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IHOP's Mayor's Breakfast is a play on Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs & Ham," with eggs scrambled with spinach. It comes with a stack of Who-Cakes topped with boysenberry and blueberry glaze, rainbow chocolate chips and a pink lollipop.
IHOP serves green eggs and ham
IHOP restaurants nationwide celebrate the release of the movie "Horton Hears a Who" today with menu items featuring the tales of Dr. Seuss.
On the menu through April 20 are Who-Cakes, a stack of shortcake pancakes in mixed shapes and sizes; the Mayor's Breakfast, eggs scrambled with spinach, ham and hash browns, plus pancakes or Who-Cakes; Beezlenut Splash, a lemon-lime soda with cherry and berry-blue Jell-O; and Jo-jo's Kid's Breakfast, with a small stack of Who-Cakes, a scrambled green egg and ham.
Oahu IHOP restaurants are at Windward Mall (235-4467), Pearl City (486-4467) and Waikiki (921-2400).
Specialty wines featured with meal
Sous Chef Robert Urquidi steps to the fore at a "Winez & Grindz" dinner at the Pineapple Room on March 19.
The menu: Curried Cauliflower "Bisque" (with Paul Furst Muller Thurgau 2006), Big Island Hearts of Palm Salad (Champalou Vouvray 2006), Korean-Style Chili-Glazed Shrimp (Zilliken "Estate" Riesling 2004), Szechuan Peppercorn Rib Eye "Two Ways" (Justin Vineyards Alan Wong's "Cab Merlot Syrah Cab" 2005) and Hamakua Springs Country Farms Roasted Banana Semifreddo (Chateau Gravas Sauternes 2003).
Cost is $65, $90 with wines. The Pineapple Room is on the third floor of Macy's Ala Moana. Call 945-6573.
Tomatoes on tap for 4-course dinner
The tomato's the thing at tomorrow night's "Farmer Series Dinner" at Alan Wong's King Street restaurant.
Hamakua Springs Country Farms and owners Richard and June Ha will be featured at a four-course dinner that begins at 5 p.m.
In Pepeekeo on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island, the Ha family raises tomatoes, lettuces, cucumbers and watercress. They also run Maunakea Banana, one of the largest growers in the state.
Wong's menu: Cocktail Tomato with Li Hing Mui Vinaigrette (with Bert Simon "Serrig Würtzberg" Riesling Spatlese 1998), Baked Onaga with Tomatoes, Olives and Basil (Clos Ste. Magdelaine Cassis Blanc 2006), Achote Shrimp and Clams in Spicy Yellow Tomato Stew (Franz Kunstler "Hochheimer Stielweg" Riesling Spatlese 1999), Petite Filet Mignon of Local Beef and Tomatoes Three Times (Turley "Ueberroth Vineyard" 2005 Zinfandel) and Michelle's Banana Creations (Bodega Toro Albala "Gran Reserva" Pedro Ximenez 1979).
Cost is $75, $115 with wines. Call 949-2526.
Vino hosts Peay and Rusack wines
Vino in Restaurant Row offers these wine events in March:
March 25: Husband-and-wife winemakers Vanessa Wong and Nick Peay of Peay Vineyards present five of their acclaimed chardonnay, pinot noir and syrah wines, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $37. A three-course dinner follows, with the 2006 Peay Chardonnay, 2006 Peay Pinot Noir "Scallop Shelf" and 2005 Peay Syrah "La Bruma" paired with dishes by Vino chef Keith Endo. Cost is $75.
March 27: Santa Barbara winemaker John Falcone presents his Rusack wines at 5:30 p.m. To be poured: Falcone's 2006 sauvignon blanc and his 2005 chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon. Cost is $25.
: Kids Night begins at the Hawaii Kai Towne Center outlet this week. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second and last Tuesdays of each month, a clown magician will visit tables, making balloon animals for children. The Panda Express Panda Bear mascot will also stop by. Call 396-4088.
d.k Steakhouse: Winemaker Christian Tietje of Four Vines Winery hosts a dinner, 5:30 p.m. March 28 and 29. Cost for chef Jason Miyasaki's four-course menu with three wines is $75. Call 931-6280.