No this is not a rant about someone who cut me off while driving to work or something.

It is about having picked up some food at a place I have been telling myself for the longest time I have to stop and check out.   This place is the jerk chicken stand in Grand Harbor.  Its quite easy to spot when driving eastbound anytime after 4:30pm on weekdays ; there is a massive smoke cloud that comes out of the place.   For those less familiar with the island, if you drive toward the east of the island, at one point you have to pass the roundabout with Hurley’s grocery.  The spot is on the left, less that 1km  further (+-1/2 mile)  If you take just a quick glance you may think something or someones car is on fire.

Here is the spot.  See what I mean by “massive smoke”?

I wonder if Cayman has signed the Kyoto protocol for green house gasses? 🙂

Lots of food being cooked.  if you noticed in the 1st picture all the cars parked, well it was for this place.   When I placed my order, I was totally clueless so the guy with a thick Jamaican accent said he would prepare me a sampler of both chicken and pork jerk.   The place was kind of crazy with more people stopping ever few seconds, so I just went with the flow and agreed to his suggestion.

Here is the product, moments before it gets chopped up with that big cleaver.   Chop, chop, chop … all in small bits in just a few seconds ; real pros!  I would have totally lost a few fingers had I tried to do that at the speed it was done.

The final product and 12CI later … enough food for about 2  or 3 people.  The stuff on the left are “Festival”. Its essentially dough, sugar and deep fried.  Wow … talk about unhealthy, yet so tasty!

That was awesome … now I need to get on the treadmill to work off all those calories and prep for the 5km run on St. Patty’s day!