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Caribbean in Commercial Drive

The bright beach-side cabana interior and Caribbean soul-food menu at this cheery joint can almost chase away the city's rainy-day blues. Stomach-lagging dishes like buttermilk fried chicken and eye-poppingly spicy curries help, but don't ignore the Jamaican patties (beef or tofu available), which will have you returning for more. Add a bucket of three Red Stripe bottles for the full effect.

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