A recent facelift has added some lively new artwork by Charles Lawrance. The menu of island-inflected dishes has been updated as well, adding new items to a selection of favorites. At a recent VIP tasting celebrating the restaurant's opening weekend, we sampled the entire menu. Ev-ry-thing. Oh, that's the food menu, not the drinks menu (otherwise, we might not be here right now.) We started with rum punches, which were sweet and fruity and oh so easy-to-drink. Thankfully there was plenty of tasty food coming to help absorb some of the alcohol we'd be imbibing that evening.
Among our favorites were the spicy Caesar salad. I'm a sucker for grilled romaine, and loved the piquant dressing, which was spicy but not overly so.
|Spicy Caesar Salad|
grilled Romaine hearts, queso fresco, spicy Caesar dressing, radish, corn strips
corn chips, house made cheese sauce, grilled pineapple salsa,
pico de gallo, scallions, chipotle jerk crema
|Jamaican Hot Pepper Shrimp|
spiced scotch bonnet pepper butter, red stripe, baguette
corn flour fried, Woody spice, mango chile sauce
spicy pineapple BBQ sauce
We also tasted all of the sandwiches on the menu, particularly enjoying the Cubano. Out of the four varieties of tacos available (fish, shrimp, black bean falafel, and jerk chicken) we perhaps enjoyed the fish tacos most of all, although the falafels were pretty delicious as well.
|Woody’s World Famous Fish Tacos|
marinated mahi, Baja slaw, lime crema, pico de gallo, cheddar jack cheese
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