Now open: Pimento Jamaican Kitchen

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen is now open at 2524 Nicollet Ave. Photo by Courtney Lowe

The garage doors are broken in at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, where erratic weather has forced staff to open and close them several times each day.

“The Jamaicans are learning what a Minnesota spring is like,” said co-owner Tomme Beevas.

He said customers are buying up Red Stripe beer, and they’re aiming to be the No. 1 seller in the country. (So far, they stand at No. 2 in Minnesota.)

He recommends checking for each day’s specials, which include curry goat meat marinated for 24 hours, the way Beevas’ grandmother made it. The menu also includes slow-roasted jerk pork, roast fish, house made sauces and sweet fried plantains.

“If you’re on Eat Street, you better bring the flavor,” Beevas said.