Food

Dirt Cheap Eats 2007: Jerk Hill

Cafes & Carryouts

For palates dulled by undistinguished flavors—and pocketbooks thinned by the high cost of eating out—this small, glass-fronted Jamaican cafe is an anti­dote. We go for the goat curry ($10.24), which has a vinegary tang that mitigates the insistent, peppery heat. If you’re timid in matters of spice, order a piece of puffy coco bread to go with it, and any of the fruit punches or ginger beer—their sweetness will bolster your defenses.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.