Springtime for Nobu. Nobu Waikiki has launched a Spring Lounge Menu of small plates under $10: savory to sweet, Asian (Spicy Edamame, $7) to Southwestern (Heirloom Tomato Tostada, $7). Nightly from 5 pm; 237-6999.
New at Kokua Market. The Moiiili natural foods co-op is now selling fresh-caught fish from Aloha Wainani (mahimahi, ‘ahi, monchong, opah, ono as available, filleted and skinned; $14 a pound). Also find Big Island Kulana Ranch lamb.
Get happy. Hawaiian Happy Cakes, makers of those crazy pineapple-mac nut-coconut loaves that marry elements of pound cake with old-fashioned fruitcake, is offering an Easter deal: Three 16-ounce cakes, delivered for $54.95 (including shipping and handling) now through April 5. Order online: [happycake.com].
Big Apple on sushi rice. Manhattan foodies are buzzing about the opening of the first city’s first Sushi Shop, the concept-driven purveyors of nouveau raw fish creations. New “collections” are designed by international chefs for bento boxes created by unexpected guest designers. The latest: A 32-piece “Raw Like New York” collection in a container envisioned by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-musician Lenny Kravitz. Curious? Go to [mysushishop.com]
Kailua, meet Whole Foods. Soon-to-open Whole Foods Kailua is accepting reservations now for free pre-opening store tours from 2-5pm onApril 15, followed by a block party offering food and beverage samples, entertainment, sales booths by Whole Foods Market’s community partners. A new feature of the store will be a wine and beer bar and sit-down cafe offering by-the-slice hot pizza. The store formally opens April 18. To RSVP, go to [wholefoodsmarketkailuaapril15.eventbrite.com]