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September 2017: Table of Contents



HONOLULU Magazine September 2017 Cover
On The Cover: Dr. Elizabeth Ignacio, a Top Doctor for 2017.
Photo: Rae Huo. Hair and Makeup by Christine Gardner of Flaunt.

Exploring the Big Picture

A new exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art helps rewrite the history of Abstract Expressionism, adding Asian-American and Hawai‘i artists.

by james charisma


Do You Know the Way to Kapolei?

First envisioned for development in 1955, designated as O‘ahu’s second city in the ’70s, the ‘Ewa Plain has continued growing. For those of us who stick to our townie ways, the current state of Kapolei may be eye-opening.

by neal milner and natalie schack


Top Doctors

This year, we turn to Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. to provide us with a list of the top doctors in Hawai‘i. Here are 537 physicians in 62 specialties.



The Last Lau Lau

‘Ono Hawaiian Foods closes after 57 years.



September Picks

Browse free museums, watch a late-night brawl, cheer for your favorite NBA team and more.

BY Ashley Mizuo


The Reel Impact

Here’s how the film industry really affects Hawai‘i.



Da Meter

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



Just Bon Dance

The Fukushima Dance Club uses music and dance to pay homage to Japanese culture.

By Ashley Mizuo


Summer Reading

 A new bookstore downtown.

By Ashley Mizuo


Into Focus

Quote Unquote: Jason Suapaia

Interview by James Charisma


Field Notes: Game of Throws

Field Note explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month:  Ultimate Frisbee.

By Ashley Mizuo


Celebrations: Hau‘oli Lā Hānau

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

by ashley mizuo



The Fall Guy

Katharine Hepburn, Grace Jones, Ruby Rose—our fall fashion feature pays tribute to the leading ladies who have proven that androgyny can be beautiful, sexy and powerful. 

by stacey makiya and brie thalmann


‘Ono: Food and Dining

A Taste for Local

A look at ABC Stores’ new venture, Dukes Lane Market & Eatery, and our top picks from Waikīkī food courts.

by mari taketa, catherine toth fox and maria kanai



EDITOR’S PAGE: Begin Again

Here’s to good starts.




Honolulu’s dining options change block to block.



From Our Files

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

BY Ashley Mizuo


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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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