Our Picks for the Weekend
Call 'em sliders, call 'em snackers. Now that diners have realized the diet miracle of portion control, look for mini versions of favorite foods. One little bite, after all, cuts at least half the calories, fat, sugar, etc., as the regular-size version. (Never mind that the mini portion probably represents your day's allotment of diet busters.)
When it comes to mass-market morsels, look to KFC for its new 99-cent Fish Snacker of crisp breaded white fish with tartar sauce on a squared sesame-seed bun. The fish snacker follows the popularity of last year's Honey BBQ and Crispy KFC snackers.
On the high end, try out the small, yet decadent morel-dusted Angus sliders with Boursin dip at Halekulani's Lewers Lounge. A trio of these mini burgers runs $12.50 and is part of a new menu to accompany the lounge's great music and cocktails. Check 'em out from 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Burl sez ...
The grass isn't as high as an elephant's eye. Not yet. Maybe by this weekend ...
If you live on the Rainward side of the island, your yard is making you crazy. It's a good time to go to the movies or watch the DVDs purchased six months ago. Nearly two months of solid drizzle has put a real crimp in my already feeble yard-keeping abilities. Even if it's not raining, the ground's too wet to mow. My normally mangy grass has had a growth spurt.
It's a jungle out there!
Mowing is Mission One this weekend. Unless it rains. Which is likely. Mission Two is cleaning up muddy dog footprints. Unless I see you at the movies.
Nancy sez ...
Explore nature! My family plans to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the flora and fauna of the Wahiawa Botanical Gardens this weekend. We decided to check out the gardens because they were recently renovated with new walkways, benches, lighting, signage and more. The 27-acre site was originally used by sugar planters as an experimental arboretum and was opened to the public in 1957. The garden is located at 1396 California Ave. and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is free.
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