A Caribbean restaurant has slipped into the storefront space that long housed Mr. K’s BBQ on South Park Avenue.

Cassandra Singh opened Caribbean Steam at 1830 S. Park Ave. on April 1. This is her first restaurant venture.

Singh has no restaurant experience, although she owned and ran a grocery store in San Diego until the soured economy took its toll several years ago.

Caribbean Steam — the name plays off Tucson’s desert heat — has a menu that incudes several curries including curried goat; jerk chicken and the ocassional jerk pork; oxtails; fried chicken; steamed vegetables; rice and peas; and stewed chicken. Entrees are priced from $5 to $15.

Caribbean Steam is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Details: 373-5172.

The Original Mr. K's moved down South Park Avenue to a spot near Valencia Road at 6302 S. Park Ave.

 Published: April 17, 2013