Our Picks for the Weekend
Those who have tuned into the Winter Olympics have witnessed one American flub after another--Lindsay Jacobellis, anyone?
All the better to avert one's eyes. A few restaurants are addressing this situation by offering menus in honor of the Italian games:
» Auntie Pasto's: Through Sunday, the menu will include beef short ribs Torino-style with tomato and mushroom risotto, chicken osso buco and polenta with truffle oil, and Piedmont pepper steak with creamy corn polenta. At 1099 S. Beretania St. (523-8855) and Kunia Shopping Center.
» Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Lanai: An Italian buffet with grilled antipasto platter, chicken Parmesan, spaghetti Bolognese, duck rigatoni and more will be offered 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday. It's $31.75 for adults and $16 for 12 and under. Best thing: the desserts, including tiramisu, cannoli and an excellent apricot tart. Swans also pass outdoor tables, minus Johnny Weir. Call 949-4321.
I've been building up a raised area in the garage to keep the washer and drier high and dry. Thanks to the Kailua rains, the already-poured Quikrete forms have become a levee to keep flood rains out of the driveway. But if I don't feel like mixing cement on Saturday, the 1 p.m. open house and tour of the Hawaii Opera Theatre production at Blaisdell Center sounds promising....
Paying a visit to the Hawaii Collectors Expo is like taking a ride in a time machine. There's stuff everywhere that was once dime-a-dozen -- cartoon-character adorned drinking glasses, vases in that familiar avocado green, earrings that screw onto the lobe like the ones Mom used to wear -- but outside the walls of the Blaisdell exhibition hall, are now rare finds.
Window shopping the expo is like going on a treasure hunt. It takes a sense of adventure to spock that must-have pendant or ring among the rows and rows of colorful jewelry crowded on glass cases.
You don't have to be a collector to enjoy a day there, just someone who likes nostalgia now and then.
The Hawaii Collectors Expo runs all weekend. See Do It! on Page 3 for details.
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