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D.C. Chef Jeffeary Miskiri to Open Caribbean-Influenced Eatery in Hyattsville

Source: The Hyattsville Wire

D.C. Chef Jeffeary Miskiri is opening a Caribbean-influenced Southern restaurant in the Shoppes at Arts District Hyattsville.

Miskiri, who is behind Po Boy Jim in the Atlas District and Creole on 14th in Columbia Heights, will blend his Southern roots with his wife Shatorya’s West Indian home cooking at the new restaurant.

Located at 5557 Baltimore Ave., next to Chipotle, Suga & Spice does not yet have an opening date.

The Miskiri Hospitality Group describes the new restaurant as “a vibrant and casual, Southern cuisine restaurant with a sprinkle of Caribbean flair.”

A native of Takoma Park who grew up working in his family’s restaurants, Miskiri is expanding in other ways, also opening a new cajun restaurant in the Shops at Penn Branch, on the southern side of the Anacostia River.

Although the pandemic hurt the restaurant industry, Miskiri told the Washington Business Journal last year that he was buoyed by efforts to support Black-owned businesses in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

He also said he hoped to expand to Maryland and Virginia with the eventual goal of becoming “a national brand.”

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