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Island Kitchen in Pensacola

“I think this is what MaMa might fix for us if we lived in Jamaica,” I said to AdventureMan as our meals were delivered at the Island Kitchen. We’ve passed Island Kitchen a hundred times, and many of those times AdventureMan has said one of these days he’d like to give it a try. This was the day.

There were other Islanders eating there – one eating oxtail and another eating goat curry. It looks like a lively place on the weekends, when expats come to eat food from home and listen to Island music.

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I ordered the Jamaican Tea; it was delicious. I thought it was ginger, but the server said no, it was an herbal tea.

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We ordered at the counter – so many options, and a set of choices unlike any other restaurant in Pensacola. Our orders were the special-of-the-day, AdventureMan ordered the Chicken With Brown Sauce and I ordered the Chicken Curry.

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It was down-home chow. It was food like Grandmama would serve, if Grandmama were Caribbean. There are other options – Oxtail. Goat Curry. Beef Pasties. Everything looked well prepared, wholesome, and copious.

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Still hoping for an Ethiopian restaurant in Pensacola . . . 🙂

May 22, 2013 Posted by | Cold Drinks, Community, Cooking, Cultural, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Food, Pensacola, Restaurant | , , | 2 Comments