SUNSET ON THE BEACH
Isle 'Lost' fans will see season premiere first
Hawaii's "Lost" fans once again will have the chance to see the season premiere in advance of the rest of the viewing nation -- at Sunset on the Beach Sept.30.
This is the third year that the ABC show has celebrated the beginning of a new season on Waikiki Beach. Last year's premiere packed the sandy area in front of the outdoor screen, despite intermittent rain. Cast members will walk the red carpet beginning at 5:30 p.m., with the show to begin at 7.
The new ABC show "The Nine" will follow the "Lost" screening. Both shows debut on television Oct. 4.
Magic of mushrooms
Yakiniku Toraji showcases Japan's prize mushroom in a "Matsutake Fair," through Oct. 31. The matsutake, or pine mushroom, is harvested in the fall and is prized as a symbol of good fortune.
The restaurant will serve them in a Matsutake and Fillet Combination, Matsutake Yaki and Matsutake Namul.
Yakiniku Toraji is at 949 Kapahulu Ave. Call 732-9996.
Matsutake mushrooms are a symbol of fall.
Do you miss the old Tahitian Lanai? The new Tower Grill in Aloha Tower Marketplace has launched a weekend brunch, with old favorites from the Tahitian Lanai, including Eggs Benedict and Banana Muffins.
Restaurateur Fred Livingston's Tower Grill opened Tuesday, serving an American bistro-style menu. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Call 537-4446 or visit www.towergrill.com.
Mix it up
The Hawaii Restaurant Association is holding a mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Ward Warehouse.
Cost is $20, to benefit the association's Education Program. Call 944-9105.