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    Some 250 premium sakes will be available for tasting during the 10th annual "Joy of Sake," taking place Aug. 19 at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
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KUSUMA COORAY: The former award-winning executive chef at the Willows will share the fine art of cooking with spices during a free cooking demonstration at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kaimuki Public Library. She was trained in London and Paris and was chef to heiress Doris Duke. Cooray is a professor at Kapiolani Community College’s Culinary Institute of the Pacific …

WEDNESDAY WINE WALKS: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa hosts wine walks from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. weekly, at $25 per person. The evening includes four glasses of selected varietals from Cakebread and Silver Palm, as well as other established winemakers, during an exploration of the hotel’s main venues: Na Ho’ola Spa, the Elegant Dive, the Colony and Ciao Mein. Pupu are also included at the Colony and Ciao Mein. The walks are limited to 12 people. Reserve a space by calling 237-6140 …

"JOY OF SAKE": Tickets are on sale for the 10th annual event taking place 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Honolulu Academy of Arts. The $80 ticket price ($25 tax deductible to benefit the museum) entitles guests to enjoy their pick of some 250 premium sakes, along with appetizers prepared by Honolulu’s top chefs. VIP seating also is available for $150 ($100 tax deductible). For details, visit www.honoluluacademy.org or www.joyofsake.com, or call 532-8742 or 222-0195 …

NEW ON THE BEACH: If you’re cruising Windward side and get the munchies, you might want to stop at the newest lunch wagon, Lanikai Shrimp Shack. Opened about two months ago at Kailua Beach Park’s Alala Point, it’s the source of beachgoers’ necessities such as shave ice, sodas, hot dogs and sautes of garlic butter or garlic lemon butter shrimp at a dozen for $11. It’s not quite the same as the North Shore trucks, but if you’re a townie, not as far, either.

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