February 2017

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Chinatown’s Latest Revival is Putting it Back on the Map. But Will it Last?

In the year of the rooster, O‘ahu’s most authentic and vibrant neighborhood seems poised to preen, thanks to hip restaurants, hot boutiques and a tenacious arts and entertainment scene.

Drones are Everywhere! Here’s How They Affect Businesses, the Earth and Even You

Drones seem to have flown into the mainstream. Chances are you’ve watched a stunning video shot by a drone and seen—or heard—the devices while at an outdoor event, cruising at the beach, even outside your home. Maybe you got one as a gift. Let’s take a bird’s-eye look at how this hovering technology is affecting businesses, the environment and you personally.

Is Water Fluoridation the Answer to Hawai‘i’s Rampant Tooth Decay Problem?

Why does Hawai‘i fight fluoridation despite a dismal record of dental decay? Community leaders blame fear, misinformation … and deposed Honolulu City Councilmember Rod Tam.
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The Best Dentists in Hawai‘i 2017

HONOLULU Magazine helps you find the dentist you need, whether it’s for a routine checkup or more specialized work. Everyone on this list comes highly recommended by other dentists, who know their work best.

5 Fun Facts about Shriners' “Under the Sea” Art Contest

(Sponsored) The winner's artwork will inspire the design for Shriners' newest imaging system.

Chinatown’s Latest Revival is Putting it Back on the Map. But Will it Last?

In the year of the rooster, O‘ahu’s most authentic and vibrant neighborhood seems poised to preen, thanks to hip restaurants, hot boutiques and a tenacious arts and entertainment scene.

Five Fun Facts about Yauatcha Waikīkī

(Sponsored) International Market Place's newest restaurant is dim sum done right.

Yauatcha Waikīkī Now Open at International Market Place

(Sponsored) This new Waikīkī restaurant serves all-day dim sum.

10 Stylish Local Boutiques Worth Exploring in Honolulu’s Chinatown

You love heading over to Fighting Eel to shop, but go a little farther for new boutique adventures.

Local Honey is Having a Moment: What You Should Know About This Sweet Comeback

Hawai‘i’s bees produce more honey per hive than almost anywhere else in the country, despite invasive pests wiping out thousands of colonies just a few years ago. Here’s what makes our honey special and where to find it.

Afterthoughts: The Long Walk

The city looks better the slower you see it.

Stand Out Anywhere on the Map (Even in Chinatown!) with These Bold Collections

Travel no further for the season’s hottest trend—global-inspired fashions.

Here’s the Secret to Shopping Chinatown’s Markets Like a Chef

Chinatown’s marketplaces are overflowing with fresh, cheap fish, meat, fruits and vegetables. How to navigate it all? We tagged along with the duo behind three of Honolulu’s hottest gathering places as they shopped, to see how the pros do it.

Drones are Everywhere! Here’s How They Affect Businesses, the Earth and Even You

Drones seem to have flown into the mainstream. Chances are you’ve watched a stunning video shot by a drone and seen—or heard—the devices while at an outdoor event, cruising at the beach, even outside your home. Maybe you got one as a gift. Let’s take a bird’s-eye look at how this hovering technology is affecting businesses, the environment and you personally.

5 Fun Facts about Japan Sweets Fair

(Sponsored) Japan Sweets Fair took place this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Inside Scoop on Where You Can Find Some of the Best Chinese Food in Chinatown

How to eat authentic Chinese food in downtown Honolulu.

Catching Up With Hawai‘i’s Own Victoria’s Secret Runway Model, Keke Lindgard

She’s fresh off her first Victoria’s Secret runway show; we caught up with the surfer-girl-turned-supermodel to talk lingerie, Lady Gaga and local fashion.

Field Notes: Looking for Love? Here’s Your Chance to Meet Your Match—Fast!

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

7 New Restaurants in Honolulu’s Chinatown to Try Right Now

Whether you’re in the mood for hip new culinary adventures or under-the-radar gems, here are a few of our current Chinatown faves.

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past–February Edition

A look back at Honolulu from February 1922 to 1987. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

This New Exhibit is Putting Art on the Menu at Artizen by MW

A new exhibit aims to bring more people, and money, to the Hawai‘i State Art Museum.

Is Water Fluoridation the Answer to Hawai‘i’s Rampant Tooth Decay Problem?

Why does Hawai‘i fight fluoridation despite a dismal record of dental decay? Community leaders blame fear, misinformation … and deposed Honolulu City Councilmember Rod Tam.

8 Things You Can Only Find in Honolulu’s Chinatown

You won’t find 1,000-year-old eggs or giant live bullfrogs anywhere else on the Island.

How One Female Chinese-American Filmmaker Inspired Another, Decades Later

“Finding Kukan” pieces together the story of a lost Oscar-winning film and its mysterious producer, Li Ling-Ai, a Honolulu-born woman who has been all but erased from the film’s history.

Eiwa Confectionery Brings Delectable Sweets & Savory Snacks to O‘ahu

(Sponsored) During its three-day event, the Japan-based brand will offer special free samples.

Do Aphrodisiac Foods Really Spark the Magic of Love?

Science just might be on your side with this Cupid-inspired multi-course meal of sensuality from Mahina & Sun’s. Plus, enter to win a Valentine’s dinner for two!

This Cool New Library in Kaka‘ako Lets You Borrow Tools Instead of Books

Between Re-use Hawai‘i’s ample selection of salvaged building materials and Honolulu Tool Library’s inventory, O‘ahu can boast a one-stop D.I.Y. sustainability center.

Learn Beautiful D.I.Y. Floral Décor with This Local Botanical Guide

This new book by Paiko’s founder is a guide to gathering and arranging Hawai‘i’s flora.

Quote Unquote: What it’s Really Like Working for Hawai‘i’s Only Carnival

Since he was 12, Scott Fernandez has worked at E.K. Fernandez, Hawai‘i’s only nationally recognized circus, which Scott’s grandfather (Edwin Kane) built more than 113 years ago. Today, Fernandez runs the show as president/CEO with the same spirit and showmanship—from state fairs to Fun Factories. This month, Punahou Carnival is Feb. 3-4 and Mililani High, Feb. 17-19.

The 8 Best Things To Do in February 2017

Love is in the air this month, with Michael Bolton, Journey, free dogs, a magic show and more.

Editor’s Page: Explore

Cooking up an adventure.
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