SET POLITICS ASIDE: There’s little bipartisanship these days, but maybe we can get along for a taste of Hank’s Haute Dogs’ newest creation, the Mufi Dog ($4.50). The all-beef hot dog is split, grilled then topped with yellow mustard, sweet pineapple relish and corned beef ‘n’ cabbage in the style of Samoan palusami. It’s available 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the 324 Coral St. location only. Call 532-4265. …
MIDWEEK BREAK: The last thing you need on hump day is another long slog through traffic. Halfway to the weekend, you’re probably ready for a break — and Ward Centers wants to make it easy, with Wednesday night happy-hour specials at many of its restaurants. Deals include:
Big City Diner: Take 50 percent off all wines (bottle or glass) with any food purchase from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wine Wednesdays.
Ka Restaurant & Lounge: Order $5 pizzas from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, and enjoy 20 percent off food from 5 to 7 p.m.
Kincaid’s Fish, Chop & Steak House: A three-course dinner is $25 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Buy one, get the second half-off from 5 to 7 p.m. this month.
Taco Del Mar: Its famous platters are reduced to $6 after 5 p.m.
Visit wardcenters.com for details and updates. …
DINNER AT DU VIN: Brasserie Du Vin (pictured) presents an informal three-course wine dinner every Monday evening, at $49 (plus tax and gratuity). Seating starts at 6 p.m.; reservations are recommended. This Monday’s menu features escargot en croute presented with Triennes Sainte Fleur, Viognier, Provence, France, 2008; beef Wellington paired with The Crusher, Petite Sirah, Clarksburg, California, 2008; and peach melba dessert with Busnels Calvados VSOP, France. The brasserie is at 1115 Bethel St. (across from Hawaii Theatre); 545-1115, www.brasserieduvin.com. …
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