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Rasta Ital (Food) in LA?

Lasherdc Jul 17, 2008 12:09 PM

Going out on a limb here, but does anyone know of a Rasta (that is Ital) food outlet in Los Angeles? While LA is international and certainly has an endless amount Hispanic food outlets, I am hoping someone can enlighten me as to where to find Ital food---there has to be a Jamaicaan cooking somewhere in LA County!

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    LaLa Eat RE: Lasherdc Jul 18, 2008 12:18 AM

    You may want to try Naturali Art Market & Jamaican Restaurant at 3426 West Washington. About a year ago, I think I had vegetarian (ie Ital?) Jamican at the Hollywood Farmers Market on Sunday. Not sure if the same vendor is still there, he was an eldery gentleman..
    A post with other Jamaican recs-
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/493298

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    1. re: LaLa Eat
      Lasherdc RE: LaLa Eat Jun 27, 2012 01:00 PM

      LaLa: Went there...it was delicious. The cod is definitely an acquired taste (akin to Australians and vegemite), but otherwise tasty.

      1. re: Lasherdc
        TonyC RE: Lasherdc Jun 27, 2012 02:53 PM

        People's Choice Jamaican. They also have cow cod soup that borders on tasty. But mostly, their jerk chix is grilled over BBQ, and is a fine rendition in LA.

        It took you over 4 years to make it to Naturali Art?

        1. re: TonyC
          SIMIHOUND RE: TonyC Jun 27, 2012 07:00 PM

          This may help.
          Front Page Jamaican Grill
          1117 West Manchester #C
          near LAX

          http://www.frontpagejamaicangrille.com/

    2. ElsieDee RE: Lasherdc Jun 27, 2012 09:25 PM

      There's Kingston Cafe in Pasadena: http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/ki...

      Haven't been, but I seem to recall a post from Pleasure Palate about it sometime in the past year.

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      1. re: ElsieDee
        Peripatetic RE: ElsieDee Jun 28, 2012 11:29 PM

        Here's a 2009 blog post from Pleasure Palate:
        http://pleasurepalate.blogspot.com/20...

        However note that Kingston Cafe was on Kitchen Nightmares in 2011:
        http://www.fox.com/kitchennightmares/...

        I didn't see this episode -- I rarely watch KN these days because it seems so scripted -- but you might want to check it out before going.

        P.S. I've never been to Kingston Cafe.

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