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POSTED: Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pink milk to aid breast cancer fight

Hawaii milk fans can treat themselves to a yummy pink drink while supporting a good cause.

Meadow Gold Dairies is donating a portion of sales of its 16-ounce bottles of strawberry milk to the Hawaii affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure through August. Funds raised will go to early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

The bottles, which bear a signature pink breast-cancer-awareness ribbon printed on the caps, are available in markets everywhere. Visit www.lanimoo.com.

Iconic Wienermobile to cruise through Oahu

No matter whether you love cars, hot dogs, both or neither, the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile fascinates. After all, that hot-dog shaped vehicle—sporting a hot-dog shaped dashboard, condiment-splattered carpet, removable bunroof, mustard- and ketchup-colored seats, smiling front grill and wiener jingle horn—draws a photo-happy crowd wherever it goes.

Starting Saturday and throughout the first half of July, the popular hot dog on wheels will be making appearances across Oahu. Though no hot dogs will be served, it'll be easy enough to grab a package since all stops are at supermarkets.

» Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sack 'N Save Stadium; 2 to 6 p.m., Foodland Ewa Beach

» Sunday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Foodland Market City; 2 to 6 p.m., Foodland Beretania

» July 1: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Times Kahala; 2 to 6 p.m., Times Beretania

» July 2: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pearl Harbor Commissary; 2 to 6 p.m., Times Kunia

» July 3: 8 a.m. to noon, Foodland Waipio; 1 to 5 p.m., Times Waimalu

» July 4: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 7-Eleven Waimalu; 2 to 6 p.m., Schofield Commissary

» July 5: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Times Koolau; 2 to 6 p.m., Times Kailua

» July 8: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tamura Superette; 2 to 5 p.m., Sack N Save Nanakuli

» July 9: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Foodland Hawaii Kai; 2 to 6 p.m., Don Quijote Kaheka

» July 10: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Don Quijote Waipahu; 2 to 6 p.m., Don Quijote and Foodland Pearl City

» July 11: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hickam Commissary

» July 12: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Foodland Kailua; 2 to 6 p.m., Foodland Kaneohe

» July 15: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Foodland Mililani

» July 18: 2 to 6 p.m., Tamura's Wahiawa

(Additional appearances may be scheduled for July 16 and 17.)

Whole Foods backs KCC team

Whole Foods Market is donating 5 percent of all sales on July 1 to Team Hawaii, Kapiolani Community College's culinary team, which will be competing in the American Culinary Federation's Student Team Competition in Florida in July. The group is hoping to raise $40,000 to fund their travel and preparation expenses.

Throughout the day on July 1, KCC culinary students and alumni will hold demonstrations and offer samples at the market, located in Kahala Mall. Demonstrations will include preparation of fish and chicken, meal planning and cooking leftovers.

The event will run 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., with demos held at 11 a.m. and 2 and 5 p.m. Call 738- 0820.


Quiznos hosts $10K contest

Quiznos, the sandwich chain that specializes in toasted sandwiches, is holding a “;Where Do You Torpedo?”; contest through July 31 for diners to demonstrate how to eat the company's Toasty Torpedo sandwich. The winner gets $10,000 and free Toasty Torpedos for a year.

The contest features people eating the sandwich—a foot-long ciabatta bun filled with a variety of ingredients—in unusual places doing unexpected things. The sandwich is marketed as ideal for on-the-go people because of its packaging in a sleeve that makes it easy to eat and carry.

To inspire contestants, Quiznos has released a short video detailing a cross-country Torpedo adventure, capturing real-life diners eating the sandwich in each of the 50 states. See it at www.toastytorpedo.com and vote for a favorite video. On Aug. 3 the company will announce 10 finalists.

U.S. mayors to honor chef

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is sponsoring a National Culinary Award to recognize a restaurateur or chef for public service. The mayors are collaborating with the National Restaurant Association and the Culinary Institute of America.

Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced the new award, saying details regarding nominations by the nation's mayors will be released this summer.


Wine tasting takes reservations

A limited number of reservations for Formaggio Wine Bar's popular tastings are now being taken for July, August and September, and they're filling up fast. The bar is located at 2919 Kapiolani Blvd. Call 739-7719.

» 6 p.m. July 1: Spanish Bull Fighter's Reds will be profiled; they're described as “;big and courage-enhancing.”; 2004 Clos Abella Priorat, 2003 Marques de Grinon Petit Verdot, 2004 Vall Llach Priorat, 2005 Palacios Remondo Propriedad Rioja, 2000 Jose Palacios Bierzo Corullon and 2004 Numanthia Termes. $109.

» 6 p.m. Aug. 5: Evening Lands Vineyard, made by Dominique Lafon of Domaines de Cometes Lafon and from Oregon's Seven Springs vineyard in the Eola Hills. Pinot noirs and chardonnays will be profiled. $99.

» 6 p.m. Sept. 2: Grower Champagne Tete de Cuvee. Described as “;the creme de la creme from the top grower Champagnes.”; 2002 Gonet Medeville La Grande Ruelle, 2002 Diebolt Vallois Fleur de Passion, 2000 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee, 2001 Pierre Peters Cuvee Speciale, 2002 Paul Bara Special Club and 1999 Pierre Gimmonet Special Club. $109.

Hasr Wine Co. creating a club

Hasr Wine Co. is starting a wine club, and to whet the public's appetite, they'll be pouring these offerings at 6 p.m. Monday:

» White Cottage Ranch Risa Cabernet 2005

» White Cottage Ranch Howell Mountain Cabernet 2005

» Phifer-Pavitt Date Night 2005

» Chanticleer Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

» Midsummer Cellars Canon Creek Cabernet 2005

» Trivium Cabernet 2005

» Pina Firehouse Vineyard 2005

» Pina Ames Vineyard 2005

Hasr Wine Co. is located at 31 N. Pauahi St. in the Chinatown district. Call 535-9463.


LOOK » Tomorrow is the last day to watch “;One Foot Off the Ground,”; which is playing at the Doris Duke Theatre.

LISTEN » “;Black is the Color”; by The Dry Spells (www.myspace.com/thedryspells)

DO » Bishop Museum and Bank of Hawaii's Moonlight Mele begins tomorrow with Sean Na'auao. Tickets are $15 if you buy them today and $20 if purchased tomorrow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and concert begins at 7 p.m. Call 847-3511.