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POSTED: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

LOOK »  Edgy animated ”;Archer”; debuts tomorrow at 8 p.m. on FX.

LISTEN » “;Above the Bones”; by Mishka.

DO » Learn about Puerto Rican culture at “;Celebrating Boricuas in Hawaii: Past, Present and Future”; from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii, located at 1249 N. School St. Call 847-2571.


Get $5 meal deals at Ward Centers

It seems meal deals are a new mall trend, with two Honolulu malls offering specials that are pocketbook- and hunger-friendly.

» Through the end of February, select restaurants at Ward Centers are offering special $5 meal deals.

Participants include Big City Diner, Brian's Hawaiian Kitchen, Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, Diem Cafe, Kakaako Kitchen, Korean BBQ Express, Mr. Egg Roll, Pa'ina Cafe, Panda Express, Satura Cakes, Sushi at Ward, Taco Del Mar, the Wedding Cafe, Wraps & Rolls and Zpizza.

For information on each restaurant's deal, visit wardcenters.com/Specials/current/MealDeal.html.

» On Friday through Sunday, receive a $5 gift certificate to the Makai Market Food Court when you spend $75 or more at Ala Moana Center. The promotion comes during the center's winter sidewalk sale.

Shoppers must present same-day receipts totaling $75 or more at the Customer Service Center. Visit alamoanacenter.com.


Learn to cook with local produce

; The Malama Learning Center in Kapolei offers a workshop on macrobiotic cooking with locally grown foods, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Kapolei High School.

The specialized diet involves eating a wide variety of fresh foods, organically and in season, and utilizes a variety of simple cooking techniques. Macrobiotic Hawaii's Leslie Ashburn will prepare beet salad over arugula, tempeh collard wraps with creamy tahini sauce and rainbow kale salad.

Participants will also be provided with seeds from plants used in the workshop to start their own vegetable garden. Cost is $7 and registration is required. Call Janice Staub at 542-9107 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Resort offers healthful-dining class

It's all about “;fresh beginnings”; at the Kahala Hotel & Resort, where the new year starts with healthful dining.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 23, executive chef Wayne Hirabayashi will lead a class on preparing a variety of wholesome and delicious dishes in a “;Healthy Hawaiian Kitchen”; culinary showcase, which includes lunch. Cost is $50 per person.

The resort is also featuring special menus throughout the month at Hoku's and the Plumeria Beach House:

» Hoku's offers a platter entree featuring an assortment of local and organic vegetables that are steamed, grilled, baked and wok-tossed. $20

» Plumeria Beach House, breakfast, 6:30 to 11 a.m.: Acai bowl, vegetarian egg-white omelet and brown rice served with a special-recipe V12 juice. $15.

» Plumeria Beach House, lunch, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Tempeh wrap with soy glaze, brown rice, organic avocado, tomatoes, corn, vege-naise and a choice of acai berry smoothie or flavored Borba water. $15.

» Plumeria Beach House, dinner, 5:30 to 10 p.m.: Grilled or steamed fresh Pacific catch served with local organic vegetables and brown rice. $22.

» Plumeria Beach House, Friday and Saturday buffet dinners: Includes healthful options of vegetarian lasagna, grilled fresh island catch with either tropical fruit salsa or yuzu salsa, grilled chicken with pico de gallo, grilled oysters and vegetarian brown rice. $45.

For reservations for the class or dining, call 739-8760 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Hiroshi to feature sakes

Ceremonial sake will be featured Tuesday at Hiroshi in Restaurant Row as part of an aftertaste menu of the restaurant's Eurasian tapas.

Entrees will include long-steamed Kurobuta pork belly, red wine-steamed veal cheek, seared sea scallops and marinated moi “;in bag.”;

The evening's tasting will feature 39 junmai, ginjo and daiginjo sakes, arranged by festival theme. As part of the New Year theme, premium daiginjo labels will be featured, with a feisty Setsubun sake to scare away demons and help ensure a healthy, prosperous new year.

Cherry-blossom season calls for something gay and festive, while at Tanabata festival time, people yearn for something that will “;send us to the stars.”;

Space is limited to 60; call 222-5591 for reservations.


Tour visits Waianae farms

In an effort to bring people closer to the food they eat, Kokua Market is organizing a free farm tour in Waianae, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 23.

Sites include Rocky's Farm, Kahumana Farm and Naked Cow Dairy, and lunch at Kahumana's new restaurant.

Transportation leaves from Kokua Market, located at 2643 S. King St. E-mail Brad Chun at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).