The dueling glove was originally an invention of chefs who would slap chickens with oven mitts and demand electric knives at dawn. Taste the edible creations of culinary innovators with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Caribbean cuisine at Jamaica House.
Jamaica House is a cultural cornucopia of Caribbean cuisine featuring a menu of tapas, burgers, salads, and more swimming in traditional Jamaican jerk, curries, and spices. Begin a tropical taste-bud tour with crumbly, flaky Jammin Pocket Pies accompanied by a savory sauce ($5.25), before warming up frosty winter fauces with a beefy Angus jerk burger accompanied by a side salad ($8.95). Entrees such as spice-marinated jerk chicken ($10) and island-style crab cakes in coconut curry sauce ($14), each served with a salad and choice of side, stamp tongue passports for flavor authentication. Finish up a mouthtour with a delightful dessert such as the Jamaica House bread pudding ($6, add $1.50 for a scoop of ice cream).
Jamaica House's island-style environs keep the Carribean culture vibrant with Marley Mondays (7 p.m. to 9 p.m), where diners can relish the flavor of poetry and spoken word from local and Caribbean poets, and musical Fridays and Saturdays, where feet can tap to island beats as local musicians fill the air with infectious syncopations from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- It’s really hard to have a bad time when reggae is playing. Add easy-going counter service, some simple plates of good-tasting food, sincere smiles and you’ve got a winning place. – Syd Kearney, 29-95
- Awesome jerk chicken and ribs. The Mac n cheese and sweet potato fries are delicious. And the bread pudding with extra rum sauce is to die for!!! – Robin H., Yelp, 01/30/2011
Having honed her culinary skills for more than 26 years as a caterer in Jamaica, including a few years catering for high-profile Jamaicans, executive chef Jacqui Francis weaves fresh herbs, locally grown produce, quality meats, and Jamaican seasonings into tropical entrees and tapas dishes. Today, she oversees grills sizzling dishes such as sweet reggae chicken slathered in house barbecue sauce, or Red Stripe ribs that seal a juicy marinade of Jamaica's local brew. Reggae, soca, and traditional Caribbean melodies meld with her dishes' aromas as live performers unwind on Friday and Saturday evenings.
“GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE!”
“Great food at a great price”
“Wonderful sweet plantains.”
Woodlake/ Briar Meadow
6357 Westheimer Rd.
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