The aptly named Island Spice Jamaican Restaurant (2820 Market St. in Grant Hill) doesn't skimp on spices. Even the beef patty—a chubby, golden pastry that looks harmless—packs enough sinus-clearing heat to get you through two colds.
It didn't take long for me to learn what the main attraction is at A-Chau in City Heights. When it was my turn to order, I sheepishly stammered that I didn't know what to pick. A guy next to me paused from double-knotting his takeout bag and blurted two words: "egg rolls."