January 2018

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2018 Hale ‘Aina Awards: Behind the Scenes of Hawai‘i’s Top Restaurants

Take a closer look into a few of the winning restaurants and meet some of the people who make Hawai‘i’s dining so amazing.

Nico’s Pier 38: From Plate Lunch Spot to Hale ‘Aina-Award Winning Restaurant

Nico Chaize has gone from dishing out plate lunches to running an expanded Nico’s Pier 38 along with its new twin in Kailua.

Meet the New Leaders of Four Hale ‘Aina Award-Winning Restaurants

Get to know the talented chefs behind some of your favorite dishes.

Staying Crafty: How Maui Brewing Co. Expands its Reach While Staying Local

The Hale ‘Aina Gold winner for Best Beer Program distributes its beers to 23 states and nearly a dozen countries.

Meet the Family Behind Hale ‘Aina Award-Winning Arancino at The Kāhala

Ichiro Inamura’s Hale ‘Aina Gold for Arancino at The Kāhala reflects a family commitment.

Here’s the Story Behind 2018 Hale ‘Aina Award-Winner Agu Ramen’s Hot Mess

How Parmesan and ramen got together.

Sour Poi Awards: Chronicling the Wild, Wacky and Just Plain Weird of 2017

The best of the worst of 2017.

How Side Street Inn’s Colin Nishida Went From Bar Owner to Restaurateur of the Year

All Colin Nishida wanted to do was run a bar—and now he’s 2018 Restaurateur of the Year, with Hale ‘Aina Gold awards for Best Bar Food and Best Gourmet Comfort Food.
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Editor’s Page: The Voices of HONOLULU

After two decades of journalism comes a daunting—but inspiring—responsibility.

2018 Hale ‘Aina Awards: Behind the Scenes of Hawai‘i’s Top Restaurants

Take a closer look into a few of the winning restaurants and meet some of the people who make Hawai‘i’s dining so amazing.

Nico’s Pier 38: From Plate Lunch Spot to Hale ‘Aina-Award Winning Restaurant

Nico Chaize has gone from dishing out plate lunches to running an expanded Nico’s Pier 38 along with its new twin in Kailua.

Meet the New Leaders of Four Hale ‘Aina Award-Winning Restaurants

Get to know the talented chefs behind some of your favorite dishes.

Giveaway: Enter to Win Two Tickets to See John Craigie

You could win two tickets to see John Craigie perform live at The Republik on Feb. 10. Enter today!

Staying Crafty: How Maui Brewing Co. Expands its Reach While Staying Local

The Hale ‘Aina Gold winner for Best Beer Program distributes its beers to 23 states and nearly a dozen countries.

Learn Wellness and Sustainable Living at EAT THINK DRINK: Healthy People, Healthy Planet

(Sponsored) Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation’s second event in the series takes place on Monday, Jan. 29 at The Modern Honolulu.

Roy Yamaguchi is Throwing a 30th Anniversary Bash—And You’re Invited

(Sponsored) The father of Hawaiian-fusion will celebrate 30 years of success with an Islandwide food tour, kicking off on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the original Roy’s in Hawai‘i Kai.

Meet the Family Behind Hale ‘Aina Award-Winning Arancino at The Kāhala

Ichiro Inamura’s Hale ‘Aina Gold for Arancino at The Kāhala reflects a family commitment.

Afterthoughts: Squid Craft

Relaxing by staying busy.

Giveaway: Enter to Win Two Tickets to See Kings of Spade

Rock out to Kings of Spade—for free. Enter now and you could win two tickets to see them live at The Republik on Jan. 27.

Giveaway: Enter to Win Two Tickets to See HIRIE

Want a chance to see HIRIE live at The Republik on Jan. 26? Enter to win now!

Honolulu’s First Saltwater, Glass-Bottom Pool Hangs 75 Feet Above Ward Village

Elevating the luxury pool to new heights.

Here’s the Story Behind 2018 Hale ‘Aina Award-Winner Agu Ramen’s Hot Mess

How Parmesan and ramen got together.

Local Shops Eden in Love and Homecoming Honolulu Now Have New Digs

Two local boutiques sets their sights on expansion.

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

A look back at Honolulu from January 1948 to 2008. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Sour Poi Awards: Chronicling the Wild, Wacky and Just Plain Weird of 2017

The best of the worst of 2017.

How Side Street Inn’s Colin Nishida Went From Bar Owner to Restaurateur of the Year

All Colin Nishida wanted to do was run a bar—and now he’s 2018 Restaurateur of the Year, with Hale ‘Aina Gold awards for Best Bar Food and Best Gourmet Comfort Food.

Field Notes: Have a “Star Wars” Costume? You Could Help the Dark Side Do Good

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: The Pacific Outpost of the 501st Legion.

Finalists Announced for aio Media and HLTA’s Inaugural Awards Program

(Sponsored) The new aio Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Awards will recognize outstanding achievements in tourism statewide.

Coming Soon: Artist Eddy Y’s Designs in Your Home and Even on Your Slippahs

Longtime Hawai‘i artist Eddy Y has designed surf scenes and vintage automobiles on clothing for more than 30 years. Now, he’s expanding to include casual home furnishings.

8 Feng Shui Fixes for the New Year

Hoping for a rush of fresh energy to start 2018? We asked Big Island feng shui expert Clear Englebert for some quick chi do’s and don’ts.

You Can Now Keep Track of Water-Quality Conditions at Hawai‘i Beaches

New state website provides up-to-date information on water-quality conditions at beaches.

Your Guide to Attending the 2018 Sony Open in Hawai‘i Like a Real Pro

How to ace your attendance at this year’s Sony Open in Hawai‘i, Jan. 8-14. Plus, do’s and don’ts to know before you go.

Moms à la Mode: These Local Moms Run Their Companies and Families in Style

These three fabulous women run successful businesses, sprint to baseball games, dash to fashion shows and still have time to make a statement in their Manaola and Pradas. It’s apparent why their children (and we) look up to them, even when they’re not wearing stilettos.

Publisher’s Page: Milestones

A big anniversary calls for a look back and a steady eye forward.

These Colorful Specialty License Plates Raise Money for Hawai‘i National Parks

Ten thousand specialty plates depicting Haleakalā National Park and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park were released in August.

The 8 Best Things To Do in January 2018

Start off the year right with a family-friendly fun run, a two-day conference for entrepreneurs, an epic citywide race for buried treasure and more.

Editor’s Page: Changing of the Guard

People making a difference.

Local Boy Scouts Troop Arranges More Than 1,000 Kadomatsu for the New Year

The traditional Japanese arrangement of bamboo and pine is intended to bring happiness and good luck.

Quote Unquote: Police Chief Ballard Talks Guns, Body Cams and Even Cop Shows

Susan Ballard headed patrol divisions in Kalihi and Kailua and supervised the training academy, finance division and the gritty central receiving area which includes the main cellblock. She took over a department battered by the scandal surrounding former Chief Louis Kealoha and his prosecutor wife, both indicted on federal corruption charges that claim they used their positions to bilk relatives and clients to pay for a lavish lifestyle.
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