Harbor Court Bistro holds grand opening
What once was Palomino Restaurant Rotisseria Bar, then became chef George Mavrothalassitis' Cassis, reopens next week as Harbor Court Bistro.
Elizabeth Hata Watanabe, owner of the O Lounge, is the new proprietor of the space on the third floor of the Harbor Court building, 66 Queen St.
Opening day is Aug. 4 but special events begin this week:
» A benefit luncheon for the YWCA Oahu is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $25. Call 538-7061.
» A VIP Grand Opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday will benefit Manoa Valley Theatre. Tickets are $50. Call 988-6131.
Tickets for both events must be purchased in advance, and all proceeds will go to the organizations.
The bistro's chef is Alexio Thomas Corleon, formerly of Haleiwa Joe's Seafood Restaurant in Kaneohe, Kapono's in Aloha Tower Marketplace and Jackie's Kitchen. He plans a menu of traditional steak, prime rib and seafood dishes, plus custom pastas and pizzas.
Hours will be 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays. Call 587-8338.
Haute dog chef relishes new site in Waikiki
From humble beginnings in Kakaako, Hank the hot dog guy has expanded to Waikiki.
Owner Henry Adaniya marked the first anniversary of Hank's Haute Dogs this month by opening a second location in the International Market Place.
Adaniya, former owner of the five-star Chicago restaurant Trio, traded haute cuisine for haute dogs when he opened Hank's after retiring from the upscale restaurant scene.
Hank's Waikiki adds two specialty dishes to the menu of the original Coral Street site: the Hawaiian Dog, with pineapple relish and grilled Maui onions, and Hank's Handcut Potato Chips.
Hank's, a 200-square-foot, bright yellow stand next to the historic banyan tree in the center of the marketplace, is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.
Call 295-6660 or visit www.hankshautedogs.com.