Best Neighborhood to Go to When It’s 20 Degrees Out and You Need to Pretend You’re Somewhere Warmer
And by that, we mean best place to go to get authentic, flavorful, not-sure-what-you’re-gonna-get Caribbean food that will allow you to pretend that you’re on an island other than Long Island. You want pumpkin roti and curry goat? Go to Gloria’s. Oxtail stew and jerk chicken? The Islands is there for you. You can go to A&A and Ali’s* for doubles and rotis of plentiful variety, not to mention the head-spinning array of drink concoctions with fanciful names, like Irish Moss, which purportedly increases a man’s sexual ability while also boosting a woman’s libido. Umm…
*While Ali’s does have a Crown Heights location, there is also an Ali’s in Bed-Stuy, a block north of the Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights border. A&A also falls just over that border. All of which is to say, we made a mistake. But at least there are an abundance of places to enjoy Caribbean food, right? Right.