Our Picks for the Weekend
So you didn't make your early summer deadline to whittle yourself down to bikini weight. No worries. You've got two more hot, sweaty months ahead of you.
Hot weather means reduced appetite -- well, physically at least; I can't speak for your psychological normality -- and this is one time of year when a salad can look like a feast.
At Panya Bistro at Ala Moana Center, you'll find plenty to nibble on, even if you stay away from those dieters' downfalls, breads and pastries.
For starters, there's a spinach salad ($8.95) with mushrooms and slivers of boiled egg, and for a salad that's more substantial, get the sliced char-grilled rib-eye, served Thai style over lettuce dressed with lime juice and mint ($13.95).
Try to ignore the menu pages with the garlic shrimp and burgers. If you should fail in this attempt, there's always next summer.
NADINE KAM / NKAM@STARBULLETIN.COM
A beef salad from Panya could help get you on the fast track to bikini weight.
The Earl Klugh concert at Turtle Bay Resort Saturday (See Page 8) is sure to be a treat for jazz fans. Play tourist and make a weekend getaway out of it with the great beaches, boutiques and restaurants (and ono shaved-ice shops) on the North Shore. Those on the same page already have camping permit in hand or a deposit down on a beach cabin. But if not, as of Tuesday, the resort still had kamaaina-rate rooms available with a two-night minimum stay. Get some friends together to share the $277 per night cost. Or call a North Shore real estate agency to help find something within your budget. Note to self: Plan ahead for next Fourth of July festivities.
Let them eat cake! Let everyone eat cake!
Honolulu's centennial celebration is winding down, but in a big, sweet way. The Patisserie is baking up the largest cake in city history -- 15 feet long by 18 feet wide, large enough to serve 10,000. Free slices will be served 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Honolulu Hale.
Roland Cazimero, Amy Haniali'i Gilliom, Brother Noland and Sean Na'auao will provide the background cake-munching music. Plus, there'll be games, other foods for sale and viewings of the documentary "Honolulu: 100 Years in the Making."
Call 275-3030 or visit honolulupride.com.
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