Koten’s backyard is the backyard you’ll wish you and your friends had growing up. It’s equipped with a fire pit, strings of hanging flags, turf patches, and a swinging love seat. Come to this Caribbean spot in Elm Park for guava margaritas, juicy jerk chicken, and a big plate of island pasta - and make sure to follow Koten’s on Instagram, they sometimes post about live music nights and $5 drink specials.
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16 spots across NYC where you can get food and drinks outside after 11pm.
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Peppa’s Jerk Chicken
Peppa’s in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is a counter-service Caribbean spot about a block from the park.
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