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Rainbow Island Restaurant
55 Bill Drake Way, Pacifica, CA 94044
Rainbow Island is an eclectic Asian restaurant by the sea. Tucked under a colonnade across the street from a busyMore shopping plaza, the unassuming entrance belies the sprawling interior. Inside, perhaps a dozen tables and a dance floor stretch into the shadowy rear of the main room. The restaurant regularly hosts banquets, wedding receptions and bridal showers. While the decorations suggest Chinese kitsch, the menu offers dishes from as far afield as Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. The restaurant also does brisk takeout and delivery business. Call or use the online ordering service.
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
1231 Linda Mar Shopping Ctr, Pacifica, CA 94044
Shirley and Joseph Chan have owned the L & L Hawaiian Barbeque for five years.  The menu consists mostly ofMore American fare with a tropical island twist.  Menu items include BBQ chicken and pork, hamburgers, Fried Mahi Mahi, and BBQ ribs with the house special sweet sauce. For those looking for heart-healthy dishes, L & L has four additional menu choices under 400 calories. It also has family packs, combo packs, and mini-packs; side orders include French fries and macaroni salad. Gift certificates are available, and the restaurant caters events such as  birthday parties and weddings.
Milagra Ridge
Sharp Park Rd & College Dr, Pacifica, CA 94044
Milagra Ridge, part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is known as an island habitat, meaning it is a uniqueMore ecosystem surrounded by human development. In fact, it is one of the last remaining habitats for the Mission Blue Butterfly and the San Bruno Elfin Butterfly, both federally endangered species. This 239-acre expanse of land, criss-crossed by well-maintained, mostly-paved trails, is a place of striking, almost surreal views. Fog from the Pacific Ocean hits the ridge and whips over its crest, slowing as it heads East amidst thick, low-lying brush and squat shrubs accented by vibrant wildflowers. On clear days, hikers can see westward for miles. Although the ridge teems with native wildlife, including coyotes, many species of birds and several kinds of plants, human development, off-trail use, and invasive non-native plant species continue to threaten the habitat. Milagra Ridge has therefore become the focus of local conservancy and stewardship efforts. Visit its Web site for more information and volunteer opportunities.