It’s a very small restaurant, there are only about 7 tables. There’s a tile counter, though, with barstools.
The host is very friendly and extremely hospitable… a really nice guy.
The Island Combo is delicious. You get ¼ chicken, which is extremely tender and moist, and coated with a tasty dry rub. It comes with beans and rice and some spicy cole slaw. As an appetizer, you get twice-fried green plantains and acra (which is deep fried herring and taro root, spiced up real good: a very different flavor and very good). There is also a bowl of chopped garlic in oil that is tasty drizzled over the top.
The Haitian “cola” is actually a “fruit champagne.” It’s non-alcoholic and sweet, but quite refreshing.
I really enjoyed this place, and I’m going to take friends next time.
By the way, what does he cook on that big spit in the front? He says he uses it Fridays, and sometimes Mondays. I wonder if he cooks whole goat.
309 N. Glendale Blvd. (btwn Beverly and Temple)