January 2016: Table of Contents
The Sour Poi Awards
On the cover: Ramen from Lucky Belly, one of this year’s Hale-‘Aina-Award-winning restaurants. Photo by Steve Czerniak.
Celebrating the best of the worst of 2015—the strange, the stupid and the scandalous.
by michael keany and robbie dingeman
Vegan Dates Hunter
What happens when a vegan falls in love with a carnivore—an actual hunter, even?
by jennifer meleana hee
The 2016 Hale ‘Aina Awards
For more than three decades, our readers have been naming the best restaurants in Hawai‘i. This year, we take a look at some of the newest restaurants making waves around town, as well as dig into a few longtime-favorite spots to find out the secrets to their success.
by don wallace, katrina valcourt, jennifer fiedler and shannon wianecki
Outdoor ice skating, in Hawai‘i?!
This outdoor rink is right in the middle of Honolulu, in the courtyard of the IBM Building at Ward Village.
by honolulu magazine staff
Start the year by networking with innovative minds, reading a memoir, partying with an old favorite local band and more.
by katrina valcourt
KTUH powers up
Honolulu’s college-radio favorite is getting a lot more power.
by James Charisma
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF
Linking Hawai‘i with Hollywood
GVS Connect brings the Hawai‘i film industry to the global table.
BY KATRINA VALCOURT
Quote Unquote: Peter Merriman
For more than 25 years, Peter Merriman, award-winning chef, restaurateur and a founding member of Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine.
By Catherine Toth Fox
Field Notes: Honolulu Model Yacht Club
Field notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Honolulu Model Yacht Club.
By Lennie Omalza
A look back at the second annual HONOLULU Fashion Week, plus up-and-coming local designers you’ll want to keep your eyes on.
by stacey makiya, brie thalmann and natalie schack
Editor’s Page: Pressing Restart
We’re happy to welcome a new food and dining editor.
By Robbie Dingeman
Afterthoughts: Last Ones In
For such a warm place, Hawai‘i sure likes to give the cold shoulder.
by michael keany
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
BY katrina valcourt
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