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Enjoy quality holiday fare at a great price

A La Carte Columns

December 18, 2016

Story By: Jackie Perreira |

Corporate executive chef Dennis Franks. A. CONSILLIO PHOTO

Corporate executive chef Dennis Franks. A. CONSILLIO PHOTO

Big City Diner is ending 2016 with a bang by serving holiday specials on Christmas Eve and Day, as well as New Year’s Eve and Day.

The local dining chain’s breakfast and brunch menu boasts a New York Steak and Crabcake Combo ($19.99), featuring 7 ounces of USDA Choice-rated, hand-cut steak and a crabcake topped with sweet-chili hollandaise sauce. It’s all served with your choice of Paniolo potatoes, hash browns, or steamed white or brown rice.

If you’re all about seafood, go for Real Blue Crabcake Benedicts ($15.99). The crispy crabcakes are topped with fresh and local Ka Lei eggs and hollandaise sauce, while a fruit medley delights on the side. Of course, there also will be your choice of Paniolo potatoes, hash browns, or white or brown rice.

Kick your breakfast or brunch up a notch by adding Big City Diner’s 100-percent real Orange Juice Mimosa or the popular Absolut Peppar Bloody Mary. These options are available from 7 a.m. until the restaurant runs out of them.

Real Blue Crabcake Benedicts ($15.99, holiday special) PHOTO COURTESY OF BIG CITY DINER

Real Blue Crabcake Benedicts ($15.99, holiday special) PHOTO COURTESY OF BIG CITY DINER

For dinner, corporate executive chef Dennis Franks will perfect 12 ounces of Hawaiian Rock Salt Prime Rib ($29.99), which is slow roasted and served with roasted-garlic mashed potatoes and a green bean medley. A cup of soup or small salad can be added for $2.49. The dinner menu will be served from 4 p.m. until the restaurant runs out of it.

Starting at 11 a.m. on the upcoming holidays, Pumpkin Crunch Bread Pudding ($8.99) also will be available. It is a homemade pumpkin-spiced bread pudding topped with caramel cream sauce, whipped cream and roasted macadamia nuts. It comes with local Bubbie’s vanilla ice cream.

“We welcome familyies for the holidays,” says Big City Diner owner Lane Muraoka. “Usually for the holidays, we have at least three generations all on one table: We have the little kids, Mom and Dad, and Grandma and Grandpa, and they all find something they like. And the prices are very reasonable.”

Big City Diner

Windward Mall
46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., D-01, Kaneohe
(and five other locations around Oahu)
247-1888
Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-midnight
bigcitydinerhawaii.com

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