Posts Tagged ‘Jamaican cuisine’

Gut Reaction: Jamaican Joe’s Jerk Chicken Is Much More Appealing Than The Raunchy Signage

Upon ordering Jamaican Joe's signature jerk chicken sandwich—er, "sanwidge," as it's described on the menu—my server responds with the following question: "Do you want to fly over Jamaica? Or land in Kingston?" He's not talking about airline logistics. He's talking about spice. In other words, am I going to go the mild American-tourist route, or […]

The Foreign Ingestor: Bake and Shark at RAS Restaurant & Lounge

The Spot: RAS Restaurant & Lounge, 4809 Georgia Avenue NW, (202) 291-2096 The Cuisine: Ethiopian, Caribbean, Jamaican The Go-To Dishes: Bake and shark, gouda grits The Scoop: About a month ago, I had stumbled across an article on Thrillist about a new place in Petworth called RAS. It's a Rastafarian/Ethiopian themed restaurant combining flavors from […]

The Foreign Ingestor: Getting Hot for the Sweet Mango Cafe

The Spot: Sweet Mango Cafe, 3701 New Hampshire Ave. NW (202-726-2646) The Cuisine: Jamaican, Caribbean The Go-To Dishes: fried plantains, oxtail, jerk chicken The Scoop: There are only a few things in this world that get me as excited as Jamaican food. I had been hearing about Reginald James' Sweet Mango Cafe for some time […]

Vox Populi: Restaurant Rater crgm07 on Negril

The District is home to many fine Jamaican and Caribbean eateries, which too often get overlooked in favor of other ethnic eats, like Vietnamese and Ethiopian.  Negril is a modest D.C.-area chain with three outlets. It was founded by Earl Chinn, a Jamaican native who, according to Negril's Web site, "sought to bring a taste […]