Like continually rewearing a pair of socks or running a marathon in a 3-metre hallway, lunch and dinner can become mundane without a dash of variety. Give taste buds a welcome change with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Caribbean cuisine and drinks at The Real Jerk, located in the Riverside District.
The Real Jerk spices up mealtime eats with ebullient Caribbean flavours, garnering Best Caribbean Restaurant in Toronto by Now Magazine in 2002. Diners manoeuvre fork-yachts through a tabletop archipelago constructed from ribs, seafood, and vegetarian menu items to travel the culinary Caribbean without first learning to build a flotation device out of bermuda shorts. Those seeking a Jamaican twist on casual favourites can sample appetizers of jerk wings ($6.99) or pepper shrimp ($7.50), and succulent specialties such as curry goat ($11), oxtail ($12), and jerk pork ($11) star as island-influenced entrees.
Amid fun and bright furnishings, diners chew in time with catchy reggae beats, while red beams, colourful artwork, and hanging palm leaves create a vibrant eating aura. Stop by Irie-Okee karaoke on Thursdays, during which satisfied appetites belt out emotive power ballads to beloved stomachs.