February's Most Popular Stories


The news of a historic Waikiki landmark closing, Honolulu’s ramen burger craze and an exclusive interview with “Dog the Bounty Hunter” are among the top 10 most popular stories/photos on Honolulu Magazine’s website in February 2014. Missed them the first time around? Check out the stories below.


10. 62nd Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony - Event Photo Galleries

Find out which women were crowned the Hawaii Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce’s Cherry Blossom Festival queen and court.

Photo: Tyson Yamada and Chris Kwock

9. The Original Ramen Burger versus Saimin Burgers

People waited in line for hours when the original ramen burger debuted at Taste (we have the photos to prove it). Shortly after, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue launched its own version: the saimin burger. Tanaka Saimin we found out offered one, too. How did the saimin burgers stack up against the original?

Photos: Martha Cheng

8. 2014 Warrior Dash Hawaii - Event Photo Galleries

Barbed wire fencing, rock climbing walls and swamp were just a few of the obstacles runners had to overcome in this race. The free beer at the end of the race made the scorching heat bearable.

Photo: Diane Lee

7. Dana Paresa: Why I Left Hawaii

Hawaii-born and –raised Dana Paresa has left the Islands for somewhere chillier: Portland, Ore. Find out why.

Illustration: Dana Paresa

6. The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Waikiki's International Market Place

At the end of 2013, we bid adieu to Waikiki’s International Market Place. After the story came out, readers as nearby Waikiki and as far as Sydney and Ontario, flooded our site with comments reminiscing of old memories at the iconic landmark.

Photo: Olivier Koning

5. Waikiki's Ilikai Hotels and Suites Turns 50

Happy birthday, Ilikai! Find out why the “Ilikai almost didn’t happen.”

Photo: Olivier Koning, Historical Photo: Courtesy The Ilikai Hotel

4. Punahou Carnival - Event Photo Galleries

Malassadas and mango chutney, oh my! This popular two-day fundraiser at Punahou School always draws a huge crowd.

Photo: Odeelo Dayondon

3. Great Aloha Run - Event Photo Galleries

The Great Aloha Run celebrated its 30th year. See why thousands spent their President’s Day in the 8.15-mile foot race from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium.

Photo: Kelli Bullock

2. MCBH Kaneohe Bay Swamp Romp - Event Photo Galleries

This 3.5-mile run at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay was like going through boot camp.  

PHoto: Kelli Bullock

1. Exclusive: What Is It Like To Party With Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman?

We met with the “Dog the Bounty Hunter” star at his 61st-birthday bash to find out what’s on his bucket list. Also, we finally know the story behind the star’s Portlock home with the gigantic “Dog” badge gate.

Photo: Odeelo Dayondon


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