December 2019: Table of Contents
Image: Aaron K. Yoshino
The countdown has begun for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ new surfing competition. What does this mean for Hawai‘i’s top surfers? What are their odds? Here’s what we know.
by DON WALLACE
They’re our everyday heroes in plain clothes—the revered second-generation Japanese American veterans of World War II. Fewer than 250 Hawai‘i nisei vets are known to be alive today in Hawai‘i. And the war is just part of their life stories.
by JAYNA OMAYE
Best Lawyers® in Hawai‘i 2020
HONOLULU Magazine worked with the research firm BL Rankings LLC dba Best Lawyers and Co. LLC, publishers of The Best Lawyers in America©, to bring our readers the list of the best lawyers in Hawai‘i.
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu can be found caroling around town this month as well as in a holiday concert at Hawai‘i Theatre.
Wrap up 2019 in an event-heavy bow with Broadway shows, sports classics and legendary musical acts to spare.
By Katie Kenny
The Hawai‘i Convention Center is about to freeze over for a first-ever skating event in its exhibit hall.
By CHRISTI YOUNG
How to renew your driver license in 13 minutes or less.
By Christi Young
We asked an O‘ahu grower how to treat a poinsettia.
Food: For Starters ...
Why import your party platter? We packed our pūpū board with tasty made-in-Hawai‘i bites worth going holoholo for.
By Martha Cheng
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF
For years, about 50,000 TV fans waited every week to hear Ken Alford say, “Howdy Buckaroos.”
By Christi Young
Winter’s floral prints are coming up moody with a touch of romance.
Olive Boutique in Kailua expands to lifestyle décor that we are absolutely living for.
Jana Lam’s workshop was bustling this season as her team of elves was making stockings bright, in collaboration with HONOLULU Magazine. Trust us when we say, yule love it.
With Marina & Co. on the radar it’s sunny styles ahead.
Yoshiaki Fujitani, 96, is one of fewer than 250 nisei veterans in Hawai‘i. Read his story, and those of other vets in the December issue.
Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino.
‘Ono: Food and Dining
For roughly a decade, chef Jon Matsubara opened other people’s restaurants while trying unsuccessfully to open his own. Now, Matsubara is in the kitchen of one of the most buzzable new eateries in town—and it’s finally his.
by Mari Taketa
The holidays are a time of indulgence. So please indulge me.
BY CHRISTI YOUNG
Sometimes you need a little (or big) push to remember what’s important.
BY Jayna Omaye
How does Honolulu become more walkable? By removing crosswalks.