Quick Bites: Stage, Brew’d, Kai Coffee
BY MICHELLE RAMOS / email@example.com
New Spot for Tea Service: Michele Henry of Tea at 1024 on Nuuanu Avenue has expanded her afternoon tea to Stage restaurant’s Lime Lounge on Wednesdays. Cost is $34.95, $54.95 with champagne. Reservations required. Call 237-5429.
Pub Opens on Waialae: Chef Troy Terorotua, owner of REAL a gastropub at Ward Farmer’s Market, 1020 Auahi St., has a new hangout for beer lovers: Brew’d, which opened its doors April 28. Food is also available, until 1:30 a.m. The craft pub sits at 3441 Waialae Ave. and is open daily from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 732-2337.
Looking for a Late Bite? SALT bar and kitchen has a new late-night happy hour on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Between 11 p.m. and midnight the restaurant is featuring a menu of items such as brisket tacos ($6) and pork rillettes deviled eggs ($7), with plates that run from $5 to $9, and beer and wine specials. Call 744-7567.
Breaking Out the Espresso: Kai Coffee, owned by Sam Suiter, opened Thursday on the first floor of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. Suiter, who helped his brother open the first Honolulu Coffee Co. before the business was taken over by Ed Schultz, will specialize in espresso drinks, made with a “state-of-the-art” Nuova Simonelli machine. The cafe also offers Hawaii and world coffees, tea-based beverages, fruit juices, pastries, sandwiches and salads. Hours are 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily; kaicoffeehawaii.com.
Little Sheep Comes to Hawaii: The Mongolian hot-pot chain, with more than 300 restaurants throughout China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Canada and the mainland, is stepping into the spot above Bed Bath & Beyond at Ward Centre. Little Sheep holds its grand opening at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The restaurant features soup bases made from 36 herbs and spices, handmade noodles, New Zealand grass-fed lamb and more. Hours starting Saturday are 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sundays. Look for specials on the restaurant’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Discount for Military: BLT Steak Waikiki is offering active and retired military personnel half off dinners for up to two people and 20 percent off of dinner for tables of three or more on Saturday, Armed Forces Day. The restaurant is in the Trump Hotel Waikiki, 223 Saratoga Road. Reserve at 683-7440.
Back by Popular Demand: Chef Keith Endo offers his Roasted Cracked Dungeness Crab dish in addition to Vino’s regular menu Saturday. The dish will be available on a first-come basis. To reserve call 524-8466.
Double the Pleasure at Hiroshi’s: Chef John Iha, sous-chef Axelrod Colobang and pastry chef Cherie Pascua created a special menu for Chef’s Table Dinner, 6 p.m. Tuesday. The five-course meal costs $46 with wine pairing available for an additional fee. Can’t make it? On May 23 the restaurant will begin its Memorial Day celebration with oyster specials all weekend. For more information or to make a reservation, call 533-4476.
Quick Bites seeks Honolulu dining news, including restaurant openings and chefs’ arrivals, menu changes and cocktail additions. Please send announcements to Michelle Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org.