New Jamaican Truck “Sunrise Grill” Hits the Street
Thanks to Lunch’er Hengde for sending along this report about a new Jamaican truck that popped up recently called “Sunrise Grill”:
My coworkers spotted this last week when I was away and we tried it today. It’s hard not to see – they have an electric moving sign that displays everything from a smiling sunglass-clad sun to the various menu offerings. They park on 37th between Broadway and 6th, 2 spaces in front of the Ecuadorian Truck. We tried the oxtail and the curry goat, and both were freakin fantastic.
All of the mains come in either $7, $9, or $11 size portions, and they have a few other menu items, including beef patties which aren’t listed on the menu. The entrees come with rice & beans and a nice salad with cabbage, carrots, and plantains.
The oxtail was soft, moist, and came right off the bone, not spicy but amazingly seasoned. The curry goat had just a little zip too it, not really spicy but great flavor, and not too many pieces of bone. I’m looking forward to trying out the jerk chicken next time. This is going to give some real competition to the Ecuadorian Truck, which has similar offerings, but I think Comme Ci Comme Ca won’t be feeling much pressure as it’s offerings fit a different niche. The only downside of the truck I can think of is the $7 portion didn’t really fill me up (there were 6 pieces of oxtail, rice, and cabbage in a 6×6 inch foam container, the more expensive sizes came in larger containers), where as $7 rice platter from the Moroccan Truck or Desi Truck give you a little more. Of course you can always go for the larger sizes too though. But the quality of the food and flavor really make the Sunrise Grill stand out.
Looks like Jamaican Dutchy and Jerk Pan have some competition! Has anybody else tried this truck yet? Let us know how it is in the comments.