Make a Roadside Jerk Stop
While jerk grills steam away all over Jamaica—many of them roadside or at "jerk centers"—Negril serves up some of the tastiest and cheapest, on the go. One of the popular stops is Best in the West on Norman Manley Boulevard, a short walk from the beach. You can sit at the bar and relax while watching the world go by or you can take your food away, wrapped in foil and accompanied with a side of festival—fried flour dumplings—or french fries. Another great option is Three Dives Jerk Center, on the cliff side of town, starting close to sunset. Even though you'll need at least an hour or more, they have the tastiest jerk sauce in town. A close contender is Bourbon Beach, for their traditional wood-fire jerk chicken and pork. Night owls will luck out with "Step Aside"—you'll find this one-man grill outside Jungle Nightclub on the beach road, where he faithfully feeds revelers attempting to sober up after a long night of "bashment." You don't have to party to find him, just step out in the evenings and make a road stop, Jamaican-style.
By Lebawit Lily Girma, AFAR Local Expert
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