Take a Bite: Weekend Specials
Here are some stops to consider for weekend eats:
» Otto Cake: Celebrates its 1st anniversary July 4 with a gift of free pancakes for those who drop by between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. that day with canned food for the hungry. Otto Cake’s claim to fame is its cheesecakes, which has recently expanded to include more than 35 new flavors.
Check it out at 1160 Smith Street; regular hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
» Longhi’s: If you want an easier way to enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks from Ala Moana Center, enter the mall early and make your dinner reservations at Longhi’s for a tableside view of the fireworks show, which begins at 8:30 p.m. over Magic Island. The regular menu will be available from 4 to 6 p.m., then from 7 to 10 p.m. there will be a five-course set menu priced at $85 and $95 per person.
On the menu will be a white prawn cocktail, ahi carpaccio, walnut and pancetta pansoti with asparagus and Parmesan, followed by a choice of one of four entrees: ahi au poivre, shrimp and scallop Longhi, chicken Mediterranean, or filet mignon with Bernaise sauce. There will also be a dessert.
For reservations, call 947-9899.
ELSEWHERE AT Ala Moana Center, pick up a 20 percent savings pass at the customer service office fronting Centerstage, or print one out at www.alamoanacenter.com for 20 percent off one regular-priced item per participating restaurant, per day, through Monday.
Participating food vendors are:
» Crack Seed Center (seeds only)
» Donburiya dondon (excludes drinks and side orders)
» Island Vintage Coffee
» Lin’s Hawaiian Snacks (crack seed from jars only)
» Patisserie la Palme D’Or (whole cakes and individual pastries only; excludes special orders)
» Soba-Ya (excludes drinks and side orders)
» Taco Del Mar
» The Pacific Place Tea Garden (specialy iced tea or coffee drink, shave ice or acai bowls only)
» Yami Yogurt (medium cup or wheat cone only)