Don Wallace

Don Wallace is the author of four books and has written for The New York Times, Harper’s, The Surfer’s Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Wine Spectator, among others. His latest book is The French House: An American Family, a Ruined Maison, and the Village that Restored Them All. He also wrote the documentary film Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae. He is HONOLULU Magazine’s senior editor.

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First Look: Brick Fire Tavern

For a bite of traditional Naples pizza, made with fresh local and top imported Italian ingredients, try the flash-baked pies from Brick Fire Tavern in Chinatown.
2017.01.20 09:00 AM

A New Owner Woos Longtime Romantic Favorite Michel’s at the Colony Surf

After a 20-year run, Andy Anderson sells Michel’s.
2017.01.19 10:44 AM

This Romantic Spot Inspires Spontaneous Proposals and Famous Rockstars

Love is on the menu, and tableside drama is the rule, when the evening sun goes down at Michel’s at the Colony Surf.
2017.01.17 04:00 PM

First Look: Bethel Union

Playing it cool with fresh pasta, highly allocated wine and intriguing cocktails, Bethel Union, the evolution of Italian from the J.J. Dolan’s team, brings a welcome change of pace to Chinatown and Downtown.
2017.01.16 09:00 AM

In the Mood for Some Comfort Food? Bread & Butter Has You Covered

A case study of how to make customers feel at home, Bread & Butter keeps them coming back by delivering different restaurant experiences morning, noon and night.
2017.01.13 12:35 PM

Everything You Need to Know About Local Fruit in Hawai‘i

Fruits are part of our history and culture, a way for us to feel connected to our community. And, if you’ve ever had a ripe mango or sweet tangerine, you know there’s nothing else like it.
2016.12.30 12:27 PM

7 Great Stocking Stuffers for Bookworms

’Tis the season to let books balance the bling, banish the screen and provide a perfect excuse to curl up in a corner after pumpkin spice lattes and warm cookies.
2016.12.16 11:51 AM

Honolulu’s Sidewalks are Finally Getting Some TLC Thanks to These Volunteers

Service clubs, veterans and citizens are working under the radar to make civic repairs—with City Hall’s approval. Now you can, too.
2016.12.12 05:15 PM

Quote Unquote: Meet the Woman in Charge of Spreading Holiday Cheer in Honolulu

Director of customer service for the City & County Sheri Kajiwara dishes about what goes on behind the scenes.
2016.12.02 06:49 PM

“Moana” is Turning Culture into Cash—Here’s Why it Matters for Hawai‘i

Why the debate surrounding cultural appropriation matters.
2016.12.02 11:55 AM

Talk Story with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Surf Memoirist William Finnegan

From Kaimukī Intermediate student to “New Yorker” conflict reporter, it’s been quite a ride for the author of “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.”
2016.11.28 01:23 PM

Move Aside, First Friday—Second Saturday is Taking Over Chinatown

Carving out its own identity against the bacchanal of First Friday, a family-friendly, interactive arts and crafts fair is taking part in the renaissance of Chinatown—just in time for a holiday shopping run.
2016.11.11 09:00 AM
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