There’s never been a silver lining to getting a parking ticket—until now. The aptly named Shaw restaurant Caribbean Citations will discount your meal if you show up with a parking ticket or moving violation.
Michael Sterling, formerly manager of Big Chair Coffee & Grill in Anacostia, opened the 16-seat restaurant replacing Azi’s Cafe in January. Caribbean Citations serves food from Sterling’s native country of Jamaica. “I wasn’t just going to have a regular restaurant. There has to be something that brings you back,” he says. “I don’t care how good of a driver you are. You’re still going to get tickets in D.C. It’s something everyone can relate to.”
There are two ways to cash in on your motor vehicle misfortune at Caribbean Citations, whose slogan is "turn a traffic ticket into a meal ticket." The first is to bypass the regular prices on the menu listed in green for regular customers. The discounted dishes are outlined in red for those who arrive with a ticket in hand. Most dishes, such as the curry goat or jerk salmon sandwich, get discounted a dollar, while others are as much as three bucks off. Read more Got a Parking Ticket? Caribbean Citations Will Give You a Discount