Island Tingz Caribbean Grill owner to move eatery into larger location, launch new Cajun concept in former space

Island Tingz Caribbean Grill owner Jackie Black will relocate the restaurant to a larger space on FM 1960. (Courtesy Island Tingz Caribbean Grill)
Island Tingz Caribbean Grill owner Jackie Black will relocate the restaurant to a larger space on FM 1960. (Courtesy Island Tingz Caribbean Grill)

Island Tingz Caribbean Grill owner Jackie Black will relocate the restaurant to a larger space on FM 1960. (Courtesy Island Tingz Caribbean Grill)

The locally owned eatery Island Tingz Caribbean Grill will relocate in late April to a larger space at 8790 FM 1960 Bypass Road W., Ste. 100, Humble.

Owner Jackie Black said she is relocating her restaurant from 7211 FM 1960 W., Humble, because the eatery quickly gained popularity and outgrew its kitchen at the nearby Shop N Go Food Store—just months after opening Dec. 1, 2020.


Island Tingz Caribbean Grill will continue serving Caribbean fare, such as jerk chicken, oxtail and beef patties; however, Black said the new spot will also sell alcohol and host reggae nights and live music.

The kitchen at the convenience store will be replaced by Black’s new concept, Cajun Soul Kitchen. Her new eatery’s menu will feature pork chops, fried chicken, shrimp etouffee, jambalaya and boudin balls. While the new eatery does not yet have a website, Black said she will open the new kitchen in late April along with the new Island Tingz Caribbean Grill. 281-446-0677. www.facebook.com/islandtingzcaribbeangrill
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.