No, it’s no Scotchies, but this bright yellow building with the picnic tables on the patio is the best jerk joint on the Hip Strip, just a short walk from the busiest section. Go for the well-seasoned pork—this is, after all, the Pork Pit.
If you aren’t used to the jerking process—the meat slow-cooked between a sandwich of smoking pimento logs and sheets of corrugated tin—the jerk chicken can come out a bit dry (that’s why dark meat is better in this case). Get some festival (cornbread fritters), plantains, or fries on the side, and it makes for an authentic, fast, cheap meal in MoBay.
- Reid Bramblett