Pagoda buffet, Dixie crab, RumFire pau hana

Jo McGarry
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Friday - May 30, 2008
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Breakfast Buffet Deal

Fill your belly in the morning and help a friend do the same! Get one free breakfast buffet at the Pagoda Floating Restaurant when you purchase an adult breakfast buffet at regular price. This yummy offer is valid Monday through Friday and only with the coupon in today’s issue of MidWeek.

“We have a bunch of fresh fruit - watermelon, papaya, grapes, oranges - and fried rice that people love,” says Pagoda manager Tracy Yadeo.

Other pickin’s on the buffet include garden greens, tsukemono, muffins, pastries, scrambled eggs, chef’s special eggs, breakfast meats, French toast, pancakes and waffles.

Head to the Pagoda either before 5:30 p.m. or after 8:15 p.m., and enjoy the early bird or late-night dinner buffet. Dine on butterfish misoyaki, boneless Asian short ribs, garlic chicken and prime rib on Mondays and Tuesdays. On Wednesdays and Thursdays opaka paka is served (Molokai style), as well as roast duck with spicy plum sauce and fresh seafood with a black bean sauce. Friday’s choice are seafood crusted salmon, scampi station and garlic steak. Mainstay buffet offerings include soup du jour, salad and appetizer bar, prime rib, crab legs and shrimp vegetable tempura. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! The Pagoda has zenzai with mochi, ice cream with tasty toppings and assorted cakes and pies.

Pagoda Floating Restaurant
Pagoda Hotel, 1525 Rycroft St., Honolulu

Breakfast Buffet: Sunday 6:30-9:30 a.m.,
Monday through Friday 6:30-10 a.m. and Saturday 6:30-10:30 a.m.: $9.95 adults, age 5-10 $7.95

Dinner Buffet: 5-9:30 p.m. (early bird before 5:30 p.m. and late night after 8:15) $20.95;
Monday through Thursday: $24.95 adults, age 5-10 $11.95, Friday and Saturday $26.95 adults, age 5-10 $13.95

Inside Out Musubis at RumFire Lounge
Inside Out Musubis at RumFire Lounge

Crab Fest

Crab lover, rejoice! From June 3-30 Dixie Grill Barbeque and Crab Shack in Aiea welcomes the hungry to its annual Crab Fest.

The popular “Trash Can O’ Crab” is served daily, featuring a load of juicy garlic butter tossed king crab, steamed snow crab and soft shell crab, as well as Dixie’s crab cakes, all served in a trash can lid and a big ol’ roll of paper towels. It comes with fries, Kahuku corn and butter.

Daily chalkboard specials include soft shell crab po’ boy with creole roasted yellow pepper and caper aioli, topped with Mardi Gras slaw on Mondays. A crabby club with blue crab salad, lettuce, tomato, crisby bacon and avocado served on three slices of Texas toast is served on Tuesdays, and Wednesday’s guests can order soft shell crab and deep fried shrimp with fries, slaw and tartar sauce. Thursday’s special is Na’wlins BBQ crab and shrimp with garlic bread for dipping, and on Fridays enjoy Chesapeake Bay style crab basted in old bay and dry rub for spice, served with boiled red potatoes and grilled corn. Order up king crab boilers with a full pound of crab, parsely boiled red potatoes and grilled corn on Saturday and Sundays.

Dixie Grill
99-016 Kamehameha Hwy., Aiea

Open weekdays from 11 a.m. and weekends from 10 a.m.


Dixie Grill's Crab Cakes
Dixie Grill’s Crab Cakes

Live Music and Happy Hour

The RumFire Lounge opened recently at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, and has quickly become a new hot spot for great food, great music and overall great fun! The after-work crowd can enjoy pau hana specials daily from 4 to 6 p.m., including half off draft beers, wines by the glass, the signature cocktail of the day and select pupus. The menu is a blend of classic bar and grill favorites with a sexy/modern twist. In addition to the drink and menu specials, guests are entertained by live local musicians, putting you in the perfect mood with their smooth island tunes. Catch Makana, Zanuck Lindsey, Tahiti Rey, Sunway, Ellsworth, Johnny Valentine and others taking the stage from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Did you know that RumFire offers the largest selection of rum the country? They also serve specialty cocktails created specifically for the lounge. Dress code is dressy casual/resort attire.

RumFire Lounge, ground floor of Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
2255 Kalakaua Ave.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Dinner: 4-11 p.m., late night cocktails until 2 a.m.
No reservations taken

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