Honolulu Magazine - January 2009 January 1, 2009 Site Staff Hale Aina Award Winners 2009 Site Staff, Want to know the best restaurants in Hawaii? Here is the complete list of winners from our 2009 Hale Aina Awards. 25 Years of Hale Aina John Heckathorn, HONOLULU Magazine’s Restaurant Awards have grown—along with the restaurants themselves. 2009 Hale Aina Awards Tiffany Hill, Restaurant Profiles of Hale Aina award-winning restaurants, including: Alan Wong's Restaurant, Tango, Le Bistro, Le Mer and more. Behind the Curtain Michael Keany, Catherine E. Toth, The unsung heroes of Hawaii entertainment. 2008 Sour Poi Awards Michael Keany, Celebrating the best of the worst of 2008—the strange, the stupid and the scandalous. Afterthoughts: Remembering the Digital Revolution A. Kam Napier, Believe it or not, there was life before e-mail. From Our Files Tiffany Hill, January archives Field Guide: 12th Avenue Tiffany Hill, A cozy little neighborhood where the mom-and-pop shops are as diverse as they are unique. DVD & CD Review: Inazuman and One Right Turn A. Kam Napier, Michael Keany, Reviews of JNProductions' Inazuman and One Right Turn's Lean on My Shoulder. Scrapyard: Kahana Valley Evictions Michael Keany, Should the state allow families to stay in Kahana Valley? 7 Reasons to Get Out Tiffany Hill, Ring in '09, AgainJan. 11 The new year may have started 11 days ago, but that doesn’t mean the partying has to end. The New Year’s Ohana Festival—put on by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii—is a free event loaded… Making a Difference: How to Make a Chef Tiffany Hill, Culinary nonprofit broadens student’s horizons. Fighting Back! Diane Ako, For women who want tools for self-defense, not necessarily a black belt. Mililani Turning Point Brooke Jones, The last home in Mililani is sold. New in Ewa Brooke Jones, Services, from essential to leisurely, spring up on the Leeward side. Simple Steps Sheila Sarhangi, Five simple ways to protect our planet this New Year. A Life of Art Site Staff, Peggy Chun's work. Letters Site Staff, ...on Jack Lockwood's melting plane in "10 Amazing Island Stories." Editor's Page: What a year A. Kam Napier, Who knows what to expect out of 2009?