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Secret from a little Red nook



I don't want to tell you about Red's Caribbean Market (7124 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, 407-673-8515), because you'll go there and then it won't be my secret anymore.

But if you want to find Red's -- and you didn't hear it from me -- look carefully. The green and yellow sign above the tiny store is easy to miss, and god help you if you try to circle the block. Big speakers booming rubadub and shelves full of hot Solomon Gundy herring paste make the place authentic, all right, but the real treat in this three-year-old establishment is the jerk chicken (goat and oxtail also available). It's juicy, spicy, served with really good red beans and rice, and steamed cabbage, all for a mere $6.

Wash it down with a bottle of grapefruit Ting or Bob Marley's favorite drink, Big Bamboo Irish Moss, and you got yourself a day in Jamaica.