August 2010

Features

Poke: Past and Present

For locals, few things say “home” as much as poke. Here’s the story of the evolution of this quintessential Hawaii food.

Save Room for Dessert!

No matter what you have for dinner, you’ll want to try these 13 places for dessert.

30 Meals Under $30

Ancient Hula Hawaiian Style

Nearly a dozen vintage recordings of mele (songs or chants) for ancient hula have been resurrected, remastered and compiled on a new album, Ancient Hula Hawaiian Style, Volume 1: Hula Kuahu.

Odd Restaurant Jobs in Honolulu

Chefs receive most of the attention, but there are also many lesser-known, yet fascinating, restaurant jobs. Meet some of the crew at local dining spots who have positions you may never have heard of.

10 Places You Can't Go in Hawaii

Hawaii is full of amazing places. Most of them you’re free to visit, but there are a few where you’re just not allowed. Here’s a peek into Hawaii’s coolest off-limits corners.

Waiter, There's a Critter in My Wine

Why did the chicken cross the road? To be featured on a wine label, of course. But what’s really behind the fad of naming wines after animals?

Loft Life in Honolulu

A new breed of luxury apartment arrives in Honolulu.

The Hawaiian Humane Society Investigator

The Hawaiian Humane Society’s 13 animal officers ward off aggressive dogs, rescue cats from storm drains and enforce animal cruelty laws. To find out what the job is really like, we rode along with an HHS investigator.

Departments

Odd Restaurant Jobs in Honolulu

Chefs receive most of the attention, but there are also many lesser-known, yet fascinating, restaurant jobs. Meet some of the crew at local dining spots who have positions you may never have heard of.

Waiter, There's a Critter in My Wine

Why did the chicken cross the road? To be featured on a wine label, of course. But what’s really behind the fad of naming wines after animals?

A Preview of the September Issue

Afterthoughts: In the Closet

A visit to the UH Costume Collection has me imagining what my own life might look like if it were documented through clothing.

From Our Files

August archives

Field Guide: Take a Hike!

Hiking is a great way to get out of the city and take in nature’s beauty. Here are five trails—each three miles or under—for the leisurely hiker.

Hawaii's Invasive Species

They aren’t cute, cuddly or shy. Here are six new—or just pesky—invasive species you should know about.

Unhealthy Eating

Vegetables are the epitome of healthy eating—unless they’ve been visited by snails harboring a painful parasite.

Ohina Short Film Showcase

Hart of Honolulu

A new look at an influential Hawaii architect.

Made in Hawaii Festival

CD Reviews: The Waitiki 7 and Kainani Kahaunaele

Novel Success

A screenwriter’s attempt at fiction makes a splash.

Golden Girls

Q&A: Kupaoa

Meet this promising Hawaiian music duo.

Things to do in August in Hawaii

During the last month of summer, eat a gyro, fly a plane and hike the Makapuu trail.

Hot Rod!

Editor's Page: Excellence and Mysteries

This month, we celebrate a national award, and take readers to places they can’t go.

To the Brim

Communications expert Pam Chambers talks about her signature style: hats.

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