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Ocean Vodka seeks 'World's Best Cocktail' in third annual contest

June 22nd, 2016

Just a few days remain to come up with your version of “The World’s Best Cocktail” using Ocean Organic Vodka. Now in its third year, the competition kicks off online with submissions accepted through midnight Saturday via the company’s website and email ( Six contestants will be selected to take part in the finals, whichREAD MORE

Father's Day options include Scotch, craft beer and local music

June 12th, 2016

Made plans for Father’s Day yet? With one week to go, there are still plenty of options for those who haven’t decided where to take Dad this year. While the actual day can be reserved for more family-friendly gatherings, Turtle Bay Resort will debut a new type of event in Kahuku on Saturday. Give DadREAD MORE

Local breweries share the spotlight at two tap takeovers

June 10th, 2016

Do you think Kamehameha the Great would have enjoyed the variety of quality craft beer created in Hawaii these days? Today, the day before the official state holiday named after the legendary Hawaiian alii, the Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild will hoist more than a few pints in his honor starting at 6 p.m. during anREAD MORE

Koloa Rum racks up awards in national, international competition

June 8th, 2016

Kauai-based rum distillers Koloa Rum Co. continue to pick up awards in 2016, adding five gold medals at the 2016 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival in April. The gold medals follow a win at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge in March, where the distillery’s Kauai Coconut Rum won the competition’s Chairman’s Trophy and its Kauai Coffee RumREAD MORE

Negroni Week helps raise money for local charities

June 7th, 2016

It used to be when I asked for a Negroni, most bartenders would think I had just hurled some sort of racial slur their way. Not anymore. Now that craft is king and self-described mixologists typically outnumber the old-fashioned barman (or woman), it’s become cool to belly up to a bar and ask for theREAD MORE

Jake Shimabukuro kicks off summer tour at Blue Note Hawaii

June 7th, 2016

Hawaii ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro will kick off a summer tour across the United States at Blue Note Hawaii later this month, followed by appearances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in July and a nine-date jaunt to Japan in October. The performances will be in support of Shimabukuro’s latest album, “Live in Japan,” aREAD MORE

Kevin Jones preps for final Hawaii shows before moving to Portland

June 5th, 2016

Nearly 20 years after first leaving Honolulu to chase his musical dreams in Las Vegas, local radio personality and rock recording artist Kevin Jones is packing up his stuff and saying goodbye to his hometown once again. This time around he’s heading for Portland, Ore. with his wife, who will pursue her education while JonesREAD MORE

Beer Camp brews hit Honolulu store shelves and bar taps

June 3rd, 2016

“It was like being in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory for a brewer.” Maui Brewing Co. CEO Garrett Marrero couldn’t have said it better about Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Beer Camp Across America, an annual event that saw more than 30 leading craft breweries from the United States take part in creating six different beers thatREAD MORE

Heineken offers $20k award for winning Honolulu 'Cities' idea

June 2nd, 2016

If pop-up art installations and mini-parks built over public parking spaces in urban Honolulu inspire you to brainstorm even bigger and better creative ideas to benefit our community, Heineken and crowdfunding website Indiegogo want to hear from you. Honolulu is one of five U.S. cities selected to participate in Heineken’s Cities Project this year, givingREAD MORE

Hawaii Voice KTV launches summer hip-hop music series

June 2nd, 2016

Hawaii hip-hop artists take over Hawaii Voice KTV Lounge this weekend with the debut of DOASC Nights at 9 p.m. Friday. Presented by local recording label DOASC Music and clothing company FK Brand, the summer concert series kicks off with performances by Kaipo Kapua and DOASC artist JoeKerr. Rita Davis, Jerxme and DJs Mitch andREAD MORE

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