Quick Bites: Courtyard Brunch, Alan Wong’s
“Waffles for Wishes”: A portion of this month’s proceeds from the Courtyard Brunch at Ward Villages will go to Make-A-Wish Hawaii, granting wishes to children who have life-threatening medical conditions.
The June 28 brunch, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., features food and drink from Koko Head Cafe, Morimoto Waikiki, MW Restaurant, The Pig and the Lady, Whole Foods Market, Kope Coffee Catering Co., Organic Ocean Vodka, Market Advantage and Starbucks. The event will introduce Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s newly formed Young Leaders Board and its Heroes for Hope philanthropic society.
Tickets are $85 and can be reserved online at www.wardvillageshops.com.
Women in charge: A July 1 Next Generation Dinner at Alan Wong’s Honolulu features women who work in Wong’s kitchen. The menu: Kualoa Shrimp and Makaha Mango by chef de partie Jenievalyn Alcaraz; French onion soup by chef de partie Keira Baker; house-made Italian sausage by chef de partie Melanie Inouye; Maultasche (German Gyoza) by chef de partie Melanie Maier; Keahole Butter Poached Lobster and Nozawa Corn Sope by chef de cuisine Miya Nishimura; Sinigan, crispy pan-seared onaga with tamarind and shishito pepper by chef de partie Camille Cadiz; Pork Katsudon by sous-chef Kelly Kawachi; beef “Pinakbet” (with long beans and kabocha) by chef de partie Donna Famisan; Strawberry Semifreddo by pastry chef de partie Tiffani Ann Leonardo; and Tahitian Lime Pie by pastry chef de partie Tracy Paulson.Cost: $85, $125 with wine pairings. Reserve at 949-2526. Alan Wong’s is at 1857 S. King St.
Daily pop-up at Kewalo: Street Grindz, the company that brought the monthly Eat the Street to the island, is now offering a daily dose of ono food to enjoy. Located where the former Fisherman’s Wharf stood at 1011 Ala Moana Blvd., across the street from Ward Warehouse, Street Grindz: Kewalo will have a rotating line of food trucks from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily for the next few weeks.
For a list of daily vendors, go to @streetgrindz on Instagram. For more information visit www.streetgrindz.com.
New flagship branch: Have you tried Magnolia ice cream? The company had a grand opening for its flagship ice cream parlor last week at Seafood City in Waipahu. Enjoy such flavors as halo halo, ube, taro, lychee and many other tropical flavors. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily; 678-6887.
Freebie: Heineken is honoring the people of Hawaii with a limited run of green bottles with “Honolulu” as part of its label and by offering a free concert featuring Local Natives, Kawehi and Shugo Tokumaru. The bottles will be available only this summer, and the concert is free — but only for ages 21 and up. To register for tickets, go to www.HeinekenPacificMele.com.
Juice for Hawaii Speed: The 14th annual Jamba Juice 5K Banana Man Chase and Keiki Fun Run raised more than $7,500 last month for nonprofit organization Hawaii Speed & Quickness. More than 1,500 people walked or ran the 3.1-mile course at Ala Moana Park trying to catch the lead runners, who were dressed in Jamba’s Banana Man outfits.
Summer stacks: iHop is now offering three Summer Stacks Pancakes: Blackberry Peach Cobbler, Blueberry Lemonade and Banana Pudding. Prices range from $8.99 to $12.99.
Eat a pizza, help a nonprofit: Order a three-topping or speciality pizza for $17 at Papa John’s online, and part of the proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. Use the promo code 17PJHCOM online through June 30.
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