HONOLULU Magazine - June 2021 June 1, 2021 Christi Young Cheap EatsCheap Eats Hawai‘i: The Best Food for 15 Dollars or Less for Your Dining-In or To-Go Pleasure Martha Cheng, Mari Taketa, Catherine Toth Fox, Katrina Valcourt, Christi Young, We’re all about deals, and after months of takeout, if it comes with elevated ambience and unexpected finesse, even better. Restaurant GuideLet’s Make a Deal: The Best Dining Discounts at Honolulu’s Favorite Restaurants Christi Young, Not all deals are created equal. Sure, these favorites for dining in and at home cost a bit more, but they’re absolutely worth it if you want to almost splurge. BarsPour Party: 4 Drinks That Have Been Elevating Our Zoom Pau Hana Sessions Katrina Valcourt, Pau hana at home with any ol’ bottle of booze just isn’t the same as slinging back expertly crafted drinks made by our favorite bartenders. NeighborhoodsTwo Kaka‘akos Have Emerged in 12 Years and New Plans for What Will Come May Change Our Skyline and Streets Yet Again Lesa Griffith, Since 2009, Honoluluans have had front-row seats to the rebirth and redevelopment of Kaka‘ako, the city’s much-touted future urban hot spot. ChefsAlan Wong Talks About the Difficult Decision to Close His Restaurant Martha Cheng, In November, Hawai‘i’s legendary chef decided to close his signature restaurant on King Street, one that earned dozens of awards, served a president, and trained and inspired a whole new generation of chefs. From the Magazine2021 Top Doctors in Hawai‘i HONOLULU Magazine Team, Our health, and the health of our families, is always on our minds right now. Choosing the right doctor is a key part of our decisions. That is why we partner with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. to bring you a list of the 568 top doctors in the state. AfterthoughtsAfterthoughts: Crowds are Back, and They’re Going to Take Some Getting Used To Katrina Valcourt, Beaches are full again. Many restaurants have wait times of more than two hours. There are even events on First Friday. The hum of the city is back. Local Agriculture3 Local Mail-Order Mushroom Kits to Start Growing at Home Martha Cheng, Normally, we’re trying to get rid of fungus in the house. Arts & EntertainmentRenowned Merrie Monarch Festival Returns to the Stage this July in Hilo Jayna Omaye, Making merrie. HistoryThe History of Hawai‘i From Our Files: Tracking Vog’s Movements Across the Islands Katrina Valcourt, Here’s a look back at a story that ran in the magazine in June 2011. Shopping & StyleThis Season’s Splashy Array of Sunglass Styles is Perfect for You and Your Peeps This Summer Stacey Makiya, The shady bunch. HistoryThe History of Hawai‘i From Our Files: News Anchor Joe Moore is a Hit with HONOLULU Readers Katrina Valcourt, Here’s a look back at a story that ran in the magazine in June 1986. StyleKaua‘i-Born Cassandra Rull’s New Hawai‘i Swimwear Line Suits Her Current Life. Swimmingly Stacey Makiya, Rull of fashion. Style TrendsSweet Summer Finds: Here’s What Our Fashion Editor is Wanting, Wearing and Wishing for this Season Stacey Makiya, Every time I scour the city and Instagram for new fashions and products, I’m amazed (and proud!) at what our local retailers and designers create. SportsThe History of Hawai‘i From Our Files: Bringing Pro Baseball to the Islands Katrina Valcourt, Here’s a look back at a story that ran in the magazine in June 1961. Arts & CultureTwo Native Hawaiian Artists Use National Awards to Fuel Their Passion to Teach Robbie Dingeman, Weaving together art, history and culture. HistoryThe History of Hawai‘i From Our Files: Celebrating Two Kings on Kamehameha Day Katrina Valcourt, Here’s a look back at a story that ran in the magazine in June 1936. Editor’s PageEditor’s Page: Give Me the Long Version Christi Young, Never mind the CliffsNotes. I want the full story, every time. TOCJune 2021: Table of Contents HONOLULU Magazine Team, Features On the Cover: Confit Pork Belly Brûlée… Things To DoThe Best Events and Things to Do on O‘ahu in June 2021 Katie Kenny, Outdoor adventurer, indoor enthusiast, stand-up comedy admirer, Hawaiian music lover, yacht appreciator: Whoever you are, get ready for an action-packed start to the summer.