100 Favorite Dishes: No. 81, Marla's doubles

As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.

100 Favorite Dishes: No. 81, Marla's doubles
Bre McGee

The Twin Cities isn't known for Caribbean food. Here in dairy and sausage country, though, Marla's Caribbean makes a mean double on par with any street food from Marla Jadoonanan's native Trinidad.

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Marla's doubles contain fried breading on both ends, sandwiching a curried chickpea filling and some scotch bonnet pepper sauce strong enough to make you sweat through your winter long johns. They blend the delicacy of a fine curry with a textured house-made bread, complemented by the sweet burn of the hot sauce.

Order it mild if you don't have the constitution for spicy -- it's still a great item with plenty of character. While often a morning food in Trinidad, Marla's doubles are often enjoyed as appetizers for any meal or as a stand-alone snack.

It sounds about perfect after shoveling the sidewalk.

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