Meet me Dung a Town for Meet Street & the Market


"When hunger strikes, you often eat with your eyes, because the first thing that is visible to you will become what you want". 

This was not the case at the Jamaica Food and Drink Festival's (JFDF) penultimate event dubbed "Meet Street & the Market" as I wanted to eat not just the first thing I saw but everything that met my eyes!

Kingston's Waterfront was transformed into a Food Paradise featuring some of the Island's most popular Food Trucks and Street Food. The open-air setting with the crisp afternoon air from the Caribbean Sea made it the perfect location for the glorious food fare. The event was well attended and saw people out in their numbers inclusive of children, seniors, and even pets!

I decided to start with the tasty seafood medley soup from Grace Foods which served as my appetizer and had a hearty serving of crabmeat, white fish fillet, and Janga. After perusing the venue for a few minutes, my decided entree' were the Chargrilled Chicken Tacos with Smoky Chiptole Sauce topped with Scallion Crema Slaw and Corn Salsa. This was without a doubt my favorite meal at the event as this was my first time trying a chicken dish from Chilitos. The Chicken was well-seasoned and had the right amount of spices that were not overpowering. The smoky Chiptole sauce was perfect to "punch up" the tacos -- It was creamy and had a wonderful smoky-tangy flavor that seemed to have lingered even after I had finished eating them.. they were that good!





span style="font-size: large;">My 3rd choice was from Your Wine Conc which I've never had before so I opted for the Loaded Fries (Hold the Bacon) which was "ok". I liked that it had red+green bell peppers that added a nice flavor. They had a nice selection of wines where I sampled a red wine which was smooth and sweet which I could only describe as delightful.



I then went back to the Chilitos Booth and this time I opted for their Jamexican Elote' which featured chargrilled corn, topped with Scallion Crema, Feta Cheese, and Cayenne Pepper. This is pretty much Mexican Street Corn that is roasted and smothered with a delicious creamy topping, spices, fresh lime, cayenne pepper and plenty of cheese to top it off. Let's just say I wish I could have gone back 3 more times but the line was too long ! I've never in my life had corn that had so much flavor! Chilitos needs to add this to their regular menu and not just reserved for special events like JFDF.

I ended the night with dessert from the National Baking Company's Crave brand from which I had their Cinnamon Roll. This was soft, moist and delicious! Though I was not able to try ALL the dishes at the event, I heard from a few patrons that the ones they had were all good! 

This was our last event at JFDF and it was a Saturday afternoon well-spent! With such a successful staging, we are already anticipating the 2020 staging of the event.


























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