June 21-27, 2015

Caribbean American Restaurant Week

Thanks for celebrating  Caribbean Cuisine and Restaurant Week, we’ll see you next year DMV! For more information on ccrweek, please visit www.ncaffa.org or click contact us.

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Caribbean Cuisine is the world’s first fusion cuisine.  It was  and continues to be influenced by  spices, cooking techniques and foods from around the world—starting with the indigenous Indians who came  to the Caribbean from other parts of  South and Central America, the  large number of European countries which jockeyed for  island control and left their mark on the cuisine including the Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and, Danes to name a few, and the  techniques and foods of  the Africans, Chinese and East Indians who came to work the tobacco, sugar and coffee plantations of the Caribbean.   When you add tourism and its impact to this mixture you have a diverse and delicious melting pot of foods. 
We invite you to explore the diversity of Caribbean foods each June when the nation celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month.   Attend Caribbean food-focused events, such as talks, presentations, tastings, seminars and workshops on such topics such as Haitian cooking, starting and growing your food business, learning about spices and herbs in Caribbean cooking or the impact of the Maroons and Indians on jerk as a technique and a spice.   Attend other celebrations and events or specific food focused activities such as food competitions, including jerk festivals, black & rum cake competitions, and bun contests.  June is an opportunity to explore Caribbean cuisine and foods.
During the last week in June 2015, from the 21st to the 27th, we invite you to celebrate the 3rd annual Caribbean Cuisine & Restaurant Week (CCRW) where participating Caribbean markets, restaurants, caterers and food trucks offer special promotions, discounts and activities. CCRW is an opportunity to savor the flavors of the Caribbean’s wide range of foods and food culture.  Enjoy jerk, curries, rice and peas, patties, empanadas, mofongo, cubano sandwiches, our coffees and  chocolate , pepper pot, and rotis.  Stop in our markets and buy plantains, green bananas, yams, salted cod fish, callaloos, chandon beni (culantro), our wide varieties of thyme, scotch bonnet peppers, spices, seasonings, and sauces and do a little Caribbean cooking. 
During steamy hot days  this summer, cool down with a Caribbean juice drinks—our sorrel, tamarind, pine ginger, cucumber, etc., our rums and our rum flavored drinks and our fruit flavored ice creams and gelatos.   Have you had our guava ice cream or gelato, or a cool drink of lime and mint sweetened with cane sugar (our lemonade)   Try our desserts:  our flans, carrot, rum and black cakes and our bun and sweet breads with a good smoked gouda or cheddar cheese.   
What can I say—in the many  languages of the Caribbean, we invite you to Eat—-Mangez, Come, Nyam Caribbean


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Events /

Summer Lunch Feature, RIS Restaurant, 2275 L St. NW, DC 202-730-2500, $28.
 (Compliments of  Caribbean Food Alliance) ,  El Aguila, 7926 Georgia Ave,   Downtown Silver Spring, MD 20910,  $10 (With RSVP by June 3rd),  Special Gift for first 10 Guests.  An evening of Networking, Music, Dancing & More...
Northwestern High School Football Field, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782, $15 donation.  Supports JEPF Foundation.  Sponsor:  The Jamaican Promotional Company.
Bladensburg Waterfront Park.  Sponsor: Prince George’s County Caribbean Council info@thecaribbeancouncil.org
10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852  Family friendly open house full of music, dance and hands-on activities celebrating the vibrant diversity and rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean.  Includes foodways events More...
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland.  Opening. Co-presented by Caribbean Association of World Bank and IMF Staff (CAWI), Caribbean Professional Network (CPN), Institute of Caribbean Studies More...
at participating restaurants & markets.  Go to caribbeanamericanrestaurantweek. org
Crown Bakery, 5409 Georgia Ave NW, DC ,  202-291-3009, Peaches Kitchen, 6214 3rd St NW, DC, 202-733-5811, Sunday, June 21, Street Festival Featuring Caribbean Food Vendors, 300 Kennedy Street NW, DC.
Society Restaurant & Lounge, 8229 Georgia Ave, SS, Md., 301-565-8864.
Enjoy Caribbean food vendors while listening to Caribbean music.  National Institutes of Health (NIH), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Sponsor:  Caribbean Association at NIH and Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce for the More...

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Participants /


Montgomery County
Society Restaurant & Lounge
8229 Georgia Ave SS, MD

360 Main St, Gaithersburg MD

Prince George’s County
Jerk Hill Cafe
6543 Ager Rd Hyattsville, MD

Caribbean Delight II
1100 Baltimore Ave Beltsville, MD

Weakness for Sweetness
Karribean Eatery & Bakery
8821 Greenbelt Rd.
Greenbelt MD

District of Columbia

North West DC
Andrene’s Caribbean &  Soul Cafe
308 Kennedy St. NW,  DC

Buxton Glory International Market
4013 Georgia Ave NW, DC

Crown Bakery
5409 Georgia Ave NW, DC

Cuba Libre
801 9t St NW, DC

Islander Caribbean Restaurant & Lounge
1201 U St. NW, DC

Jam Doung Style Cuisine
1725 North Capital ST NW, DC

Los Hermanos
1426 Park Rd. NW, DC

Move & Groove Caribbean Market
5119 Georgia Ave NW, DC

Mi Cuba Cafe
1424 Park Rd NW, DC

Peaches Kitchen Restaurant & Catering
6214 3rd St NW, DC

Sandovan Restaurant & Lounge
4809 Georgia Ave NW,  DC

Spice Caribbean Jerk
826 Shepherd St NW, DC

District of Columbia

Spicy Delight
308 Carroll St NW, DC

Sunrise Caribbean Cuisine
5329 Georgia Ave NW, DC

Teddy’s Roti Shop
7304 Georgia Ave NW, DC

The Pitch Tavern
4015 Georgia Ave NW, DC

2275 L St NW, DC

North East DC
Taste Of Jamaica
528 H St NE, DC

Caribbean Grill
1333 Rhode Island Ave NE, DC

South East DC
Pimento Grill
4405 Bowen Rd SE, DC

Caribbean Citations
1208 Maple View Place SE, DC

Banana Cafe & Piano Bar
500 8th St SE, DC

Promotions /

Andrene’s Caribbean &  Soul Cafe
Mention CCRWeek get 10% off entire order ($10 minimum)

Crown Bakery
Mention CCRWeek get 10% off entire order ($10 minimum)

Los Hermanos
Mention CCRWeek get 10% off entire order

Peaches Kitchen Restaurant & Catering
Enter to win a dinner for two– 15% off during CCRWeek

Spicy Delight
Mention CCRWeek get 10% off entire order

Sunrise Caribbean Cuisine
Mention CCRWeek get 10% off entire order

Teddy’s Roti Shop
Mention CCRWeek get 10% off entire order

The Pitch Tavern
Mention CCRWeek get 10% off entire order ($10 minimum)



To celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month
June 2015

Trinidad Double
stuffed curried flatbread
chickpeas, mango chutney, cucumber and cilantro

Puerto Rico Bacalaíto
salt cod pancake
with jicama orange salad

Caribbean Cruise Ship Fish Tacos
sweet and sour Mahi Mahi,
avocado and citrus cured onions
fried plantains and lime crema

Montserrat Goat Water
traditional goat stew with rice, beans and cabbage
pique sauce

Caramel Citrus Flan
summer berries

Melania’s Guava Popsicle
coconut sand and mango salsa


Lunch Club Series @ RIS

Taste Of Jamaica
Mention CCRWeek get 10% off entire order

Caribbean Grill
Mention CCRWeek get 10% off entire order

Society Restaurant & Lounge
Reggae Tuesdays: Live Band 8pm

Highlighted  Dishes for the Week:
Oxtail w/ Rice & peas, cabbage medley and plantain
Bread Pudding
Caribbean Rum Punch

Jerk Hill Cafe
Mention CCRWeek get 15% off entire order

Caribbean Delight II
*Week Long Special*
20% off following dishes:
Guianese Pepper Pot

Jerk Snapper, rice & peas, salad and fried plantain w/ tropical punch

Brown Stew chicken, Calaloo, and macaroni pie, w/ sorrell

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Director: Doreen Thompson 
Founding Members: Doreen Thompson, Dorel Callender, and Basil Buchanan

Website: www.NCAFFA.org

Email: ncaffa2010@gmail.com

Phone: 202-722-4218


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