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May 2017: Table of Contents



HONOLULU Magazine April 2017 Cover
On The Cover.
Photo: Olivier Koning. Interior designer: Jamie Jackson Design. 

Ticket to Ride

Seven months on the road ferrying tourists, drunkards and worker bees—here’s what it’s like driving for Uber.

by Colby Lawton


The Next Generation of ‘Ōiwi Activism

The effective demonstrations against the 30-Meter Telescope project were just the beginning: Young Hawaiian activists are using social media and fluency in Hawaiian language to advocate for change in the Islands—politically, culturally and throughout the community.

by Ikaika Ramones


Elevate Your Space

Whether you’ve got a three-bedroom kama‘āina gem or a compact condo in town, your Island home could always look a little nicer. Fortunately, we’ve got tips for you—63 of them, to fit any budget.

by Katrina Valcourt with James Charisma


The 2017 Homebuyers’ Guide

We present a guide to the top agents and brokers in real estate. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, refinance or insure a home, this is a great place to find expert help; the professionals listed here are at the top of their field.



Grad Tidings!

Get your lei needles ready, it’s graduation season.



May Picks

Psst! Mother’s Day is May 14, so take Mom to dance performances, festivals and a bar to celebrate all month long. (And don’t forget the flowers.)



Mural Fortitude

Theives couldn’t stop a collaboration of artists and business owners from creating a bright spot in McCully.

BY James Charisma


Da Meter

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



Ready, Set, Cook!

The long-awaited Culinary Institute of the Pacific opens on the slopes of Diamond Head, just in time to meet the demand of Hawai‘i’s restaurant boom.

By Don Wallace


Party Switch

Quote Unquote: Beth Fukumoto

Interview by Robbie Dingeman


Field Notes: The Throw Down

Field Note explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: dart tournaments.

By Don Wallace


Celebrations: Hau‘oli Lā Hānau

Every month, we celebrate the anniversaries of local companies and organizations.

by michael keany 



Cool menswear, new spring swimwear from a high-school duo, ecofriendly sunscreen, plus a range of home-interior looks from vintage to modern.

by Stacey Makiya, Natalie Schack and Brie Thalmann


‘Ono: Food and Dining

Two Beachy Restaurants Worth the Drive

Reviewed: two restaurants out of town and by the sea, Roy’s Beach House and Fish House.

by Mari Taketa



EDITOR’S PAGE: Hit Refresh

What projects can we really do?



AFTERTHOUGHTS: Beginning to See the Light

I’ve been overthinking light bulbs.



From Our Files

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

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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