Sunday, April 20, 2008
Excellent West Indian Food
Several years ago I visited this establishment and enjoyed the food. Due to a change in scheduling, etc. I forgot it was there and rediscovered it by accident (drove by) this week.
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I have a West Indian mother that hails from Antigua so I know how the food is supposed to taste. I don't know what the one negative reviewer was talking about. The food was excellent.
I had the oxtail dinner which includes cabbage, peas-n-rice and plantain. I also purchased beef, chicken and vegetable patties. Everything was up to standard.
There were only two disappointments. (1) The sauce for the oxtails was a little hotter (spicier) than I usually eat my food. I managed to get through it with the assistance of several cold drinks because it tasted so good! The other disappointment was that I ordered my food to go and when I got home, I realized there was no plantain in my dinner. :-( By then they were closed. I recommend checking your to go boxes before leaving to ensure nothing was left out.
The plus was that I ordered a small dinner. The small is HUGE. I made two meals out of that one small dinner which is nothing to sneeze at since I have a healthy appetite.
This restaurant is a well kept secret. Although several people came and went during my visit(s), I would think the small establishment would be filled to overflow if more people knew about it. Now that I have found it again, I plan to stop by regularly.
My one suggestion is that they provide a milder recipe for some of their dishes (like their j_rk chicken / chicken wings & sauces) for those of us who like spice but can't take "HOT". :-)
If you are rushing, this is not the place to stop. It may take a while (15-20 minutes) to get your food but it will be well worth it when it comes out of the kitchen.
Pros: Large portions, Tasty food
Cons: Food was spicier than I prefer, Wait time for food, My order was missing an item