Though the Caribbean isles are well known to outsiders, Caribbean cuisine remains a hidden gem due to tourists frequently subsisting solely off a paste made from sand, ocean water, and pureed linen pants. Uncover the edible treasure of the tropics with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of tropical fare and drinks at Jamaican Jerk Pit in Ann Arbor. Jamaican native Robert Campbell brings the island's colorful essence and fresh, imported ingredients to the Jamaican Jerk Pit’s menu through a parade of authentic Caribbean cuisine. Fried plantains are sliced and sprinkled with powdered sugar ($4.50), and chicken takes a multitude of forms, including jerk-chicken sandwiches ($7.50), jerk-chicken nachos ($6.50), and a tropical jerk-chicken wrap with pineapple and a mango-chardonnay dressing ($7.50). Branch out with delectable dishes, such as tender curry goat meat ($12.50) and coconut shrimp ($7), or bang your steel-drum tongue against harmonious vegetarian options.
Jamaican Jerk Pit
Overseen by native Jamaican Robert Campbell, members of the kitchen crew at Jamaican Jerk Pit create each dish fresh to order. As a result, they can customize Caribbean classics such as coconut shrimp, jerk and curry chicken, and fried plantains to the tastes and preferred spice levels of their diners. In the dining room, tables and booths are situated beneath the flags of island nations and above a colorful tiled floor, surrounded by red, white, and yellow walls with artwork and posters of Bob Marley.