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Quick Bites: Turtle Bay Seafood Fest, Karai Crab, more
Roy’s beer dinner: Today is the last day to order the three-course beer dinner at the Original Roy’s in Hawaii Kai, 6600 Kalanianaole Highway. On the menu: crispy “pho” braised beef tendon in soft tacos paired with Modelo Especial Lager from Mexico, Roy’s Style Paella and more; $36 with beer, $30 without. Mention “beer menu” when making your reservation at 396-7697.
Turtle Bay Seafood Fest: Now in its eighth year, the North Shore event highlights chefs’ specialties and farm-to-table dishes. Today, Taste of the North ($44) takes place at 6 p.m.; Saturday, Chefs Under the Stars ($55) takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Wine tasting ($20) is an option on both nights.
Get tickets ($84 tickets including both nights are also available) at 293-6000, TurtleBayResort.com or from the hotel concierge.
Crack that crab: Karai Crab at The Willows, the latest crab and seafood eatery on Oahu, opened Sept. 21, headed by Miles Miyamoto. Order shrimp, mussels, Dungeness crab, catfish, crawfish or crab legs, and choose from six seasoning sauces: garlic butter, Cajun, Karai combo, tropical habanero, lemon pepper and court bouillon.
The new eatery is in a building directly makai of The Willows’ main entrance at 901 Hausten St., open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; 952-6990.
Mushrooms and Montrachet: At the Kahala Hotel & Resort, “Mushrooms and Montrachet” is a monthlong food festival pairing the humble fungi with French Montrachet wines and U.S. wines made in Montrachet fashion.
The Plumeria Beach House serves its “Bounty of the Seven Seas Seafood Buffet: Mushroom Mania” today, Saturday and Oct. 19 and 20, $55, $27.50 for ages 6 to 12.
Hoku’s offers “The Magic of Shroomery” with its brunch buffet, 10 a.m. to noon on Sundays in October; $60, $30 ages 6 to 12.
If you really love mushrooms, then note Hoku’s Chef’s Table Grand Experience at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 25. This five-course prix fixe gourmet experience will be paired with Montrachet wines for $150; $125 without wine.
Pink drinks: In October, 12th Avenue Grill is donating a portion of sales from every pink, hibiscus-infused vodka cocktail and 12th Avenue Grill T-shirt to Susan G. Komen Hawaii granteees, supporting national research and breast health and preventive services in the islands.
Visit 12th Avenue Grill at 1145 12th Ave.; 12thavegrill.com or 732-9469.
Firefighters food festival: Support the Honolulu Firefighters Foundation at its third annual signature chefs food festival from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at Honolulu Fire Department headquarters, 636 South St.
The festival features cuisine from Honolulu chefs from 12th Avenue Grill, Beachhouse at Moana, Chai’s Island Bistro, Mariposa, Poke Stop, Roy’s, Sheraton Waikiki, Side Street Inn and Tango Contemporary Cafe.
Also look for food stations with creations from HFD firefighters, the Culinary Institute of the Pacific and Farrington High School’s Aloha Learning Center.
JJ Bistro, Liliha Bakery, The Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Sprinks! provide sweets.
Tickets start at $150; tables for eight are $2,000.
For tickets, go to regonline.com/HFF2012 or contact Lee-Ann Choy at 864-9812.
– Compiled by Nina Wu. Email “quickbites” news to email@example.com.