History’s seafaring explorers often steered their ships directly into oncoming storms, hoping that they would wake up on a beach the next morning to find jerk chicken and conveniently shortened pants. Set a safe course for Caribbean cuisine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Caribbean fare at The Island Spot in Carrollton.
At The Island Spot, authentic Caribbean dishes are infused with British, French, Spanish, African, and Chinese culinary influences to garnish guests with a roundtrip island dining experience. With a full menu of recipes collected from kitchens in the Bahamas, as well as her native Jamaica, chef Charis taps into decades of experience to craft lunch and dinner options. Vanquish voracious appetites with jerk chicken ($9.95), braised oxtails ($12.95), or Jamaica's national dish, ackee and saltfish, a tropical fruit sautéed with codfish, onions, and tomatoes ($13.95). Customers may enjoy a coastal collation with crescent-shaped spinach, chicken, or beef patties in a flaky pastry shell ($2.50 each), or an order of grilled jumbo island shrimp glazed with a homemade mango, mango-jerk, jerk, or jerk-barbecue sauce ($8.95). Signature homemade drinks include the seasonal sorrel, which combines hibiscus extracts and ginger ($2.50).
In addition to signature Caribbean dishes and drinks, The Island Spot hosts Island Nights to share live Caribbean music with guests and far-off neighbors with exceptional hearing. Dinner patrons should reserve a table to enjoy the soothing sounds of a live steel band, which are much more enjoyable than the clanking sounds heard by those living in a steel-smelting plant.
2661 Midway Rd.
Carrollton, Texas 75006