Best Brooklyn Roast Corn (2008)
Blue Mountain Café
I'm considered dangerous by Caribbean friends because as we drive the roads of Barbados and Jamaica, I've been known to screech, "STOP!" at the sight of a roast-corn stand. I just love the fire-grilled, slightly charred taste of the corn that the vendors grill over tire-rim braziers. I'm too lazy to fire up the barby here, and it's not readily available. In fact, it isn't even advertised on the yellow-and-blue awning at this out-of-the-way spot, which lists other specialties like jerk chicken and stew steak. Blue Mountain Café, though, roasts its own, and has some of the best street food in the borough.