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Do your wurst!

Octoberfest promises a long menu of German food and beer from Chinatown's best restaurants

By Nadine Kam

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CHICKEN DANCE OPTIONAL: This is the time of year to get your fill of wursts and sauerkraut. Head to the Octoberfest Street Festival at Nuuanu and Hotel streets from 6 to 10 p.m. today for the likes of pork loin schnitzel and braised rib, cabbage and German potato salad from Murphy's; rindergulash over spaetzle and beef braised with Sam Adams Octoberfest beer from JJ Dolans; bratwurst with sauerkraut in a baguette from Du Vin; smoked sausage with potato pancakes and red cabbage slaw from Indigo; and much more. Call 521-9699 for more information. ...

VIVA ITALIA!: Hoku's at the Kahala will celebrate the Italian Film Festival with a special menu from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. through Sunday, featuring Burrata, Roasted Beet & Arugula Pizza, Porcini, Pancetta, Treviso and Day Boat Scallops and Ricotta Panna Cotta with Espresso Gelee. The cost is $45 (plus tax and gratuity). Call 739-8760 for reservations. ...

MONDAY NIGHT LIVE: Wolfgang's Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener is inviting football fans to watch "Monday Night Football" at the restaurant every week and enter to win a six-day, five-night trip for two to Las Vegas from Vacations Hawaii. There will be drink specials, such as $4 draft beer, and food specials of prime Angus hamburger sliders, ahi tartare or prime tenderloin steak kabobs at $7 each will be available during the game, beginning 1:30 p.m. through Nov. 1 and 2:30 p.m. from Nov. 8. Wolfgang's Steakhouse is in the Royal Hawaiian Center, Building C, Level 3. Three hours' free validated parking is available. No reservation needed, but you can call 922-3600 for information.

The next games are Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears (Monday), New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (Oct. 4), Minnesota Vikings at New York Jets (Oct. 11) and Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars (Oct. 18). ...

HAWAII BOWL BEER FEST: Murphy's Bar & Grill will host the Hawaii Bowl Foundation Beer Fest, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, with beers, grinds and a live auction of trips, hotel stays, sports memorabilia and more, in support of the Na Koa Football Club and other local nonprofits helping the community. Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door, available at the UH Ticket Office (www.etickethawaii.com) or by calling 548-BOWL (2695).

Send new menus, specials listings and other restaurant notices to nkam@staradvertiser.com.






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