Mabel Suen | |
“Tim Wright and Angelo Herd, two brothers born and raised in University City, have teamed up for their first family business. Jerk Dat debuted on the Delmar Loop in September, featuring Jamaican-style soul food in a casual setting inspired by a Las Vegas-based business of the same name.
While Jerk Dat is the first restaurant they’ve ever owned, the brothers are no strangers to the food industry. Wright has worked in restaurants since he was 16, working his way up to management positions in fast food as well as at Malone’s Grill & Pub in Earth City. Herd, his brother and co-owner, cut his teeth in food service working for Performance Food Group. While on a vacation, Herd discovered Jerk Dat and knew he wanted to bring it back to St. Louis.