Always thinking about where your next meal is coming from? How about thinking of someone else for a change, like your best doggie friend?
Hawaii Doggie Bakery & Gift Shop will be giving away bags -- 300 pounds in all -- of its Hawaiian doggie biscuits from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (or while supplies last), as a community service to reward faithful four-legged companions.
The giveaway takes place at the Hawaii Doggie Bakery & Gift Shop's new location, to be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the holiday season.
What more could you ask for? It's free, your pooch will be fed and happy, and you could probably get a nibble yourself, although doggie biscuits tend to be flavorless to humans. Don't ask me how I know that.
» Place: 1618 S. King St. (Punahou area next to Pee Wee Drive-In and Baskin-Robbins)
» Call: 949-3647
Betty sez ...
Saturday's Discover Moiliili festival will offer the usual song and dance designed to elevate your cultural sensibilities, but the best reason to stop by? The food.
At the General Store you can stock up on baked goods, jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles, boiled peanuts and more. All homemade by some of the most proficient veteran cooks on the island, and featuring such local faves as kimpira and sanbaizuke.
You have to be spry, though. The good stuff tends to sell out fast.
The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Old Stadium Park, corner of Isenberg and South King streets. Park at Kuhio School (free) or the Japanese Cultural Center ($3) and take a free shuttle to the park. A free trolley will also run from Waikiki, picking up at the E-xpress stop on Kalakaua Avenue across from the Beachcomber Hotel.
Jason sez ...
It's pay-per-view time once again for mixed martial arts fans. I'll be at Eastside Grill on Friday for "UFC 55: Fury," which starts at 4 p.m. and features heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski taking on Paul Buentello for the title.
A couple of cold ones, ono kine Eastside grinds and what promises to be an exciting main event? What a great start to the weekend!