April 2013

Features

The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Food

The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Food

The best izakayas, sushi, ramen, okazuyas, mochi and more.

Hawaii's Royal Legacies

Hawaii's Royal Legacies

The days of Hawaii's alii are past, but many of the companies and organizations they inspired are still going strong today.

Pet Pot-purrr-ri: Cool Pet Stuff in Hawaii

Pet Pot-purrr-ri: Cool Pet Stuff in Hawaii

Services, splurges and curiosities for the modern four-legged friend—and Other creatures. Plus our consult with a pet telepathist! Plus Plus Tips and reflections of a master dog trainer!

Why legal pot didn't happen in Hawaii

Hawaii loves marijuana. We’re famous for it: Maui Wowie, Kona Gold, Kauai Electric. This year, legislators introduced bills to legalize the drug—they got shot down.

Departments

Special Promotional Section: Destination Kailua

Explore the shops, restaurants, schools and businesses that make Kailua an alluring piece of paradise.

Special Promotional Section: Beauty within Reach

Shopping: Hardware-inspired Spring Jewelry

More than a quick wardrobe fix, spring’s edgy, hardware-inspired pieces are built to last.

Shopping: Home Finds: Terrariums

Once dirty little secrets, terrariums and succulents are the current rage, sprouting up on window sills and office desks everywhere.

Shopping: Honolulu Boutique Shop Dogs

They guard some of the chicest gear in town. Meet the doggies in the windows of your favorite Honolulu boutiques, waggly tails included.

Shopping: Pet Pot-purrr-ri: Cool Pet Stuff in Hawaii

Services, splurges and curiosities for the modern four-legged friend—and Other creatures. Plus our consult with a pet telepathist! Plus Plus Tips and reflections of a master dog trainer!

Shopping: Top Gear Gifts for Men

A Man's Touch: Gentlemen, take note—mixing classic pieces with brightly hued accessories can instantly refresh your wardrobe.

News: Why legal pot didn't happen in Hawaii

Hawaii loves marijuana. We’re famous for it: Maui Wowie, Kona Gold, Kauai Electric. This year, legislators introduced bills to legalize the drug—they got shot down.

Health: University of Hawaii Cancer Warriors

Four ways the new UH Cancer Center is going to make a difference.

Opinion: Afterthoughts: Happy Returns

Birthdays aren’t what they used to be. I’m OK with that.

Opinion: Unsolicited Advice: Stop Leading with the Bleeding

Hey, local TV news, enough with the coverage of grisly car accidents and weeping relatives of the injured and the slain.

Opinion: Bans and Morality

Sometimes the law is too big for our problems.

Food: The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Food

The best izakayas, sushi, ramen, okazuyas, mochi and more.

Around Town: A 21st Century Shaka from TheBus

Honolulu has the worst traffic in the nation, which means we need a little more aloha in our commute than most cities.

Around Town: Crossfit workouts on snowy Mauna Kea, Hawaii

A recent snowfall on Mauna Kea inspired members of the Waimea gym Crossfit Allstar to venture up for an especially hardcore session at 13,000 feet.

Around Town: Get Out & Go in April

There are concerts, an opera and a film festival to attend this month.

Shopping: Hardware-inspired Spring Jewelry

More than a quick wardrobe fix, spring’s edgy, hardware-inspired pieces are built to last.

Shopping: Home Finds: Terrariums

Once dirty little secrets, terrariums and succulents are the current rage, sprouting up on window sills and office desks everywhere.

Shopping: Honolulu Boutique Shop Dogs

They guard some of the chicest gear in town. Meet the doggies in the windows of your favorite Honolulu boutiques, waggly tails included.

Shopping: Pet Pot-purrr-ri: Cool Pet Stuff in Hawaii

Services, splurges and curiosities for the modern four-legged friend—and Other creatures. Plus our consult with a pet telepathist! Plus Plus Tips and reflections of a master dog trainer!

Shopping: Top Gear Gifts for Men

A Man's Touch: Gentlemen, take note—mixing classic pieces with brightly hued accessories can instantly refresh your wardrobe.

Entertainment: Beacon Light Tweakin'

A resolution passed in the state Legislature this session calls for renaming the Kilauea Point Lighthouse the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse.

Entertainment: The Pet Communicator, a cat named Kitty Kitty and Me

HONOLULU Magazine senior editor David Thompson and his cat consult with a pet telepathist.

Sports: Four High-intensity Workouts in Hawaii

With high-intensity workout classes becoming increasingly popular, we sent senior editor David Thompson and design director Erik Ries out to try a few.

Field Notes: Field Notes: Occupy Movement in Hawaii

Field Notes explores Honolulu's vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures.

Dining: The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Food

The best izakayas, sushi, ramen, okazuyas, mochi and more.

From Our Files: From Our Files: Morals & Vice

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since the 1888 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Afterthoughts: Afterthoughts: Happy Returns

Birthdays aren’t what they used to be. I’m OK with that.

Editor's Page: Bans and Morality

Sometimes the law is too big for our problems.