JamRock Cafe & Grill Brings Caribbean Cuisine to Central Phoenix

Congrats, Central Phoenix. You've got a new local restaurant that's bringing a little irie feeling to the neighborhood.

Welcome, JamRock Cafe & Grill. The restaurant opened about two weeks ago at 1714 West Van Buren Street and serves a small menu of Carribean and Jamaican cuisine -- think entrées like oxtail, jerk chicken, and curry goat to be enjoyed with an ice-cold Red Stripe. The restaurant offers a full bar, large outdoor patio, and expects to host live music on weekend nights.

Jamaican and jazz? Sounds promising.

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The menu isn't exactly set just yet, but you can expect dishes like oxtail with two sides ($12); chicken, served either jerk or barbecued, with one side ($8); a jerk burger with fries and a Coke ($9); and a fish sandwich with one side ($9).

Sides include rice and peas, fries, steamed rice, a side salad, and festival, or Jamaican corn bread fritters.

The restaurant also offers a daily special like brown stew chicken, curry chicken, and fried chicken.

JamRock Cafe & Grill also offers happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Drink specials include $1 off most beers and drinks, while food happy hour specials change daily. Past deals have included $5 jerk chicken and 10 for $5 chicken wings.

Check the JamRock Cafe & Grill Facebook page for updates about the daily special and happy hour deals.

JamRock Cafe & Grill 1714 W Van Buren St., Phoenix 602-441-4588 www.facebook.com/jamrockaz

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday

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