Delicious authentic Jamaican food can be found at D & D’s Island Grill JA lunch wagon, decorated in the colors of the Jamaican flag: black/yellow/green. Danny Heath (from Kingston) and Duwayne Hall (from Morant Bay) are the entrepreneurs behind this lunch alternative in Tucson. I like ordering at lunch wagons which are ubiquitous back home in Hawaii.
D & D’s serves: curry goat, curry chicken, jerk chicken, brown stew chicken, fried fish, oxtail stew, beef patties, along with rice & peas, a vegetable of the day, and cornbread. They also have soda, water, and exotic, tropical drinks such as “watermelon splash”, and sour sop with lime or milk.
Some of us like sour sop (also known as guanabana in the Caribbean) back home in Hawaii but not usually as a drink. I tried the sour sop with lime drink and it had a tangy, fresh flavor. (We usually just eat sour sop fruit pealed and fresh.) But now I may try to juice this fruit and add some lime, Jamaican style.
Location of this lunch wagon: 6245 E. Broadway (NW corner of Wilmot), behind the Chase Bank, in a shady parking lot with a beige canvas canopy with chairs & tables for eating under the trees. Phone #s for information or catering: 520-861-2271 or 520-867-0100.
I ate the jerk chicken combo meal for lunch and it was some “irie” (some good). My combo came with lots of chicken & sauce, rice, boiled cabbage, and cornbread. Next time I’ll be braver and try the curry goat (don’t think I’ve ever had goat before).
D & D’s lunch wagon is open Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and there was a long line of hungry customers behind me yesterday, attesting to their popularity.
Try some international food!