Yogurt chain opens on Waikiki
The frozen-yogurt chain Red Mango opened its first Hawaii outlet last week on Beach Walk in Waikiki.
The South Korea-based chain offers a soft-serve frozen dessert that it promotes as "all-natural, nonfat, gluten-free and certified kosher." Founder Daniel Kim brought the company to the United States last year and already has more than 30 locations nationwide.
Local owner Alex Choi plans to open 15 stores over five years, with the next two in Kahala and Kapolei.
Red Mango offers just two flavors -- original and green tea -- but a variety of toppings, including fresh fruit, chocolate, mochi bits and sweet cereals such as Fruity Pebbles. The yogurt has a tart edge, closer to true yogurt than ice cream.
Prices range from $2.50 for 4 ounces to $5.50 for 12 ounces, with green tea costing a $1 more than plain. Toppings start at $1.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The store is at 227 Lewers St. in the former Beard Papa's location. Call 922-0848.
Celebrate tequila at Compadres
The annual Tequila Festival is under way Compadres Bar & Grill in Ward Centre.
Chef Raul Puga's menu specials run through Sept. 15.
Experience tequila in as a marinade for grilled prawns in the Margarita Prawn Fiesta Salad, as a sauce for the chicken dish Pollo Cabo Wabo, as a flavoring for the turkey tenderloin steak in Huajolote Especial.
Rick's Tequila Fountain of Pain will flow from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. Call 591-8307.