Honolulu Magazine - June 2011 June 1, 2011 Site Staff Honolulu Fourth of July Fireworks ANNA CARRIVEAU, Celebrate the 235th fourth of July at these public firework events in Honolulu. Solar Powered Beer Sheila Sarhangi, Light, Beer: Kona Brewing Co. reaps savings—and makes a good brew—using solar power. Foodland in Hawaii Kai Closing? A. Kam Napier, Apparently, Foodland has suddenly announced that it will close its Koko Marina location on July 10. Bear-ing Witness Victoria Wiseman, A giant, stuffed panda peers out over Nimitz Highway. Afterthoughts: How's My Driving? Kathryn Drury Wagner, Forget these “suspensions pending investigations.” I’d rather see some bad drivers frog-marched out of TheBus’ headquarters. Heeia Kea Pier: Locally-Sourced and Styled Lavonne Leong, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay: Locally sourced, and still local-style, at Heeia Kea Pier. Performance Art in Honolulu ANNA CARRIVEAU, Tomorrow, Saturday, June 18, visiting artist Ernesto Pujol, as well as 19 local artists, will perform “Speaking in Silence" around Oahu. Field Guide: Be Our Guest Rachel Ross, Photos by David Croxford, Tired of showing visitors the same old tourist destinations? Try these alternatives to freshen things up. Real Stories About Waves, Rice and Big Happiness Michael Keany, The Real Stories: Three new books take a deeper look at familiar subjects. Vog Forecasting on Big Island David Thompson, It’s sunny, with a chance of sulfate aerosols. Espresso Yourself at Glazer's Coffee Martha Cheng, If Carly Simon had frequented Glazer’s Coffee on South King Street, she might have sung about flowers in her coffee instead of clouds. Editor's Page: Don’t Worry So Much A. Kam Napier, The health risks with which you should—and shouldn’t—be concerned. Feedback Site Staff, ...on "Grading the Public High Schools," "Ten Years of Schools Coverage" and "Curbing the Clutter" From Our Files A. Kam Napier, June archives Hot Pots in Honolulu Restaurants John Heckathorn, Photography by Olivier Koning, What’s trendy in Honolulu restaurants? A commonly found, Asian family meal with a thousand-year history. Here’s why it seems so new. City & StateThe World of Towing in Hawai‘i Michael Keany, Photography by Olivier Koning, Tow This: It’s a necessary part of city life, but it’s also one of the most hated. A look into the rough-and-tumble world of towing. The Leading Causes of Death in Hawaii Tiffany Hill, Illustrations by Stuart Bradford, What's Killing Us? You’ve got to go somehow. Here are the things you should really worry about. Best Doctors in Hawaii 2011 Photography by Rae Huo, The list of the 397 best doctors in Hawaii was determined by the doctors themselves. Shopping for the Unusual Kathryn Drury Wagner, These new Honolulu stores will appeal to shoppers on a quest for something unusual. Things to Do in June in Hawaii Laura Berbusse, From kids’ piano competitions and theater performances to wine festivals and steak-cooking classes, June offers hands-on activities for everyone. Herb Kane: The Last Interview John Heckathorn, Paintings by Herb Kawainui Kane, Just months ago, we had the opportunity to talk with Herb Kane, as powerful an artist as Hawaii has ever produced. Inside Look: Best Doctors and Tow Trucks A. Kam Napier, A. Kam Napier, Honolulu Magazine's editor, gives a glimpse into the formation of the June 2011 Best Doctors issue.