Bridgetown Roti, Rashida Holmes’ Caribbean cuisine pop-up, will open its first brick-and-mortar early next year.
The incoming restaurant will occupy the former Cafe ’50s at 850 N. Vermont Avenue where Holmes, partner Malique Smith, and their team will operate a counter-service model with roughly 25 seats.
This also means an expanded menu for Bridgetown Roti as the larger and more static space will allow for what the pop-up and ghost kitchen couldn’t quite shoulder.
Hailing from Barbados, Holmes’ food focuses on West Indian flavors that can be found nestled in her popular patties, rotis, and more.
The menu includes appetizers (cod fish cakes, pigeon peas and rice, mac & cheese pie, sweet & spicy plantains); patties (oxtail and peppers, green curry shrimp and potato, curried yam and mango with coconut); hand-rolled rotis (pumpkin choka, curry chicken, red-pepper goat with peanut sauce, curry shrimp, channa and sweet potato); specials (curry channa doubles, pictured above); and sauces (lime pepper tomatillo, Fresno mango masala, pineapple habanero, pepper).