Our Picks for the Weekend
Short attention span eater
If only governments and religions were more like food courts, each sharing its culture, with no one inhabitant better than any other. They're just different in ways that should be eye-opening and celebrated.
Proximity to Hawaii Pacific University's international student body is reflected in the diversity at Fort Street Mall, where you can easily find phó, pirocski, Korean sushi, Filipino cuisine, and more.
One of the newer additions is La Taqueria de Ramiro, where you can pick up a fairly lean carnitas (pork) taco, with rice, beans and salsa, in a double soft flour shell for just $2.85. They really stuff 'em so that's plenty for one sitting, but it seems like salt is used spariingly here, so it's helped by garlicky guacamole ($2.50 for 1/4 pint).
Other meat choices are pork chile verde, fried pork, chicken and steak, and you can get any one of those in your taco or rolled up in a burrito ($4.50). "Super" versions come with sour cream and cheese, at $4 for a taco or $6 for a burrito.
» Place: 1148 Fort Street Mall
» Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays
» Call: 532-TACO (8226)
Betty sez ...
In Kapolei, we love our library. It's big and bright and air-conditioned (very important in high summer), the staff is cheery and they've got all those computers for finding what we need to read.
The library turns two this month. The anniversary celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with an appearance by Bruce McGonigal, "the bird guy," who'll bring his pet birds and talk about bird care. Imagine the photo possibilities. Call 693-7050.
Gary sez ...
Saturday's your last chance to mix food with murder. Dave & Buster's Mystery Dinner Theatre will stage its final performance of "Mobster in the Men's Room" this weekend. After your meal, you'll be asked to find out who stabbed Freddy "The Snake" Cobra at the holiday party for the clients of Leery, Willing and DePower. The cold ex-wife? Perhaps his batty business partner? It all takes place at D&B's showroom in the Ward Entertainment Complex, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $34.95, plus tax and gratuity, and reservations and prepayment are required. For more info, call 589-2215.
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