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The Frugal Forager: Orchid’s Jamaican-American cuisine has new home in city

This is a view of the interior of Orchid's Jamaican-American Restaurant which moved recently from Rotterdam to 1113 State St., Schenectady
Photographer: Beverly M. Elander
This is a view of the interior of Orchid's Jamaican-American Restaurant which moved recently from Rotterdam to 1113 State St., Schenectady
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Calypso music greeted us as we entered Orchid’s Jamaican-American Restaurant’s new home, and it produced immediate smiles. How can you not respond positively to those happy rhythms?

I first ate Jamaican food made by “Orchid” — a childhood nickname of owner Rosemarie Coleman — when her place was in a strip mall on Altamont Avenue in Rotterdam. Wife Beverly, however, had never had the pleasure and was looking forward to sampling a different ethnic ...

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