Koten’s backyard is the backyard you’ll wish you and your friends had growing up. It’s equipped with a fire pit, strings of hanging flags, turf patches, and a swinging love seat. Come to this Caribbean spot in Elm Park for guava margaritas, juicy jerk chicken, and a big plate of island pasta - and make sure to follow Koten’s on Instagram, they sometimes post about live music nights and $5 drink specials.
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16 spots across NYC where you can get food and drinks outside after 11pm.
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Sally Roots does affordable Caribbean/American food in a Bushwick space where you’ll want to hang out.
The Bun Hut
This casual spot on the LES serves curry goat roti, coconut shrimp bao, and plenty of other Caribbean dishes you want to order tonight.
Peppa’s Jerk Chicken
Peppa’s in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is a counter-service Caribbean spot about a block from the park.
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