For the past two weeks I’ve been up north traveling between NYC and Hartford, CT. I’ve been catching up with old friends, family, the social scene and the food that I’ve missed. On one of the very first days here I had the immense pleasure of having the worlds best bake and shark. My blogging cousin and I were on Liberty Ave taking photos for our blogs when we decided to step into a Trinidadian restaurant called Doubles Man the original A&A Restaurant. The events that followed completely took us by surprise. We were doing a test run of Kanema’s brand new Canon Rebel and decided to take a photograph of the delicious doubles and aloo pie when it caught the attention of the owner of the restaurant.
He inquired if we were food bloggers and immediately started chatting with us and supplying us with free food and drinks.
He invited us the following day to try the Bake and Shark, which is so legendary there is usually a line out the door. I couldn’t pass up this opportunity because I’ve always wanted to try it but was always discouraged by the long lines. On the following day, not only were we given Bake and Shark but as much food and drinks that we could eat and carry.
We sat in the store for two hours and there was a continuous line to the door, and to be honest, after tasting the bake and shark I too would stand on that line. Folks, it was unlike anything I’ve ever tasted. It was a hefty sandwich with tender and perfectly seasoned fried shark that was slathered in a Garlic sauce and topped with lettuce, tomatoes and pineapple! It was DIVINE!
We loved it all! The food is fresh, well seasoned and judging from the owners, I can tell it’s made with love. They were very warm and friendly and the nicest people you will ever meet.
Hamlyn, his son Aneil and daughter Ama all work side by side in this family run restaurant that started 28 years ago in Brooklyn, NY. If you cannot make it down to the Liberty Ave location, there are 2 other locations in Brooklyn at Church ave and Nostrand ave and at St. Marks and Prospect.
The Doubles Man
The Original A&A Restaurant
120-09 Liberty ave
Richmond Hill, NY 11419