January 2015

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How Olive Tree Café Serves Fresh, Simple Mediterranean Food

The Olive Tree Café celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

Afterthoughts: A Cat of a Different Color

Sometimes you don’t know what you want till you get it.

From Our Files: What Honolulu Looked Like Between January 1930 and 1990

Field Notes: Meet Honolulu’s Competitive Gamers

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month we meet the guys who make money playing video games.

Taste the Bangladeshi Countryside in the Biryani at Café Maharani

Café Maharani delivers rich flavors from Northern India.

An Excerpt from ‘Hell-Bent’: Ronnie Ching, Hawai‘i’s Most Notorious Hit Man

Author Jason Ryan delved into the darker side of Hawai‘i during the 1970s and 1980s to write: ‘Hell-Bent: One Man’s Crusade to Crush the Hawaiian Mob.’ This is an excerpt from his recently published book. In this selection, we focus on Ronald Kainalu Ching, who admitted to four murders—including that of a state senator and the son of the city prosecutor. Ching went on to serve a life sentence in Hālawa Correctional Facility, where he died in 2005 at age 56.

Quote Unquote: Ben Villaflor, Pro Boxer Turned Senate Sergeant at Arms

The Hawai‘i State Legislature’s 2015 session begins on the third Wednesday of this month, marking the 37th opening-day ceremony for Ben Villaflor as Senate sergeant at arms.

Drink Beer and Cocktails on Tap at Mō‘ili‘ili Gastropub, Pint + Jigger

Step It Up: 5 Classy Leather Sneakers

We’re barely into the New Year and you’ve already blown your fitness resolution on leftover pound cake and auntie’s holiday cookies. Not to fret, you can still look the part, thanks to winter’s mix of chic luxury sneakers, which offer the perfect blend of high-end finishes and low-key street style.

The Pig and the Lady: Honolulu’s Best New Restaurant

It takes a village to raise one of Honolulu’s best restaurants.

Get to Know the KSSK Radio Duo in New Book, Perry on the Left, Price on the Right

A new book pays tribute to KSSK’s Perry & Price stars, Michael W. Perry and Larry Price.

The Honolulu Museum of Art Wants You to Fall in Love With Art Again

Honolulu Museum of Art debuts a new “happening” concept; Island art auction brings in $163,000.

8 Unusual Types of Sushi You Must Try at Sushi ii

A guide to the unfamiliar fishes at Sushi ii.

What Is Life Like for Local Talent Working in the International World of Fashion?

Homecoming talent: Wilhelmina International director Roman Young and supermodel Keke Lindgard reveal what it’s like working in the fashion industry.

Grondin’s Most Technically Challenging Dish: Cassoulet

One of Grondin’s best-selling entrées is also the most complicated to make.

Sour Poi Awards: Celebrating the Strange, the Stupid and the Scandalous of 2014

Honoring the best of the worst news stories from 2014.

Fisherman’s Wharf is Gone, But the Memories Still Remain

The historic Fisherman’s Wharf is remembered by one of its longest-serving waitresses.

Hawai‘i’s Best Breakfast: Café Kaila’s Perfect Pancakes Attract Lines Out the Door

Owner Chrissie Kaila Castillo is always in pursuit of pancake perfection.

Da Meter: What’s Hot and What’s Not in Honolulu

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

Editor’s Page: Wait, 2015?

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already.
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