Little Belize

The Belizean diet is built around stewed meats with rice, beans, and plantains. Little Belize serves plenty of this as well as something else I desire: beer and delicious little deep-fried bits made from corn and topped with beans and cheese (garnaches) or stuffed with meat (panades). My favorites are the salbutes ($1.50), crispy disks of cornmeal with shredded chicken, tomatoes, pickled cabbage, and a house-made habañero sauce.