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Ceviche mixto at Limon Rotisserie. This is a $10 appetizer so it better be good, I thought as I began eating. It has fish, calamari and tiger shrimp. The lime sauce they used was delicious and had a hint of spice. It was served just the way I like it. — Rigo Hernandez
49er burger at Big Mouth Burger. Boneless broiled chicken breast burger. I like the feel of this place. When I went there on a Thursday afternoon there were college students studying and a couple of middle-aged women enjoying a nice burger. The burger was big and the chicken was fresh. Pretty good prices, and a pretty nice place, too. — Rigo Hernandez
Falafel from Truly Mediterranean. This is my favorite falafel place…. And again, I order it in a special way. Falafel sandwich with only hummus, tahini, eggplant and red spicy paste — extra paste! I’ve never been disappointed. This time it was warm — the pita toasty, tahini flowing down the sides. A bit pricey for some, but I never miss $8 when my belly’s full of yum. — Mel Ruiz
Fried kebbe, hummus, moussaka from Arabian Nights. Kebbe is a Lebanese specialty I’d never tried before, but I’ll definitely have it again. It’s seasoned beef with pine nuts in cracked wheat. On the outside it looks similar to a big falafel, but it tastes nothing like it. Think finely ground meat with a lot of spices, herbs and a crispy shell. The hummus was good, too, topped with a little bit of good olive oil. The fried cauliflower was so-so, but the moussaka surprised me the most of all the dishes we ordered. Although the tomatoes and eggplant were sort of layered, they were topped with garbanzo beans. It was also very good, but looked more like ratatouille. – Hélène Goupil
Matzo ball soup, half a corned beef sandwich and chocolate babka from Wise Sons Deli. The long-awaited Wise Sons opened Friday, so a few Mission Loc@l reporters went out to give it a try. I had been impressed with the food at a pop-up event at Heart, and once again I was pleased. The sandwich was simple — rye bread with thick slices of corned beef — but good. And the soup was delicious, with a rich broth and plenty of chicken pieces. The matzo ball was very flavorful. My only disappointment was not getting to try the pastrami; it’s so popular, it’s always sold out by the time I get to order. Don’t forget the babka — a sweet bread with chocolate and a hint of cinnamon. — Hélène Goupil