Best innovative Jamaican (2008)
M & A
The jerk chicken is very good—but it's what they do with it that makes M & A remarkable. This spotless joint under the J tracks takes a chicken breast, jerks it, then thrusts it into a coco bread—usually used to cradle a meat patty—for the year's most creative sandwich. Another useful feature of this handy spot is breakfast. Come before noon and enjoy such typical Jamaican breakfast fare as ackee and saltfish (a fruit that cooks up like eggs scrambled with salt cod), mackerel, callaloo, or porridge. We might call the porridge cornmeal mush.