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Aug 6, 2013 05:53 PM

Honolulu Magazine Hale Aina Restaurant Awards 2014

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.

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

    1. 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

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

        1. re: KaimukiMan

          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

            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

              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

              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

                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.