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July 2017: Table of Contents



HONOLULU Magazine July 2017 Cover
On The Cover: Thai-style strawberry shortcake ice-cream rolls from Sweet Creams. 
Photo: Steve Czerniak. Styling by Czerniak and Kristin Lipman.

A Snail’s Tail

In a remote area of the Wai‘anae Mountains, some of the most imperiled land snails in the world are being rescued from the brink of extinction at undisclosed locations. This partnership working to protect the Islands’ largely endemic snail population—made up of state, federal and nonprofit agencies—places Hawai‘i at the leading edge of conservation. But will these efforts be enough to save the exquisite creatures that Hawaiians called “the voice of the forest”?

by carlyn tani


Best of Honolulu

We searched the island for the best of everything—from nachos to matcha, menswear to beachwear, karaoke to kids’ coding—all so you can live better and cheaper in Honolulu.

by robbie dingeman, michael keany, stacey makiya, brie thalmann, catherine toth fox, katrina valcourt, don wallace, christi young and james charisma



Stone Mana

Sculptor Hanalei Hopfe has been carving meaningful stonework for decades.



July Picks

Pick up some new reading material, listen to local musicians under the stars and pretend you’re Princess Buttercup when you finally meet Westley himself.



Rat Lungworm 101

What you need to know about the potentially deadly parasite.

BY Catherine Toth Fox


Da Meter

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



Star Time

After Grammy and Nā Hōkū award wins for Hawaiian musician Kalani Pe‘a, the world is listening.

By Michael keany


Happy Space

Quote Unquote: Alice Inoue

Interview by Robbie Dingeman


Field Notes: Kickin’ It Old School

Field Note explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: 808 Sports Leagues’ kickball league.

By Katrina Valcourt


Celebrations: Hau‘oli Lā Hānau

Every month, we celebrate the anniversaries of local companies and organizations.

by ashley mizuo


‘Ono: Food and Dining


Watch out, kale! Locally grown cauliflower is having a moment. Here’s the back story, and where to find dishes that show it off best.

by catherine toth fox




Pulling together.



AFTERTHOUGHTS: A Few of My Favorite Things

I <3 HONOLULU Magazine.



From Our Files

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888. 

BY Katrina Valcourt


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Here’s How Hawai‘i Responded on Social Media to the False Ballistic Missile Alert

Ward Warehouse

A false alarm caused by human error sent the entire state of Hawai‘i into panic mode.


Twitter is Going Nuts Over Barack Obama’s Backward Hat and Rubbah Slippahs


Vacation mode: Activate.


6 Things You Need to Know About Rat Lungworm Disease Before You Eat a Salad

Rat lungworm disease

Everyone’s talking about the recent disease outbreak affecting the Islands. Find out what it is, where it comes from and how you can prevent it.


Here’s How to Survive a Possible North Korea Nuclear Strike in Hawai‘i

North Korea

What you need to do according to the Hawai‘i State Department of Defense.


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

Explore 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls and more.



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