July 2014: Table of Contents
Best of Honolulu
Once again, we asked for your help finding the tastiest food, the chic-est shopping, the hottest entertainment, the most helpful services, and everything from the yummiest pancakes to the best jewelry repair. Here are the top reader and editorial picks of truly the best of Honolulu.
By martha cheng, stacey makiya loren moreno, natalie schack, david thompson, brie thalmann and katrina valcourt
On the Cover: Il Gelato is our editorial pick for the best gelato in Honolulu. Find all of this year’s Best of Honolulu winners starting on page 48, or in a handy tear-out after page 64.
Photo by Steve Czerniak, lettering by Matt Tapia, food styling by Karen Jones.
Hanabusa vs. Schatz
Two popular Democrats square off for a U.S. Senate seat.
By Robbie Dingeman
Art Deco In Paradise
A new exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art shows that Hawaii was a hotbed of modernist art in the years between the world wars.
By michael keany
Meet Honolulu’s new generation of gun owners.
by loren moreno
Prince Lot Hula Festival
The other hula festival.
Whether summer’s got you enjoying the sun or searching for cover, here are eight reasons to leave the house this month. (Just don’t forget sunblock.)
By Katrina Valcourt
Wind Tunnel vs. Pali Lookout
Two blow-out experiences examined side by side.
By David Thompson
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
Locals Only: Tree Swapout
A new law will turn Honolulu into a more Hawaiian place, botanically speaking.
By david thompson
Entrepreneurs behind the popular street brand Defend Hawaii unload about the idea behind the icon.
By Loren Moreno
Quote Unquote: Sarah Richards
After 25 years presiding over the Hawaii Theatre, Sarah Richards took her final bow as president in June. Here, she looks back at the years she spent rebuilding the historic landmark, her ongoing vision for Chinatown and the friendly ghost who’s been along for the ride.
By kawehi haug
Field Notes: Fire Jam at Kakaako Waterfront Park
Each month Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Kakaako Waterfront Park’s Fire Jam.
By David Thompson
Ono: Food & Dining
Why a Hawaii-grown oyster has us excited, plus a new restaurant that specializes in meatballs.
by martha cheng
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
by katrina valcourt
Editor’s Page: Art and Soul
Changes in our behind-the-scenes team.
by robbie dingeman
Afterthoughts: Brain Gain
Making the most of Hawaii’s ever-growing ex-pat network.
by michael keany
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