Check Out ‘N’ Take Out: Shop at Cookies and grab take out from Nico’s & Ko’olau Ballrooms

HI Now hosts Kanoe Gibson and Kainoa Carlson are back with another edition of Check Out N Take Out featuring businesses from around the islands that are open for business! With Check Out ‘N’ Take out on Hawaii News Now, you can always find out which restaurants and businesses are open in your community.

You may not be able to go to the mall right now, but you can shop online! Cookies Clothing Co. is offering flash sales during the extended stay at home order, so be sure to follow them on Instagram @cookiesclothingco. While shopping, keep in mind that leisure wear sets are a lock-down must have, and tie dye is everything this summer! It’s a trend that will continue into Fall. Babydoll dresses are also a great way to stay cool in the September heat and still look great.

Cookies is also offering free warehouse pickup for orders at the Koko Marina office. For those on the Big Island, Cookies is still open with 50 percent off the entire store! The Kona location is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Sunday from 12 – 6 p.m. The Waikoloa location is open Friday – Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Up next, Nico’s Pier 38 is having sales on auction fresh fish fillets at its Fish Market, which is open Monday – Saturday from 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please note that the poke and seafood counter are not open until 9 a.m. Direct phone number for the Fish Market is 808-983-1263. At the market, you can also pick up your poke, sushi, Hawaiian plates and more!

Nico’s Pier 38 is also open for take-out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is available Monday – Saturday from 6:30 – 10 a.m. Lunch is available everyday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and dinner is also everyday from 4 – 8 p.m. You can order online and even specify if you’d like curbside pickup. Nico’s also offers cocktails to go, individual beer bottles, wine, and the restaurant fills up growlers.

Nico’s Kailua is also open for take-out for lunch and dinner Monday – Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

And finally, Ko’olau Ballrooms is now offering its Ohana Sunday Dinner-To-Go! Chef Jim Gillespie is the mastermind behind the delicious meals. Order by Thursday and pick up on Sunday between 2 – 4 p.m in a contacless drive-through pick up.

Menu options will change weekly. Example of entrees may include:

– Braised boneless short ribs with roasted red pepper sauce

– Breaded pork chops with mushroom gravy

– Hawaiian Luau set with laulau, kalua pork, chicken long rice, lomi salmon and poi

– Chicken piccata

– Steamed mahimahi with Chinese black bean Sauce

Menu options may include a salad, cooked vegetables, baked rolls, starch options and dessert. $69 inclusive and for additional $20, add another entrée option for your own mix plate or dinner on Monday! Bottles of wine available for purchase as well.

Ko’olau Ballrooms is also offering $10 for delivery to zip codes 96734 and 96744. Check out for more information or to order.