Island Exchange: Jamaican Flavor in Martha’s Vineyard?

August 17, 2012

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Steve Haines, via the Boston Globe

Martha’s Vineyard would probably be one of the last islands one thinks of when they think of getting “irie” but the upscale Massachusetts enclave (which is currently hosting the Obamas, among other notables) is getting a heavyweight dose of Jamaican flavor. This past Sunday’s Boston Globe has the story of Irie Bites, a food truck that’s been serving up jerk chicken and other yard food specialties on “the Vineyard” for the last two summers. Notably, the truck’s operator is Melody Cunningham, the widow of the late Peter Tosh, who shares the Irie Bites story with the Globe in an interview. Read what she has to say here.