Hot-offthe-grill jerk chicken
curbside cooking, the now-familiar and welcome pivot of choice for many restaurants, is nothing new to a crew of three neighbouring Little Jamaica mainstays. Hot Pot Restaurant (pictured), Rap’s and Spence’s have been manning barbecues on the sidewalk for years, sending mouth-watering plumes of charcoal smoke into the air. Each has its own loyalists, but folks in the know arrive later in the evening or in the earlymorning hours for containers loaded with heaping portions of rice and peas, slaw and—the main attraction and source of all that smoke—saucy, fall-offthe-bone chicken straight from the grill. Spence’s Bakery, 1539 Eglinton Ave. W.; Rap’s, 1541 Eglinton Ave. W.; Hot Pot Restaurant, 1545 Eglinton Ave. W.