October 2017: Table of Contents
On The Cover: Did you know Hawai‘i has its own craft beer, wine and even spirits that are all made locally? Read about how you can drink local on page 60.
Photo: Steve Czerniak Location: Pint + Jigger. Background illustration: Kim Sielbeck. Styling: Stacey Makiya. Drinks made by Dave Newman, Kyle Reutner, Alicia Yamachika and Max Kamm.
A Passion for Publishing
We pay tribute to Dave Pellegrin, the former HONOLULU owner, publisher and editor, who passed away in August.
by honolulu magazine staff
Forget Balance, Make Choices
Ever felt like you’re facing constant pressure to juggle work, family, friends and everything in between—and to do it well? Experts say that unrealistically high standards can lead to greater stress and more health problems.
by maria kanai
It’s not just a craft-beer boom anymore: Hawai‘i produces our own wine, vodka, gin, mead and more right here in the Islands. Find out who’s behind it and where to get it.
by james charisma, jennifer fiedler, mari taketa and catherine toth fox, with robbie dingeman and katrina valcourt
After 15 months of nail-biting delays—and 17 years after the state decriminalized pot for patients—medical cannabis is finally available for legal sale. Who does it help? How does it work? Is this the crop that will replace sugar? And, if it is, who profits?
by don wallace with additional reporting by lorin eleni gill
It’s a Paw-ty!
Halloween has gone to the dogs–again.
BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF
What could be spookier than a film fest in a haunted theater or a mummy-themed attraction? Missing out on these events.
BY Katrina valcourt
City Cracks Down on Ped-text-rians
Banning staring at your phone while crossing the street may seem like a no-brainer, but many are wondering if Honolulu doesn’t have better things to focus on—like rail and homelessness.
BY Don Wallace
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF
Improv Your Life
Quote Unquote: Kimee Balmilero
Interview by Don Wallace
Field Notes: Drawing Room
Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Comic Jam Hawai‘i.
By James Charisma
Wild at Art
A day in the life of illustrator Kim Sielbeck, lightweight sweaters and fun barware.
by stacey makiya and brie thalmann
‘Ono: Food and Dining
The food scene in the once-industrial Kaka‘ako neighborhood gives Chinatown some competition.
by catherine toth fox
EDITOR’S PAGE: Keeping it Local
From what we eat and drink to where we work, local matters.
BY ROBBIE DINGEMAN
AFTERTHOUGHTS: Wall Wrong
How do you solve a problem like graffiti? Not like this.
BY MICHAEL KEANY
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
BY Ashley Mizuo