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Jamaican beef patty/Caribbean food in Austin?

ndecarmine Mar 11, 2009 02:11 PM

Recently relocated to Austin from Brooklyn and looking for a spot to get a Jamaican beef patty, and decent Caribbean food in general.

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    achtungpv RE: ndecarmine Mar 11, 2009 06:09 PM

    Just had a Jamaican patty for lunch today...unfortunately it was from the frozen section of Central Market. :-)

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      NirvRush RE: achtungpv Mar 11, 2009 06:27 PM

      yeah, pretty sure spec's has frozen as well.

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      stephanieh RE: ndecarmine Mar 11, 2009 07:07 PM

      I've never been to this place out in Marble Falls, but it's been on my "wish list" for awhile. Maybe one of the other hounds can let us know if it's worth the drive?


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        Brian Lindauer RE: 2foodie Mar 13, 2009 06:49 PM

        It's true. Hoover's has some of the best jerk chicken I've ever eaten. The seasonings are more of a dry rub and the chicken is smoked. A friend who visited Jamaica told me that it's more like what they have there than what we were used to eating (in Brooklyn at, for example, Brawta). Really excellent stuff.

        However, I think the Hoover's address listed above is for the financial reporting company, not the restaurant.

        Also, I don't think I've seen a beef patty since I moved here from Brooklyn. Sorry.

        Hoover's Cooking & Catering
        2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

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          dinaofdoom RE: Brian Lindauer Mar 13, 2009 09:32 PM

          there is a north location on 183 if you are more north than central...

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          ndecarmine RE: ndecarmine Mar 24, 2009 09:20 PM

          well, still havent found anything in Austin so we went ahead and just made our own. We used this recipe, added a few extra spices to the filling, and it came out great:

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