This contemporary Southern and Caribbean eatery features entrées such as jerk rubbed duck, smothered double-cut pork chops, and the Best of Westchester–winning crispy fried chicken. Besides the main dining room, a rear dining room is available for private events. Open for lunch (11:30 am-3 pm) and dinner (4:30-11 pm) Tues through Sat, plus brunch and dinner on Sun.
Fried chicken is having its moment in the foodie sun, with everyone from Danny Meyer to David Chang slinging some tasty, deep-fried birds. Sure, those are big names, but we’re here to say that there’s a good-vibe place in New Rochelle that’s doing it even better: Chef Raymond Jackson’s fried chicken is a wonder of texture, with a crunchy, deep-fried crust that yields to greaseless, super-juicy meat. Pair it with soulful, smoked-turkey-studded collards and a sprightly black-eyed-pea salad, and you’ll not only be on trend, you’ll be a lucky—and very happy—diner.
Best Upside Down Pineapple Cake (2012)
Juicy with sugar (and a little bit of acid), spiced pineapples give this sticky dessert its urbane style. It’s the perfect way to end a meal at the place that has apparently become, by general consent, New Rochelle’s dining room.