December 2018: Table of Contents
Pai Honolulu is our Editor’s Choice for Best New Restaurant in the 35th annual Hale ‘Aina Awards. Turn to page 54 to read about some of this year’s winners.
PHOTO: STEVE CZERNIAK
For more than 30 years, our readers have named the best restaurants in Hawai‘i. This year, we take a look at Peter Merriman’s influence in the Islands, follow Pai Honolulu chef Kevin Lee through Chinatown, help you navigate Amuse Wine Bar’s self-serve taps and celebrate three original Hale ‘Aina honorees that are still winning today.
by catherine toth fox with james charisma, robbie dingeman, katie kenny, jayna omaye, don wallace and katrina valcourt
When you need a lawyer, you want the best. Here are 402, excerpted from The Best Lawyers in America, who can help you when you’re in a pinch.
It began when a boy found lau hala hats. Now Marques Hanalei Marzan is one of Hawai‘i’s top fiber artists weaving history and the future of this cultural practice into artwork shown around the world.
by carlyn tani
Mark your calendar for a lineup of comedy, concerts, fashion, film and more happening this month.
By Christi Young
Award-winning artists bring music and message together in a mix of new albums for holiday gifts and beyond.
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF
Fans of the Harry Potter series can now read the first book in Hawaiian (with more to come!).
BY Enjy El-Kadi
Tony Bacalso, a 38-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, is one of the longest-serving parcel post machine operators at the airport post office, processing and sorting hundreds of packages that make their way to his station every day. With the busy holiday season in full swing, the Mililani resident, 62, and his crew, who clock in at 4:30 p.m. and get off just past midnight, are a crucial shift: They need to meet their deadline so packages make it on the late outgoing flights.
by jayna omaye
Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Honolulu Marathon Clinic.
Cool boots, Lola & Pilar Hawai‘i, local stocking stuffers and Jana Lam’s new travel collection:
By stacey Makiya and brie thalmann
If it wasn’t for one of my best friends, I may not have ventured outside life next to a Lazy Susan.
BY CHRISTI YOUNG
Some of our funniest and most groan-worthy headlines that didn’t make the cover of HONOLULU Magazine.
by christi young
How can we make it feel like the holidays when it is 84 degrees?
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
BY JAYNA OMAYE