Honolulu Magazine - August 2004

Shipping Out

This Spring, 9,000 troops left Hawai‘i. Of these, 5,000 went to Afghanistan and 4,000 to Iraq. It was the largest Hawai‘i deployment since the Vietnam War.

Gourmet Style Introduction

Here in the Islands, our Hawai'i Regional Cuisine receives international accolades, as it celebrates both our cultural diversity and the bounty of our land and ocean. At American Express, we're proud to support Hawai'i's extraordinary restaurants along with HONOLULU Magazine's…

Letters

"THE 50 GREATEST HAWAI'I ALBUMS OF ALL TIME," JUNE 2004HONOLULU Magazine's survey of the best local albums. I'm so thrilled to see the music of Hawai'i take centerstage in HONOLULU Magazine. I understand, and agree with you, that there will…

Crunk 101

DJ Betty is making a name for herself. She's spun for crowds of 1,500 at clubs such as Zanzabar and Volcanoes, has her own business cards and is planning to distribute her own mix CDs. Not bad for a 16-year-old…

Driving Maui Mad

Taking the road test for a drivers' license has never been pleasant, but the experience brought Kalai Ing, 24, to tears. She says that while taking her test two years ago in Kahului, Maui, the examiner yelled at her while…

Maui in Your Freezer

There was a time when ice cream lovers on Maui had Roselani Ice Cream all to themselves-unless, of course, you could fit a cooler into your airplane's overhead compartment. Now, it's getting easier for local sweet tooths to find this…

Our Town: Yokohama Specie Bank Building

If an old building is lucky, it will enjoy many uses. Case in point: The Yokohama Specie Bank Building (pictured below), at 36 Merchant St., designed in 1909 by architect Henry Livingston Kerr. Originally, this was a bank for Japanese…

Q+A Brickwood Galuteria

We all know Brickwood Galuteria can sing, dance and emcee with the best entertainers in Hawai'i. But can Brickwood do politics? In his first foray into the political mosh pit Galuteria will serve as the chair of the state Democratic…

Travel: Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail

Six-thousand miles from Hawai'i on a beach in Nova Scotia, I spotted a man wearing a Honolulu Fire Department T-shirt. I'd been traveling with my husband and friends on Canada's famous Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, and the man…

Who Loves Liliha?

There's nothing like a little self-affirmation to boost a town's stock. For 12 years now, Kailua has thrown an annual party celebrating its own residents and businesses. Event organizers say the shindig has been instrumental in Kailua's revitalization.Corinne Ching, 27th…

Who is Mike Gabbard?

It's hard not to like Mike Gabbard, once you meet the guy. In June, the city councilman hosted a talk-story meeting at the Wai'anae Public Library. These get-togethers have been monthly rituals for Gabbard since he was elected to represent the Wai'anae-to-'Ewa district in 2002.

It Takes a Village

John HeckathornThere are two sets of local journalism awards: the SPJ awards, given by the Hawai'i Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Pa'i Awards, given by the Hawai'i Publishers Association.I try not to focus too much on…

A Boot Camp for Foodies

Donning a pair of checkered pants, white jacket, neckerchief and apron made me feel pretty cool. Then came the paper toque and a twinge of nervousness set in. I was going to be a "chef."Having never been formally trained in…