Da Kine


POSTED: Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Eat and earn at Ala Moana

Take a break from the kitchen and earn a $10 Ala Moana gift card through the end of the month by dining at select eateries at the center.

Participating are Assaggio, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., California Pizza Kitchen, Genki Sushi, Goma Tei Ramen, Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks, Kyoto Ohsho, Longhi's Restaurant, Mai Tai Bar, Mariposa Restaurant, Marketplace Cafe, Mermaid Bar, Morton's The Steakhouse, Panya Bistro, Pearl, Rokkaku, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Ruby Tuesday, Tanaka of Tokyo, the Pineapple Room and Tsukiji Fish Market & Restaurant.

Be among the first 1,500 to take a total of $100 in dining receipts (including gratuity) to Ala Moana's customer service center to receive the gift card. Receipts must be dated from Sept. 14 to 30. Visit www.AlaMoanaCenter.com.


Pineapple Room celebrates

It's been a decade since the Pineapple Room opened its doors at Macy's Ala Moana, and the restaurant is celebrating with refreshed decor and a special event benefiting Hawaii's Plantation Village.

“;Renew,”; slated for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11, will feature locally grown products from across the state in a stand-up pupu party featuring wine, beer, food and live entertainment. Cost is $125 per person. Call 945-6573 or visit www.alanwongs.com.


Instructor offers raw truth

Sylvia Thompson of Licious Dishes holds another gourmet raw cooking class on Sunday, teaching how to use tools of the raw kitchen to make Onion Flat Bread; Basil, Tomato, Olive and Zucchini Spaghetti; Zucchini Linguini with Noni Alfredo and Marinated Mushrooms; and Kafir Papaya and Banana Taffy with Raspberry Swirls.

The class runs 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Susan Palmer's Design Center at Dole Cannery. Fee is $45 and includes a lunch with each dish. Space is limited; call 536-9680.


Classes at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market's monthly in-store classes and tours for September include:

» Cooking with Local Flavor, 6 p.m. tomorrow: Incorporate local ingredients into fresh, tasty dishes.

» Food for Active Bodies, 6 p.m. tomorrow and Sept. 24: The market teams up with Fitness Toge-ther Studio to offers tips on foods that energize and support an active lifestyle.

» Market Value Tour, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 26: How to shop Whole Foods on a budget.


Yogurt for the cure

In its 11th year of supporting breast cancer awareness, Yoplait continues its “;Save Lids to Save Lives”; program. The company will donate 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization for every special pink lid sent in from Yoplait's 6-ounce yogurts. The pink lids are available through October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Lids will be accepted through December. Yoplait will donate up to $1.5 million to the cause. Details: yoplait.com/slsl.