Posts Tagged ‘jerk chicken’

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 […]

Jamaican Meat Patties Meet Their Match: A Cold Beer and Sweet Mango Hot Sauce

The night-time sound track at Patty Boom Boom is so intense, I feel it in my chest before I walk through the door.  An infectious bass drop punctuated by a strumming, up-beat three chord guitar is a constant, and while Toots and the Maytals sing love is gonna let me down, I know one thing […]

Strip Club Food: Not as Nasty as You’d Think

As part of yesterday's Sex and the City Paper experiment, Y&H got the privilege of eating in front of naked women. I had lunch at Camelot Show Bar and, at the urging of a certain restaurateur known to date strippers, I ate dinner at the innocuous-sounding Crystal City Restaurant. My stomach is fine this morning. […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Junction International Market and Jerk Center

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. When the discussion […]

Junction Market: A Total Jerk Center

This past Saturday, I stopped by the Advance Auto Parts store on New Hampshire Avenue, near the D.C. border, to purchase a new headlight for the old Global Warming Machine. I asked the clerk if there were any good places to eat in the area, and he directed me to the Junction International Market & […]