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Island Paradise's Scorching Fire Wings Are Worth a Westbank Field Trip

Trinidadian restaurant brings the heat


This week Helen Freund finds a flavorful new gem Island Paradise on the Westbank: Nadine Balbosa and Kwesi Jordan offer "complex flavor combinations that are refreshingly distinct" in their colorful Trinidadian restaurant in Gretna where "fiery scorpion peppers native to the Caribbean island add heat to many dishes."  Case in point, the restaurant's lip-numbing fire wings. Two more must-orders— the braised oxtail and the doubles, "little chickpea sandwiches... deep-fried and wrapped around channa, a spicy and tart curried chickpea filling."[Gambit]

Island Paradise

635 Kepler St, Gretna, LA 70053, USA

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