ON THE MENU
• Goat curry served with a choice of white rice or rice and peas and sweet plantains and cabbage, $8.99 for a small and $9.99 for a large
• Stew chicken served with a choice of white rice or rice and peas and sweet plantains and cabbage, $7.99 for a small and $8.99 for a large
• Ackee and salt fish served with a choice of white rice or rice and peas and sweet plantains and cabbage, $9.99 for a small and $11.49 for a large
Kingston 30 Jamaican Restaurant
1820 N. Brown Road, Lawrenceville
• Open since: July 4, 2008
• Owner: Desmond Nembhard
• Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 7 p.m. Sundays
• Atmosphere: Kingston 30’s bright green walls and comfortable seating give it a cheerful and relaxed atmosphere. The Jamaican music playing in the background is pleasant, adding to the restaurant’s laid-back feel. A TV on the back wall is tuned to a sports station, allowing guests to keep up with games and sporting events such as the World Cup.
• Menu: The menu consists entirely of authentic Jamaican cuisine. Some of the most popular items are the jerk chicken, served with a sweet pineapple mango sauce that can be prepared either mild or spicy, the curry chicken and the brown stew oxtail. Entrees are served with a choice of white rice or rice and beans, as well as sweet plantains and cabbage.
Kingston 30 also offers a breakfast menu, with dishes such as ackee and salt fish and four different porridges. All breakfast dishes are served with dumplings, either boiled or fried, and boiled green bananas.
Drinks include ginger beer, coconut water, Ting, Jamaican colas and Pepsi products.
• Things you might not know: Along with Nembhard’s authentic Jamaican home cooking, Kingston 30 also has a bar stocked with a variety of beer and red and white wine.