Jamaican Jerk Center is open for business at 2220 Hikes Lane. Jamaica natives Ian and Paulene Coram began by serving tastes of home from a food truck before establishing this storefront in multicultural Buechel. Jerk chicken, oxtails and curries (chicken and goat) are among their specialties of the house.

At Louisville Business First, Michael L. Jones reports.

Jamaican Jerk Center opens first restaurant near Buechel

The Corams grew up in Hanover, a parish located on the northwestern tip of Jamaica, and Ian said the island still informs their food.

These are actually recipes that we grew up with, but with sort of a modern twist,” he explained. “We spent years trying to get the right flavor that incorporate our custom along with a modern twist. Growing up in a custom is different than adopting a custom, growing up in a custom you learn how to actually put it together.”

You can view Jamaican Jerk Center’s listed hours and see the eatery’s menus at Facebook.