Get Your Drink On at Tina's Jamaican

One of the best parts of working on the Best of issue — on newsstands now! — is getting some great recommendations from the other editors of new places to try. Be it a spa, restaurant or boutique, I have never been disappointed when checking out a Best of winner for the first time. So I was excited to try out Tina’s Jamaican — Best Caribbean Food — on Atwells Avenue recently. Aside from the ubitquitous jerk chicken skewers found on so many bar menus, I’d never had what could be considered authentic Jamaican food. The food was (not surprisingly) terrific, but it was my drink that really stuck out. I got the cucumber juice, which Tina makes herself. The spicy-sweet concoction was super refreshing and unique, with lots of ginger flavor. Weeks later, I’m still thinking about it. It’s the kind of drink that would hit the spot on a really hot day, or, better yet, brought home to serve as the base of an amazing rum cocktail.