Sorrel’s Jamaican Food opens stationary restaurant
They opened their food truck for the first time almost a year ago.
And for much of that time, Sorrel and Christine Rhoden dreamed of opening their own brick and mortar restaurant where they could serve their authentic Jamaican cuisine.
Now the owners of Jamaican food of sorrel – who serve from their truck parked permanently on land at 2808 E. Douglas since the summer – have finally found a stationary place.
At the beginning of November, they will open in the small building at 3090 W. 13th St. which recently housed Taqueria Dona Alicia. The building is directly opposite the former Byblos space, which now houses the private dinners of the food truck Gaga’s Grub. It has room for about 20.
The couple will serve the jerk chicken, jerk pork and oxtail they have become known for. They are not yet sure of the hours, but plan to be open for lunch and dinner.
The truck will leave its place on Douglas after Halloween, Christine said, but there should be no disruptions in Jamaican food service. When they get away from the current location, they will go to the 13th Street location and serve from the truck until they can open the restaurant.
After that, they will take the food truck to serve in more traditional places, like food truck rallies.
The couple are also hoping that by the summer they can get their liquor license and can start answering a burning question from a customer.
âThere are a lot of people who ask us, ‘Where’s the red stripe? âChristine said with a laugh.