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Jamaican food

By adamg - 4/17/19 - 10:40 pm
Only One Jamaica restaurant coming to Hyde Park Avenue

Signs advertising the impending arrival of Only One Jamaican restaurant went up today at 1345 Hyde Park Ave. where a D'Angelo sub shop used to be, next to the Shun Hao Gift Shop and near the Shaw's. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/19 - 10:26 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that Jamaica Mi Hungry, which has been running a food truck around Boston, is looking to open a permanent restaurant in the space next to the Jackson Square T stop when the Mooyah burger place went belly up.

By adamg - 8/11/12 - 8:01 pm

Drifters, which took over an old dive bar on Hyde Park Avenue last year, has shut down. Following the closing of African Cuisine - which also served Jamaican food - and Konteki Kitchen, the shutdown means a drive over to Mattapan for anybody who wants some Jamaican food.

By adamg - 1/17/12 - 9:16 pm

Ed. note: The amount of Graham's bounced license check was $2,219, not $134. The amount has been updated in the post; apologies for anybody misled by the incorrect figure.

Christopher Graham says he found himself in pretty dire straits the weekend of Jan. 7. The day before, a police detective had seized the food-serving license of his Lorenez Island Kuisine because the check he used to pay for its renewal had bounced. And as the detective, Robert Mulvey warned him, without the license, he had to shut immediately.

By adamg - 10/13/11 - 8:48 am

UPDATE: Post has been taken down. Pretend you never saw this.

Way better than even at Ali's Roti in Mattapan, Boston Guru reports. But Underground Roti is only open for lunch just two days a week, in a shed behind somebody's house on a Jamaica Plain side street, so he's not giving out the address, because, well, you know. But he says he'll e-mail it to you.

By adamg - 6/30/09 - 4:14 pm
Konteki Kitchen

Konteki Kitchen opened last week at 1238 River St. in Cleary Square, featuring a variety of curried and jerk meat (goat? of course), chicken and shrimp, along with the obligatory meat patties.

It's right around the corner from the African Cuisine on Hyde Park Ave., which started serving Jamaican food a couple months ago. One difference: Konteki is strictly takeout - they don't have any tables. Also, they serve smoothies (which is important with a kidlet in the family).

I got a small chicken curry and a meat patty. I prefer the African Cuisine version of chicken curry, because it has some crack spice that I really like, and a sauce with which to mix with rice when the chicken's all gone. But Konteki's version had a satisfying spicy note of its own, as did the meat patty, and if the African Cuisine weren't nearby, I could happily eat my own weight of the stuff (over several days, of course). It was $6 for a small version (good enough for lunch) and $8.50 or $8.75 (I really should take a notebook with me) for a large.

Hours: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday. 617-333-9989.

By adamg - 5/3/09 - 10:30 am

I don't know enough about Jamaican food to judge authenticity, but I do know that the chicken curry at The African Cuisine, 1248 Hyde Park Ave., is addictive. It's probably a good thing I have a saner wife and kid, because otherwise, just writing this might make me rush over there now and I'd only be disappointed since it's Sunday morning and they're not open yet.

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