ABCs of X-Mas Special


Z is for Zippy’s

SO HERE we are, two days before the big day, and you still haven't finished all your holiday shopping.

What do you get for someone who has everything, or for those extended family members who invited you to Christmas dinner at their house?

For a lot of people in the islands, the quickest way to the heart is through the stomach. Forget about fighting your way into the parking lots of Oahu's major shopping malls -- this year, make your final shopping stop Zippy's.

Pick up a holiday gift book of Zippy's gift certificates for $50, and you'll receive an extra $5 certificate for free. Or call at least 24 hours in advance, and you'll be able to arrive at that Christmas party with one of Zippy's sushi platters. Ranging from $17.90 to $35.80, each platter comes with an assortment of maki, teppo and inari sushi.

Don't have 24 hours to spare? Give the crew at Zippy's 60 minutes, and they'll have a pupu platter ready. For $18.25 you get teri beef, chicken katsu, mahimahi, hot dog and Portuguese sausage. For $23.70, step up to teri beef, breaded shrimp, Spam, mahimahi and shrimp patties.

And while it's too late for items to be shipped in time for Christmas, is another gift-giving option for those of us with family and friends on the mainland with a craving for local foods. Zippy's chili, beef stew, Portuguese bean soup, hamburger curry and other favorites are available online, along with items from Napoleon's Bakery, custom-made gift baskets and more.

This wraps up the Star-Bulletin's "ABCs of Christmas" for 2003. We hope it's been helpful in helping you to find that perfect gift for someone special. Merry Christmas!

By Jason Genegabus, Star-Bulletin

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