May 2022: Table of Contents

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Find Sorabol’s yukhoe seasoned raw beef bibimbap at its new location. Photo: Olivier Koning





Subject to Change

Mental health experts help us unpack the complicated world of Year Three of the pandemic, coupled with soaring prices, conflicts at home and abroad, weariness and lots of anxiety.

By Robbie Dingeman


A Home Divided

Many young adults believe their only chance of owning a house on O‘ahu is if they inherit their childhood home. But what happens when you aren’t an only child, or your parents want to sell?

By Janis Magin Meierdiercks


Homebuyers’ Guide

Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, refinance or insure a home, our annual Homebuyers’ Guide is a great place to find expert help. The professionals listed here come highly recommended by our readers and other professionals.


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An assortment of syrups by Mōhala Expressions. Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino





May 2022 Cover Sneak Peek

On The Cover
Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

Aloha ‘Āina

The return of Kaho‘olawe in May 1994 to the people of Hawai‘i began with Native Hawaiian activism. Photographer Franco Salmoiraghi chronicled those early days on the island when it was still being used by the U.S. Navy for target practice.


May Picks

Show your love for lei, catch a classic Prince flick, volunteer in ‘Ewa Beach and chow down on a whole lotta poke.

By Jaimie Kim Farinas


Short Cuts

Writer Cedric Yamanaka weaves compelling local tales in a new collection of short stories published this month; we share a sneak peek here.

By Robbie Dingeman


Da Meter

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.


Foraging for Cocktails

Syrups by Mōhala Expressions put Hawai‘i’s wildflowers and plants into your glass.

By Martha Cheng


From Our Files

HONOLULU Magazine emerged from predecessor Paradise of the Pacific, which began in 1888, fulfilling a commission by King Kalākaua. That makes this the oldest continually publishing magazine west of the Mississippi, with an enviable archive worth diving into each month.

By Katrina Valcourt





May showers bring rainbow bright handbags, gorgeous glass flowers and pua-inspired paint-by-numbers artwork.

By Stacey Makiya, Brie Thalmann and Katrina Valcourt





Cooking on Their Terms

When the heart of Koreamoku was cleared to make way for condo development, these three small businesses had to decide to continue or close.

By Mari Taketa





Editor’s Page: Getting Help

We can do this together.

By Katrina Valcourt


Afterthoughts: Who Mourns for Midtown?

Here’s to Heinekens and beef bulgogi.

By James Charisma



Special Promotional Sections


Best In Real Estate

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments people will ever make—especially in Hawai‘i. Find an expert you can trust and learn why their clients and peers named them Best in Real Estate.


Poke Fest

Mark your calendars: Frolic’s fifth annual Poke Fest presented by Fresh Island Fish is happening Saturday, May 28. That means new poke creations from Nico’s at Pier 38, Foodland, Redfish Poke Bar and more, brought together with live music, games and giveaways from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ka Makana Ali‘i.