Martha’s Caribbean Kitchen
Government furloughs forced owner Martha Laurencin to consider turning her passion for cooking into a serious business venture. Now, Ms. Martha’s Caribbean Kitchen is one of the best ways to get your fill of the Caribbean and not just from the food. With regular live music to set the atmosphere and shelves of Caribbean goods to shop from, the restaurant is a great way to stock up on island vibes and ingredients. But the biggest reason to stop by, hands down, is the food. The raved-about oxtails are a must, but so are the crispy chicken wings, curried goat, and the brown stew chicken. And what about starting things off with a deep fried johnny cake or a Jamaican patty stuffed with meat? There’s lots to love at this joint filled with Caribbean soul, but make sure you check the tricky hours of operation before you head down. Reservations are not accepted at this time.