Friday, June 10, 2005

Hawaii Coalition For Dads is having its father-child look-alike contest again. Above, Lewis Boucher and his 10-year-old son, Ryan, finished third place in the 2002 father/son look-alike contest held at Pearlridge Center.

Father’s Day eats and
treats abound

Mom gets so much attention on her day; how about some equal time for Dad on his day, June 19? Here are a few places ready to welcome the dear old guy:

Special events

June 18

» Celebrate Dads: The Hawaii Coalition for Dads presents "Celebrate Fathers Day," with festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Windward Mall, including entertainment by Any Kine Ohana, clowns and more. There will be a concurrent celebration at Pearlridge for those on the Leeward side, with entertainment by Jesse Rivera, Country Dancers of Hawaii, Al the Magician, Hula Halau Olana, and Terry Brown and his Ukulele Kids, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Father/child look-alike contests will be held at both locations.

» Father's Day Plant Sale: If Dad has a green thumb, bring him on down to the Town Center of Mililani Center Stage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to choose his favorite plant from a selection of indoor and landscaping bromeliads and succulents. Also shown will be one-of-a-kind dish gardens and hanging planters, and growers will share tips on how to grow these plants successfully. Repeats June 19. Call 622-5500.

June 19

Father's Day cruise: The Starlet departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8, for a family friendly cruise from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Kamaaina and military rate is $47.96 for adults and $28.80 for ages 3 to 11, with valid Hawaii ID. For reservations or information, call 983-STAR (7827) or visit www. starofhonolulu.com.


June 19

» Banyan Veranda: Brunch buffet includes pan-seared salmon with scallops, seafood paella, Hawaiian snapper, dim sum, braised duck, assorted breakfast meats, waffle and omelet station, prime rib, desserts and more; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $42.50, $21 for ages 5 to 12. Call the Sheraton Moana Surfrider at 931-8383 for reservations.

» Beachside Café: Lunch buffet features prime rib, Chinese-style mahimahi, rosemary chicken breast, peach crepes, eggs Benedict, breakfast meats and more; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $34.50, $18 for ages 5 to 12. Dinner buffet from 5 to 9:30 p.m. features snow crab legs, assorted sushi, prime rib, sashimi, peel-and-eat shrimp and desserts. Cost is $39.50, $19.50 children. Call the Sheraton Moana Surfrider at 931-8383 for reservations.

» d.k Steak House: Four-course dinner includes entree choice of "Land & Sea" (filet mignon with broiled "Monster Prawns"), Oven-Roasted St. Louis Ribs, Shrimp & Scallop Szechuan or Seared Prime Rib. Cost is $45. An 18-ounce grilled porterhouse steak is $10 more. Call 931-6280.

» Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas: Special "Dad-sized" entrées include Herb-Marinated Lamb Chops ($22.95) Grilled Rib Eye Steak ($19.95), Miso-Brasied Veal Cheeks ($18.95). Call 533-4476.

» Ocean Terrace: Lunch buffet includes prime rib, salt-and-pepper shrimp, seafood laulau, sea bass, a pancake and omelet station, seafood bar, desserts and more; 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $32.50, $18 for ages 5 to 12. Call 921-4600 for reservations.

» Parc Cafe: Two seatings available for brunch at the Waikiki Parc Hotel, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. On the menu are sashimi, roasted kabocha and chipotle bisque with rock shrimp, salads, prime rib and turkey carving station, omelet station, fish, macadamia nut pancakes, sake-marinated roast duck, dessert station and more. Cost: $32. A $35 dinner also has two seatings at 5 and 7:30 p.m., highlighted by a seafood stir-fry station, braised leg of lamb, crab legs and sake-marinated duck. Call 931-6643 for reservations.

» Pikake Terrace: Dinner buffet includes steamed crab legs, shellfish potpourri, seafood salad, peel-and-eat shrimp, salad and soup bar and desserts. Plus, live Hawaiian music. Cost is $29.50, $16.25 for ages 5 to 12. Call Sheraton Princess Kaiulani at 921-4600 for reservations.

» Surf Room: Brunch buffet includes prime rib, roasted Chinese-style pig, snapper, Korean-style ribs, sweet basil chicken, dim sum, an omelet station, salads, desserts and more; 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $47.50, $26.50 for ages 5 to 12. Call 921-4600 for reservations.

» 3660 On the Rise: Buffet dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. will feature an ahi katsu station, Caesar salad station, oysters on the half shell, roast pork, salmon dore, chicken cassoulet with Portuguese sausage, prime rib station, and more. The cost is $39 for adults, and $17.50 for children. Call 737-1177 for reservations.

» Tiki's Grill & Bar: Prime rib and Alaskan king crab special available all day. Cost is $27.95 for 10 ounces prime rib and 8 ounces steamed crab, $31.95 for 16 ounces prime rib. Call 923-8454.

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