Jul 1, 2021 - Food and Drink

New food truck Jimmy P’s Street Shack is coming to a street near you

Jimmy P's Street Shack

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You may recognize Jimmy Pearls from its pop-up restaurant at 7th Street Public Market or their oyster dinners with Leah and Louise.

Now, co-owners and chefs Oscar Johnson and DC “Coop” Cooper will serve up their Tidewater, Virginia-inspired cuisine in a new venture — a food truck named Jimmy P’s Street Shack.

Why it matters: The food at Jimmy P’s is inspired by the African Diaspora and the family traditions passed down to  Johnson and Cooper.

  • “There’s a lot of history behind all the stuff that we do, no matter how simple it looks,” Cooper tells me.
  • Their most popular menu item, Uncle Gene’s Fish Sandwich, isn’t your run-of-the-mill fish sandwich. It’s fried local fish topped with field pea slaw and garnished with Jimmy Sauce, house-made hot sauce packed onto a brioche roll.
Jimmy P's Street Shack Fish Sandwich
Uncle Gene’s Fish Sandwich.

What to expect: Jimmy P’s Street Shack serves approachable food items with a fast-casual flair. The pop-up Jimmy Pearls, on the other hand, is more refined. As Cooper puts it, “you won’t catch our fish sandwich at Jimmy Pearls.”

  • Both divisions feature carefully thought out menu items and locally sourced seafood, hand-cut fries and house-made sauces.

Location/hours: You can keep up with Jimmy P’s Street Shack by following their Instagram page for pop-up events, times, and location updates.

Jimmy P's Street Shack
DC “Coop” Cooper (L) and Oscar Johnson

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