Boston’s JerkFest is Irie

JerkFest will be jamin' today and tomorrow in the South End. Recipes for jerk spice rubbed chicken thighs and a summer salad with cilantro-lime dressing (shown) will be posted next week.

Head on down to the the family-friendly event today and tomorrow (Appleton Street, between Tremont and Berkeley Streets, Boston). The Caribbean food festival is serving authentic Jamaican, jerk-spiced cuisine as live music fills the air. Also check out the cooking competitions, demonstrations, rum and beer tastings, and the Kids & Culture zone. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit JerkFest.

If you’re busy this weekend but craving Caribbean food, check out our Jamaican-inspired recipes next Monday and Tuesday.