5329 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20011
Neighborhood: Georgia Ave./Petworth/Takoma DC
Cuisines: South American, Caribbean, Deli/Quick Bites
Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Georgia Ave.-Petworth
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Needed
Dinner averages $10 and under
Patty isn’t the same thing in Trinidad and Tobago as it is in Jamaica—the pastry is flaky, not smooth, and comes in a variety of shapes. The square contains callaloo, the famous green-leaf stew; a log shape holds salt cod. Round is for beef. You could make a satisfying meal of one patty ($2.25) and perhaps a container of the terrific corn soup ($4.25 small, $6.25 large). On the sweet side, there are coconut rolls, oversize cookies called biscuit cakes, sliced currant rolls, and a rich almond-cream layer cake. It’s hard to resist filling up a bag with goodies.