Jerk Pan Cart Copies More Than Just The Menu From The Jamaican Dutchy
Fresh off my failure to procure an early lunch from the Eggs Travaganza cart, I decided to walk a few blocks south to the newly opened Jerk Pan cart (on 48th and Park.) Their menu is pretty much identical to the Jamaican Dutchy’s (on 51st and 7th), which is not a surprise considering that I heard they consulted with the Dutchy for advice before opening their cart. And the menu isn’t the only thing that seemed familiar. By 12:05pm, the line was already starting to form down the street, reminiscent of the early days of the Jamaican Dutchy cart.
We can joke all we want about people from the islands taking thing slow, but this is ridiculous. At least the Dutchy has beefed up their service in an attempt to speed things up a little bit. I only saw one guy working the Jerk Pan cart, and it took about 3 minutes to serve each person. I gave up pretty quickly (what can I say… fat man can’t sit in this kind of heat for 45 minutes waiting for Jerk chicken.) I do really want to try this new cart. Next time I’m going to get there at 11:30am… a lesson all the people in line ahead of me clearly have already learned.