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A Place We Call Home: Pride of Jamaica

In the heart of Newtown just off MLK, Opal Bell has brought her home cooking from Jamaica to Sarasota in a little spot that serves as a gathering place, night club and sincere taste of true Jamaican cuisine.

My son first turned me on to Opal's braised oxtail, and I immediately fell in love with the true ted snapper stew with rice and plantains and cabbage. A Place We Call Home celebrates the uniqueness and hometown feel of Newtown and Taste of Jamaica. 

Pride of Jamaica is located at 2025 Dr Martin Luther King Way in Sarasota.  For more information, call (941) 487-8188.  

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