January 28, 2011 | 7:11am
Head on over to Bahama Mama's, the new Caribbean-style restaurant off Clematis St. Everything from the white and blue-washed walls, to the fresh-catch fare, will bring you -- or, more precisely, your taste buds -- there in an instant.
With a fish-focused, island-style menu and easy-breezy atmosphere, the three-month-old restaurant is the brainchild of owner John Ciulla, a lifelong Florida fisherman and restaurant industry veteran who also just so happens to love vacationing in the Bahamas.
Eleuthera, to be exact, where he and wife, Lisa, enjoy sampling the island's local delicacies -- a passion that has now become the basis of their extensive and creative menu.
Recently, the couple was happy to sit down and share the story and vision behind their new venture. Here's what they had to say: