Queen West is home to a mix of an assortments of eats, drinks and sights. The newest addition is Cadillac Jenkins. The name, homage to the DJ name of owner Tyrone Gayle, Cadillac Jenkins brings about dishes with a Carribean flare, paired with specialty cocktails and good music. The food, we’re talking housemade beef patty sandwiches and whole roasted chicken dinners. These kitchen concoctions are brought to life by Chef Ryan Michailoff, a previous resident of Maple Leaf Tavern on the east end.
For our visit, we had the shrimp & scallop scotch egg which is served with a creamy habanero hollandaise and a jerk taco which is placed within a crunchy shell drizzled with smoked taco sauce, guacamole and black pepper crema. Both which I thought were full of flavour, the scotch egg especially I did not want to end!
The drink list is just as long as the food list, with specialty housemade cocktails as well as local breweries gracing the list. No room at Bellwoods? Make your way around the corner to enjoy the Roman Candle right here. I’m especially pleased by the cocktail menu, there’s no skimping here or there.
The space was created for good eats with libations and jams. We observed as each track was personally picked song after song by the record. Get yourself in and really experience what Cadillac Jenkins is all about, the atmosphere the music brought to life can’t be placed into words or pictures. A visit should be made during the evening and Sunday brunch for a different vibe the same lively flavours and morning drinks.
Word is that a ‘chalkboard menu’ will be coming into play daily. Experimental, perhaps one-off dishes by the chef. Sounds like a delicious time, exactly what I’m all for!
Visit Cadillac Jenkins at 930 Queen Street West.