Cheap Eats 2013: Pimento Grill

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.


No matter how many times we pop by this Jamaican gem, we always find a sprig of fresh herbs in a curry or soup. That’s not the kind of attention we’d expect in a carryout amid a stretch of shops that includes four liquor stores. Don’t let the location put you off. This is slow cooking to seek out and savor. Two musts: the vibrant dark-meat jerk chicken and the fabulous curried goat, which warms the mouth with waves of spice.

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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.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.