NYC After reading yesterday's New York Times paean to the thing of wonder that is the Jamaican beef patty, Island Flavors in a Yellow Envelope, I decided to have one for lunch. Lucky for me I recently moved to Brooklyn and live within walking distance of one of the best Jamaican patty places in all of the city, Christie's.
My $3 dollars bought me a beef patty engulfed in sweet fluffy coco bread and an ice cold can of Coke, a deal so wonderful it made sitting in a rickety plastic chair on dirty old Flatbush Avenue watching the cars speed by as I ate feel like a blast. If you don't like beef, they have chicken, pork (jerk options available for both), goat and of course, veggie patties; their fridge is stocked with Jamaican sodas like Kola and ginger beer besides the usual sodas and Snapples.
334 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238-4302 (718) 636-9746 Q train to Seventh Avenue, 2/3/4 to Grand Army Plaza.
I'm not going to bother listing their ten favorites because as I understand it, if you're serious about your steak, there is only one steak house -- Peter Luger (178 Broadway, Williamsburg; 718-387-7400).
Hawk of Schnäck writes to tell us, ". . . we have just added a xtra hot spicy pork sausage to our special board. It was made with/for us by Jubilat in Sunset Park. They are one of the best traditional Polish butchers in the city and it really shows. We are selling a 4 to 5 oz portion on a hot dog bun for $4.00." Sounds tasty.