Irie Eats Jamaican Restaurant
Authentic Jamaican Restaurant located in University City Missouri. When you walk through the door of Irie Eats Jamaican Restaurant (8428 Olive Blvd., University City; 314-395-8821), don’t be surprised if a feeling comes over you like you’ve just taken a vacation. The relaxed vibe is so welcoming, from the front door to your table, that it makes it easy to leave your worries outside.
The restaurant has been in U. City for about two years but closed approximately six months ago for remodeling. Owner Carlton Brackett wanted to offer a fresh feeling so patrons felt more at home; the restaurant also acquired a full liquor license. Doors finally re-opened last month.
Brackett came to America some years ago to make a better life for his family. What better way than a restaurant? “As beautiful as Jamaica is, it is also very hard to make money there,” he says. Today Irie Eats is something of a family business. Brackett’s daughter Latoy is on staff, and his brother Rohan also works as its chef.