Homesick transplants and other Spamophiles are transforming food across America, even adding island flavors to classics like burgers and eggs Benedict.
Tropical Burgers Guava-rum sauce and other island accents amp up patties at Santa Monica, CA's Pono Burger. ponoburger.com
Hawaiian Home Cooking in Brooklyn At her Williamsburg restaurant, Onomea, Hilo native Crystalyn Costa uses family recipes for the dishes she misses most, like Kalua pig and shoyu shrimp skewers. "It's authentic home cooking," she says, "the way my grandma used to make it." @onomeanyc