Long Reads & Feature Stories

Introduction

Tom MullenHawai'i Regional Cuisine has become a global ambassador for the Islands, receiving international accolades as it celebrates both our cultural diversity and the bounty of our land and ocean. This exceptional movement touches each Hawai'i restaurateur in one way…

Peter Merriman

Peter MerrimanChef/owner, Merriman’s, in Waimea, Hawai‘i Rack of Lamb with Madeira Mushroom SauceAll Photos:Oliver Konig"Some fat is not bad; lots of fat is bad," says Peter Merriman as he put a rack of lamb into a marinade. "I like to…

Russell Siu

Russell Siu Chef/owner, 3660 On The Rise, KaimukiOlive Oil Poached ‘OpakapakaAll Photos:Oliver KonigRussell Siu is a celebrated chef and restaurateur, often seen working the line in 3660, his Kaimukï bistro, and keeping his hands on the workings of his Kaka'ako…

Wayne Hirabayashi

Wayne HirabayashiExecutive Chef, Ka-hala Mandarin Oriental, Hawai‘iGrilled Hamachi Kama with Roasted Eggplant O-chazuke All Photos:Oliver Koning"I love o-chazuke," says Wayne Hirabayashi. "I grew up on it. I can eat it for breakfast lunch and dinner. After a long day around…

2005 Sour Poi Awards

When you look back on a year that's just ended, especially one dominated by big events-war, elections-it's easy to forget about the little things that happened. Do you remember that, in 2004, mice ran amok in Makakilo while feral peacocks menaced…

The 21st Annual Hale ‘Aina Awards

HONOLULU Magazine's Hale 'Aina Awards are the most prized dining awards in the Islands. Debuting in 1984, they were the first awards to recognize local tastes-rather than those of Mainland magazines. Hale 'Aina means "eating place." It is the closest…

K2:The King of Mountains

This summer there were 11 expeditions from around the world trying to climb K2—including the one-man 2004 Hawaiian Expedition, which consisted of our contributing editor, guy Sibilla.

When Eddie Met Gabby

In a Waimanalo backyard, an ailing Gabby Pahinui asked Eddie Kamae to play a few tunes with him. It was the jam session that changed Kamae’s life—and set off the Hawaiian Renaissance.

Giving Voice

John Keola Lake has shaped an entire generation of Native Hawaiians. In doing so, he is ensuring that the ways of his kupuna live on.

How much is your home worth now?

Illustration: Scott ThigpenWe took a look at which O’ahu areas are hottest, how much homes in your neighborhood are selling for and how to buy a home when you think you can’t afford one. Plus, a historical perspective on Honolulu’s…