July 2019: Table of Contents



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HN July 2019 Cover

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Features


Flock Together

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

 

Best of Honolulu

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


 

Calabash


July Picks

​A big bon dance, livestock shows, a podcasting comedian and a month of surf’s up in the movie theaters.

By CHRISTI YOUNG

 


SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest


 

News: Smooth Sailing

The golden edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race brings a record number of racing yachts­—and yacht parties­—to Honolulu.

By DT Thompson

 

Da Meter

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

BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF

 

Culture: Paniolo Pandemonium!

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

 

Food: The Difference Is Clear

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

 

From Our Files: ​Our Visitors: Tourist Tycoons of 1937

​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

 

Field Guide


Waipahu Depot Street

Mauka of Farrington Highway, this street holds some of the plantation town’s sweetest memories. But they’re disappearing fast.

By KATRINA VALCOURT

 

‘Ono: Food & Dining


Going For Broke-da-Mouth

Favorite local eateries are branching out and adding more locations.

By Mari Taketa | Photos by LEAH FRIEL

 

HONOLULU Magazine July 2019 Cover

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.

Opinion


Editor’s Page: Operation: Best of Honolulu

There are two reasons why I love the Best of Honolulu issue.

BY CHRISTI YOUNG

 

Inside HONOLULU: A Wild Goose Chase

Hatching a plan isn’t always easy.

by jayna omaye

 

Afterthoughts: Gold Standard

The streets of Honolulu are paved with gold (flowers).

By Katrina Valcourt

 

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A Local’s Guide to Buying Reef-Safe Sunscreen

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