Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 45th Anniversary Celebration ... going on now until July 31, 2010

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 45th Anniversary Celebration
Now until July 31, 2010
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Hawaii is celebrating their 45th Anniversary at their five Hawaii locations; Restaurant Row and Waikiki Beach Walk on Oahu, Lahaina Center and The Shops at Wailea on Maui, and The Shops at Mauna Lani on the Big Island.  

In celebration of this milestone, Ruth’s Chris Steak House has created a special 45TH Anniversary Menu priced at $45, available from May 24th through July 31, 2010.

In honor of the 45th Anniversary, guests will be eligible to enter a Wine Country Weekend – Round Trip for 2 to San Francisco, 2 Nights Accommodation at Langtry Estate, VIP Dinner and Tour of the Winery.
For information and reservations, call Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Restaurant Row at (808) 599-3860; Waikiki Beach Walk at (808) 440-7910; Lahaina Center at (808) 661-8815; The Shops at Wailea at (808) 874-8880; and The Shops at Mauna Lani at (808) 887-0800.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Restaurant Week Wailea, May 23 - 29, 2010

“Restaurant Week Wailea” celebrates Wailea’s finest cuisine at 16 participating resort restaurants throughout Wailea starting Sunday, May 23rd, through Saturday, May 29th.

Wailea Resort has long been known for its award winning culinary talent, delectable restaurants and celebrity chefs; and have once again created some amazing three course, pre-fixe menus for just $29*/$39* per person (*depending on the restaurant - beverages, tax and gratuity not included).  Some restaurants have enhanced this promotion, by creating wine pairings to enjoy with your meal, at a very special price.

This pre-fixe menu is not valid with any other discount, coupons or promotion being offered at participating restaurants. Diners may contact each restaurant direct for reservations, as advance reservations are strongly recommended or visit for select restaurants* which offer online dinner reservations. Photo courtesy of capische? restaurant at Hotel Wailea.

Participating restaurants contribute for each pre-fixe meal served to the Maui Food Bank.

No tickets, passes or coupons needed ~ simply make your reservations and enjoy!

Click here for brochure with full menus: Restaurant Week Menu

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Next Aloha Friday luncheon show in Waikiki on June 11

One of the most quintessential Hawaiian experiences you can have is to hang out near the beach with family and friends along with great local food and great island music. That’s what’s in store in 2010 with the Outrigger Reef’s Aloha Friday luncheon shows at the Kani Ka Pila Grille.

Confirmed future dates are:  June 11, September 3 and November 12.  The luncheon takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes great island entertainment and a delicious buffet filled with island favorites like Grilled Mahi-Mahi, Laulau, Shoyu Chicken, Kalua Pork, Lomi Salmon, Fresh Salads, and more.

If the entertainment line-up is anything like past shows, it will definitely be excellent. Past guest performers have included award-winners Raiatea Helm, Na Leo, Brother Noland, Danny Couch and more.

The Aloha Friday luncheon show is priced at $25 per person tax/tip inclusive, with $5 validated valet parking. For reservations, call (808) 924-4990.

Good news, if you can’t be there in person, the luncheon show is broadcast live in Hawaii from 12 noon to 1 p.m. (HST) on AM940 and is also streamed live around the world on for all the enjoy.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

National Hamburger Month at Wolfgang's Steakhouse

WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE BY WOLFGANG ZWIENER celebrates National Hamburger Month throughout May, as follows:

Wolfgang’s 1/2-pound Classic Prime Sirloin Hamburger
Fresh-baked Sesame Seed Bun
American Cheese (optional)
Tomato, Onion and Lettuce
Steak Fries
Onion Rings
Complimentary Soft Drink
$10 during lunch hours, only (11 a.m.~3 p.m.)
May 1~31, 2010
Value:  $19

Wolfgang’s regular lunch menu is also available every day.

Make your reservations at 808.922.3600, or online at, or just stop by.

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse’s is located at the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikīkī.  From the parking elevator (Building A), go to Level 3 and walk Diamond Head to Building C.  The Center’s free parking promotion offers 3 hours of free parking with any restaurant or food court validation.  No minimum purchase is required for validation.

For more information, visit

Sunday, May 2, 2010

What to do with the kids this summer on Maui

When I was a kid, I was sent to the summer fun program that most of the kids growing up on the plantation went to.  It was fun ... learning how to swim in the olympic-size pool, bowling in the 'semi-automatic' 6-lane alley, playing dodge ball on the hardwood floor of the gym, baking corn bread and doing arts and crafts (mostly using kukui nuts and coconut shells).  Wow - just thinking about those good old days reminds me of how fun it really was.

Today, there are many options for kids, including summer school.  What's offered by Pacific Whale Foundation on Maui seems to be a combination of both summer school and summer fun.

If you plan to be on Maui ... or live on Maui, your elementary and middle-school kids (or grandkids) are sure to enjoy participating in the programs that are offered.

To read the article that I posted on, click here.