Thursday, March 13, 2008

Welcome Friend- Patties of Jamaica

This little local gem, located at 5172 Allisonville Road ( the AAA is in this little strip), is a dirt cheap ,tasty mini vacation. It's small, unassuming and dynamite. There is a sign on the door that says "Welcome Friend" and you can usually expect the same greeting when you enter. The menu is small, like the restaurant ( there are a few small tables, but most food gets carried out)
I had the Goat Stew with Rice, it was a flavorful curry broth with large chunks of goat and potatoes (the food is so fresh, you will find a bone or two in your goat, no processed meat here). The stew was seasoned perfectly, spicy, yet not hot. I almost regretted eating it, since it would have been a treat to just smell it all day. The real stars here are the patties, large empanada-like dough pockets (the crust is so golden and flaky) filled with a meat/onion/spice combo that is so good, they have a refrigerated case of them so, if you are a true junkie, you can buy a whole bag and cook them as you need them.
The food is inexpensive (stew is $3.75, the rice, and extra 60 cents, and patties are a budget saving $1.10 each), the service is super cordial, you feel welcomed and at home throughout your stay. And you get to keep our community diverse and funky. Instead of hitting the McDonalds Dollar menu, grab yourself a pattie. You will be glad you did.

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Bryan said...

Thank you.

tractorbladderr said...

If you tried them, how were the plantains?

WYA! said...

Hmm, you know, we are usually so patty focused we didn't even notice the plantains. We are BIG plantain fans so we will have to check that out next time. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

i love patties of jamaica! i love stephon! i love henry! i love u my friends! keep on makin patties. live long and prosper