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"Girls Got Game +1" Food Fest Event at Hyatt Waikiki, Sunday

This Sunday, September 8, 2013, one of the daytime highlights of the 3rd annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival will be the "Girls Got Game" brunch at the al fresco Shor restaurant. Six top chefs—which hail from Tokyo, New York, Taiwan and beyond—will prepare their best "morning after" fare at the poolside venue with sweeping views of Waikiki Beach.

B on Hawaii Publisher Brian Berusch on NBC's The Today Show this Summer!

This summer, B on Hawaii publisher Brian Berusch was selected by NBC producers as the premier authority of travel throughout the State of Hawaii. In May 2013, he appeared live, on the air, sandwiched between an ukulele strumming Jake Shimabukuro and island chef Jon Matsubara, to talk about the best of island travel. 

Slide Dad a "Papa's Painkiller" Cocktail this Father's Day

Waikiki's most aloha-friendly, al fresco eatery is putting pops front-of-mind during this upcoming Father's Day. With sweeping views of Waikiki Beach—and the bikini clad visitors that stroll the promenade between it and Tiki's—the eatery is featuring a mixed grill of dad-friendly items that are sure to please. 

Memorial Day: A Moment of Reflection

For many, Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off to summer. Whether it's extra long hours at the beach, or a "freebie" night to fire up the BBQ and imbibe with friends, it's become just that—an extra day of no work. Yet for the more contemplative, Memorial Day is indeed a way to reflect on people (and ideals, habits, so on) that we have lost in recent years. There is simply no more eloquent way to do so than the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony at Magic Island on Oahu.

Hawaii Polo Life Magazine to Launch in Mokuleia Sunday, May 19, 2013

Brand new Hawaii-based lifestyle magazine covers travel, fashion, philanthropy, gear and sport... with a healthy dose of equestrian and polo imagery. 

Dawson Media Hawaii is proud to announce the launch of Hawaii Polo Life magazine, which will be lauded in epic style on O’ahu’s North Shore on Sunday, May 19th, 2013. Guests and attendees—clad in all-white garb—will be treated to elegant cocktails and light canapes from Hawaii’s leading chefs, mixologists and distillers. An informal fashion show will showcase couture summer wear from a number of the magazine’s partners

Rabbit, Boar, Elk and more! Tiki's Vintner Pairing Dinner

Anyone who hasn't partaken in one of Chef Ronnie Nasuti's high-flyin', out-of-the-box specialty dinners is missing some flavor in their life. Some say Nasuti has "the best job in Hawaii," serving consistent, creative fare to masses of visitors in Waikiki at Tiki's Grill & Bar while enticing locals with his culinary "chops" during these signature, one-off events. Well, get your knives sharpened…  

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Save a Beach! Something Bound to Happen at Local's Fave

Kaimana Beach's neighboring War Memorial Natatorium could be a volleyball venue, swimming structure or dismantled for a bolstered local beach. Thusfar, posturing and failed promises have stalled each. What gives? 

More often than not, visitors to the lovely island of O‘ahu make their way down the south shore towards the local-friendly Kaimana Beach—a sun-drenched swath of sand and sea frequented by those with HNL mailing addresses. And, eventually, the more inquisitive of these curious folk ask, “What is that magnificent structure that seems to be boarded up and impassable?” The answer—although the structure was the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium—isn’t really that simple.

A seasonal note from our Publisher

Aloha readers and fans of B on Hawaii. We apologize for the slight delay in a personalized note—it’s been a busy, busy few months. 

We’ve surpassed the six years mark in which B on Hawaii has provided you with insider alerts, news and interviews with the most intriguing personalities throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Our culinary, travel, wine & spirits, lifestyle, health & wellness, spa, sustainability, entertainment and so on coverage has received...

Jake Shimabukuro Strums for a Great Cause

You know how, like, there are good musicians and great concerts but in the maelstrom that is the start of summer, you just can’t seem to make it to all the outdoor “fun stuff” you wish you could? Well, let us make it a little easier for you. This Saturday, June 23rd, ‘ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro is performing a special concert that benefits AccesSurf—a wonderful organization that helps adventure-minded folk with disabilities get the “stoke” of surfing.

Legendary Sax Player Gabe Baltazar on Worldwide Radio Show

Once in a great while, some magic happens in this business. That is, in the sharing of great stories with the readership of B on Hawaii. Here’s the latest example: Working on a story for a local publication, we recently caught up with legendary saxophone player, Gabe Baltazar. For those who don’t know: Baltazar was born in Hilo, reared between there and Honolulu, raised through the war torn early half of the 20th Century. His father was a performer; so it was a natural fit when Baltazar began playing for (and rather quickly, with) the biggest names in jazz that passed through Honolulu en route to war arenas to boost the spirits of troops. After being recruited into Stan Kenton’s band and touring the world alongside the likes of Gillespie, Parker and the rest, Baltazar returned home to cultivate the Hawaiian jazz scene.

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