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June 2012: Table of Contents



The Coquis Are Coming!

They’re tiny, they’re relentless and they never shut up. Hawaii’s most hated invasive species has overrun the Big Island, and is coming for Oahu next. Is it already too late?

by david thompson


46 Honolulu’s Best Buildings

We assembled a panel of 13 of Honolulu’s most accomplished architects to name the best buildings in town.

by a. kam napier


56 The Best Doctors in Hawaii

Our annual “Best Doctors” list is researched by Best Doctors in America, which surveys physicians nationwide, asking, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?”



Editor’s Page: Constructive Criticism

How we named the nine best buildings in Honolulu.

by a. kam napier



Our readers respond.



A work in progress

Get out and go. 

Books: town and country   

Unsolicited advice   

Food: A lotta gelato 

Environment: The Bishop Museum’s world adventurer

Field Guide: rock climbing



Kate Spade and Malia Mills swimwear, university fashion, nautical home accessories and more.

by stacey makiya and brie thalmann



Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

We visit four must-eat Neighbor Island restaurants.

by martha cheng 


From Our Files

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

by tiffany hill



Auto Anxiety

To ride or drive—that is the question.

by michael keany


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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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