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August 2014: Table of Contents



Get Out!

Hawaii is a beautiful place; don’t let tourists have all the fun. Here are 20 outdoor adventures that will help you make the most of this paradise we call home.

by loren moreno, robbie dingeman, lorin eleni gill and michael keany

It Came From the Ala Wai

What lurks in the murk of Honolulu’s most prominent drainage ditch? Lots of things.

by david thompson




The Greek Festival Returns

Return of the Opa!

August Picks

Many Europeans take the month of August to travel, while Americans celebrate National Goat Cheese Month. In Hawaii, we’re sampling beers, cleaning our beaches and laughing at local comedy.

by katrina valcourt

Chocolate on a Mission

River of Life Mission’s thriving chocolate business shows that chocolate can be less about indulgence and more about service.

by lorin eleni gill

Da Meter

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.

Quote Unquote: Wally Amos

Wally Amos has made many comebacks since losing ownership of his first cookie company, Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Co., in the 1980s. Other ventures that have come and gone include Uncle Noname Cookie Co., Uncle Wally’s Muffin Co., Aunt Della’s Cookies and Chip & Cookie. The undauntable 77-year-old now has a new brand, The Cookie Kahuna, which brings back Amos’ cookie recipes from the 1970s. And yes, they use butter, thank you, not margarine.

by david thompson

Field Notes: Homebrewing Clubs

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: homebrewing clubs.

by david thompson


Ono: Food & Dining

Where to eat in Honolulu if you avoid gluten. Plus, a look at new restaurant Grondin.

by martha cheng and mari taketa



Iridescent accessories for summer, plus, clothes and accessories that make more out of less.

by stacey makiya, brie thalmann and natalie schack


From Our Files  

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.

by lorin eleni gill



Editor’s Page: Get Out and Play

The importance of summer.

by robbie dingeman

Afterthoughts: Hawaii, Reviewed

Yelp is not impressed.

by michael keany



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Colin Nishida, Beloved Chef and Restaurateur, Leaves a Culinary Legacy

Colin Nishida

An entire community remembers the owner of Side Street Inn.


Closing of Popular Lanikai Pillbox Hike Delayed Until Further Notice

Lanikai Pillbox Hike

The state asks for public input as it works to repair the old concrete observation stations on the trail, commonly known as “pillboxes.”


First Look: Panda Dimsum in Kalihi

Panda Dim Sum

Frogs, hedgehogs and bees, oh my! This spot dishes up cute, Instagrammable dumplings.


Kaimukī Gets da Shop, a New Kind of Bookstore and Event Space

Da Shop

It takes guts to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in the days of instant online gratification, but in da Shop, local publisher Bess Press has found a way to allow fickle/loyal readers to have their cake and eat it, too.


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

Explore 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls and more.



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