October 2020: Table of Contents

October 2020 Cover

The local comfort food takes many forms, but some of the best types of poke are the simplest. Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino.




The Long Haulers

The quarantine period is a few weeks. But the aches, fatigue and other surprising effects can plague COVID-19 survivors for months.

By Catharine Lo Griffin



We asked poke shop owners and chefs for their best recs on what to order. Plus, find out what chefs put in their poke bowls, what other raw fish dishes you can get on O‘ahu, why you should never buy previously frozen ‘ahi and more.

By Martha Cheng, Robbie Dingeman, Thomas Obungen, Mari Taketa, Catherine Toth Fox, Katrina Valcourt and Christi Young


College Guide

Our annual College Guide will help parents and students navigate the road to and through college. Learn how to manage the admissions process, tackle financial aid applications, land an internship and more.


prosciutto di parma

The prosciutto di Parma, a special at Agostino’s Pizza. Read about the new food truck in this month’s issue. Photo: Olivier Koning.



Déjà Moon

It only happens once in a … well, you know.


October Picks

Remember when October was all about pumpkin patches, sunflower fields, Honolulu Pride and ethnic festivals? Then everyone’s grand plans for the start of a new decade were postponed or canceled. Thankfully there are still so many reasons to stand by #LuckyWeLiveHonolulu—but we recommend calling ahead to check for any event changes.

By Katie Kenny


Watching the Watchers

A record turnout for Hawai‘i’s first all by-mail ballot serves up an exciting, sleep-deprived (yet strangely satisfying) good time.

By Robbie Dingeman


Da Meter

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


Local Seeds for Local Needs

The Hawai‘i Seed Growers Network sells varieties adapted to Hawai‘i’s pests, diseases and unique growing conditions.

By Martha Cheng


From Our Files

For 133 years HONOLULU Magazine has kept its readers and advertisers at the vanguard of fashion, insight and fun. Starting out as Paradise of the Pacific in 1888 with a commission from King Kalākaua, we’re the oldest continually publishing magazine west of the Mississippi. Take a look into our archives.

By Stacey Makiya



‘Ono: Food & Dining in Hawai‘i

Playful new Taiwanese dishes, a mobile pizza truck and updates from Hawai‘i’s largest chocolate factory.

by Martha ChengKatie Kenny and Thomas Obungen




Editor’s Page: Our Fish Tales

At its core, poke is a humble dish. Finding the best and photographing it was a little more complicated.

By Christi Young


Afterthoughts: Love Thy Neighbor?

When it comes to reporting quarantine violations, there’s a line between safety and self-righteousness.

By Katrina Valcourt