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Olive Oil Gelato Madness at Pizzaiolo

Pizzaiolo recently hired a new pastry chef, and hounds love her inventive, tasty, frequently-changing desserts. READ MORE

Jerusalem’s Organic Kitchen

bbulkow is a big fan of Jerusalem Organic–the food is fast, cheap, and well-spiced. READ MORE

El Rey Pakal

El Rey Pakal is a new Yucatan restaurant with a deep and fairly exciting menu. READ MORE

Messob Ethiopian

Messob is the most brightly lit of the Ethiopian restaurants around town–you may wonder if you’ve accidentally wandered into a Subway sandwich shop. READ MORE

Point Reyes – Fresh Oysters at The Marshall Store

The clam chowder is nothing special, but the raw oysters at the Marshall Store sing with a pure, sweet freshness. READ MORE

Hardcore Thai, Despite the Great Wine List

With its yuppie crowd, upscale decor, and respectable wine list, Soi 4 would not exactly set off your chow-dar for great Thai food. READ MORE

Chili Lemon Garlic

You might not expect it from the silly name, but Chili Lemon Garlic does great Thai food. Dave MP likes the boat noodle soup, #37 on the menu ($6.95). READ MORE

Mama Lucy’s Soulful Comfort Cuisine

Mama Lucy’s has amazing fried catfish, says Benny Choi. It has a thin, crunchy crust covering the hot, moist, tender fish–and it’s not at all greasy. READ MORE

Burmese at Mandalay Restaurant

Mandalay Restaurant is a Burmese restaurant a few blocks from Burma Super Star, but without a line to get in. READ MORE

Vegetarian-Friendly Cameroonian Food

Fans of the Cameroonian food truck at the Berkeley Flea Market will be happy to learn that they’ve recently opened a standing restaurant, called A Taste of Africa. READ MORE