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Honolulu Magazine Hale Aina Restaurant Awards 2014

killersmile Aug 6, 2013 05:53 PM

Voting has started for the Honolulu Magazine Hale Aina Restaurant Awards for 2014. Looking at the list, there are a lot of familiar restaurants, but a lot of new entrants as well. Cast your vote online here. https://www1.honolulumagazine.com/con...

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    Joebob Aug 6, 2013 08:04 PM

    Already voted for Angry Korean Lady, Thai Lao and Ming's by mail.

    1. indelibledotink Aug 6, 2013 09:07 PM

      sweet, thanks.

      wow, i'm not qualified to vote on most of these, I haven't even heard of a lot of these places. they'll be added to my 'to do when I can afford both wallet and waist' list.

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      1. re: indelibledotink
        KaimukiMan Aug 7, 2013 06:03 AM

        a lot of question about the qualifications of anyone who votes for these things. Your restraint is admirable.

        1. re: KaimukiMan
          Joebob Aug 7, 2013 11:28 AM

          I BEG YOUR PARDON, but why do you question my qualifications? I only voted in categories where I have personal knowledge of all contestants e. g. I didn't vote for best steak. It used to be that one had to vote in a minimum number of categories, but that requirement has been dropped apparently.

          1. re: Joebob
            macsak Aug 7, 2013 11:41 AM

            aloha joebob
            KMan is not questioning your qualifications
            he is questioning the qualifications of other random people taking the poll and employees/friends/families of said restaurants
            he is praising people who restrain from voting in categories in which they have no experieince

            1. re: macsak
              KaimukiMan Aug 7, 2013 12:28 PM

              nope, the statement was aimed directly at joebob. didn't want him to feel like there was no one around to pick on him.

              but really...

              you hit the nail on the head macsak, the dig at joebob was just a collateral benefit. LOL (and yes, joebob knows im kidding, or at this point should know.)

            2. re: Joebob
              manomin Aug 7, 2013 11:50 AM

              Also dropped from the past was that voting was limited to only subscribers. The same establishments win year after year. I gave up voting although I have attended the event and it is fun.

              1. re: manomin
                Joebob Aug 7, 2013 11:16 PM

                In defense of the mag., I don't remember the three restaurants mentioned above ever having appeared previously, at least not since I started reading it in 2007. Why don't you all vote for them and see what happens (and tell your Facebook friends)? I assumed they wouldn't win because, for example, in the Thai category, Chef isn't as good as Thai Lao, but with several locations, it dishes out many more plates, so it probably will win. But maybe the hounds could skew things up for good.

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