Menu: Major home-cooked meals with a Caribbean kick. (Miss out on Denise's jerk chicken, and you'll be the jerk.)
Look for: A hot-pink-on-white truck parked on 30th Street between Market and Chestnut.
Open: Daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Phone? Website? Nope.
Owner: Haiti native Denise Severe, since 1996.
What to order: A small platter (most are $7) comes with two sides and is big enough for two meals. (A large costs $2 more). The deep, dark, delicious jerk chicken is the obvious choice. Sides are harder to decide on: spice-kicked rice and beans, traditional collards or cabbage, egg-a-licious potato salad, dessert-worthy candied yams, classic mac and cheese.
Also highly recommended: Fried whiting filet, rich oxtail and XL chicken wings that pack a major crunch.
Still hungry? If there's corn bread or peach cobbler on hand, order it.
Why go now? Denise's could use the support. Business is off. The likely culprits: the down-turned economy and the truck's temporary relocation off of busy Market Street because of Penn's construction in the old Post Office. Severe's afraid if things don't pick up, she'll have to close.