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The Jamaican Dutchy

Puddle | Apr 24, 200705:23 PM     3

You've got to check out this place. It's more than a street cart, it's a place, it's a destination. Not only does this gleaming stainless-steel Rolls Royce of streetcarts have a plasma screen mounted on the side, it even has a satellite dish on the roof.

Oh, and the food's good too.

It's on 51st Street, just east of Seventh Avenue, north side of the street. Looks to be a couple running it, making very fresh food. I'm no Jamaican food expert, but by the looks of it it seems very authentic.

Today at lunch I went conservative with the curry chicken. Flavorful, but not burning spicy -- my guess is that they save that note for the jerk chicken. It came with a nicely spiced (did I detect cinnamon?) rice and beans and not-overcooked assortment of vegetables. Also some sauteed sweet plaintains. $7 for the small, $10 for the large, but my small was more than enough food.

Also on the menu: oxtail, curry goat, escovitch, many fish dishes.

The only down side is that it was extremely slow. Gotta love them for the tender-loving care they were given the preparation of each customer's plate, but I can't go back too often when a fifteen-person line took more than a half hour to get through. I hope it's just startup pangs, because this one is a find. It's the mother of all street carts (sorry, hard to resist).

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