The Real Jerk vs. The ‘Work’ Jerk
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Feb 25, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

The Real Jerk vs. The ‘Work’ Jerk

How the Toronto Caribbean restaurant really compares to the mad dance scene shown in the new Rihanna video for "Work"


The “Work” Jerk

By night, The Real Jerk’s parking lot is the hangout for stars and their cars.

Bottles and booties pop in equal measure on the sweat-drenched dance floor.

Owner Lily Pottinger is seen merrily grilling chicken.

The Real Jerk

By day, feel free to pull up in yo’ Chrysler.

Despite their famous karaoke Thursdays, owner Ed Pottinger says visitors shouldn’t expect any choreographed dance routines. “We’ve always been a dining-first establishment,” he says.

The Real Jerk wasn’t hired to do the catering for the shoot, but they snuck about a half-dozen rotis to Drake and co. anyway. Those on-set still craving Caribbean crossed the street to Gerrard Square for a fix at the food court’s Tropical Joe’s.

Toronto Star

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