Toppa Top 10: Miami’s Best West Indian Eats

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October 11, 2013

9.Reedโ€™s Catering and Concessions
(12203 NW 27th Ave, Opa Locka, 305-397-3623)
Photo: Miami Herald

Conch salad, at its best, is an artform. Watching the Bahamian dish’s colorful ingredientsโ€”it’s generally made with limes, peppers, red tomatoes and oranges and its namesake molluskโ€” mingling before your eyes can be nearly as enjoyable as eating it. (OK, not really, but it is a sight to behold). Keith Reed is the master art of conch salad as entertainment, serving his variation on the dish up in hollowed pineapple shells with conch fritters on top.

When he’s not stealing the show from the other vendors at Miami events like the Jazz in the Gardens music festival, you can find Reed serving his conch salad, fritters, steamed garlic crabs and fried whole crabs from his food truck on 27th Ave In Opa Locka near Miami-Dade College and the famed Club Lexx. He’s also available for parties, so next time youโ€™re in the area and fiending for that quality conch salad you just canโ€™t get outside of the Bahamasโ€”or Floridaโ€”look him up.