on developmitment by serving up some of the health- ing new products. This is how I would periest, home-style meals to kamaaina. sonally cook at home. I wouldn’t want to I Love Country Café first opened as a serve my customers something that I small eatery along Fort Street Mall back in myself wouldn’t eat.” 1987. Three years later, the business reloAnd with an ever-expanding menu, cated to a roomier spot along Piikoi Street. Elizabeth says, the restaurant caters to What seemed like a landmark to many for anyone wanting a guilt-free, homemade close to 20 years would soon close shop, meal. Everything is served fresh and made but not before Richard opened a new to order, utilizing a majority of local ingre1,000-square-foot restaurant on Queen dients. Street. The Furikake Mahi ($7.95 small, $9.95) “We first started serving our own per- and Fresh Roast Turkey ($9.25, white meat

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for you is that it’s fresh. There’s a theoonly ry in Hong Kong along the lines of, if food add an is over a day old, you shouldn’t be eating additional $1.30) it because the nutrients have vanished.” are among the house speYet, when it comes to the ultimate dincialties. ing experience, there’s one rule that can“The Furikake Mahi is very popular. We not be broken — you must save room for serve it with rice and stir-fried vegeta- dessert. And at I Love Country Café, freshbles,” Elizabeth says. “The Kiawe Steak ness is key. Desserts range in price from Wrap ($8.95), served with avocado, mush- $1.50 to $5 and feature a diversity of items, room and onions and paired with sea- including the restaurant’s famous soned fries, is one of my favorites. Macadamia Nut Cheesecake, Bread “We’re also experimenting with home- Pudding, Butter Mochi, Vegan Oat Cakes, made smoked bacon and are slowly Brownies and more. immersing it to the menu,” she adds, not“It’s always exciting to explore new food ing that it can be included with many of concepts and recipes,” says Millie, who the breakfast items. helps oversee the catering aspect of the “I got together with our chef one day business. and brought over some pork belly. We “I really enjoy making candy, which is a marinated it for a week and smoked it, and dying art. Therefore, we do a lot of there you have it — smoked bacon.” research when it comes to candy and have According to Elizabeth, the restaurant’s actually visited old candy masters in Asia, specialty bacon is cut a little thicker than more specifically Thailand, Hong Kong, your average bacon, thus giving off a Macau and China,” she says. Indeed, meatier and smokier flavor and taste. Millie’s famous Cranberry Macadamia Nut Customers also can create their own Candy has been flying off the shelves. salad, but the Cobb Salad ($7.25 small, So, while diners are bustling in and out $8.95 regular) has proven to be a hit, along of I Love Country Café on a daily basis, the with the Cheeseburger Deluxe ($7.95), Teri Chans are busy refueling bodies with nutriBurger ($6.95) and Garlic Mushroom tious and delicious meals. Sure, some may Burger ($7.50), all made with kiawe-grilled call it work, but for the owners, catering to Angus beef patties complete with the per- their guests is a passion. fect pairing of lettuce, tomato, mayo, Dijon Or as Millie explains it, “Everything here mustard and choice of french fries, tossed is made from love.” salad or potato-macaroni salad. Loyal customers are well aware and new diners will soon find out that I Love Country Café is so much more than your average local plate lunch joint. In fact, it stands in a league of its own. ‘ “We cater to most dietary restrictions, whether the customer be vegan or vegeWhere: 885 Queen St. tarian,” Elizabeth states. “Pretty much everything on the menu can be adapted to Call: 596.8108, 783.7901 the customer’s request. (Catering Hotline) “We also have a lot of customers who Hours: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., come in and ask for certain specifications. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. For instance, they request for their food to Saturday-Sunday be cooked with less oil, no oil, less carbs, Website: www.ilovecountrycafehawaii.com or more vegetables,” she says. “I think what’s important about food being good

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1 Furikake Mahi & Mochiko Chicken Mixed ($10.95) 2 Two Eggs Breakfast with Homemade Bacon & Fried Rice ($8.39) 3 Country Club Sandwich ($8.75) 4 Fresh Roast Turkey ($9.25)

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5 Cobb Salad ($8.95) 6 Ahi Poke Bowl ($6.95)

7 Eggs Florentine with Country Fried Potatoes ($8.29) 8 Teri Kiawe Angus Beef Burger ($6.95) 9 Kiawe Steak Wrap with Seasoned Fries ($8.95)

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10 Elizabeth Chan offers diners a couple of I Love Country Cafe’s healthiest dishes.

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ne bite of the fried chicken at Max’s of Manila and you’ll know why the restaurant is known as “the house that fried chicken built.” Juicy, tender and oh, so crispy, the chicken is lightly cooked to mouth-

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how it all started.” The Max’s story begins in 1945 when M a x i m o Gimenez, a Stanford-educated teacher, befriended a group of American occupation troops stationed at Quezon City in the Philippines. The GIs regularly visited Maximo’s nearby home for a drink or two, and after some time insisted they repay their host for his generosity. This prompted Maximo waterto open a cafe, where his niece ing perfection from a special Ruby managed the kitchen and recipe that literally helped served a very simple, but very popcreate what is today a ular fried chicken. News traveled Filipino food institution. fast concerning the delicious dish “It’s prepared just a little speand soon people from all over were cial,” says Maly San Luis, managing flocking to Max’s for a taste of the director of Max’s Hawaii. “That’s house specialty.

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Today the little cafe has expanded into a full-fledged restaurant empire, with more than 120 locations in the Philippines, U.S. and Canada, with plans to branch out to Dubai and Australia later this year. “The grandchildren of Ruby and the grandchildren of Max are the ones currently running the franchising, and now they’re looking for growth outside of the Philippines,” San Luis says of the 65-year-old business. On Oahu, locals are fortunate to have two Max’s. The first opened in 2006 in the Waipahu Shopping Plaza. The public’s response was so overwhelmingly positive that a second outlet was added last year in town, right across the parking lot from Costco Iwilei. “So far it’s been going well,” says San Luis of the Dillingham restaurant. “The type of food that they order is pretty much the same, but we’re getting a lot of non-Filipinos in town. We’re getting a lot of firsttimers venturing out, and the feedback that we’re getting is (the food) is not as foreign as they had expected.” According to San Luis, Filipino food is a cross of Spanish, Chinese and Malay cuisine, taking the best from all three styles to form a truly unique and tasty food experience.

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1 Chef Gregorio Delos Santos, at left, holds a dish of Pancit Canton and Max’s famous Fried Chicken, while chef Nestor Manimtim holds the Lumpiang Ubod. 2 Pancit Canton ($7.95) 3 Max's Fried Chicken ($13.50) 4 Kare-Kare Bagoon ($11.95) 6

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“But sometimes when people come in for the first time, they can feel a little intimidated and not know where to start,” she admits of the expansive menu that, in addition to that famous fried chicken ($7.95 for half, $13.50 whole), also has a large offering of traditional Filipino dishes done with homey twist. “Our core menu are the traditional Filipino dishes, but we try to come up with new things all the time, and that’s where we throw in the twist,” San Luis explains. “Like the Pinakbet, that’s a very common vegetable dish, but we kind of do a twist ON the

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Hours: • Open 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. daily (Dillingham) • Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday (Waipahu) Where: 951.MAXS(6297) Web: www.maxsofmanila.com Notes: Filipino breakfast is served from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sundays at the Waipahu location, featuring morning favorites like Bangsilog ($7.95), Longsilog ($6.95), Tocilog ($6.96) and Tapsilog ($7.50).

shrimp base — that’s done special by the chef — so you can’t just go to the market and buy a bottle (of the sauce). “And that’s one of our secrets, to have that authentic cooking,” she adds. “Our chefs are actually from the Philippines. One has been with Max’s for 15 years, the other has been with Max’s for 18.” For newbies to the house of Max, San Luis suggests beginning with one of the house specialties, like Kare-Kare ($11.95/$18.95), a hearty stew of tender oxtail, beef shank and vegetables swimming in a rich peanut sauce. A lively shrimp paste is served on the side for an added flavor kick. Another native delicacy (and San Luis’ personal favorite) is the Crispy Pata ($12.95/$16.95), pork knuckles simmered in a special marinade and deep-fried to golden perfection. Other popular items to try include Pancit Canton ($7.95), Pinakbet ($8.95), Sinigang na Hipon ($8.50/$13.95), Chicken or Pork Adobo ($8.95), Halo-Halo ($5.50) and Lumpia, which range from the traditional Lumpiang Shanghai ($6.95) to the more modern Lumpiang Ubod ($5.95). “It’s made out of coconut palm, almost like a heart of palm salad, and it’s chopped up, stir-fried, seasoned and then wrapped in a fresh crepe wrapper. It’s not deep-fried so it’s healthier and a lot fresher,” San Luis explains. “There’s a vast menu,” she adds, “but this is always a good place to start.” Portions are plentiful, even for a regular order, so it’s a good idea to bring along a

friend or two to share in the bounty. Or enjoy a complete feast for one with one of Max’s six combo plates. Each meal comes with a leg of Max’s chicken, choice of rice (steamed white, brown or garlic) and combination of sides. Prices range from $5.95 (Max’s Basic — chicken leg, choice of rice) to $9.50 (Max’s Chicken Dinner — half serving of chicken, choice of rice or french fries, soup of the day or tossed salad, and dessert). “There’s some that come with noodles, some that come with lumpia, chop suey,” San Luis says. “Special ingredients here and there ... We try to do a little something extra than the normal.”

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5 Fresh Lumpiang Ubod ($5.95) 6 Pinakbet ($8.95) 7 Full-size Crispy Pata ($16.95) 8 Max's of Manilla managing director Maly San Luis with a dish of Crispy Pata ($16.95). D I N I N G

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Waking Up at Ocean House F

antasies become reality at the Ocean House, located beachfront in the Outrigger Reef Hotel. Once they step foot into the establishment, diners are presented with fabulous cuisine amid spectacular oceanfront views of Waikiki and Diamond Head. The Ocean House exudes casual elegance, and since opening its doors nine years ago, the restaurant expanded its repertoire by beginning to serve its early bird diners in December 2009. So, start off your day the right way and partake in a hearty breakfast in a relaxing, stress-free environment. Breakfast manager Chris Cole was more than happy to share with Dining Out a few of the top breakfast items that have guests up and at ’em by the crack of dawn.

1 & 2 Fresh Fruit Sunrise ($13) 3 Neptune Omelette ($16) 4 & 5 Belgian Waffles ($14) Nathalie Walker photos

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Top Breakfast Items Belgian Waffles ($14)

A light and crispy waffle topped with your choice of fresh wild berries or bananas. “I’d have to say our waffle is the most popular item on the breakfast menu, especially with the kids,” Cole says. “Some people order the waffles with a side of bacon or a couple of scrambled eggs — it really makes a well-rounded and filling meal.”

 

Neptune Omelette ($16)

This omelet features blue crab seasoned with oyster sauce, sweet chili, celery, onions, green onions and applewood smoked bacon, topped with a succulent lobster cream sauce.

Fresh Fruit Sunrise ($13)

A pineapple bowl filled to the brim with an assortment of fresh fruit, topped with Greek yogurt flavored with honey and a touch of granola.

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t’s always a fun adventure to try out a new Chinese restaurant, where you hungrily peruse the menu to carefully make your choice in the hope the food meets your high expectations. Here on Oahu, where Chinese eateries abound, that first impression is a lasting one. And for those chopstick-wielding foodies who don’t eat meat, there are usually a few vegetarian

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choices scattered among extensive lists of meat and seafood selections, and the struggle to find something you can eat can become more of a chore than an adventure. Lucky for vegetable lovers, the new Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant in Ala Moana Center has an entire section of its extensive menu devoted to “Special Vegetarian Dishes,” making it easy to put those chopsticks to work. Manager Gary Chan shares his favorite with Dining Out readers. “Actually, if people ask, I always recommend the Black Mushrooms, Bamboo Fungus and Seasoned Ve g e t a b l e s ($11.95),” he says. Perfect! Hearty black mushrooms and protein-rich

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know it’s only rock ’n’ roll, but I like it. And apparently so does the crew at Azure Restaurant, because the legendary music of The Rolling Stones is the inspiration behind “Beggars Banquet,” the third in a series of quarterly culinary-themed events scheduled at 6 p.m. this Wednesday at the award-winning Royal Hawaiian restaurant. “It should be fun,” says Chef de Cuisine Jon Matsubara, who collaborated on the four-course food-and-cocktail pairing with master mixologist Joey Gottesman. “At cocktail pairings, there’s a lot of interaction, and Joey, he’s a master mixologist, but he’s also a comedian. So when he takes the helm and he describes his drink and he talks about The Rolling Stones, he’s very entertaining, and that takes care of half the dinner experience,” Matsubara adds. “It’s different from wine dinners, which are ‘been there, done that already’; it’s something inspiring to do and different from the daily norm.” See page 11–

The second course of Wednesday’s “Beggars Banquet” features oysters Casino-Fella, featuring roasted Pacific oysters topped in applewood-smoked pork belly, sake-braised spinach and bearnaise sauce. Nathalie Walker photos

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t Azure Restaurant, it is clear that the meal is as much about the all-around dining experience as it is about the food. “For me, the restaurant is not only about the food, the restaurant is not only about the service, the restaurant is about the experience, so what kind of experience can you create,” says Chef de Cuisine Jon Matsubara. “I think everyone has a memory of kickin’ back with some great friends, listening to tunes, eating great food and having really good wine or really good drinks and just enjoying themselves. And it’s a combination of all those different experiences that create the whole. “I think you remember something like that just as much, if not more.” Listening to the passion with which he speaks, it’s hard to imagine the award-winning chef even considered doing anything else with his life. However, Matsubara, who has worked at acclaimed restaurants Roy’s, Canoe House, Restaurant Jean Georges, Tabla, Bouley, Alan Wong’s and Stage, originally had no intention of going into the culinary arts. “I was in law school, and I was in Civ Pro one day and this guy next to me was called upon and was reading the case study, and I was just looking at him thinking, ‘Wow, how come this guy is so excited? Did we read the same thing, ‘cuz I read it and it wasn’t that interesting.’ And it was then that I realized that, you know, I can never be successful in this genre because how can I compete against someone who’s so passionate about it,” he confesses. Shortly after his realization Matsubara found himself in a restaurant kitchen in San Francisco. “From that moment on I was hooked,” he says with a laugh. “There was kitchen language I didn’t understand — 86 all day, all this kind of things — and they had fish all in rosemary and oil and they were grilling and they were moving and they were yelling ... There was a feeling like, this is exactly what I want to do Jon Matsubara eighty-sixed a promising law with the rest of my life. And I career for the allure of a chef’s life. just followed my heart. From there, I knew I wanted to create these experiences and be a part of having fun.” Today Matsubara displays his talents each night with a menu centered around freshness, quality and, above all else, the experience. “Cooking should be fun,” he says. “Food is so dynamic, it can never get boring because you can always re-create something, you can always put your own twist, and it’s always evolving.” Diners can choose between a traditional a la carte menu, which features the best of the day’s fresh-caught fish and wide selection of sides, or a five-course tasting menu that can be paired with wines hand-selected by Azure’s in-house sommeliers ($69 per person, $89 with wine pairing). Reservations may be made after 4 p.m. daily, with the latest reservation available at 8:45. Seating stops at 9.


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Straight from the 1981 album Tattoo You is a first course ready to Start Me Up: Roasted Kona lobster slathered in green garlic butter and Parmesan and served over a bed of Hamakua Springs tomatoes, tarragon and fresh mozzarella. The dish is paired with a Sage and Honey cocktail, a fresh blend of lemon, blueberries, sage, Hawaiian honey and Bombay Sapphire. “It’s very light, but it’s very luxurious, very simple and elegant,” Matsubara says. “I wanted to start with a bang.” The second set is an Oysters CasinoFella inspired by the song Casino Boogie from 1972’s Exile on Main Street, along with a Spiced Yuzu and Chiso Martini made from TY KU soju, yuzu, serrano chili and garden-sourced chiso leaves. “I wanted to do a cross between a Clams Casino and an Oysters Rockefeller,” the chef explains of his modern take of two perennial classics. This version takes roasted Pacific oysters and tops them with applewood-smoked pork belly, sakebraised spinach and béarnaise sauce. For the main course, Matsubara pays homage to two smash songs from 1965 — Little Red Rooster (The Rolling Stones Now) and Get Off of My Cloud (December’s Children (and everybody’s)). A Shelton

popular dishes, and each generous portion is served In Don Ho’s memorable with plenty of bite-size, melody My Little Grass golden brown pieces coatShack, the late entertainer ed with a furikake seasonspeaks about returning to ing. The calamari rings are his quaint dwelling on tender and full of flavor, and Hawaii’s Kona coast to are carefully prepared to catch up with “kanes and avoid the tough, chewy texwahines” from his past. ture commonly experiWhile Ho lives on enced when the dish is through memories and his overcooked. Don Ho’s calamusic, those who visit Don mari, which comes with a Ho’s Island Grill in Aloha passion fruit cocktail sauce, Farms chicken is braised in red wine and Tower Marketplace are able is “simple, yet effective,” brandy and sits atop a “cloud” of whipped to relax under the shade of according to general manYukon gold potatoes with Italian black the eatery’s own little grass ager Michael Maielua. Maielua says that the truffle. The Coq Au Van is paired with an shack that houses its full bar. Whether stopping by most common compliment elixir of Gentleman Jack, kiawe-smoked Fiji after work for some pau fielded by customers who apple, sweet vermouth and bitters. Closing the show is a Waialua chocolate hana beverages or enjoying chose the calamari is that dessert sure to give diners Sticky Fingers a scenic dinner along “it’s the best they ever Honolulu Harbor, Don Ho’s had.” He recommends pair(1971). “We’re basically making a little cake, pupu menu aims to please. ing the pupu with any one The Fried Calamari of the restaurant’s draft putting a little ganache on it and stuffing it with a ruby chocolate filling and sprinkling ($12.50) still stands as one beers from the bar that, in it with macadamia nuts,” Matsubara says. of the restaurant’s most Maielua’s opinion, offers “We use the best ingredients and do very little to it to really bring out the natural flavors of the food and the drinks, and it really makes a difference.” The “Beggar’s Banquet” dinner-andcocktail meal costs $99 per person and is sure to leave diners singing in satisfaction.

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the most extensive selection of local beers in Aloha Tower Marketplace — and maybe in downtown Honolulu. Don Ho’s also offers an extensive Happy Hour menu served daily from 3 to 6 p.m. The pupu menu offers a wide variety of items conveniently priced from $3 to $6, and includes fries ($3), kalua pork sliders ($5), mozzarella sticks ($5) and cheeseburger sliders ($6).

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Hot pot fever hits ‘neighborhood’ eatery

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he shabu shabu trend continues at Shabu Shabu Bangkok on Kapahulu Avenue, where owner Keo Sananikone has blended his famous Thai cuisine with this hot pot craze. The restaurant opened its doors last September in Kapahulu, and Sananikone says shabu shabu is the perfect choice for those who are health conscious. “In the last few years shabu shabu has become very popular in Thailand because people are wanting to eat healthier,” he explains. “We provide table service, which people love, and what makes our shabu shabu unique are our broths and sauces.” Whether it’s chicken, beef, vegetarian or Tom Yum (Thai lemon grass) broth, a foundation of delicious items has been laid out for Shabu Shabu Bangkok’s valued customers. Diners can select from an array of shabu shabu dishes, including the Vegetable Combo ($14.95), Seafood Combo ($19.95) and Meat Combo ($17.95). According to Sananikone, the Vegetable and Seafood combos are often the most-requested dishes on the menu. “The vegetable combo features freshly mixed vegetables with a variety of tofu and mushrooms, and the seafood combo consists of shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, clams, fish, fish and shrimp cake, and shrimp wonton,” he says. Carnivores should take notice of the meat combo, which offers up an enticing array of beef, pork, chicken, pork and beef meatballs and pork wonton. Shabu shabu can be categorized as comfort food, but it’s Sananikone’s special dipping sauces that gratify patrons. Guests can request the house’s specialty red bean curd sauce, a light, tasty and mild soy offering; a cilantro lime sauce, which features a dash of chili pepper; a mild green onion sauce or the always spicy Thai Tom Yum sauce. “Believe it or not, we actually have a lot of people who add intestine, liver, tendon and stomach to their shabu shabu,” Sananikone states. Those with a weak stomach, however, should stick with noodles, or the additional vegetable, meat or seafood instead. Of course, these ingredients also come with an additional cost. While shabu shabu has proven to be the mainstay here, diners can order from the Thai cuisine menu as well. Chef Urai prepares close to 40 menu items with plans to expand the list in the near future. Spring Rolls ($7.95) served with fresh lettuce, cucumber

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slices, mint leaves, pickled carrots and daikon paired with a special vinaigrette dipping sauce is the recommended appetizer, and the famous Bangkok-style Panang Curry is a delightful entree. The Panang Curry features an exotic mix of kaffir lime leaves, fresh ground lemon grass, peas and fresh spices. Spicy and flavorful, the curry can be ordered with shrimp and scallops for $15.95 or with chicken for $12.95. Finally, cleanse your palate with a refreshing dessert showcasing ube, coconut and mango ice cream for $6.95. “We can cater to those who want a romantic dinner or a big party. We have four private rooms that people can reserve,” Sananikone says. “We’re your neighborhood restaurant, offering up healthy cuisine.”

1 The Vegetable Combo ($14.95) showcases a variety of tofu, mushrooms and freshly mixed vegetables. 2 The Panang Curry may be ordered with shrimp and scallops ($15.95). 3 A tasty dessert features ube, coconut and mango ice cream ($6.95). Lawrence Tabudlo photos

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omano’s Macaroni Grill, conveniently located at Ala Moana Center’s Hookipa Terrace, presents diners with the type of Mediterranean-style dishes commonly found along Italy’s exquisite coastline. The philosophy at Romano’s Macaroni Grill is simple — chefs take the freshest ingredients and the most authentic recipes to produce simple, but utterly delicious cuisine. Dining Out recently stopped in to see what diners were feasting on during lunch hour. Customers Cari Mizumoto and Nelson Totoki, on hand for a business meeting, graciously took time out to share with us their menu recommendations.

Nelson Totoki: “I ordered the Carmela’s Chicken Rigatoni ($15.59). It features roasted chicken, fresh mushrooms and caramelized onions with imported rigatoni pasta in a Marsala demi-glace. I think it’s a great dish and the atmosphere is very nice.” Cari Mizumoto: “I’m having the Chicken Florentine Salad ($14.99) with spinach, orzo pasta, chicken, black olives and Parmesan cheese with a roasted garlic lemon vinaigrette. It’s awesome! The restaurant recently brought it back on the menu and now I’m back for more. It’s very refreshing.”

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hen Sarah Espino was a little girl, she dreamed of owning a restaurant. “My afternoons were spent playing with my neighbors; I had clay pots and water and leaves, and I’d invite them to my ‘restaurant,’” she remembers. “I shared that dream with my husband, and he said, ‘Do you want to pursue it?’”

Espino and her husband, Vince, who lived in San Francisco at the time, had come to Oahu for a vacation when they noticed the absence of one of their favorite Mainland eateries. “We realized there were no IHOPs on the island of Oahu. I was always brought up to believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It was an opportunity we wanted to look into.” As it turned out, the 52-year-old restaurant chain, based in Glendale, Calif., was searching for a new Hawaii franchisee. “We were in the right place at the time,” Espino says. After about a year of planning and negotiation, and another year of construction, the couple’s first IHOP opened in June 2006 at the Ohana Malia Hotel on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki. New locations have followed rapidly: in Kaneohe’s Windward Mall, Hilo on the Big

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1 Original Buttermilk Pancakes with authentic country flavor ($9.40). 2 Strawberry Banana Pancakes ($13.50) 3 Big Steak Omelette ($16.99)

pancakes in stacks of three at a time until diners are satisfied. Servings of eggs, hash browns and sausage, bacon or ham may be added for an additional charge, up to $8.99. “We have the world’s greatest pancakes,” Espino says with pride. — all primary pancake ingredients. The day became “They’re soft, known as Shrove Tuesday (to “shrive” means to they’re fluffy, seek forgiveness for one’s sins through penance or they’re delicious! confession), and eventually, in the United Kingdom I’ve tried many and other countries, as Pancake Day. times to make IHOP began celebrating National Pancake Day in them myself at 2006, and has now served more than 10.1 million home from free flapjacks as part of the event. Nationally, the scratch, but I goal for this year’s event is $2.3 million, for a total of could never do it.” $7.65 million since 2006. Donations made on Oahu Although panwill benefit Children’s Miracle Network programs at cakes are the star Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. at IHOP, the “It’s one day of the year we give back to the commu- restaurant feanity, and that’s a big thing for us,” notes Espino. tures a variety of Pancake lovers who cannot wait for March 1 will other plates, from be delighted to hear about IHOP’s All-You-Can-Eat appetizers to dinPancake special, available until the end of this ner entrées. “We month. For $4.99, servers will deliver buttermilk have everything 5 from chicken to fish, from steak to shrimp,” Espino says. “A lot of folks really like our Chicken Crepes, our Country Fried Steak and our famous Bacon & Burger, where the bacon is inside the hamburger patty. And we have a lot of items that are less than 600 calories.” Those desiring a bit of local flavor will enjoy one of the restaurant’s newest offerings, a dish only available at IHOP Hawaii: Fried Rice with Portuguese Sausage and Eggs ($7.99). Omelets include tempting varieties such as Spinach & Mushroom, Chicken Fajita and the Colorado (a carnivore’s dream breakfast stuffed with bacon, pork sausage, shredded beef, and ham). The popular Create-Your-Own Omelette is custom-made with the guest’s choice of a long list of fillings that includes five different cheeses, oven-roasted tomatoes, and fresh spinach — or even turkey bacon and broccoli. “Basically, whatever’s on the menu. If you want it in your omelet, you can have it,” says Espino cheerfully. “If you’d like to have breakfast for lunch, or breakfast for dinner, you can visit IHOP!”

4 Local Favorite: fried rice, Portuguese sausage, two eggs ($7.99) 5 Sarah Espino, president of IHOP-Hawaii, with the Local Favorite breakfast dish.

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Island, Pearl City’s Times Plaza, and on Ala Moana Boulevard in the Aqua Palms Hotel. “We’re turning five in June — five years!” comments Espino, chuckling a bit. “That’s a milestone we need to celebrate.” First things first: National Pancake Day is just around the corner. On March 1, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., IHOP will celebrate National Pancake Day by offering free buttermilk pancakes to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “From the time we open till the time we close, we give out a short stack to anybody who wants one,” she says. “In return, we ask people to donate something to the Children’s Miracle Network.” Culturally, the tradition of Pancake Day dates back to 1000 A.D., when Christians began preparing for ritual fasting on the day before the Lenten season by using up rich foods like eggs, milk and butter

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Right: Cook An Ly prepares an order of oxtail soup and tempura. Inset: Oyako Donburi ($9.75) features chicken, egg, long rice and mushrooms served over rice and served with miso soup, tsukimono and green tea.

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ekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen has been serving up local favorites to hungry diners for the past 75 years. With a loyal following that spans generations, this Kaimuki eatery is known for its famed saimin (with its broth made from scratch) and other tasty items such as barbecue sticks and hamburgers. Located at 2746 Kaimuki Ave., Sekiya’s is open Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 732.1656.

1 | Evon, Jenna and Eric Reformina 2 | Kary and Harry Takemoto. 3 | Jane Uyeda and Ruth Kamikawa 4 | Gale Kamitono and Vic Mau 5 | BJ Ah Mau, Bev Marques, Cecilia Chun and Dee Hansen 6 | Pam Kaji, Bryce Hamamoto and Erin Kaji

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A traditional Italian dish for all By Chris Fleck

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hen customers ask Paesano Ristorante Italiano owner Billy Rattanasamay which part of Italy he is from, he often replies with a chuckle, “I am from the mountain side.” Actually, Rattanasamay is from Laos, but you’d never know that by the way he cooks the most authentic Italian dishes. At the forefront is Paesano’s Eggplant alla Parmigiana, which dates back to the 14th century along Italy’s southern regions, and can be mastered by those who have no ties to the region, but have received the proper training in fine Italian cuisine. In Rattanasamay’s case, he credits his own version of this classic — a skillful blend and layering of breaded eggplant, melted mozzeralla cheese and spiced marinara sauce — to his mentor and local restaurateur George “Cass” Castagnola. Rattanasamay first met Castagnola when the former was a waiter and the latter was visiting Hawaii from New Jersey some 30 years ago. There are many secrets to Paesano’s

own cooks, makes this dish traditional,” says Rattanasamay. Quality of products is what Castagnola instilled in Rattanasamay from the start. It is, he added, what separates a decent dish from a sensational one. That may be the reason Rattanasamay imports tomatoes for the marinara sauce from one of Italy’s most historic companies. “We get all our tomatoes from San Marzano Tomatoes. You cannot go cheap when it comes to your tomatoes and sauce. It is what enriches the dish and blends with the eggplant,” explains Rattanasamay. “Quality of your products is like wine: Sure, you may be able to enjoy something cheaper, but you can taste the difference in the The Eggplant alla Parmigiana dish at Paesano quality. It is the same with tomatoes.” Ristorante Italiano is a skilled combination of breaded The Eggplant alla Parmigiana is usually served eggplant, melted mozzeralla cheese and marinara with a choice of pasta, but it also is offered with sauce. Nathalie Walker photo substitute sides of either freshly cooked vegetaEggplant alla Parmigiana, but Rattanasamay bles or seasoned-roasted potatoes. The Eggplant alla Parmigiana is served both could only disclose a few. One difference is Paesano’s use of freshly made, in-house bread for lunch and dinner. Lunch price is $13.90, and crumbs. “We do not shortcut anything. Our dinner prices are $15.90 for the small portion freshly made bread crumbs, seasoned by our and $18.90 for the regular portion.

“Dining Out is Our #1 Choice!”

Paesano’s Ristorante Italiano Where: Manoa Market Place 2750 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu

Call: 988.5923 Hours: Lunch — Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner — Daily from 5 to 9 p.m.

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Call: 485.8883 Hours: Lunch — Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner — Daily from 5 to 9 p.m.

Bistro & French Pastry 3447 Waialae Ave. • 739-0993

“Dining Out is still the best choice for advertising my restaurant! Since advertising with Dining Out, Sales have increased by 25% and we’ve been able to expand the restaurant with more seating, as well as, open up another restaurant, J2 Asian Fusion.

We’ve tried other advertising options, but Dining Out is our #1 Choice!” – JJ Praseuth Luangkhot, Owner 3441 Waialae Ave. • 626-5368

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my favorite strawberries and whipped cream topping. For only $8, it’s delish! Even more, you get your pick of a variety of syrups, including maple, coconut and boysenberry. “Customers can also change up the waffle if they want,” Tom says. “In place of strawberries, we also have a peach topping, but they must ask for it specifically.” When I want to treat myself to a sinful indulgence, it’s the Belgian Waffle with ice cream and hot fudge ($8.95) that warms both my tummy and my soul. Wailana Coffee House 1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955.1764

Kit n Kitchen Early risers are in for a treat, as Kit Yiu and his wife, May, recently began serving up a New England-style breakfast at their University Avenue eatery. With a wide selection of options to choose from, breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday through Monday. “Our breakfast menu has been 18

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Strawberries Crepes ($6.95), a sweeter choice in which the French-style pancakes are topped with fresh strawberries, lightly sweetened strawberry jam, whipped cream and cream cheese. “The crepes are refreshing and light,” May says. “We also have Banana Crepes ($6.95), with fresh banana paired with lightly sweetened chocolate syrup and whipped cream, as well as the Fresh Mixed Fruit Crepes ($7.95) with seasonal mixed fruit with a light touch of whipped cream.” Kit n Kitchen 1010 University Ave. 942.7622

Zippy’s Restaurants Next stop Zippy’s, especially after rolling out of bed first thing in the morning. As a kamaaina favorite, Zippy’s ono breakfast options are the way to go. For starters, the Zippy’s Omelette is your perfect omelet, complete with a mix of customer’s favorites, like generous amounts of Cheddar cheese, ham, Portuguese sausage, chopped onions, bell peppers, celery and toma-

1 The Zippy’s Omelette ($7.70) is a top seller among customers. Courtesy photo. 2 The Corned Beef Hash and Eggs ($6.65) is made from Zippy’s original recipe. Courtesy photo. 3 The Eggs Benedict Florentine ($9.50), Frittata ($9.95) and Strawberries Crepes ($6.95) are just a few of the breakfast options available at Kit n Kitchen. File photo 4 Kit’s Egg-in-the Hole ($8.95) features an egg cooked to perfection in a hole of toast with chunky tomato sauce and choice of meat and starch. File photo

to. Created in the late 1960s, this local favorite is available at the restaurant for $7.70. Yet, I personally cannot get enough of corned beef hash, so little thinking is required in the early morning hours — it’s a quick and easy choice — everything points to Zippy’s Corned Beef Hash and Eggs ($6.65, restaurant). Made from the restaurant’s personal recipe, the pairing of its delicious, homemade corned beef hash with two island fresh eggs is a match made in heaven. Finally, the Hot Cake Sandwich ($7.25, restaurant) is a tough one to beat. Consisting of two fluffy hot cakes with an island fresh egg and your choice of ham, bacon, Spam, homemade corned beef hash, Portuguese or link sausage, it’s a delightful array of all your breakfast favorites at an affordable price. So, the next time you hit up Zippy’s, know that you’ll be in for some ono grinds!

Zippy’s Restaurants 46-038 Kamehameha Hwy. (and various other locations) 233.2700


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uthentic Vietnamese cuisine has been filling the stomachs of pho enthusiasts islandwide since Pho My Lien’s opening last November in Aiea’s Westridge Shopping Center. Known for its homemade pho or beef noodle soup, Pho My Lien is owned and operated by the husband-wife team of Tommy Dang and Lien Bui. They, along with executive chef Phuong Bo, have been producing top-notch pho at the affordable prices of $6.95 (regular portion) and $7.95 (large portion). Each order comes complete with savory broth and noodles, served with a tantalizing array of fresh mint leaves, bean sprouts, herbs, chili pepper, lemon and a special blend of sauces that mix perfectly with the pho itself. Among the other dishes to grace the menu is the always delicious Papaya Salad, specially priced at only $4.99 throughout the month

Ingredients: • 1 piece whole Snapper, about 2 pounds (or two fish, 1 pound each) • salt and pepper, to taste • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour to dust over fish • oil for deep-frying fish

Preparation: • Clean and dry Snapper and cross-

of February, when customers should present the special coupon found in Dining Out (original price is $7.50). “The Papaya Salad can feed three to four people. We serve large portions here,” Dang says. As a healthy alternative, this festive salad features shrimp, papaya, carrot, spinach and mint atop a bed of lettuce, dressed in Pho My Lien’s homemade sauce and a dash of vinegar. “Customers can also substitute shrimp for chicken or tofu if they prefer,” Dang adds, not-

ing the Papaya Salad offers the perfect blend of both salty and sweet. So, the next time you’re yearning for a bit of Saigon, Pho My Lien head on over to Restaurant Pho My Lien. Your Where: taste buds will 98-150 Kaonohi St., thank you. Suite B213-B

Call: 488.4900

Far right: Co-owner Lien Bui with a plate of Papaya Salad, which is specially priced at $4.99 throughout February. Right: A single portion of Papaya serves three to four people. Nathalie Walker photos

recipe

Crispy Whole Snapper Sun-dried Tomato Citrus Beurre Blanc By Chef Chai Chaowasaree Serves 2

hatch cut in 1-inch squares. • Season with salt, pepper and dust with all-purpose flour. • In a deep pot or pan, add oil and bring heat up to about 350-375 degrees and deep fry whole fish until it turns light-brown or until crispy. Set aside. Ingredients for Sauce • 1/4 cup orange juice • 1/4 cup white wine • 1 cup chicken stock • 2 cloves chopped shallot

• 1 clove chopped garlic • 1 tablespoon chopped celery • 1 tablespoon chopped carrot • 2 bay leaves • 10 whole black peppercorns • 1 tablespoon sugar (use depends on how sweet the orange is) • pinch of salt, to taste • 1 tablespoon chopped sun-dried tomato • 1 tablespoon chopped-fresh herbs (Thyme, Parsley, Chives, Tarragon, Basil and Marjoram) • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter D I N I N G

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Local Favorites! Hamburger steak Steak Plate

Zip Pac 7.25 Available daily

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Breakfast Bento 3.59 Available at the fast food counter during breakfast hours only

Restaurant prices: Hamburger Steak Plate $6.99*, Zip Pac $8.25*. Offer valid from 2/7/2011 - 3/6/2011. Must be a Hawaii resident 18 years of age to enter. No purchase necessary, other restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offers, coupons or discount cards. For complete rules and information see stores or visit www.zippys.com *Prices are slightly higher at Zippy’s Kahului. |

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WHERE TO DINE CATERERS

CAFE

Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine 590 Farrington Hwy 692-9880

Duck Yun

820 W. Hind Dr. Aina Haina Shopping Center 373-1303 or 373-4632

A Catered Experience

Anytime Cafe

94-1068 Ka Uka Blvd. 677-7744

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd 735-3888

Makino Chaya

Golden Duck

1221 S. King St. • 597-8088 4230 Waialae Ave., Kahala 737-7188

Kahai Street Kitchen

Aloha Tower Mkt place 585-6360 Westridge Mall 486-5100

237 Kalihi Street, 845-0320

Koko Cafe

2494 S. Beretania St. 944-0449

3553 Waialae Ave. 738-8666

1 Aloha Tower Drive, #283 538-9881

735-8488

ALL RICE VERMICELLI DISHES BUY ONE, GET ONE

50% OFF

2nd Dish of equal or lesser value expires 2/24/11

NOW SERVING RAMEN

Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

Chin’s Harbor View Restaurant

Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine Must present coupon. Expires 3/7/11. Offer not valid in combination with other specials. Beverages excluded.

111 N. King St. 521-8268

CHINESE

Hale Koa Hotel, 2055 Kalia Road 955-0555 Call for eligibility details. 949-4321

Yakiniku Camellia Buffet

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

Must Present Coupon.

Open Everyday 10am-10pm / Except Sun & Wed 10am-9pm

2919 Kapiolani Boulevard • Market City Shopping Center

EL

HARRO MEXICANO AIEA RESTAURANT

10% OFF

ENTIRE MENU WITH THIS COUPON

Limit one coupon per party. Cannot be combined with special offers. Exp. 2/28/11

Mon-Thurs 8am-9pm • Fri & Sat 8am-10pm Sunday Closed

AIEA SHOPPING CENTER

SPECIAL SPECIAL 2 FAJITAS $ FOR

99-115 Aiea Heights Dr. (Next to Aiea Bowl)

488-9727

BYOB - no corkage fee

15.99

NOW SERVING BREAKFAST 8AM-11AM

All Day Special (11am - 4am)

All You Can Eat!!! Short Rib, Seasoned Short Rib, Rib Eye, Seasoned Beef, Brisket, BBQ Chicken, Tripe, Pork Belly, Spicy Pork, Tongue, Also includes Seafood Pancake & Korean Miso Soup

BYOB Also Available Curry & Steak

Adult $19.95 Child $16.95

Monday-Sunday 10am–10pm

(under 12)

3579 Waialae Avenue 737-8820

Sam Sung Plaza • 655 Keeaumoku Street #108 Open from 11 am to 4 am •

15% OFF

Cash Sale Only (With Coupon)

8000 Square Foot Restaurant

32 ft long stage, 7 private rooms with sound & projection video systems perfect for any wedding or event

Open

10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Ala Moana Shopping Center 4th floor Ho’okipa Terrace near Macy’s

Dim Sum starting at

$2.95

10% OFF Credit Card Sale Only (With Coupon)

Hong Kong Dim Sum & Regular Menu Items

Early Bird Special

Excludes set menus; Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Char Siu & other specials. Not to be combined with any other offer. Expires 2/28/11.

12.95

$

Only

949-2890

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant Liliha Square by Times Supermarket

Add $3.00 for Complete Meal

524-1628

which includes soup or salad, ice cream

Celebrating 10 Years!

11 am - 7 pm

Dim Sum Take Out Special! 8am-11:30am

All Day for Locals with ID

15% OFF(Charge) • 25% OFF(Cash)

Specials not valid on Holidays

Dim Sum & Reg. Menu Dine In Special!

Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

at the old Waikiki III Theatres Parking available at the Pro-Park location Seaside Ave. Pay $2 at the Restaurant. www.atlantisseafoodsteak.com

922-6868

10% OFF(Charge) •15% OFF(Cash) Happy Day Chinese Restaurant 3553 Waialae Avenue

738-8666 D I N I N G

Must present coupon Expires 2/28/11

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WHERE TO DINE Hee Hing Restaurant

Maple Garden /Yen King

449 Kapahulu Ave. 735-5544

909 Isenberg St. 941-6641

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

new

Little Villlage Noodle House

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

1113 Smith St. 545-3008

Liliha Square 524-1628

Mandalay (The)

at McCully

All You Can Eat Seafood Buffet Book Your Private Party NOW! $

HO HO Chinese Cuisine

692-9880

Angelo Pietro Honolulu 1585 Kapiolani Blvd. #10 941-0555

I Love Country Cafe 885 Queen St. 4725 Bougainville Dr. 783-7901

Bibas Hale Koa Hotel, 2055 Kalia Road 955-0555 Call for eligibility details.

946-8833

TRY OUR

Sam Choy’s

OF THE

SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Assorted Salads, Create Your Own Omelet Station, Roast Beef Carving, Hawaiian Luau Station, Hot Entrees, Fresh Poke, Breakfast Meats, Waffles & French Toast Desserts Adults $19.95 Keiki (5–12) $8.95 Every Sunday 9am– 2pm

10.95

Prices starting @ per person

590 Farrington Hwy Kapolei Marketplace

Aloha Tower Marketplace 528-0807

FAMILY DINING

On at McCully ON ON On 1110 McCully St.

1055 Alakea St. 525-8585

Don Ho’s Island Grill

Street Level, 2424 Kalakaua Ave, #102 971-1818

New Lui’s Chop Suey Kam Shopping Center 1620 N. School Street, #120 847-1234 / 841-8668

Ala Moana Shopping Center 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. 4th Floor - Ho’okipa Terrace 947-8818

Seafood Village Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

Red chocolate cake, topped with a decadent cream cheese icing.

200-300 Capacity

President Day Special Buffet Dinner, Feb. 21st

• Dungeress Crab w/ Salt & Pepper Garlic • Honey Walnut Shrimp • Steamed Fish • And much, much more!!!

Feb. 28 – March 13

Price slightly higher at Ala Moana, Pearlridge and Kahului.

Hushpuppies, Cajun Style Wings, Popcorn Shrimp, Seafood and Sausage Gumbo, Muffuletta Hot Brick Sandwich, Fried Oyster Salad, Cornmeal Crusted Catfish, Seafood Jambalaya, Shrimp Etouffee, Blackened Ribeye Steak, Curried Pecan Pie and beads and lots of fun!

RED VELVET CAKE & CUPCAKE

Slow roasted, juicy, succulent Huge 20 oz. PRIME RIB with da trimmings $19.95 Every Monday from 5pm until gone

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. • Validated Parking Open 24 Hours 955-1764

580 Nimitz Highway 545-7979

Most Delicious Thai Food in Town!

KAMA‘AINA SPECIAL! LUNCH 10% OFF DINNER 20% OFF

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL

FREE BIRTHDAY MEAL FOR ANY AGE With Family and Group LUNCH & DINNER

20% OFF

Must have minimum party of 4. One Birthday coupon per party of 4. Coupon valid on actual birthday, ID required. Not combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. No online or photo-copied coupons. Expires 2/28/11

1 Coupon per group. Must have valid ID. Not Combinable with other discounts. Discounts off regular adult price. No online or photo-copied coupons. Expires 2/28/11.

Aloha Tower 585-6360 1 Aloha Tower Dr. 2nd Fl., 3 Hours Parking $1 Pearlridge 486-5100 98-150 Kaonohi St.

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Immensely Popular Plate Lunch For $5.70

Coming Soon to 900 N. Nimitz Hwy 1627 Nuuanu Ave 585-8839 Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm; Sun 12n-8pm 2955 E. Manoa Rd 988-0212

Call for take out

www.bangkokchefexpress.com


WHERE TO DINE Kenny’s Restaurant

IHOP

Panya Bistro • Bakery • Bar

1620 N. School St. 841-0931

Waikiki - 1850 Ala Moana Blvd • 949-4467 Waikiki - Kuhio & Lewers • 921-2400 Pearl City - Times Sq. SC • 486-4467 Kaneohe - Windward Mall • 235-4467 Hilo - Prince Kuhio Plaza • 959-2600

Wailana Coffee House

Ala Moana Center, Mauka - Mall Level 946-6388

1860 Ala Moana Blvd. 955-1764

Kenny’s Express

2nd Floor, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center 922-9333

Zippy’s

Call the one nearest you.

Restaurant Epic J2 Asian Fusion

Kani Ka Pila Grille

626-5368

924-4990

JJ Bistro & French Pastry

Kit N Kitchen

2169 Kalia Rd, Outrigger Reef on the Beach

3441 Waialae Ave.

739-0993

228

$

Special Price for Table of 10 Chicken Salad with Jelly Fish Imperial Scallop Soup Peking Duck with Bun Salt & Pepper Shrimp Seafood w/Vegetables in Taro Basket Steamed Fish Fillets w/Ginger Scallion Black Mushroom with Baby Pak Choy Steamed Rice, Dessert www.themandalayhawaii.com

525-8585

FILIPINO Tanaka Saimin

Mon - Sun 10:30am to 9:00pm Excluding all coupons and other discounts. Dine-in only.

Free Parking Mon - Fri after 5pm & All Day Sat & Sun

This Month’s Special Dinner Thursday, March 10 6:30 pm

Medallion of Ahi Sashimi, Uni Emulsion

Open 7 days a week

Chilled Timbale of Ama Ebi, Avocado & Uni

Mon - Fri. 12am-2pm

Arare Crusted Scallop Unagi Potato Croquette Kabayaki Glazed Black Cod & Unagi

Lunch 25% OFF

Dinner Early Bird Special 50% OFF Appetizers Sunday Brunch Buffet

80

CALL FOR DETAILS

$

3660 Waialae Ave. • 737-1177 www.3660.com

Discovery Bay (across Ilikai) 1778 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste 213

www.MonsoonIndiaOahu.com 941-5111

Keiki Bowl

$ 99

1

with purchase of a 2-Choice Plate & a 22 oz. drink. With coupon; one offer per coupon. CASH SALES ONLY. While supplies last. Not valid with any other promotion or discount. Expires 2/28/11

Seafood Congee

6

(Rice Soup)

$

99

With coupon; one offer per coupon. CASH SALES ONLY. While supplies last. Not valid with any other promotion or discount. Expires 2/28/11

at the Colony Surf

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MoAr re

ing Breathtak

1st Sunday Champagne Brunch! New Menu Changes Monthly!

PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS

Hot Jazz Harpist Shareen, experience the gentle crashing waves, pure ocean breezes and awesome beauty of Hawaii.

• Chicken Salad with Oriental Dressing • Crispy Bacon Seafood Combo Wrap • Dungeness Crab - Country Style • Honey Glazed Walnut Shrimp • General Tso’s Favorite Chicken • Seasonal Chinese Green Vegetable • House Fried Rice • Dessert: Mango Pudding

$

24.95

per person (4 people minimum)

Specials not valid on Holidays. Advance Reservations required, please call 971-1818.$3 self park validation only.

BYOB

See You 1st

Ala Moana Shopping Center Makai Market Windward Mall Food Court www.chinatownexpresshawaii.com

10.95

11:30am-2:30pm

Catering Hotline Sunday Mar.6 th!

• Oriental Chicken Salad • 4 types of Dim Sum (Manapua, Nori Spring Roll, Pork Hash, Half Moon) • General’s Chicken • Beef and Broccoli • Stir-Fried Assorted Vegetable • Seafood Fried Rice • Dessert - Almond Float per person $ (10 people minimum)

5pm-6pm Only Open 5pm-10pm

Green Tea Ice Cream

ON THE RISE

Oven Fresh Roast Pork, Char Siu, Roast Duck, Roast Chicken Fresh Made Dim Sum, Manapua, Pastries

94-300 Farrington Hwy 801 Dillingham Blvd. 951-6297

Uni+Unagi = ”Umami”

Limited Reservations 40% Off bottles of wine or no corkage fee

783-7901

Max’s Of Manila

888 N. Nimitz Hwy #103 524-2020

1010 University Avenue 942-7622

3447 Waialae Ave.

1055 Alakea St.

1131 Nuuanu Ave. 587-7877

SeafoodvillageHyatt.com Ask about our Kama‘aina Discount

Hyatt Regency Resort& Spa-Street Level•2424 Kalakaua Ave., #102

Dinner Menu

2 Choice Teishoku Combo

16.75- $20.75

$

Served with rice, miso soup, two side dishes, and pickles.

Choose from • Fried Oyster • Ebi Fry • Ahi Sashimi • Broiled Salmon Diced Steak • Miso Butterfish • Karaage • Pork Ginger Sizzling Hamburger Steak • Tempura • Tonkatsu and many more! Bentos and assorted musubi available daily as well as ala carte specials

OPEN 11 am - 9 pm Lunch 11 am - 5 pm Dinner 5 pm - 9 pm Closed Sundays

…Only at Michel ’s

~ FREE VALET PARKING ~ ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY ~ 2895 Kalakaua Ave. • 923-6552 • www.michelshawaii.com

Japanese Home Style Restaurant “Hinone Mizunone” Please enjoy the KAMADAKIGOHAN cooked completely by “Ogama”.

FOR BANQUETS & PRIVATE PARTIES CALL 728-3463 D I N I N G

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942-4848

www.fujio-food.com

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WHERE TO DINE FINE DINING

Waikiki Business Plaza 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 923-3877

Restaurant Row • 599-3860 Waikiki Beach Walk 440-7910

Bali Steak and Seafood Hilton Hawaiian Village (Rainbow Tower) 2005 Kalia Road 949-4321

Aloha Tower Market Pl. 585-0011

Hy’s Steak House 2440 Kuhio Ave. 922-5555

Greek Marina

Stage Restaurant

The Fat Greek

1250 Kapiolani Blvd. 237-5429

3040 Waialae Ave. 734-0404

Koko Marina Shopping Center 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy. 396-8441

ON ON at McCully Chinese Restaurant

1110 McCully St. • 946-8833 (Corner of McCully & Young St.)

February 24 John Keawe

Special Menu for 8-10 159 Call for details and reservations. $

6 - 8pm NO COVER CHARGE

901 Hausten St. • www.willowshawaii.com • 952-9200

Romanos Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Center Hookipa Terrace 356-8300

Japanese Restaurant

Aina Haina Shopping Center 373-1303 or 373-4632

On On celebrates 31 years!

Mailani • Na Palapalai • Cyril Pahinui

ITALIAN

East Honolulu

Now Open!

UPCOMING ENTERTAINERS February 17

Hawaii’s Original Garden Restaurant Since 1944

Discovery Bay (across Ilikai) 1778 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste 213 941-5112

580 N. Nimitz Hwy. 545-7979

Call for more information & scheduled performances

Monsoon India

GREEK

Sam Choy’s BLC Chai’s Island Bistro

INDIAN

Top of Waikiki

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

FREE Bottle of Oyster Sauce with $20 purchase WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Find menus and $5 coupon at www.ononhawaii.com

Signature dishes offered as Daily Specials

TAX TIME SPECIAL

9 OZ. SEABASS FILET $9.95 Choice of Salt & Peppered, Teriyaki Style, or Wafu Garlic Sauce. Includes: Miso Soup, Rice or Green Salad, Tsukemono and Tea

with 2 pc. Shrimp Tempura $13.95 Expires 4/15/11

OPEN TUE-SUN LUNCH

11AM-2PM, DINNER 5-8:30PM • Closed Monday Lunch & Dinner

100 N. Beretania Street #113 (Parking inside Chinese Cultural Plaza)

536-3035

Thiss coupon n cannott be e combined d with h otherr offers.. Expiress 3/7/11

Open for Plate Lunch Tue - Fri 10:30am - 1:30pm Mini Okinawan Sweet Potato & Kalua Pork Cakes

Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

Soft Shell Crab Alfredo

DINE IN – TAKE-OUT Catering from casual to exquisite events

Catering Available Everyday!

Dinner Daily from 5pm 949 Kapahulu Avenue

237 KALIHI ST.

“Cuisine of the Philippines”

(Corner of Kahai and Kalihi)

801 Dillingham 94-300 Farrington Hwy, (next to Costco) Waipahu (next to Savers)

ph 845-0320 fax 842-4273

Since 1945

kahaistreet-kitchen.com

Traditional Chinese Style NEW YEAR JAI

951-MAXS (6297) www.maxsofmanila.com

Buy one dinner entree, receive 2nd entree

Served for a LIMITED TIME ONLY at both locations. Includes: Oysters, Straw Mushrooms, Tofu, Shiitake Mushrooms, Dried Lily Flowers, Black Fungus, Sea Moss, Bean Curd, Chinese Peas, Won Bok, Rice Noodles, Bamboo Shoots, and Water Chestnuts.

50% OFF valid Sun, Mon & Tue with ad Expires 3/8/11.

TAKE-OUT ONLY (Kahala location only)

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10:30AM-11PM EVERYDAY 2 0 - 2 6 ,

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JERRYY SANTOS Monday,, Feb.. 21

SUNDAY . . . . . . . . . . TUESDAY . . . . . . . . . WEDNESDAY . . . . . . THURSDAY . . . . . . . . FRIDAY . . . . . . . . . . .

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(corner of Kapahulu and Kaimuki Ave.)

732-7666

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BYOB

KOREAN CUISINE

BROTHERSS CAZIMERO DANNYY COUCH Wednesday Feb.16 Saturday,, yFeb. . 26

SPECIALL GUESTT APPEARANCE

4230 Waialae Ave., Kahala 737-7188 • 737-7288

COUNpTm 10% DIS30 - 6:30

Melveenn Leed Robertt Cazimeroo & Hula Brotherss Cazimero Sistaa Robii & Jefff Rasmussen Hapa’ss Nathann Aweau

• www.chefchai.com • Calll 585-0011

• LUNCH $14.95 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM • DINNER $21.95 3 PM -10 PM Including: Kal Bi, Sirloin, Chicken, Spicy Pork, Sashimi *DISCOUNT EXCLUDES ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGESWITH THIS AD. EXP. 2/28/11.

930 McCully St. • 951-0511 / 951-0611

• PRIVATE PARTY ROOM • CONVENIENT PARKING


WHERE TO DINE Paesano Ristorante

Waimalu Plaza (across Safeway) 98-1277 Kaahumanu St. #119 485-8883 Manoa Marketplace 2752 Woodlawn Dr. 988-5923

Z Pizza

Ward Centre Auahi St. Shops 596-0066 151 Hekili St., Kailua 230-8400

Kobe Japanese Steak House

JAPANESE

1841 Ala Moana Blvd. 941-4444

G Sushi

Market City Shopping Center 2919 Kapiolani Blvd. #23 732-9661

Hanaki Restaurant Manoa Marketplace 2756 Woodlawn Drive 988-1551

Hifumi Japanese Restaurant Chinese Cultural Plaza 536-3035

Hinone Mizunone 1345 South King St. 942-4848

Try Our Tasty PORK TOFU! Customer Favorites: WWW.HEEHINGHAWAII.COM

SPECIAL FEBRUARY MENU

“PEKING DUCK & BEGGAR’S CHICKENâ€? Peking Duck with Steamed Buns Wintermelon Eight Treasure Soup Beggar’s Chicken • Pepper Salt Prawns Garlic Shanghai Baby Bok Choy Sweet and Sour Tai Snapper Mongolian Pork Chop with Sweet Onions Braised E Mein Noodles with Duck Breast Steamed Rice • Almond Float $219 Table of Ten (Reg $250) Offer expires Feb. 28, 2011

Saimin & BBQ Sticks Marinated Fried Chicken Hash Tempura • Beef Teriyaki Oxtail Soup • Ahi Nitsuke Sun-Thu 8am-10pm • Fri-Sat til 11pm Okazuya open daily from 8am

Restaurant Suntory

Kochi

Royal Hawaiian Shpg Cntr 3rd Flr. 922-5511

Kozo Sushi

Sansei Seafood Restaurant

1936 South King St. 941-2835

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort 2552 Kalakaua Ave, 931-6286

Kahala Mall 738-KOZO Keeaumoku 946-KOZO Moiliili 951-KOZO Pearlridge 483-6805 Pearl City 455-6805

Makino Chaya

Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

1 Aloha Tower Dr. 2nd Flr. 585-6360 98-150 Kaonohi St. 486-5100

2746 Kaimuki Avenue 732-1656

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SEKIYA’S RESTAURANT & DELICATESSEN Serving Hawaii for 75 Years!

2746 Kaimuki Ave

732-1656

ACROSS KAIMUKI H.S.

LET US DO THE COOKING! DINNER FOR FOUR

Chinese Chicken Salad • Moo Shu Pork Chicken Oyster Sauce • Pepper Salt Shrimp Mongolian Beef • Choy Sum with Garlic Steamed Rice $49 Table of Four (Reg. $69) Available daily before 6:30 pm This coupon required; expires Feb. 28, 2011

HONG KONG DIM SUM SPECIAL One Free Selection

with the Purchase of Four Selections

This coupon required; one coupon per table; expires Feb. 28, 2011

Pianist Terry Tom Every Thursday, 6pm-9pm 449 KAPAHULU AVE., STE. 101 735-5544

RESTAURANT

SUNTORY Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 3rd Floor

restaurantsuntory.com

922-5511

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WHERE TO DINE Sumo Ramen

Tanaka of Tokyo

Kaneohe 234-6868 Kapolei 693-8808 Market City 737-1868 Kamehameha Shp Cntr 848-8186 Pearl Highlands Cntr 456-80802 99 Ranch Mapunapuna 833-3139

East, in King’s Village, 922-4233 Central, in Waikiki Shopping Plaza, 922-4702 West in Ala Moana Cntr-Hookipa Terrace 945-3443

KOREAN

Sikdorak Korean Restaurant

Frog House Restaurant 1604 Kalakaua Ave. 951-9370

Sam Sung Plaza 655 Keeaumoku St., #108 949-2890

Yakiniku Million Sushi Company

Orine Sarang Chae

1111 McCully Street 947-5411

905-A Keeaumoku St. 955-0646

MEDITERRANEAN

Ton Ton Ramen 95-050 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu 677-5388

Sushi Ichiban

Richo

3579 Waialae Ave. 737-8820

626 Sheridan St. 596-0799

3008 Waialae Ave. 734-2222

The Pyramid Restaurant 758 Kapahulu Avenue 737-2900

NOW OPEN!

Kahala Mall 738-5696 (KOZO)

Upscale American Bistro Plate Lunch

Moiliili 951-5696 (KOZO)

Hawaii Born, Hawaii Bred We Support Local First! 2671A S. King Street 951-KING (5464) Tues-Sat 11am-9pm

Keeaumoku by Wal-Mart 946-5696 (KOZO)

Pearlridge 483-6805

Chef Kapo’s

Mochiko Chicken

One coupon per Deluxe Nigiri Set or Aloha Set. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 2/28/11

It took years of practice to perfect!

Parking: turn into driveway between Kokua Market & 4 Kings

Chicken & Sushi Bento starting from

$5.95

Cook your own vegetables w/choice of meats, seafood, noodles & rice in a “SPECIAL SPICY HOMEMADE MISO SAUCE”

7am - 10pm for National Pancake Day and receive one complimentary short stack!*

(served daily)

Mochiko Chicken (Wednesday Only), or Karaage Chicken (Friday Only)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

choose from Garlic Chicken or Chicken Katsu

Mon-Sat 9am to 7:30pm; Sun 9:30am to 6pm • 1111 McCully Street • 947-5411

Pearl City by Wal-Mart 455-6805

Come hungry. Leave happy. ALA MOANA BLVD. • KUHIO AVE PEARL CITY • KANEOHE • HILO Ala Moana (Free Parking)

1585 Kapiolani Blvd. #110 | 941.0555 | www.angelopietro.com


WHERE TO DINE MEXICAN

OKAZUYA

El Charro Mexicano Aiea Restaurant

SHABU SHABU

803 Kam Hwy. 455-5888

Fukuya Delicatessen & Catering 2710 S. King St. 946-2073

99-115 Aiea Heights Drive 488-9727

Shabu Shabu Bangkok “Thai Style” Hot Pot 949 Kapahulu Ave. 732-7666

PACIFIC RIM

Serg’s Mexican Kitchen 2740 East Manoa Rd 988-8118

2919 Kapiolani Blvd. 735-8488

THAI

3660 Waialae Ave. 737-1177

Wahoo’s Fish Taco

The Ocean House Restaurant

940 Auahi St. #140 591-1646

2169 Kalia Rd., Outrigger Reef Hotel 923-2277

Bangkok Chef

FINE

RAMEN

$8.50

Homemade black sesame paste. All natural. Tender char siu, half cooked egg & green vegetable. New style in Hawaii, Healthy, less oil & No MSG. (Longterm consumption of black sesame seeds beautifies the scalp and hair as well as the skin.)

FREE GYOZA

677-5388

$1 OFF Any Bread purchases over $4

HOUSE

(3 pieces) with purchase of any regular orders 2pm - 6pm

888 N. Nimitz Hwy. #103

98-150 Kaonohi St. 488-4900

NO MSG ADDED!

BLACK SESAME TAN TAN RAMEN Combo Mixed Plate

Pho My Lien

1627 Nuuanu Ave. 585-8839 2955 E. Manoa Rd., 988-0212

ton ton ramen 524-2020

VIETNAMESE Pho Kitchen

3660 on the Rise

41-865 Kalaniaole Hwy (Waimanalo) 259-7374

MON-THUR: 9am - 9pm FRIDAY: 9am - 11pm SATURDAY: 7am - 11pm SUNDAY: 7am - 9pm

Souvaly Thai Cuisine

94-050 Farrington Hwy. • Waipahu, HI 96797

DAILY BREAD SPECIALS TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

Must present coupon • exp. 2/24/11

Rustic Kalamata Olive Bread Sundried Tomato Cheesebread Foccacia Derecco Walnut Raisin Hamakua Farms Mushroom Bread Buckwheat Fig

“All Natural no added chemicals”

988-4310 2752 Woodlawn Dr. • Manoa Marketplace

Tues-Sat 7:30am-7pm ; Sunday 7:30am-3pm

AUTHENTIC KOREAN DISHES Lunch Specials & Plates starting at $5.99 Happy Hour 4-7pm All American Beers $2.00 Soju - $4.95 Appetizers starting at $4.95

$24.70 per person 5” Pyramid

$19.95

Now Taking Reservations

1604 Kalakaua Ave • 951-9370 Mon–Sat: 11 am - 2 am • Sun: 11 am - 10 pm

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

3447 Waialae Avenue • 739-0993 • jjfrenchpastry.com

Celebrating 15 years!

Lunch $12.95

47-388 Hui Iwa St.

I N T R O D U C I N G

“Itt Justt Keepss Getting g Better”

(Daily 11am - 2pm)

Dinner Nightly (5:30pm - 10pm)

758 Kapahulu Avenue (Free Parking in Rear)

737-2900

Belly Dancing Nightly Wednesday - Sunday

Ph: 643-1111 FREE Medium 2 topping pizza w/purchase of a Large specialty pizza at regular price

Lunch & Dinner

Offer not valid in combination with any other offer. Offer not available online. Free medium pizza with equal or lesser toppings. Price plus tax. Prices vary by location. Limited time offer. Products not exactly as shown. Available at participating Pizza Hut® restaurants in Hawaii. Delivery charges apply and do not include gratuity. $12 minimum order for delivery. Limited delivery area. ©2011 Pizza Hut®, Inc. Expires 3/31/11 CC:61

with this ad. Expires 3/3/11. *Excludes beverages

www.koolaucenter.com

4-Course Meal $24.70 per person Serving Soups, Salads, Entrees & More!

Open Daily 11am to 9pm Private Room Available

Now Accepting Reservations • 3441 Waialae Avenue | 626-5368 D I N I N G

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Right: Owner Cesar Llarenas with the ZBQ Pizza ($12.95 small; $22.95, medium; $26.95, large) Inset: 100 percent Organic Crust Apple Pie Pizza ($1.85 per slice)

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hen it comes to promoting a healthy way of eating pizza, no one does it better than zpizza. There, the pizza dough is made from 100 percent organic wheat flour and prepared fresh every day, then handthrown and fire-baked, and finally, topped with a variety of healthy toppings. Located at 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., zpizza is open Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 596.0066.

1 | Anita, Steven, Sanjay and Shanti Silver 2 | Hunter and Matt Wickey 3 | Aaron Kusterer | 4 Jerald Rivera and Kekoa Hubbard 5 | Wally and Kellie Parcels

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Hawaii Dining Out 20 February 2011