Tasty specials on holiday menu
Looking to feast this Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day? Big City Diner will be open and serving hot, local favorites and holiday specials, like prime rib and roast garlic shrimp, Philadelphia cream cheese stuffed French toast and fresh berry New York cheesecake. Executive Chef Dennis Frank joined HI Now host Jobeth Devera on set, to talk about the holiday menu, catering options and its guava BBQ sauce now available for sale – it’s also perfect as Christmas gift!
About Big City Diner
Big City Diner was conceptualized and developed by Mr. Lane Muraoka, a local boy from Kailua who attended Iolani School. Mr. Muraoka originally began in the restaurant industry as a young man working as a dishwasher for a prominent local restaurant chain and eventually opened the first Big City Diner in 1998. He continues to maintain a strong hands-on presence as President within Big City Diner, from cleaning and serving to bartending and handing out flyers—he does it all.
About Chef Dennis Frank
Big City Diner Restaurants Corporate Executive Chef Dennis Franks began his culinary career by washing dishes at the age of 14. It was very shortly thereafter that he realized his passion in life was cooking. Since then, everything just seemed to come naturally to him. The result being his now diverse fields of culinary expertise, including, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, French, American and Hawaiian Cuisines.
When asked to identify his signature cooking style, Chef Dennis’ reply was “Multi-Ethnic Hawaiian cuisine. “It’s about using local ingredients, adding the flavors of Hawaii that we love, cooking technique that brings out the natural flavor of ingredients while preserving the quality and freshness and finally, presenting it as art.”
Chef Dennis has been a part of the Big City Diner Ohana since 2001. Under his direction, the locally owned and operated six restaurant chain has consistently received awards such as the Honolulu Advertiser’s “Best of the Best,” Hale ‘Aina and I’lima.
For more information: bigcitydinerhawaii.com