The dueling glove was originally an invention of Caribbean chefs who would slap jerk chicken 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 Jamaican fare and drinks at Laylah’s Patties & Jerk in the El Cerrito neighborhood.
Laylah's Patties & Jerk brought in the bronze for Best International Cuisine in 2010 on the 10News.com A-List with exotic breakfasts, lunches, and dinners of smoked, spice-infused meats and traditional Jamaican staples. Breakfast invigorates groggy palates with unique choices such as the callaloo saltfish embedded among yams, green bananas, and dumpling plantains ($10–$12). Midday and evening diners can be seen consorting with jerk chicken ($10–$12), which used to be nice chicken before hanging around with jerk pork ($10–$12). The fish-tea soup ($3.99–$5.99) aptly pairs with the curry goat ($10–$12) and more adventurous delicacies such as cowfoot butter beans couched in rice, peas, steamed veggies, and fried plantain, and served only on Tuesdays and Thursdays ($11.50–$13.50).
Bottles of Ting grapefruit soda ($2.25) and Irish Moss ($3.00) transmit the taste of Jamaica in fluid form, and walls patterned with vibrant greens and primary colors offer a taste of Jamaica's mineral-rich paints.
5712 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, California 92115Get Directions