Choice Eats Preview: Peppa’s Jerk Chicken


The second annual Choice Eats event is scheduled for March 31, and tickets are going fast…

Tuesday March 31, 2009 6:30 – 9:30pm
The 69th Armory at Lexington Avenue
68 Lexington Ave @ 26th Street, NYC

Go here to read more and buy tickets.

Like last year, we’ve invited restaurants based on the recommendations of our food writers, Robert Sietsema and Sarah DiGregorio. And to whet your appetite, here’s another preview of one of the participants, Peppa’s Jerk Chicken.

This is what Sietsema had to say about the eatery in a 2005 review:

On a recent Sunday I appeared at a Grove Street party with two aluminum tubs of chicken, nearly identical in appearance. I’d squirted Scotch bonnet sauce in the corner of each, as I warned the guests. Let me note that Danny’s homemade sauce is a little thicker, with a yellowish cast, while Peppa’s is thinner and more vinegary, like the original sauce at Danny and Pepper. As the guests tore into the two tubs, I watched anxiously and polled them on their opinions. “I like Peppa’s better; it’s richer and saltier,” said Ruth. Indeed, the chicken coating flaunted a faint hint of Worcestershire. At first Nick disagreed with her, but finally drifted into the Peppa camp. Sookie preferred Danny’s for its milder taste, then had the misfortune of picking up one of the pieces that had touched the sauce. She spent the rest of the party fanning her mouth.

The 10 guests, including myself, preferred Peppa’s by a margin of 7-3.

Read the rest of the review here.


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