Author: Tracy Chan

Your best guide to a Kakaako craft beer crawl

Kakaako is the center of Honolulu’s craft beer universe. With four establishments now offering solid selections and different drinking environments within a two-block radius, we put together this craft beer bar crawl – a pau hana plan that hits each…

The parade of costumes at Hallowbaloo 2016

Thousands of revelers came out to eat, drink and show off their costumes at downtown’s spookiest street party on the Saturday before Halloween. Intermittent rain did nothing to scare off these souls. Live entertainment on the main stage featured DJ…

HFWF16: Hungry Monkey

Savory morsels, decadent desserts, potent but delicious libations – Hawaii Food and Wine Festival’s Hungry Monkey event at The Modern poolside decks Thursday evening had it all. In celebration of the Year of the Fire Monkey, and the adventurous and…

Insider’s guide to Hallowbaloo

(Sponsored) Photo by Tracy Chan Why do we like Hallowbaloo so much? Why is Saturday’s street fest THE place to celebrate Halloween? Take it from one who’s covered it for years: Here’s what to look for at this year’s Hallowbaloo.…

Parties, eats, movies, music: 10 picks for Halloween

What are you doing this Halloween season? Whether it’s ghoulish eats, scary flicks or all kinds of Halloween parties, there’s plenty of happenings to keep your blood curdling. Here are 10 picks to get your ghoul on. HALLOWBALOO Saturday, Oct.…

New and upcoming eats in Chinatown

Chinatown has always been a kind of microcosm. A bustling ethnic marketplace during the day, it has long been known as THE place to go for nightlife in Honolulu. But the flavor of Chinatown has been changing, literally, thanks to…

Hawaii Zombie Crawl 6: Never Say Die

Each year before Halloween, the shambling hordes of the undead stumble the streets of Chinatown, looking for music, booze and braaaaaiiinnnnsss! One wristband gave the zombies access to exclusive drink specials, live music and festivities at all 13 participating venues:…

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival 2016: The wine

This year’s Hawaii Food & Wine Festival has some spectacular once-in-a-lifetime events for wine connoisseurs. Thanks to the generous donation from a private wine collector’s widow and the talents of master sommelier Roberto Viernes of Southern Wine and Spirits, there…

10 shots: Eat the Street Oktoberfest

One of the best-attended Eat the Street events of the year, Oktoberfest pulled out all the stops (pun intended) at Makers & Tasters Friday night. An expanded beer garden served up Goose Island Oktoberfest, Gordon Biersch Marzen and the usual…

Awesome scenes and eats from Rice Fest 2016

Sunday’s Rice Fest was the seventh annual celebration of the staple grain that is essential to our island cultures. Thousands showed up on Auahi Street in front of TJ Maxx and Pier 1 Imports throughout the sunny afternoon for SPAM…

HawaiiCon 2016

About 1,200 fans turned out for the Big Island’s third annual HawaiiCon celebrated the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek” last weekend. Special guest celebs included actors Walter Koenig (Chekov) and Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) from the original series and Jonathan Frakes…

Something to see: 2016 Improvaganza Festival of Improv

If you’re not familiar with improv comedy, it is exactly what it sounds like: unscripted. The actors get up onstage without lines or places, often without knowing where their skit is going to go. Acting on input from the audience…

The return of House of Brews beer tasting

House of Brews, Bar 35’s weekly Wednesday beer tasting, is back! Just in time for Octoberfest, Beer 808’s brewmaster Andy Baker hosts the just-relaunched series with weekly themes like German Beers (Sept. 14), Fall Beers (Sept. 21) and Oh My…

First Friday Art Walk September 2016

We hit some of the spots that were seriously happening despite threat of a hurricane during September’s First Friday Art Walk, including the fun and decidedly eccentric “Dinner Party” themed show at The Arts at Marks Garage, vintage clothing vendors…