NC, Triangle: Ting?
Does anyone know where this is sold in the area?
It is a carbonated grapefruit drink made in the Caribbean. Very refreshing - being in the midst of summer heat I'm craving it!
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Jamaica Marketplace on Atlantic Springs Road in Raleigh has always carried it. They were closed last week but may be open again this week. It looked like they might be expanding the restaurant, which would be a very good thing. The mini lunch boxes are a tasty, filling lunch for not too much money.
Warning: their soda cooler is always set just a little too warm so your Ting won't be icy cold.
5500 Atlantic Springs Rd Ste 109, Raleigh, NC 27616
I usually alternate between the curry chicken and the brown stew chicken, depending on my mood and what color shirt I'm wearing. I'm not a fan of oxtails so I can't give you a good assessment. The ribs are good when they have them and the jerk chicken is okay, just not brilliant. Sometimes I'll get a couple of patties, beef and chicken, although I believe they also have veggie. There is an Ital stew also. Liking that is a matter of taste. They will have fresh callaloo is season only, but the price can be a shocker. Ask first so that you don't get a nasty surprise.
An added bonus is Tradewinds Coffee two doors down. Excellent, excellent coffees by the pound with hot coffee and iced coffee available by the cup.
The restaurant has reopened and is now called Jamaican Grille. There is no website that I can find. The inside looks absolutely identical and the menu is almost exactly the same. The only differences I noticed were that Ital stew is no longer offerred and the mini lunch box now includes a drink.
I was told that it is under new management. The man in the kitchen is the same as before and the food tasted the same. The prices seemed the same, too.
Oh, and the drink box seems to be set a little colder and the Ting is $2 a bottle.
Cool Runnings in Cary also sells Ting. I drop by when I'm in the area just to pick up a couple - love Ting, especially with Appleton rum! :)
I finally was able to quench my Ting craving! Swung by Jamaican Grill and picked up a few. Later stopped by the old Compare Food on New Hope Church Road - now called International Foods. They have it by the bottle for $1.19. And they have a pink ting! I've never seen the pink one before, look forward to chilling it and giving it a try.
I found that Jerk Master on Poole Road has Ting too!
1909 Poole Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610