Authentic Jamaican Jerk, From Authentic Jamaican Jerks

Jamaicans have been embodying the NaturalLocal, & Slow Food philosophies for generations – without even trying! That’s why Pimento is so committed to product purity, seasonality, and mindful preparation. These are the cornerstones of our cuisine.

Family recipes meet French technique in all of our authentic Jamaican dishes.

Award-winning origins

Back in 2009, Yoni Reinharz, a Jewish Rapper from Minneapolis, moved in next door to Tomme Beevas, a Jamaican Business Executive.  After years of backyard BBQs and a trip to Tomme’s hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen was born.  In 2012, using a $99 pop up tent and Tomme’s backyard grill, Pimento hit the streets of the Twin Cities.  In 2013 the duo won Pimento’s first brick and mortar on Food Network’s reality competition show, Food Court Wars. [hyperlink to youtube link] In 2016 Pimento opened it’s flagship location on Minneapolis’s Eat Street.  Then to TCF Stadium in 2017, Pimento Rum Bar & Cultural Event Center in 2018, then Saint Paul’s, Keg & Case Food Hall in 2019.  Pimento has been featured on “Andrew Zimmern’s Bucket List” on the Travel Channel as well as “I Heart Food” on Food Network.  Pimento Jamaican Kitchen offers authentic Jamaican street and comfort food using family recipes, fresh ingredients, and love.  Come home to Pimento.  Respect