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Fat Chance


The real meaning of Fat Tuesday is a blow-out day of indulgence before a 40-day drought of fun.

For you, though, it’s been 46 days of (mostly) keeping your new year’s resolutions. And today, for Fat Tuesday, it’s time to cut loose, blow the diet and…

Well, leave the beads for Bourbon Street. Instead, feast on something seriously decadent. We’ve rounded up a few choices for you here. Diet starts tomorrow!


Lei ChicBanana Pancakes with Mac Nut Sauce
This Boots & Kimo’s favorite takes a stack of fluffy pancakes filled with soft chunks of bananas and smothers them in a generous helping ultra-creamy warm macadamia nut sauce. Each sweet bite tastes like a mouthful of gooey, nutty deliciousness with hint of vanilla. Boot and Kimo’s, 151 Hekili Street, Suite 150, 808.263.7929.

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The Fat Boy
This bad boy from Hank’s Haute Dogs includes a premium, spiced beef hot dog that’s wrapped in bacon, deep-fried and served with dollop of mayonnaise, tomatoes and lettuce. Talk about heart-stopping. Hank’s Haute Dogs, 324 Coral St., 808.532.4265 or click here.

Lei ChicSmothered Chocolate Cake
A chocolate lover’s dream, this decadent dessert comes courtesy of Macaroni Grill. Ultra-rich, it pairs moist chocolate cake, served warm, with a heavenly homemade chocolate ganache icing sprinkled with pieces of crunchy pecans. Macaroni Grill, Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., 808.356.8300.

Lei Chic The Counter Burger
This D-I-Y burger from The Counter can be as indulgent as you want it to be. Start with a pound of premium Angus beef, then pile on the premium toppings, which include your choice of exotic cheeses, like Danish Blue, Tillamook chedder, or soft ripened Brie, and an endless array of tasty extras, like honey cured bacon, hot chili, guacamole, and fried onion strings. Top it all of with your choice of scrumptious sauces, like country buttermilk ranch, spicy sour cream, sweet barbeque, or yummy garlic aioli. Mmmm. The Counter, Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Ave, 808.739.5100.

Lei ChicDeep Dish Kanaka Pizza
Fresh, hot and topped off with kalua pork, layers of cheese, tangy barbeque sauce and onions, this mouthwatering deep dish pie from Big Kahuna’s Pizza is just a kanak attack waiting to happen. Snag a side order of the garlic butter dipped dough balls, coated with cheese and baked to golden perfection, and you’re good to go. Kanaka Pizza, 550 Paiea St., 808.833.5588, www.bigkahunaspizza.net


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