HONOLULU Magazine - December 2010 December 1, 2010 Site Staff A Feast for the Eyes Martha Cheng, Photography by David Croxford, Here’s how two unique and pleasant Honolulu restaurants provide a context for their menus. The 2010 Photo Contest Judged by: Peter Shaindlin, A. Kam Napier, Kristin Lipman, Mark Arbeit, Presenting the winners of the 2010 Honolulu Magazine/Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani Photo Contest. Best Bars 2010: Bars For Any Occasion Matthew Dekneef, Tiffany Hill, Christine Hitt, Michael Keany, A. Kam Napier, Sometimes life calls for a drink. Whether it’s to celebrate a promotion, drown your sorrows after a job loss, go out with the girls, watch the Hawaii Bowl or whatever, we found the 24 best bars for 24 different occasions. Cheers!Editor's Picks for 2010 A. Kam Napier, Our 12 issues of 2010 contained hundreds of articles. Here are some of my favorites, in chronological order. Enjoy! In Our January Issue Site Staff, In January, we ring in the New Year with our annual Hale Aina Awards, in which our discerning readers name the best restaurants in Hawaii. Hale Aina Restaurant Awards Site Staff, Hale Aina Award-winning chefs answer to what winning a Hale Award means to them. Honolulu Bar Survey Sez Christine Hitt, Tiffany Hill, We asked 100 people about Hawaii's nightlife and dating scene. We found out where they go and why, and they let us know the best bar for pau hana, being single and if meeting someone at a bar leads to a real relationship. Here are the results. What It’s Really Like Cooking Behind the Counter at BLT Steak John Heckathorn, If you can’t stand the heat … It’s cool and casual in the dining room of BLT Steak. In front of the kitchen’s 1,500-degree broiler? That’s another story. New Year's Party Planning Victoria Wiseman, Stressed about throwing a New Year’s party? Make this year’s fete the best yet with tips from professional party planner Frank Robinson of Island Events. Donate to Charities in Honolulu Victoria Wiseman, Donate your used items to these local charities and get that warm fuzzy from Christmas giving without spending a dime. Hawaii Soldiers Coming Home Michael Keany, For many soldiers getting back from Iraq or Afghanistan, the battle has just begun. Trail Running in Hawaii John Wright, After discovering trail running, settling for a treadmill may become impossible. Editor's Page: Our Veterans A. Kam Napier, Some soldiers face new challenges at home. Day of Infamy Site Staff, Pacific Warbirds offers a Pearl Harbor Aviation Experience. Carbo Load Before the Honolulu Marathon Matt Tuohy, Where to eat. Guerrilla Gardening Bree Kessler, Hilo has seen an unexpected outbreak of… pleasant greenery? The Opihi Ohana Sheila Sarhangi, A partnership has been created to study opihi and better manage the population. From Our Files Tiffany Hill, December archives Afterthoughts: Fantasy Redeveloping Kathryn Drury Wagner, A moratorium on development would force us to remake our structures, rather than devour more land. Feedback Site Staff, ...on a 1948 party gone wild, the Honolulu zoo and Crossfit. Things to do in December in Hawaii Tiffany Hill, Visit Santa Claus, build edible architecture and view a lunar eclipse in December. DIY Gifts in Honolulu Tiffany Hill, At these do-it-yourself boutiques, you can whip up gifts for others—or keep the goods for yourself.