A taste of the Jamaican Jerk Pit

. March 1, 2017.
The food matches the uniqueness of the lively setting
The food matches the uniqueness of the lively setting

Despite the blaring welcome, the affable waitstaff and a smattering of customers tucked away at booths and tables harkens a modest repast.

The food matches the uniqueness of the lively setting, with a variety of Caribbean-inspired dishes. Though small in size, the restaurant packs immense flavor with numerous options from which to choose.

What we eat at The Pit

The fried plantains; tender and cooked to a perfect crisp, provide a satisfying crunch with a slightly tangy hint of sweetness.

Another popular dish, the jerk chicken, is a combination of white and dark meat seasoned with caribbean spices, bathed in a delicious sauce and paired with sauteed vegetables.

And for the adventurous at heart; the curried goat. Simmered with potatoes and carrots for hours, this dish is as tender as it is flavorful.

Both the chicken and goat can be ordered as an indulgent combination meal for two. Patrons are offered the chance to select a spice level, ranging from minimal to extreme heat. The medium, though not very spicy, offers a nice kick that underscores the piquant flavors.

As a side, be sure to try the coco bread — a fluffy, massive bun reminiscent of Hawaiian bread, tinged with sweetness. It’s perfect for sopping up every last bit of flavorful sauce.

Top it all off with a slice of dense coconut cake. Rich in coconut flavor, the sticky, sweet cake is layered with perfectly stiff frosting.

Jamaican Jerk Pit
314 S. Thayer St., Ann Arbor
(734) – 585 – 5278 | www.jamaicanjerkpit.com

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