Because you can only really live in "The Treasure City" for
three days, tops so long, the Jamaican folks behind Mama JC & G closed up their two restos in Modesto and headed down the coast to open this Marley poster-decked, vibrantly colored, "high end" Jamaican foodery in Kearney Mesa, leaving the troubled townsfolk of the 17th biggest city in Cali to exclaim, "Wait, our nickname is the Treasure City?". Here's what to eat:
If You're a Jerk
Traditional spiciness ranges from the classic rice/ beans/ plantain/ steamed cabbage "Jerk Chicken Meal" to handheld pork or chicken sandos with cole slaw or potato salad, to the delightfully named, uber-spiced "Jerk Burger" -- also what they would've called Carrie's boyfriend on Sex and the City if Steve Martin had beaten out that dude from Office Space.
If You're Not a Jerk
For friendlier gut filler, they're rocking the Curry Chicken Meal (with all the sides mentioned before), a BBQ Chicken dish, swapping out the cabbage and giant banana cousin for potato salad, and the six-piece "Chicken Wings Joints Meal" though considering there are only four on every bird, this is probably Jamaican the FDA suspicious.
If You're Kind of a Jerk, Because You Just Want Sides and Stuff
To wash it down they're rocking a variety of non-alcoholics (including Cola Champagne!), with beer and wine arriving around summertime (along with a slew of new menu items), while sides can be ordered individually for a buck, except for the $2.50 "Jamaican Beef Patty" which they encourage you to "ask about it, mon!", though, realistically, you can probably ask about it any day of the week.