New Pots and Pans restaurant brings Jamaican cuisine to Akron

October 30, 2017

New Pots and Pans restaurant brings Jamaican cuisine to Akron

AKRON, Ohio - Akronites looking to broaden their culinary horizons can find their fix at Pots and Pans Jamaican Cuisine, which opened last week at 325 S. Main St., Akron.

The restaurant, owned and run by Jamaican natives and siblings Lomaro and Lamesha Caldwell, features Caribbean-inspired fare like tender oxtail and buttery sauteed beans.

“When we arrived in Akron, we saw there weren’t many Caribbean food options,” Lomaro Caldwell said. “We wanted to share our family’s love of food, and our culture, with the Akron area.”

Popular menu items include meaty entrees such as brown stew pork and chicken frikazee, vegetarian options and sides like authentic rasta stew and fried plantains. All menu items are made from scratch daily in small batches to ensure freshness.

The family-run restaurant prides itself on being involved in the community and giving back, Caldwell said. The restaurant offers a 10 percent discount to military members, first responders and University of Akron students.

Hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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