By Sean Weber
After recuperating from running the NYCRUNS Queens Half Marathon on Sunday, I treated myself to my first meal at Miss Lily’s in Soho.
This Jamaican style diner – on Houston Street in New York City – came highly recommended by BRIANNABELLEG on Instagram.
Both were fantastic. They are must-eats if you dine at Miss Lily’s.
The corn was so good, I want to figure out how to make it at home. It was also a meal in itself. The kernels on the cob were HUGE, and the coating of toasted coconut and jerk mayo was thick.
The juicy chicken – covered in a jerk marinade – was amazing as well, but I don’t think I can duplicate the finger-licking grilled flavor inside my Manhattan apartment.
As for my entrée, the Oxtail Stew, it was delicious. The rich stew around the meat was my favorite part. The oxtail was cooked perfectly; however, I don’t recommend this to those who get annoyed eating around a bone. I sorta do (okay, I more than do), but I had to have it. Miss Lily’s oxtail was highly recommended by the waitress… and every review I read on the web – justifiably so.
If it weren’t for running the half marathon, I couldn’t have finished all this food by myself.
My one complaint? The service was a little annoying because I had three different waitresses work my table during the course of my meal. It was awkward and irritating; however, everything worked out though.
Would I go back to Miss Lily’s? Yes! Is there a Snack Fixation on Miss Lily’s menu? Maybe the Jerk Grilled Corn. Would I tell a New York friend about Miss Lily’s? Yes! If family or friends were in town from Ohio, would I drag them to Miss Lily’s? Maybe. What am I ordering next time? The Jerk Pork or Hellshire Beach Fried Whole Fish. Pricey? Normal for NYC.