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jerk chicken, Caribbean American Bakery, Howard st

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jerk chicken, Caribbean American Bakery, Howard st

zim | Dec 20, 2002 08:46 AM

With all the talk about Jerk recently I had to pick up some and grab some desert to go with my meal from Au Rendezvous mentioned below.

Caribbean-American sells Jerk Chicken (and pork though none was avaialble last night) $6.00 per pound. It's juicy, moist, nicely spice rubbed and hacked to order. It doesn't have much smoke flavor however. the sauce which is the color/consistency of a watery urad dal (sorry my heritage coming out) is flavorful but not one of the real good ones around town - the flavors that come out most are the fruity, sweet tones of scotch bonnet rather than the heat - i would have liked it if it had ccoked down a little more. it comes with a couple slices of the dough bread that you get everywhere (which after all most likely originate from this bakery)

For dessert options We tried a couple of things, brownies for the kids, corn cake (moist buttry really good) and also some banana cake and sweet coconut bread. The banana cake was good but not anything that would beat something brought into the office by a co-worker, the coconut bread was little dry to my taste. Everything is however amazingly cheap. I've previously really really liked their coconut cookies

both this place and Au Rendezvous have Tings and other D&G Sodas in the cooler

Caribbean American Baking Co.
1539 West Howard
Chicago
(773) 761-0700

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