Jamaican Restaurant ‘Jerk at Nite’ Coming to Pigtown

| October 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jamaican restaurant Jerk at Nite is moving its Baltimore location from Rosemont, which is now closed, to 1415 Washington Blvd. in Pigtown. 1415 Washington Blvd., which is directly across the street from Carroll Park, was the former home of Pigtown Ale House.

Jerk at Nite was started by Deville Myrie in 2012 on the campus of Howard University. Myrie grew up in New York and is the son of Jamaican immigrants. Myrie started selling food out of his freshman dorm and later launched his first food truck in 2014.

Jerk at Nite opened a brick-and-mortar location in Northeast Washington, D.C. in 2019 and now has two food trucks.

Jerk at Nite has developed a viral following in Washington, D.C. with more than 150,000 followers on Instagram. Jerk at Nite Operations Manager Natasha Myrie-Powell said they have developed a loyal following from Caribbean immigrants and the children of Caribbean immigrants.

Myrie-Powell said the opportunity in Pigtown was brought to them by an investor. They loved the neighborhood, foot traffic, and visibility after taking a look and said that the appeal of the space ultimately made them move its Baltimore location. Jerk at Nite also hopes to launch a Baltimore food truck as well.

Myrie-Powell said the most popular dishes of late are the jerk chicken with mac and cheese (Jamacncheese) and the Rasta Pasta which comes with chicken, salmon, or vegetables. It also sells jerk tacos, oxtail, curry chicken, beef patties, and addition sides.

It offers alcoholic and nonalcoholic tropical and island punches.

The Baltimore location will have a bar area, dining room, and second floor with extra seating and space for private parties. Myrie-Powell said they are looking to create a “Caribbean oasis” inside with greenery, bamboo, and Jamaican artwork.

A “very extensive” renovation is underway and the front facade has already been painted the popular Jamaican colors of black, green, yellow, and red.

Inside the restaurant, Jamaican reggae and soca music will play through the speakers.

Jerk at Nite is aiming to open in Pigtown in the spring. It will be open every day at 4pm and stay open until 10pm or 11pm. Myrie-Powell said they hope to eventually offer lunch service.

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