Friday, October 23, 2015
Marleey's Opening Shortly
Work has been going on at 700A Fifth since the spring, and signs for incoming Caribbean restaurant Marleey's have been up since August. But no opening. I stopped by yesterday and learned that the owners hope to be opening their doors at the start of next month. I'm told that the food will reflect the roots of the three chefs at work in the kitchen: Guyanese, Trinidadian & Jamaican. Sounds great - please, please, any chance of doubles?
As I've said before, I hope the prices are reasonable, and that they can co-exist with other, competing businesses, like the Breadfruit Cafe, Rooster's & the food truck on Fifth. Sure, it's not like eating from the wide & fabulous variety of West Indian street food in say, Flatbush or Crown Heights, or Guyanese in Jamaica (the Queens location), but the food close to home is good, filling, and fairly priced. At Breadfruit the other day I got a large plate of delicious stew chicken & curried goat (cabbage, rice & peas) that would easily have fed two, for $13, and the three dishes for $23 deal that two of us ate Rooster's recently was a huge amount of food. Both places look like they could do with more support, and Breadfruit, plagued by scaffolding & clouds of dust from building renovation, has been keeping erratic hours. Show some love.
And while we're on the topic of food, I hope people will head over to recently re-opened Sandy's on 16th and grab some of their tamales. All good, but the pork ones are amazing. Now there's a deal ...