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February 04, 2007

Island taste

Take a quick trip to the Caribbean Islands - not by plane, but by taste.

Stop by Judy's Island Grill and Bake Shop for a taste of authentic Jamaican cuisine. Family owned and operated, Judy's Island Grill has been serving the Park Heights community since October 2004.

"I love cooking," said owner Judy Smith, who is originally from Clarendon, Jamaica, but has lived in the United States for 24 years. "I love what I do. I do everything from scratch."

Her menu features smoke-flavored St. Thomas Jerk Chicken and savory curry chicken (her two top dishes), spicy oxtail stew, curry shrimp (also a top seller), island salad and refreshing island juice.

There's even a vegetarian menu with tofu stir-fry and a veggie platter. Or you can simply order one of her delicious desserts.

All of her meals are less than $20. Smith's restaurant is at 5216 Park Heights Ave.; call 410-367-2657.

Ashlie Baylor

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