GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Lil Jamaica is serving Inexperienced Bay a style of what genuine Jamaican meals is like.
You might have seen Lil Jamaica’s meals truck round city however house owners Nemard “Derron” Wilson and his girlfriend Janel Johnson expanded their enterprise and constructed a lounge proper on 1332 South Broadway Road in Inexperienced Bay.
The thought all began when Wilson left Jamaica to come back to the USA. He used to work at a neighborhood bar making meals 9:00 p.m. to bar shut for patrons. His associates informed him to start out a enterprise and that’s when Lil Jamaica occurred.
“We’re making an attempt to offer individuals wholesome meals and provides individuals a style of what Jamaica tradition is actually like. There was nothing actually that represented Jamaica the way in which I do know Jamaica”, says Wilson.
Whenever you stroll into the lounge, you’ll hear the reggae music blaring from the audio system and every little thing embellished in Jamaican inexperienced, yellow, pink, and black.
A number of the clients favorites embrace Jerk Hen and Jerk Pork. Wilson jokes about the way it’s tempting to eat the entire time.
The group side is what each Wilson and Johnson are embracing and each have been overwhelmed on how native companies and clients have supported them.
“We love this group and it’s good as a result of residents in De Pere and even Howard make journeys into city to come back right here”, says Johnson.
The couple additionally had a singular tackle how COVID-19 hit their enterprise.
“We had so many individuals that got here right here for his or her anniversaries this yr once they needed to cancel their anniversary or wedding ceremony journeys so that they got here right here to have a good time their day with us. That was an enormous honor for us as a result of they bought to drink their Pink Stripe, have their Jamaican meals, take heed to their Reggae music, and discuss to Derron. It made their day”, Johnson stated.
Wilson and Johnson says among the finest issues about Lil Jamaica is bringing one thing totally different to Inexperienced Bay and having variety.
Lil Jamaica’s meals truck is open from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday by way of Saturday. The lounge is open from 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Tuesday by way of Saturday.