jerk chicken

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Caribbean food is coming to the neighborhood.

The Island Spot, a Jamaican restaurant based in Carrollton, has leased a space in the Jefferson Tower, at the corner of Jefferson and Madison.

Owner Richard Thomas opened The Island Spot in June 2010 and has since received good reviews for braised oxtails and jerk chicken. The menu also includes curry goat, meat pies, coconut shrimp and whole red snapper, plus brunch (fish and grits and chicken and waffles) and a rum bar. Thomas is from Jamaica, and he brought his mother, Joyce Price, to Dallas in 2012 to improve the menu with her own recipes.

No word yet on when The Island Spot will open. The corner space is still under construction.