Videos

Cat Chat: Sweaters and boots

I’ll be the first to admit: I’m no fashionista.I rarely use accessories. I primarily wear slippers. And I tend to use the same four solid colors just so I don’t have to worry about matching anything.Good thing I have friends…

Cat Chat: Nonstop Kakaako

There aren’t many events in Honolulu that I actually mark in my calendar.Nonstop Kakaako on Saturday is one of them.And it’s not just because, as part of the Nonstop Honolulu team, I have to be there.This is one of those…

Getting Ready for iOS 5

“Getting Ready for iOS 5” is a special edition of the Nonstop Tech Podcast, designed to help you make the transition to Apple’s new Mobile operating system, called iOS 5, as simple as possible. We give you the steps you…

Cat Chat 29: Treat your dogs

Confession: I don’t brush my dogs’ teeth.I don’t. I know. And that’s bad.Apparently, about 80 percent of dogs suffer from periodontal disease by the age of 3. And not brushing teeth doesn’t help.Luckily, there are dental chews that help.My favorite…

Quick and simple sake tips

I wanted to call this “Sake for Dummies” or “Sake: Keep it Simple and Stupid,” but that wouldn’t be totally fair. See sake is not as difficult as many people tend to think. It’s actually very enjoyable and approachable. There’s only…

Cat Chat 28: Making andagi

There’s nothing better than fried dough.Except when that fried dough — in this case, the Okinawan donut andagi — is freshly made at the annual Okinawan Festival, held this weekend at Kapiolani Park.While the annual festival serves such Okinawan staples as…

Cat Chat 27: Dessert art

You don’t have to give me a reason to visit the luxurious Halekulani in Waikiki.But it’s added incentive when the hotel is featuring a special dessert menu prepared by the acclaimed pastry chef from the iconic Imperial Hotel Tokyo.Called “The…

HI*Sessions: Ryan Gonzalez

The HI*Sessions music video series continues, this time with Ryan Gonzalez, aka R. Vaughn. Ryan’s been part of Hawaii’s music scene for the past 14 years as a multi-instrumentalist with the Hawaiian group, ‘Ale’a. Recently, he started explore songwriting, singing…

Myong’s Fab 5 films of all time

Along with writing movie reviews, I’ll occasionally be offering commentary on the movie industry, covering film festivals and running my Fab 5 films in different categories. I thought I’d start off with my Fab 5 films of all time. These…

Cat Chat 26: Simply Ono redux

Last month the Nonstop team had the difficult job of judging 22 pork dishes at Eat The Street.Yes, 22. It was painful.But with a plate of succulent Okinawan-style shoyu pork and crispy chocolate-dipped bacon, Simply Ono (@simplyonowagons) stood out from…

Cat Chat 25: Everything fried

The phrase on the food truck said it all:“Everything tastes better fried.”That was enough to lure me to the corner of Ward Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard to check out Hawaii’s Fried Musubi (@friedmusubiHI), a new food truck run by a…

Cat Chat 24: Mavro’s summer menu

Change can be a good thing. And that’s definitely the case at the award-winning restaurant Chef Mavro, which recently unveiled both a new chef de cuisine and a new summer menu. Back in May, chef/owner George Mavrothalassitis (@chefmavro) hired Paul…

Cat Chat 23: Wine The ‘New’ Experience

It may look like Wine The Experience in Kilohana Square is closed — but it’s not.The boutique venue in Kaimuki where people can bottle — and experience — their own wine is scaling back operations.Shannon Ball, owner and Cat Chat veteran, explains…

Cat Chat 22: Coffee by a champ

Editor’s note: Catherine Toth is back on Nonstop. Although she’ll be blogging primarily on her own site, thecatdish.com, Nonstop will run some of her posts and also her weekly Cat Chat video segment.It’s not everyday you get your cup of…

Cat Chat 21: More than shave ice

Editor’s note: Catherine Toth is back on Nonstop. Although she’ll be blogging primarily on her own site, thecatdish.com, Nonstop will run some of her posts and also her weekly Cat Chat video segment.Six months ago I walked through Aina Haina…

Cat Chat 20: Augie T takes over

Editor’s note: Catherine Toth is back on Nonstop. Although she’ll be blogging primarily on her own site, thecatdish.com, Nonstop will run some of her posts and also her weekly Cat Chat video segment.It’s hard when guests aren’t comfortable in front…

Cat Chat 19: Rainbow’s turns 50

Editor’s note: Catherine Toth is back on Nonstop. Although she’ll be blogging primarily on her own site, thecatdish.com, Nonstop will run some of her posts and also her weekly Cat Chat video segment, which resumes today with her interview with…