Cadillac Jenkins: New Caribbean restaurant opening on Queen West

Sep 28 2016, 2:54 pm

Cadillac Jenkins, a new destination for island flavours is opening on October 1 at the Queen and Shaw address that was until just recently home to Linwood Essentials.

Repurposing his DJ name for the restaurant, owner Tyrone Gayle intends to create a fun, cocktail-fueled atmosphere where he’ll house his turntables and record collection at the bar while also hosting a rotating lineup of DJs until late on weekends.

“Bring in an album and we’ll play it during service,” Gayle told Daily Hive when reached by phone.

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The menu from opening chef Ryan Michailoff (ex-Maple Leaf Tavern, Table 17will boast a collection of snacks and shareable dishes. Look forward to monstrous beef patties stuffed with jerk chicken, roti three-ways, fried herk chicken sandwiches, shrimp ceviche, and whole roasted jerk chicken dinners with sides.

Fresh seafood will feature prominently as well, with one tempting dish described as “butter poached lobster tails served with lime-spike shrimp, bay scallop ceviche and grilled cornbread.”

To wash it down, take advantage of happy hour specials offered weeknights between 5 pm and 7 pm, while the bar will sling cocktails like the Drown your Sorrels, featuring the common garden herb steeped with orange peel, cloves, cinnamon and ginger then spiked with gin.

Cadillac Jenkins

Address: 930 Queen Street West
Instagram: @CadillacJenkinsTO