Reggae has certain things associated with it that make you desperately crave certain other things. Yeah, you know what we're talking about: Positive vibes make you hungry, mon! Sating your mad desire for Caribbean victuals, Ital Palace
From a San Lucian transplant and local reggae emcee, Ital began as a casual catering operation for reggae shows until customer demand encouraged him to set up a table for lunch and dinner inside Submerged, an underwater-themed bar with a pillowed sea-grotto lounge fit for Daryl Hannah, when she was still hot, and wasn't missing an eye. The menu's heavy on seafood, with Rasta-approved dishes like the baked Ital Tilapia (potatoes, carrot, fried eggs), stewed red snapper w/ green bananas, and West-Indian curried seared shark (praise Jah-s?)
Meat comes in the form of grilled & marinated jerk chicken legs, while fruits & vegetables are repped by four varieties of rice, fried plantains, the Ackee Tofu Veggie (ackee = kind of like lychee, but less popular in martinis), and the empanada-like West Indian "Dhal Puri" -- sadly filled with lentils instead of chocolate, gobstoppers, and a miraculous fizzy substance apparently only invented to teach children about the dangers of industrial fans. And stealing
Eschewing the Facebook route, Ital has its own online membership system that'll alert you to special reggae movie nights and performances by the proprietor's band the Natty Lions -- like the Nittany Lions, except from a far happier valley. Yeah, you know what we're talking about: Joe Paterno is too old, mon!