Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton(773) 935-6828 alohaeats.com41.928942 -87.642617 2534 N Clark St (between Deming Pl and Wrightwood Ave) Lincoln Park, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $8
There’s enough starch and SPAM in this casual little Hawaiian café to keep you set through a weeklong power outage, but don’t wait for one to dive into the Big Island classics. Best bets include the curry-chicken katsu (crispy, panko-breaded, boneless chicken with subtly spicy curry gravy) and the kälua pork (perfectly tender pulled pork tossed with stewed cabbage). The “seafood-BBQ” platter comes with crunchy fish and shrimp, plus sweet, sticky, grilled short ribs, chicken, or beef.