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anu | Apr 4, 2005 05:29 PM

So last night we tried to take some out of town friends to the great pizza mecca on flatbush. It's already Al Di La -esque. We were there at 5:35 and the wait (pause) 30 minutes.

So keeping nearby and realizing they had a flight to catch we decided on Sugarcane. We didn't expect much, but the food was exceptionally good. Sincerely, each of the four dishes were delectable. I had been once about two years ago and just had a light dinner at the bar that was average to slightly below.

Chicken Roti - (12) This huge, elastic roti was jam filled with spicy chicken/potato.
Red Snapper - (19) This was the best of the lot. The fillet was perfectly deep friend creating a great crust yet the flesh was moist and flaky.
Braised Oxtails - (17) Not gristly but rather lovingly stewed with a lively garlic, reduced onion flavor.
Stew chicken - (15) Slightly bland but the chicken was moist and well seasoned. The stew could have been more exciting.

The sides of red beans and rice, plantains and collards were fantastic!

Our only issue was the music. It was 5:45 and the music was deafening. It was so loud we felt disoriented; did we enter a hip hop club at 2am? The service was amicable and the restaurant ges high marks for cleanliness. We didn't drink, but for the same reason we don't drink out too much. When did it become okay to charge 11 dollars for a fruity, well-alcohol martini?

Bon Appetit-
anu

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