STAR-BULLEITN / 2006
Dean Kamiya made Buffalo Fries at the Canoes at the Ilikai tent at last year's Taste of Honolulu, the last event sponsored by Easter Seals Hawaii. CLICK FOR LARGE
Honolulu eat-a-thon survives, with a new name and sponsor
It was a sad day for enthusiastic eaters last year when Easter Seals Hawaii announced it would not be continuing the annual Taste of Honolulu food festival.
But the eat-a-thon will continue, with a new name and a new sponsor, Abilities Unlimited, an organization that helps place people with disabilities in the work force.
Flavors of Honolulu takes place June 29 to July 1 on the grounds of Honolulu Hale, with 21 restaurants already signed on. Entertainment will include actress Tia Carrere, debuting her first CD, "Hawaiiana."
Presale tickets and packages are available: $6 per day, $10 for two days and $15 for three. The event is free to seniors, children and active-duty military. Scrip will be sold for food, with packages available. Call 948-0088 or visit www.flavorsofhonolulu.org.
Volunteers are needed, to the tune of 1,500 to 1,800. Nonprofit groups are invited to support the event and earn up to $1,000. Call 532-2100 or download a registration form at www.abilitiesunlimitedhi.org.