Quick Bites: India Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe, Puka’s
Save these dates: India Cafe and the Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu are offering options to help those affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal.
On May 31, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Kailua, India Cafe is holding an outdoor festival featuring a buffet ($14.95), live Nepalese and Bollywood dancing and a henna tattoo booth. A portion of the day’s proceeds will go to Kokua Nepal. For information call 262-1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The eatery is at 600 Kailua Road, next to Times Supermarket.
At Hard Rock Cafe in Waikiki, have a meal or two through May 30. Hard Rock International and the American Red Cross have joined forces to create the Crank It Up program, giving diners the option to round their checks up to the nearest dollar. One hundred percent of the donations wil be given to the American Red Cross to provide lifesaving assistance. The restaurant, at 280 Beachwalk Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. For more information or to make a reservation, call 955-7383.
More than 8,500 people have died since the magnitude-7.8 and magnitude-7.3 earthquakes hit Nepal on April 25 and May 12. For information on Red Cross services to help the victims of Nepal, visit redcross.org.
Another spot for pau hana: Puka’s, the latest bar addition to Whole Foods Market Kahala, begins its happy hour Monday. From 4 to 7 p.m. enjoy $1 off all draft beers and wines by the glass.
Looking for a food deal? The bar will offer the following daily specials, also beginning Monday: “Wings and a Brew” will cost $10 all day Mondays; Wine Down Wednesday offers $2 off all wines by the glass; a burger and a beer are $10 on Burger and Brew Thursdays; Fish and chips with a brew is $12 on Fridays.
Puka’s, inside the Kahala Mall Whole Foods, is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Call 738-0820.
Communal Table: Alan Wong’s Honolulu continues its Communal Table meal 6 p.m. Tuesday (the last Tuesday of every month). Only seven seats are available so make your reservations early. Call 949-2526.
Back: Chef Keith Pajinag was part of The Modern Honolulu’s opening team before leaving his position to be banquet chef at Hilton Hawaiian Village. Now he returns to the luxury boutique hotel to take on the role of executive chef.
Have food come to you: Too busy to leave your work or home to pick up food? Room Service in Paradise is launching an app so eaters can have food brought to them. More than 85 restaurants are available. The app is available only on Android phones. The company says an iPhone app will be available soon. Until then, order online at 941-dine.com or call 941-dine (3463).
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