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Our Waikīkī: Living Local in O‘ahu’s Most Famous Neighborhood

Waikīkī is much more than a tourist destination and faces the same challenges of other urban neighborhoods on O‘ahu. It has public schools, family-run restaurants, places people call home. Here are their stories.
2018.02.12 04:08 PM

Hawai‘i Football is Hot Right Now—Here’s Why It’s Headed for Trouble

Hawai‘i football couldn’t be hotter. But the Island game also has problems, including a big one that makes even boosters wonder if football has a future.
2018.02.02 02:55 PM

2018 Hale ‘Aina Awards: Behind the Scenes of Hawai‘i’s Top Restaurants

Take a closer look into a few of the winning restaurants and meet some of the people who make Hawai‘i’s dining so amazing.
2018.01.25 09:00 AM

Nico’s Pier 38: From Plate Lunch Spot to Hale ‘Aina-Award Winning Restaurant

Nico Chaize has gone from dishing out plate lunches to running an expanded Nico’s Pier 38 along with its new twin in Kailua.
2018.01.25 08:55 AM

Meet the New Leaders of Four Hale ‘Aina Award-Winning Restaurants

Get to know the talented chefs behind some of your favorite dishes.
2018.01.24 08:55 AM

Staying Crafty: How Maui Brewing Co. Expands its Reach While Staying Local

The Hale ‘Aina Gold winner for Best Beer Program distributes its beers to 23 states and nearly a dozen countries.
2018.01.22 08:55 AM

Meet the Family Behind Hale ‘Aina Award-Winning Arancino at The Kāhala

Ichiro Inamura’s Hale ‘Aina Gold for Arancino at The Kāhala reflects a family commitment.
2018.01.18 09:52 AM

Here’s the Story Behind 2018 Hale ‘Aina Award-Winner Agu Ramen’s Hot Mess

How Parmesan and ramen got together.
2018.01.12 02:00 PM

Sour Poi Awards: Chronicling the Wild, Wacky and Just Plain Weird of 2017

The best of the worst of 2017.
2018.01.10 05:30 PM

How Side Street Inn’s Colin Nishida Went From Bar Owner to Restaurateur of the Year

All Colin Nishida wanted to do was run a bar—and now he’s 2018 Restaurateur of the Year, with Hale ‘Aina Gold awards for Best Bar Food and Best Gourmet Comfort Food.
2018.01.09 04:17 PM

The Essential Guide to Taro: A Kalo Culture Comeback

Kalo, or taro, is one of the most important foods for Native Hawaiians. Read about the culture, history and innovative new uses for the storied plant, along with some of our favorite dishes, from poi mochi doughnuts to pa‘i‘ai.
2017.12.28 08:55 AM

The Essential Guide to Taro: The Anatomy of a Kalo Plant

Learn the parts of the taro plant and find out all the power-packed health benefits of eating it.
2017.12.27 08:55 AM