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10 places to drink a mai tai in Honolulu

August 5th, 2016

Now in its eighth year, the Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival at the Royal Kona Resort on Hawaii island has evolved into a showcase of what talented mixologists can create when given time to elevate a classic cocktail recipe. Last year’s winning bartender, Justin Park of Bar Leather Apron in Honolulu, took home aREAD MORE

Palate Craft & Eatery opens in Chinatown this weekend

July 27th, 2016

There will be a new place in Chinatown for craft beer and cocktails starting this weekend, thanks to the efforts of three veteran Honolulu bar owners. Troy Terorotua and Lisa Kim, co-owners of Real a Gastropub and Brew’d Craft Pub, have partnered with Pat Kashani to open Palate Craft & Eatery in the former SoulREAD MORE

Cherry Blossom Festival seeks applicants for annual pageant

July 22nd, 2016

Time is running out for Hawaii residents with at least 50 percent Japanese ancestry to submit an application for the 65th Cherry Blossom Festival. For the first time, ladies who are 27 or 28 years old may apply; the age limit had previously been 26 years old. According to festival organizers, Cherry Blossom Queen contestantsREAD MORE

Three places to celebrate National Tequila Day on Oahu

July 21st, 2016

Looking to start an argument with your friends? Ask them where to find the best Mexican food in Hawaii. Some people think it’s impossible for authentic Mexican flavors to successfully make it thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean to restaurant kitchens here. Others — myself included — believe you just need to know whereREAD MORE

Oahu Patagonia stores host 'Unbroken Ground' screening

July 20th, 2016

As awareness grows in regards to the connection between Earth’s food supply and the negative effects of climate change, national retailer Patagonia has partnered with filmmaker Chris Malloy to share the stories of groups leading the charge in developing more sustainable production methods. “Unbroken Ground” explores advancements in regenerative agriculture, restorative grazing, new crop developmentREAD MORE

Travel packages offered for Molokai Humane Society benefit concert

July 12th, 2016

Mokulele Airlines and the Hotel Molokai have teamed up on a special offer for those who want to support the Molokai Humane Society and catch a concert by Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning recording artist Anuhea in the process. Ever since the Molokai Humane Society was founded in 1981, the nonprofit has worked to be self-supporting,READ MORE

Longhi's, Merriman's, Vino make Wine Spectator list

July 8th, 2016

Wine Spectator released its 2016 Restaurant Awards this week, highlighting the best places to visit for a glass of wine in all 50 states and 72 countries around the world. Restaurants are recognized with one of three awards: the Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and Grand Award. In 2016, there were 3,595READ MORE

3660 hosts casting call for 'Bachelor,' 'Bachelorette'

July 7th, 2016

Hawaii residents looking for true love — and who are willing to get in front of television cameras to search for it — are invited to take part in a casting call for two ABC reality shows on July 28. Local ABC affiliate KITV and radio station 102.7 Da Bomb will host a public searchREAD MORE

The Green headlines second annual Greenroom Festival

July 3rd, 2016

Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning reggae group The Green will headline the second annual Greenroom Festival on Sept. 10 at the Waikiki Shell, promoter Tom Moffatt announced. The Hawaii festival is similar to a Japan-based event with the same named held in Yokohama and supports beach conservation and ocean awareness in the islands. Eco-friendly aspects includeREAD MORE

Red Bull seeks teams for third annual Party Wave surf contest

July 1st, 2016

Applications are currently being accepted for the third annual Red Bull Party Wave, set for Aug. 28 at Queens Beach in Waikiki. The first 20 “quality team applications” will be accepted by organizers of the event, which requires participants to dress in themed costumes and perform skits on the beach before heading into the waterREAD MORE

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