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Yelp DC’s Caribbean Carnival at 876 Cafe!



Steel drums, Caribbean costumes, and plenty of rum punch whisked DC elites and their guests away on a mini Jamaican vacation at 876 Cafe. As MacRae O put it, "This bashy was more fun than you can shake a limbo stick at, an' had me feelin' irie from the jump!"

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DC's recently opened, family-owned Caribbean restaurant served up tons of tasty new twists on old family recipes! Justin C raves, "From my first surprisingly spicy bite of curry pate to curry deviled eggs, fried salt fish, and pork sliders, if I ever wanted something bold and flavorful, all I had to do was turn around and grab it." Meanwhile, their "fruit and veggie trays, spiced shrimp, and jerk beef and chicken skewers" made Gregg M "want to check out their full menu." Brian B sums it up: "To say going to a Jamaican venue – staffed with Jamaicans – is a treat is an understatement. This place is a gem."

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876 Cafe squeezes their own fresh juices to bring those Caribbean flavors to life in their mixed drinks, and yelpers definitely appreciated it. In fact, for Joel P, "the rum punch was the highlight of the event! Perfect for spring/summer weather!" Sounds like Sank G's not the only one who's "definitely coming back for one of their Irie Hours" on Fridays! 

Big thanks to one of DC's favorite beer, wine and spirits stores, Schneider's of Capitol Hill, for providing the rum and wine for the evening!

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Yelpers donned headdresses, masks, leis and beads, posing alongside ladies in full Carnival dress as they got into the Caribbean Carnival spirit to the tunes of the C.A.I.S.O. Steeldrum Band. Ryan B was pumped that he "actually got to jiggle my little booty to the calypso beat (thank God for those Zumba lessons)." Lydia P got into the action too, "playing maracas and dancing to the rhythym!"

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You can check out the 5-star reviews (and share your own experience, if you attended) here. And be sure to scope the rest of the event photos by fab photographer Chris Abi-Najm on Facebook or Flickr. Until next time, don't worry, be happy!

Cheers,

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Kristin M

Yelp DC Community Manager

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