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New Jamaican brunch coming to Austin Highway

May 17, 2019

Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine is starting a Sunday brunch every other week, starting May 26.

Patrons of the Austin Highway restaurant can enjoy such Jamaican national dishes such as ackee (an island fruit) and callaloo (a leafy vegetable) paired with saltfish and fried dumplings. The signature Jamaican jerk seasoning will get applied to chicken and waffles ($10) and shrimp and grits ($14.99).

More traditional brunch favorites like scrambled eggs and sausage, salmon croquettes and breakfast potatoes also will be available.

Jamaica Jamaica has a beer and wine license, and brinch will have a large lineup of mimosas with island flavors that include mango, pineapple coconut, hibiscus, blackberry mint and lemonade with blood orange, among others. There also will be live jazz music.

Jamaica Jamaica has been in business since 2011, and is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of chef Angello, a Jamaican native, and Dee Gordon. They are both U.S. Army veterans.

Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine, 2026 Austin Highway, 210-590-0515. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Online: jamaicajamaicacuisine.com

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