Few things take the edge off of a Minnesota February like home cooking from a warm part of the world. Trinidad, with an average temperature range of 73 to 87 degrees, definitely qualifies. Warmth—imparted by profoundly spiced food, and the calypso/house beats of a Trinidadian internet radio station—is the rule at Marla's Caribbean Cuisine, a new south Minneapolis restaurant that is a reincarnation of the (still open) Marla's on Lake Street in Uptown. While Marla's Uptown is an Indian restaurant with some Caribbean touches, the new location has clearer priorities: Caribbean food as interpreted by the multiethnic folk who make Trinidad and Tobago such an interesting place to... More >>>