The Jeff’s Jamaican Cuisine food truck is back at the corner of Lisbon Street and Acadia Avenue in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

LEWISTON — The popular Caribbean-themed food truck returns Friday for its fourth season at 940 Lisbon St. at the home base, Caribbean Life Grocery & Gift Shop.

Owners Sophia and Jeff Bailey promise wicked good oxtail and curry goat — a treat normally reserved for weekends.

Mind you, some Jamaican foods are not what Mainers are used to, but jerk chicken and jerk pork are mainstays for the food truck, with faithful followers coming from all over the state and even New Hampshire to get their Jamaican food fix.

Jerk seasoning is best described as spicy, using Scotch bonnet or habanero chilies and aromatic, complex, sweet yet smoky, earthy notes from allspice, thyme, ginger, garlic, cinnamon and nutmeg. Most jerk meats are cooked over an open flame or charcoal, which is traditionally green pimento wood.

Sophia Bailey said the truck will roll out for some festivals, including RiverFest at Simard-Payne Memorial Park, 46 Beech St. in Lewiston in mid-July. The truck just returned from Sugarloaf ski resort’s Reggae Fest in Carrabassett Valley.

Be sure to check Jeff’s Jamaican Cuisine Facebook page for upcoming festivals and the daily menu and prices.

Food truck hours are noon to 7 p.m Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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