Miss Ollie’s: Still Going Strong

I went to Miss Ollie’s a couple times when they first opened, but that was about four years ago, and I had been wanting to revisit.  So when a friend threw out a few suggestions for dinner, I chose it after about 2.5 seconds of contemplation.

Miss Ollie’s is named after Chef Sarah Kirnon’s grandmother and it specializes in Caribbean cuisine. On the day I was there, the space was full and strangers were chatting with each other in a way that made it feel more like a friend’s house than a restaurant.

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We started with Plantains drizzled in Garlic Oil and I loved the savory-sweet flavor combo and the soft texture.  But he doesn’t do mushy foods, so I had the “tough” job of eating all of them myself.

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He ordered the Fried Chicken, and must’ve been really hungry, because he started eating a piece before I snapped this picture.  But I shouldn’t be too hard on him because he also let me have a piece of my own and it was flavorful, crunchy and juicy.  And while it wasn’t exactly my favorite fried chicken, it was incredibly satisfying.

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I wanted to try something different and the server recommended the Jerk Hen, so that’s what I ordered.  Enrobed in an intense marinade, it was tender, while the fried yucca was both salty and crispy.  And the sweet and sour ketchup was so addictive, I could’ve brought home a couple bottles.

The food at Miss Ollie’s was soulful and it both filled me up and made me smile.  As we left, I found myself thinking about how happy I was to see that it was still going strong.

Christina Mitchell

Christina Mitchell

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  • rlauriston

    If that’s not your favorite fried chicken, what is?