Quick Bites: Kenny’s, ‘Calabash & Cooks’

Apr. 16, 2015 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition
In conjunction with Administrative Professionals Week, the Willows restaurant will host the annual Manuheali‘i Fashion Show on April 24, featuring designs for men, women and children at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.  (Courtesy Manuheali‘i)

In conjunction with Administrative Professionals Week, the Willows restaurant will host the annual Manuheali‘i Fashion Show on April 24, featuring designs for men, women and children at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. (Courtesy Manuheali‘i)

BY MICHELLE RAMOS / mramos@staradvertiser.com

Support cancer research: Papa John’s will donate a portion of its online proceeds to the University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center. Use the promotion code “17pjhcom” when ordering a large, three-topping or speciality pizza online this month, and some of your money will go to the center. Or, on April 30, order a pizza from any location and mention UH Cancer Center; 25 percent of the proceeds will go to the organization.

Budget-friendly: Kenny’s, in the Kame­ha­meha Shopping Center in Kalihi, has brought back its early-bird specials. Diners who eat at Kenny’s between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m., 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. or 4 to 5 p.m. can get up to 30 percent off select dishes. Meals will rotate on a weekly basis.

Kenny’s is updating its menu, and prices of many items have been lowered. Find out more: 841-0931 or kennyshawaii.com.

Freebie: In observance of National Garlic Day, Gordon Biersch is offering dine-in customers a free regular-size order of its tasty garlic fries with any purchase on Sunday. One order per table will be allowed. Visit gordonbiersch.com.

‘Cabalash & Cooks’: “Eat your way around the world” at Malama Learning Center’s fundraiser, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Kapo­lei High School.

The culinary tasting event is led by Merriman’s Maui executive chef Zach Sato and Pili Group’s Mark “Gooch” Nogu­chi. Restaurants in the lineup include Miso & Ale, Nui­Kea­loha, Ka‘aha­‘aina, Ori Ann’s Vegan Kitchen, Firehouse, Nani Kore, Pono Plates and Hurricane Heat, which consists of students from Kapo­lei’s culinary arts program.

Entertainment will also be provided, with Chi­nagu Eisa, Shakti Dance Movement, Devi Dance Company, Halau ‘o Kaululaua‘e, Halau Na Maka o ka Laua‘e, David Adler and Wade Cambern of Hawaiian Style Band on hand. There will be a country store and silent auction, too.

Pre-sale tickets are $35, general; $25, students with valid ID; $20, keiki ages 5 through 12; and $75, VIP. Tickets available at www.malamalearningcenter.org.

Brewers dinner: Gordon Biersch is presenting a Spring Fair dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. On the menu: grilled asparagus with Genoa salami, pro­sciutto and sop­pre­satta paired with Marzen & Maibock; followed by Hama­kua mushroom-stuffed salmon paired with Belgian Whit; and finishing up with a fruit crepe paired with Schwarz­bier.

Cost: $40; passport members and military, $29.95. Reservations required: 387-5674.

BYOB, wine tastings, too: Vino’s monthly BYOB dinner returns at 6 p.m. Saturday. The menu starts with an amuse bouche of “Vintage” Steak Tartare, followed by squid ink linguine, smoked lamb bacon, pan roasted lamb loin and Kula strawberry semifreddo. Three BYOB wines are recommended: light, dry to off-dry aromatic white wines; masculine-styled rose (though light to medium-bodied reds may do); and rustic Mediterranean reds.

Cost: $46. There will be wine pairings available from the restaurant for an additional $22 per person.

On Thursday, “A Taste of Mourvedre” wine tasting will be held at 6 p.m. Enjoy sips of 2011 Chateau La Roque Pic St Loup “Les Vieilles Vignes de Mourvedre,” 2010 Domaine Joncier Lirac “Les Muses,” 2010 Domaine Gros Nore Bandol and 2008 Domaine Tempier Bandol “Cabassaou.” Cost: $29.

Reserve for either event at the restaurant’s Waterfront Plaza location, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., by calling 533-4476, or email cgomez@dkrestaurants.com.

Administrative luncheon: In celebration of Administrative Professionals Week, The Willows is offering a special lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through April 24. Cost is $25.95, adults; and $12.95, children ages 4 to 10.

Then the annual Manuheali‘i Fashion Show, featuring designs for men, women and children, will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. If you liked the tie that Marcus Mari­ota wore when he was awarded the Heisman trophy late last year, you might want to catch the show — ties from the same line will be modeled. The Willows is at 901 Hausten St. Reserve a spot by calling 952-9200.

Wine event: Kahala Business Association’s wine tasting returns for a sixth annual event, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at 3660 on the Rise. Enjoy an evening of wine, sake, beer, food, live entertainment and a silent auction.

The cost is $100. For tickets email the_paperie@yahoo.com or go to www.808ne.ws/1EjcuZ1.

Upside-down Blizzards: This month Dairy Queen is showing its customers that Blizzards are so thick that they can be served upside down. If the Blizzard fails to stay in its cup, customers will get a free one on a next visit. Fans are asked to share their experience at #GetUpsideDown.

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