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A ‘big’ feast for the long weekend

A La Carte

September 6, 2020

Story By: Ginger Keller | Photos by: BIG CITY DINER

Staff encourages everyone to order takeout from the Big City Diner location nearest them.

Big City Diner has been a family-oriented favorite for more than 20 years, and with five locations across the island, its comfort food is guaranteed to make everybody feel right at home — especially when enjoying it, well, at home.

An upcoming one-day-only special is its Labor Day Breakfast Family Pack ($64.99), which serves four to six people. Certainty not one to be missed, included inside is Ani’s Awesome Cinnamon Bread French Toast (10 pieces), Homemade Breakfast Bread Pudding with haupia crème sauce and roasted macadamia nuts (four pieces), Scrambled Eggs (10 eggs), Grilled Portuguese Sausage (10 pieces), Homemade Corned Beef Hash (four pieces) and Steamed White Rice (six scoops), which can be upgraded to Uncle Danny’s Fried Rice ($6.87) or Kimchee Fried Rice ($8.97) for even more tasty goodness.

Part of the Seafood Fest Family Meal Deal ($79.99)

“We have such a variety of food,” says owner Lane Muraoka. “Just making corned beef hash at home is cumbersome — it takes time. And, now there’s more people who want to enjoy a meal at home together than ever before.”

Hungry for more? Try its Seafood Fest Family Meal Deal ($79.99), which provides enough food for three to four people. As a starter, enjoy a fresh Caesar Salad with Roma tomatoes and home-made croutons. Then, snack on Roasted Garlic Shrimp Skewers (four sticks) with fresh lemon and Panko-breaded Calamari with wasabi aioli dipping sauce. (The latter being one of its most popular pupu items to date.)

Finally comes the Flame-broiled Salmon (10 ounces) with ginger-lime butter, Panko-breaded Pollock (three pieces) with malt vinegar tartar sauce and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes (six scoops). Those who saved room for dessert (who wouldn’t?) can delight in Haupia and Mac-Nut Bread Pudding (four pieces).

“These family packs are convenient and won’t cost an arm and leg,” adds Muraoka. “It can feed a lot of people and it’s fresh — not processed — and made-to-order.”

Big City Diner’s family packs and regular menu items can be ordered online in advance or by calling the location of your choice. “Please come out and support local restaurants and businesses,” Muraoka says. “We’re really grateful for your support these last five months. Whatever support is given helps keep our workers working and we’re appreciative of that. Keep on supporting whatever local restaurants you can during these trying times.”

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