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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Colin Nishida, Beloved Chef and Restaurateur, Leaves a Culinary Legacy

Colin Nishida

An entire community remembers the owner of Side Street Inn.


Closing of Popular Lanikai Pillbox Hike Delayed Until Further Notice

Lanikai Pillbox Hike

The state asks for public input as it works to repair the old concrete observation stations on the trail, commonly known as “pillboxes.”


First Look: Panda Dimsum in Kalihi

Panda Dim Sum

Frogs, hedgehogs and bees, oh my! This spot dishes up cute, Instagrammable dumplings.


Kaimukī Gets da Shop, a New Kind of Bookstore and Event Space

Da Shop

It takes guts to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in the days of instant online gratification, but in da Shop, local publisher Bess Press has found a way to allow fickle/loyal readers to have their cake and eat it, too.


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

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



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