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Celebrate Caribbean Restaurant Week in Brooklyn, NY

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Curried or jerk meats, callaloo, roti, and salt fish cakes—if any of these dishes get your mouthwatering, and your located in the New York City area, this weekend you might want to check out a few restaurants participating in Caribbean Restaurant Week.

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This year’s event, produced by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC), will feature everything culture and cuisine from cities throughout the Caribbean. “Caribbean Restaurant Week New York had a very successful launch last year, and we are thrilled to partner with WIADCA again this year to produce another week-long celebration of Caribbean food and beverages,” said Brooklyn Chamber President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura during a statement released to Caribbean Life News. “More importantly, this event presents a tremendous opportunity to increase foot traffic to the many terrific Caribbean restaurants in New York City, and allow them to attract new patrons to their establishm­ents.”

“It was once said that “the way to someone’s heart is via the stomach,” said WIADCA President, Thomas Bailey. “BCC together with WIADCA are determined to prove that this is true as we welcome all and sundry to take this opportunity to partake in all the sumptuous and tasty dishes that are being made available at our Caribbean Restaurants during Caribbean Restaurant Week New York. WIADCA is proud to use this opportunity to promote our Caribbean businesses.”

In June 2009, President Barack Obama designated the month of June as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. “Caribbean Americans have made lasting contributions to our Nation’s culture and history, and the month of June has been set aside to honor their cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and social diversity,” said the President during a statement released by the Whitehouse. So as the week-long celebration comes to an end (June 22 – 29) check out a snapshot of the participating restaurants throughout Brooklyn and New York City.

To see a full list of participating restaurants,visit Caribbean Restaurant Week, Twitter/Instagram @caribrestweekny #CRWNY; and Caribbean Restaurant Week on Facebook.