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Big City Diner

March 30, 2014

Go Big or Go Home at BCD

There is one mantra I earnestly try to live by when dining out: “Go big, or go home.” To attempt to enjoy a meal any other way would just be restrictive. It’s a relief then, to stop by Big City Diner, whose name brings to mind images of “big” dishes that embody the restaurant’s name….

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February 23, 2014

There’s a New B.I.G. in Town

“Biggie, Biggie, Biggie can’t you see, sometimes your words just hypnotize me…” the catchy chorus from the Notorious B.I.G. song wafts across the radio as I enter the doors of Big City Diner in Pearlridge East. But at this “Big” eatery, it’s not the words but the food that places patrons in a tastebud-teasing trance….

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Hopelessly Devoted to Barbecue Pork Ribs

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! My love affair with food continues, this time with barbecue pork ribs — such a simple American classic, or so you would think. This week, however, with a serious need for ribs (not just any ribs, though, as my taste buds were being more selective than usual), I needed to get…

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December 1, 2013 , ,

Ramen’s All the Rage

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! It’s the first day of December and an exciting time of year, marked by holiday celebrations and a growing number of romantically rainy days and chilly nights. During such times, there’s no better way to cozy up to that blissful wintery feeling than sipping from a steaming hot bowl of ramen….

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November 24, 2013

Healthy, Hearty Options Beckon at Big City Diner

For more than 15 years, Big City Diner has served as Hawaii’s home for hearty meals prepared fresh and served in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. And, since day one, the restaurant has also made it a priority to offer healthy options among its extensive menu. The iconic eatery has satisfied multiple generations of Hawaii diners…

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Can’t Help Falling in Love With Frittatas

From the green smoothie craze to a growing number of gluten-free menus popping up in restaurants, it’s clear that eating healthy is all the rage these days. Now, I know what you’re probably thinking: If it’s healthy, how tasty can it be? But let me reassure you that there’s no need to sacrifice flavor and…

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October 6, 2013

Big City Diner

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: “BONELESS KOREAN KALBI STEAK AND EGGS WITH KIM CHEE FRIED RICE” ($13.99 W/RICE, + 2.99 FOR KIM CHEE FRIED RICE) If you were Rip Van Winkle waking up from a 20-year slumber, Big City Diner is probably where you’d want to go to have your first meal….

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September 8, 2013

Big Flavors to Fill Up On at BCD

I love a good breakfast — a few eggs, perhaps some pancakes and some type of protein, and you’re good to go. However, if you don’t feel like making it yourself, Big City Diner is a tasty option. With dishes such as Boneless Korean Kalbi Steak and Eggs ($13.99), BCD is one of my favorite…

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June 2, 2013

New Takes on Old Classics

While Big City Diner may serve up island-style comfort food at its five locations around the island, don’t expect its kitchen staff to get too comfortable. Dennis Franks, who loves experimenting in the kitchen, gets to showcase his culinary prowess as senior executive chef at Big City Diner. He says that the restaurant’s menu has…

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May 5, 2013

Sweet Treats Perfect for Sharing

Since 1998, Big City Diner has been serving up tasty dishes that never skimp on the portions, which makes it a great place for family-style eating with those closest to you. And those big portions apply to everything on the menu, yes, even the desserts. Big City Diner’s Big Brownie Bubbies Pie ($7.49) is a…

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