December 2010


The 2010 Photo Contest

The 2010 Photo Contest

Presenting the winners of the 2010 Honolulu Magazine/Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani Photo Contest.

Best Bars 2010: Bars For Any Occasion

Best Bars 2010: Bars For Any Occasion

Sometimes life calls for a drink. Whether it’s to celebrate a promotion, drown your sorrows after a job loss, go out with the girls, watch the Hawaii Bowl or whatever, we found the 24 best bars...

Hawaii Soldiers Coming Home

Hawaii Soldiers Coming Home

For many soldiers getting back from Iraq or Afghanistan, the battle has just begun.


Letters: Feedback

...on a 1948 party gone wild, the Honolulu zoo and Crossfit.

Calabash: Editor's Picks for 2010

Our 12 issues of 2010 contained hundreds of articles. Here are some of my favorites, in chronological order. Enjoy!

Calabash: In Our January Issue

In January, we ring in the New Year with our annual Hale Aina Awards, in which our discerning readers name the best restaurants in Hawaii.

Calabash: Honolulu Bar Survey Sez

We asked 100 people about Hawaii's nightlife and dating scene. We found out where they go and why, and they let us know the best bar for pau hana, being single and if meeting someone at a bar leads...

Calabash: New Year's Party Planning

Stressed about throwing a New Year’s party? Make this year’s fete the best yet with tips from professional party planner Frank Robinson of Island Events.

Calabash: Day of Infamy

Pacific Warbirds offers a Pearl Harbor Aviation Experience.

Our Town: Donate to Charities in Honolulu

Donate your used items to these local charities and get that warm fuzzy from Christmas giving without spending a dime.

Food: A Feast for the Eyes

Here’s how two unique and pleasant Honolulu restaurants provide a context for their menus.

Around Town: Things to do in December in Hawaii

Visit Santa Claus, build edible architecture and view a lunar eclipse in December.

Shopping: DIY Gifts in Honolulu

At these do-it-yourself boutiques, you can whip up gifts for others—or keep the goods for yourself.

Sports: Trail Running in Hawaii

After discovering trail running, settling for a treadmill may become impossible.

Sports: Carbo Load Before the Honolulu Marathon

Where to eat.

Environment: The Opihi Ohana

A partnership has been created to study opihi and better manage the population.

Dining: Heckathorn Cooks at BLT Steak

It’s cool and casual in the dining room of BLT Steak. In front of the kitchen’s 1,500-degree broiler? That’s another story.

From Our Files

December archives

Afterthoughts: Afterthoughts: Fantasy Redeveloping

A moratorium on development would force us to remake our structures, rather than devour more land.