Catherine Toth Fox

Born and raised on O‘ahu, Catherine Toth Fox worked as a newspaper reporter in Hawai‘i for more than 10 years and has freelanced—in between teaching journalism, hitting the surf and eating everything in sight—for national and local print and online publications since 1997. She earned her master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 1999, with a focus on magazine writing and publishing. And she received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, graduating with distinction in 1996. She was HONOLULU Magazine’s food and dining editor from 2015 to 2019, editor of HAWAIʻI Magazine from 2019 to 2022, and now serves as editor of HONOLULU Family.

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ASK DR. DISH: Scoop on poop

Question: I think you might have written about this before, but I am going to ask anyways. There is somebody in the neighborhood that does not pick up his dog’s poop. It is disgusting that people will leave dog poop…

‘Hawaii Five-O’ better than expected

I’ll admit: I did watch the first season of ABC’s “Lost.” But after the cryptic numerology and polar bears that were never fully explained, I lost interest.But I got the show’s popularity. It just wasn’t for me.So when CBS announced…

Are you a jerk driver?

The other day I was driving through Kahala when an SUV in front of me stopped at a stop sign and signaled left.Except you can’t turn left at this particular intersection. The driver, however, didn’t care about that.A line of…

BETTER THAN FUUD: Thanks to you

It’s hard to believe that in three short weeks, our site hit 1 million page views.I joke that it’s my mom hitting the reload button. But really, we know that it’s because of you, our loyal, inquisitive, discerning readers who…

Move over, televisions

Believe it or not, more Americans value their microwaves over their televisions.According to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, only 42 percent of Americans polled this year felt that their TV was “a necessity.” That’s down from…

ASK DR. DISH: Mid-afternoon slump

Question: Miss Dish, I don’t know if you deal with these kinds of topics and since you seem to have a lot of energy maybe you can help. I can’t stay awake at my desk past 2 o’clock. I don’t…

Gaga over Bieber

Remember MTV, the old station that used to show music videos?Those days are long gone, as the network has shifted its attention from music videos — its mainstay and original purpose — to cheap programming that appeals to a younger…

Should moms and daughters be best friends?

Last Friday I caught the first installment in a series on NBC’s “Today” about relationships between mothers and daughters.This one focused on the question: should moms and daughters be best friends?More than half — 57 percent — of responders to…

WEEKEND FUUD: Angelo Pietro

I’ve been to a lot of bridal showers. And yeah, sometimes they get a little redundant. We play the same games, dress the bride-to-be in wrapping paper, laugh about the same skimpy PJ set that we know the bride won’t…

FUUD: Mama Woo’s Bar-B-Q in Moiliili

Hawaii Kai residents may remember Mama Woo’s Bar-B-Q, a reliable Korean takeout spot that opened in 2003.When the eatery moved to Kaneohe a few years later, loyal customers followed, some making the trek from East Honolulu to the Windward side…

Guys, don’t stop dancing badly

Guess what, guys?Those horrible dance moves you do — you know, the Sprinkler, the Raise the Roof and the famous White Man Overbite — may not repel women as much as previously thought.According to psychologists from Northumbria University in England,…

ASK DR. DISH: Peek and tell

Question: This is so embarrassing I didn’t want to ask my friends about it, so I’m going to ask you, Dr. Dish. I found some explicit text messages on my boyfriend’s cell phone from someone I don’t know. It is…

Bread pudding, Tiger Balm and other favorite smells

The other day I got up early and felt inspired to bake. (I think I was having a tough week.) So I rounded up the ingredients to make one of my favorite desserts, bread pudding.Here’s the thing: I actually like…

Small is beautiful, too

A few years ago, I went to buy a new bra and was horrified to discover that I had dropped an entire cup size.A whole cup size! And it’s not like I had enough to spare!It happens to women, that…

FUUD: d.k Steakhouse in Waikiki

When I crave a good steak, I want a good steak.From a steakhouse.So last week, after a serious craving for meat, I decided to try a steak joint I had never been to before: d.k Steakhouse in Waikiki.It came highly…

Cougars: a myth?

Do cougars really exist? Or are these older women prowling for younger men just a myth, a phenomenon created by the media?A recent study of age preferences among single women conducted by the University of Wales Institute at Cardiff resulted…

ASK DR. DISH: Bad mommy?

Question: Dear Dr. Dish, I’ve been dating this woman for a year and I really want kids but I don’t know if she’s ready to be a mother. She does want to have kids (we spent four hours talking about…

Honolulu Zoo parking, explained

If you’ve parked at the Honolulu Zoo in recent weeks, you’ve probably spent more time trying to figure out the new pay stations than searching for change in your glove compartment.In July the city turned over the operation of the…

Why do guys love the raspy voice?

Earlier this year a new study shed light on the rules of attraction between men and women.And part of that study focused on the sound of our voices.For example, women with high-pitched voices apparently prefer deep-voiced, manly men. These women…

Did this: Last day of Duke’s OceanFest

I thought we had done better than yesterday in Duke’s OceanFest 2010.But the scores don’t lie.Our women’s team — we surfed for Outrigger Hotel & Resorts — racked up 96 points yesterday. Today, we barely scraped 76.What gives?Well, first of all,…

Did this: Duke’s OceanFest 2010

Last year, I was asked to surf on a media team for Outrigger Hotels & Resorts in the annual Duke’s OceanFest at Kuhio Beach.At first, I was hesitant to participate. I hadn’t competed in a surf meet in years — and…

FUUD: Shabu Shabu Bangkok in Kapahulu

We had heard about yet another new hot pot place opening up on Kapahulu Avenue.Last week, Shabu Shabu Bangkok opened up in the space vacated by Yakiniku Toraji on the corner of Kapahulu and Kaimuki avenues.So one of my girlfriends…

ASK DR. DISH: Getting her back

Editor’s Note: Yes, Ask Dr. Dish is back! And I’ll probably go back to posting these every Wednesday again. So if you have a burning question about anything from relationships to workplace etiquette, e-mail me at cat@nonstophonolulu.com.*******Question: I have a…

Strawberry jam, yes. Honey, no.

As I was buying some homemade strawberry jam from Kula Country Farms on Maui this weekend, the woman ringing me up warned me that airport security wasn’t going to let the bottle through the checkpoint.“No,” I said, in disbelief. “It’s…

Did this: Kayaking in Kailua

When the winds are light and the surf in town is down — which is exactly the forecast for this weekend — I still want to get in the water.And there’s no better way than by kayaking around in Kailua. (Well, taking…

Online dating not for me

Happy 10th Birthday, eHarmony!Now why is that millions of Americans are still single?Or, at least, why am I still single?See, the ads almost worked for me. I was lured in by the seemingly sincere couples — all of whom weren’t…

36 hours of eating in Maui

I still can’t believe I’m not either holed up in a hospital or shopping for new jeans.Over the weekend, my mom and I did a whirlwind tour of eateries on Maui, a full 36 hours of eating. It was a…