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Game Day and V-Day: Easy Ideas for a Busy Weekend

By February 7, 2022September 15th, 2022No Comments

If two big days, back-to-back, have you fumbling for meal deals and gift ideas, these Kailua Town businesses can help you score big points with Super Bowl fans and Valentines – even the canine kind.   Plus check out @kailuatownhi for a sweet Valentine’s gift card giveaway featuring $150 for Windward Jewelers and $100 for Goen Dining + Bar.

Meals to Go and Dine-In Specials

You can always count on Big City Diner to go big on special occasions. Whether you’re a Bengals or Rams fan, you can’t lose when you show up at the party with a Big City Diner pupu platter featuring fan favorites like guava BBQ baby back ribs and breaded calamari. Or join the Game Day party at Big City Diner in Kailua (reservations recommended).

Valentine’s Weekend specials are on the Big City Diner menu, too, with snow krabby cake eggs Benedict available for dine-in breakfast (Feb. 12 and 13) and prime rib specials for brunch and dinner (Feb. 12-14). V-Day Meals-to-Go (Feb 12-14) include a Breakfast Family Pack and a Prime Rib Family Pack. Order at least 72 hours in advance.

For a Valentine’s weekend date night, Goen Dining + Bar offers a four-course prix fixe dinner menu on Feb. 13 and 14 with three entrée options:  lobster thermidor and scallops, filet mignon and short rib Bolognese pappardelle. Vegetarian and ala carte options also are available.

Gifts for Him, Her, Furry Friends and You

Drop into Classic Waves Boutique to find edible, wearable, whimsical and practical gifts for your mermaid or merman. Will it be Champagne truffles or a love letterbox of chocolates for her? Perhaps a sandalwood bracelet or Teapressa classic cocktail kit for him? For more ideas, check out owner Lori Goodgame’s curated lists of top-pick Valentine gifts for her and gifts for him.

If diamonds are your girl’s best friend, you won’t find a larger selection of island-inspired and classic jewelry than at family-owned Windward Jewelers. A Kailua fixture since 1966, the shop specializes in pieces made by local designers.

Shop Lanikai Bath and Body’s Valentine’s Sale online or in-store and score a gift for yourself! Find ready-to-go gift sets or build your own set of favorite products and have it packaged in a signature Mokulua Islands gift box.

If the love of your life is of the canine species, the adorable Valentine’s Cookie Box from Dogtown Bakery will have your pup begging for more. It includes an assortment of five nutritional, organic cookies, iced with yogurt. Find more healthy, freshly baked treats for your canine Valentine in-store or online.

Plus, looking for something extra special for your Game Day Pawty? Get your NFL puppy team goods (sorry Raiders!) with a double layer cake – Full field to half field, any team. Visit their website to customize your treats with custom team colors, cookies and more.