July 2019: Table of Contents
Video: Aaron K. Yoshino
On private lands across Hawai‘i, generations of families and ranchers have hosted and cared for the endangered nēnē, playing a key role in bringing our state bird back from the brink of extinction.
by JAYNA OMAYE
We asked our readers and searched the island for the best of everything—from mochi to crack seed, sunglasses to dog outfits, coworking space to karaoke—all so you can live better in Honolulu.
by james charisma, martha cheng, cathy cruz-george, robbie dingeman, maria kanai, katie kenny, stacey makiya, jayna omaye, brie thalmann, katrina valcourt, don wallace and christi young
SEE ALSO: 2019 Best of Honolulu Festival
A big bon dance, livestock shows, a podcasting comedian and a month of surf’s up in the movie theaters.
By CHRISTI YOUNG
The golden edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race brings a record number of racing yachts—and yacht parties—to Honolulu.
By DT Thompson
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF
Island rodeos give local heroes a chance to rope, wrassle and get bucked into the dirt. A new book and summer events honor the spirit of the three paniolo who took on the world’s best in 1908 and won.
BY DON WALLACE
Quote Unquote: Sherry Souza
Pyrotechnician Sherry Souza has spent every Fourth of July in Hawai‘i since 1991. That’s when J&M Displays Inc., the company owned by Souza and her husband, staged the first Ala Moana Center fireworks show. Now, the annual trips from California to set up displays on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i and at the Pineapple Festival on Lāna‘i have become a tradition for her and her local fireworks family.
Interview by CHRISTI YOUNG
Creating crystal clear ice for drinks is not as simple as just freezing water. Here’s how two new companies, Ice Cubed Hawai‘i and On the Rock Hawai‘i, work to make your cocktails even cooler.
By MARTHA CHENG
You had to be somebody to make this magazine’s society page back in the steamship and China Clipper days. Here we see how the other half lived on vacation—sometimes breaking the law in style—and even, in one instance, dying.
BY DON WALLACE
Mauka of Farrington Highway, this street holds some of the plantation town’s sweetest memories. But they’re disappearing fast.
‘Ono: Food & Dining
Favorite local eateries are branching out and adding more locations.
By Mari Taketa | Photos by LEAH FRIEL
Hooray for egg puffs! This trendy treat from Double Three is one of 133 winners in this year’s Best of Honolulu feature.
PHOTO: STEVE CZERNIAK.
There are two reasons why I love the Best of Honolulu issue.
BY CHRISTI YOUNG
Hatching a plan isn’t always easy.
by jayna omaye
The streets of Honolulu are paved with gold (flowers).