Quick Bites: Stage anniversary, ‘Eat the Street,’ Cactus

Apr. 13, 2012 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition
Stage Restaurant is offering a "2 for 1" dinner special in honor of its fifth birthday. The menu includes entrees such as pan-roasted chicken. —Courtesy Stage Restaurant

Stage Restaurant is offering a "2 for 1" dinner special in honor of its fifth birthday. The menu includes entrees such as pan-roasted chicken. —Courtesy Stage Restaurant

STAGE IS 5: Stage Restaurant at the Honolulu Design Center is offering a “2 for 1″ dinner special to celebrate its fifth birthday, offering a 50 percent discount on all food items.

Stage’s menu, created by executive chef Ron De Guzman, offers entrees including a home-style meatloaf made of Angus beef, cedar plank New Zealand king salmon, pan-roasted Shelton Farms chicken, sous vide of pork tenderloin and more. Prices range from $23 to $32.

Dessert includes a Vietnamese-style coffee flan, cotton candy du jour and Manjari chocolate toffee pudding cake.

The birthday special is available until April 20 (except on Sunday when the restaurant is closed). Call 237-5429 for reservations. Visit www.stagerestauranthawaii.com.

EAT THE STREET KAPOLEI: The food truck street fair is heading to Kapolei — for real, this time.

Originally scheduled for January, the first Eat the Street Kapolei is now scheduled for 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Kapolei High School football field.

Browse for dinner fare among dozens of food trucks offering everything from plate lunches to sweet treats and more.

On-campus parking opens at 1 p.m.; gates open at 2:45 p.m. Visit www.streetgrindz.com/eatthestreet/kapolei.

CACTUS OPENING: The sign is up and the tables and chairs are in at chef John Memering’s long-awaited Cactus restaurant in Kailua.

Cactus is expected to open Monday. Expect an eclectic menu offering Latin-inspired cuisine using seasonal produce from Hawaii’s farms and ocean, along with handcrafted salumi and sausages, house-made cheeses and preserved fruits.

Cactus is expected to be open for lunch through the end of the month and then might offer dinner service as well. You can find Cactus at 767 Kailua Road, Suite 106, next to Muumuu Heaven on the corner of Hamakua Road. Visit www.cactusbistro.com.

—Compiled by Nina Wu. Email “quickbites” news to nwu@staradvertiser.com.

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