TASTE TEST: Cool Runnings jerk chicken great food truck fare

The jerk chicken is ready to be eaten at Cool Runnings Jamaican Restaurant.

Remember that movie "Cool Runnings" about the Jamaican national bobsledding team's Olympic bid?

Jamaican bobsledders yuk yuk? Various fish-out-of-water scenarios ring a bell?

No longer just an early 1990s Disney movie, Cool Runnings is now also a food truck out of Michigan City that serves jerk chicken, curried goat, jerk ribs, beef patties and wings. It was recently named best food truck at Hessville's Live at the Ville Food Truck Throwdown.

The jerk chicken is the star of the show at Cool Runnings Jamaican Restaurant, and you can even get it in taco form. The chicken is tender and served piping hot, and the jerk seasoning is authentic. It's spicy enough to have kick without overwhelming the palate. 

The jerk chicken's exterior is crispy, and there's enough sauce to ensure every bite is bursting with Caribbean flavor.

You can get an entire chicken, a half, a quarter, a jerk chicken sandwich or an entree with sides like candy yams and red beans and rice. To complete the experience, the food truck offers Jamaican sodas like ginger beer and pineapple.

To find out where the Cool Runnings Jamaican Restaurant will be next, call (219) 210-3885 or visit www.facebook.com/CoolRunningsIN.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.