by Mike Sula
I can't verify Eastman's claims to be the creator of jerk pasta and stir-fry—there are a couple recipes out in Internetland—but they do have a whole section of the menu devoted to "Jam-international cuisine," which includes a jerk chicken taco, jerk turkey greens, jerk soup, jerk chicken lasagna, and Jamaican fried chicken. That's in addition to pretty much the whole canon of island food like curry goat and chicken, brown stew chicken, oxtails, jerked seafood, callaloo and saltfish, and a starch bomb known as "ground food" that includes dumplings, white yams, Irish potatoes, and green bananas. For the vegetarians there's the Bob Marley plate, which offers a choice of tofu, stew beans, stir-fried cabbage, and ackee, the national fruit of Jamaica. Enjoy it all in the nice bright-yellow dining room, under the benevolent, rheumy gaze of Tuff Gong.