July 2014: Table of Contents



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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.

 

Features

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
 

Young Guns

Meet Honolulu’s new generation of gun owners.

by loren moreno

 

Calabash

Prince Lot Hula Festival

The other hula festival. 
 

July Picks

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
 

Da Meter

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
 

Defend Hawaii    

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

 

Columns

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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