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Kicking off football season in a ‘Big’ way

By Michelle Lee
August 31, 2014

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With kids back in school and summer vacation but a mere memory, the start to another glorious football season is right around the corner. To prepare for the impending festivities, local favorite Big City Diner invites all to enjoy the game with some of the tastiest grinds on Oahu.

“Around this time of year, we have a lot to look forward to each week,” says Lane Muraoka, owner of Big City Diner. “Diners can expect a lot of fun promotional events with giveaways and discounts on food and drinks.”

Be sure to try some Big City Diner staples like the classic Baby Back Ribs (starting at $19.99), smoked for five hours in a homemade guava-BBQ sauce until it’s off-the-bone tender. The Wings over BCD (starting at $10.99) is also a customer favorite, as the chicken pieces are deep-fried and tossed in a spicier version of the rib sauce.

For a good time, Muraoka recommends Grandma’s Incredible Kimchee Fried Rice (starting at $8.99) cooked with a mix of white and brown rice, and seasoned with char siu, smoked ham, Portuguese sausage, locally grown eggs and sweet onions.

Starting next month, Big City Diner, in partnership with Miller Lite and Vacations Hawaii, will be hosting a special event tied to every Monday Night Football game beginning with the first game on Sept. 8 at the Ward location.

“We will be visiting a different Big City Diner location each week to give away prizes, including a trip for two to Las Vegas,” explains Muraoka.

In addition, during University of Hawaii’s first away game against the University of Colorado (game scheduled for Sept. 20), Big City Diner will be giving away four tickets to another UH game as well as Steinlager memorabilia. “We will also be having lots of beer specials as well as a happy hour menu with 50 percent off pupus and drink specials,” says Muraoka. “Not only does this create buzz for what we know will be a great season, but it’s a nice way for us to give back to our customers.”

Big City Diner

94-800 Ukee St., Waipahu (and four additional locations island-wide)
678-8868
Sunday–Thursday, 7 a.m.-12 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, 7 a.m.-12 a.m.
bigcitydinerhawaii.com