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Cool Runnings

update: Cool Runnings is closed.

In a word: Kingston off University.

The specs: #0144

JM ate the jerk chicken and a lemonade.
Nichole ate the bbq chicken and a peppermint tea.
The bill was $23, or $11.50/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave Cool Runnings an A- (see our grading rubric).

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Cool Runnings table

We were all alone in the smallish dining room at Cool Runnings in the building that used to house Luther's Blues. We picked a chill December night when all the students were home for winter break, which turned out not to be so bad. Our server seemed pretty new to the job, but was warm and friendly and quite competent.

Cool Runnings VIP room

Nichole's bbq chicken was moist and sweet, and perfectly complemented by the crisp, warm planks of homemade sweet potato chips. To Nichole the iceberg-heavy salad was just blah, but for JM it was the perfect (small) size. JM's chicken started out dry but the sauce eventually permeated the meat and finished very well. 

Chicken bbq

JM was nervous at first because, as they walked in, "Pon de Replay" was playing as the (generously loud) background music.  This was a little on-the-nose for his tastes, like hearing "That's Amore" by Dean Martin in an Italian restaurant, but it turned out okay.

After the meal we chatted at the bar with the owners and staff for a bit. They talked about how they shopped around for a location and almost ended up in Middleton, but opted for the campus area, thinking students would go for the food and free delivery. We hope so, 'cause it's good grub.


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