June 2015: Table of Contents
ON THE COVER: The lunch grilled catch at livestock tavern, one of the best new dishes in town.
photo: Steve czerniak
Summertime seems the right time to plunge into a stack of books, whether we’re lying on the beach, the couch or traveling. We hunted down some of the best local releases of the past year, and found enough essential reads to keep your literary taste buds satisfied all summer long.
By Loren Moreno
How a phone call to a retired librarian led to the rediscovery of an almost-forgotten chapter of Hawai‘i history.
By Katrina Valcourt
The Holoholo Guide: Big Island Edition
OK, it’s been too long since you’ve been to the Big Island—but that doesn’t make you a tourist, so why travel like one? Here’s a plan for hitting the high points, the sweet hikes, the secret spots and the ‘ono grinds without falling prey to holoholo burnout.
By Don Wallace and Martha Cheng
Special Section: Annual All-Island Restaurant Guide
Our annual insert celebrates all the delicious dining options Hawai‘i offers. This year, we found some of the best new dishes available around the state, and looked into a few of Hawai‘i’s most iconic, long-lasting dishes. We also get a behind-the-scenes peek into the family-style meals that many restaurants serve to their workers. Plus, a beer vs. wine pairing guide and quick tips on how to up your Instagram food game.
Traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a sailed into Auckland, New Zealand this past December, as part of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.
By HONOLULU Magazine Staff
There ain’t no mountain high enough to keep us from getting out this month, now that it’s summer.
BY KATRINA VALCOURT
The Liberty Challenge in NYC
Outrigger canoes tackle the Liberty Challenge.
By Don Wallace
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF
A Saloon Reboot
A new encore in Chinatown.
By James Charisma
Quote Unquote: Duane Hong
After serving in the Vietnam War and a career in finance, Duane Hong, 69, wrote a new chapter of his life when he and his wife, Mae, bought decades-old King Fort Magazine Shop on Fort Street Mall.
By Robbie Dingeman
Field Notes: Cowboy shooting club
Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: SASH, the cowboy gun club.
By Natalie Schack
Local ocean-inspired jewelry, plus some of the Big Island’s hottest designers and where to find their stuff.
BY STACEY MAKIYA and BRIE THALMANN
Editor’s Page: The Neighborhood
Feeling connected to those around us.
BY ROBBIE DINGEMAN
Afterthoughts: Hop in the Back
Hawai‘i looks better from the bed of a truck.
BY MICHAEL KEANY
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
BY michael keany
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