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Coming soon: Best of Nonstop & Nonstop Kaka’ako event

On Oct. 3, Nonstop Honolulu launches its first annual Best of Nonstop contest, with readers voting for their favorite dishes, eateries, bars and clubs

Posted September 22, 2011 by Diane Seo

On Oct. 3, Nonstop Honolulu launches its first annual Best of Nonstop contest, with readers voting for their favorite dishes, eateries, bars and clubs in 23 selected categories.

Readers have two weeks to vote online at to pick their faves in categories that range from poke to pizza. Nonstop’s editors and writers selected the five nominees in each category, focusing primarily on Hawaiʻi-owned eateries and establishments.

The winners will be announced at a huge streetfest set for Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4 to 10 p.m. in Kakaʻako. The event, Nonstop Kakaʻako, will be a huge collaborative block party, thrown by Kamehameha Schools, Nonstop Honolulu, and Say I Do by Karisa.

Along with showcasing and selling food from several of our Best of Nonstop nominees, Nonstop Kakaʻako will feature live music and entertainment on multiple stages, art, a beer garden with poke bar, shopping lounge, a beauty bar, martini bar and more. The UH Warrior football homecoming game will also be shown on a large screen at the event.

The streetfest will take place along Coral, Keawe and Auahi streets, which are being closed for the event. Free parking is available at 555 South St. There also will be a shopping valet to allow attendees to park their purchases while they take part in the festivities, including tasting some of the best eats on Oʻahu.

Visit to vote in the Best of Nonstop contest from Oct. 3 through Oct. 16, as well as find out more information about Nonstop Kakaʻako.

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  1. chicagoeatz
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Wowzers! Can’t wait to see the whole thing go down. Beer garden, live football, and food…thats the trifecta.

  2. Posted September 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    @chicagoeatz Yes! More details rolling in soon including vendor lists, activities and more.

    Right now, we’re planning on music performances by local headliners, live art, football, poke bar and beer garden, best of Nonstop food and entertainment awards, a gents lounge and pop-up retail experience and fashion show for the ladies.

    Spread the word! Hope you folks can make it. :)

  3. 808marv
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Sounds like it’s gonna be epic…but must you test my loyalty to the UH football team? You had to pick the only week in the October that they have a home game! lol Gonna have to think about this one…then again if they continue to play like they did vs. UNLV it could be an easier decision. :-P

  4. Posted September 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    @808marv the great news is that you can experience the fun of the game AT the event!!!! It’s going to be like 2 amazing things in one!!! You wont be disappointed…. choose us! :)

  5. allee
    Posted October 4, 2011 at 11:12 am

    How do we find out more info on being a retail vendor?

About Diane Seo

Diane Seo, the editor and co-founder of Nonstop Honolulu, is the Digital Media director for Upspring Media. Prior, she served as managing producer of Metromix Honolulu; manager of The Honolulu Advertiser's TGIF section; Managing Director of New Media for the ATP, which runs men's professional tennis worldwide; a senior editor at and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.

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