Fans of African and Caribbean favorite dishes are limited by the number of local dining options, but a new full-service restaurant headed to the eastside promises a wide selection of “motherland feasts” for lunch and dinner.
Announced as coming soon, Queens Caribbean-African Restaurant will take over 2,400 square feet at the University Plaza retail center, close to the intersection of Maryland Parkway and Tropicana Avenue, a short walk from the recently shuttered The King & I.
The restaurant plans to be open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and until 10 p.m. for dinner. The menu features familiar options of jerk pork chops, pepper soups, curries, and Jamaican chicken patties as well as plenty of lesser seen dishes. Among the “delightful Queens” specialties, ugba salad served with stock fish, the Nigerian-inspired ekpang nkukwo, and green plantain porridge and dry fish.
“African love feasts” include stews prepared with poultry, meat, or seafood that can be eaten with a collection of imported West African beverages,