A new restaurant in an unlikely location has recently opened. It’s called the Windy Level Bar Restaurant.
It is the pride and joy – and full-time job – of Carryn Powell. Located About 1 1/2 mile up Centerline Road from Cruz Bay, the place opened about two months ago and has been doing a good "steady" lunch and dinner business, according to Crystal Bray and Lora Verkouille who wrote about it in the latest issue of the St. John Sun-Times.
St. John Julie, who posts about the island at TripAdvisor.com, also likes the spot. "Some of her offerings in the past have been, stewed chicken, conch, stewed fish, baked chicken, pork chops, to name a few. If you are curious to try West Indian fare, this would be a great place to start. The plates are loaded up with lots of local favorites." (Read the full post here.) Julie said she and three friends had dinner, two drinks, desert and the bill was $78. "That is a crazy cheap price for here!," she said.
Carryn cooks what’s fresh and what inspires her, the Sun Times story said. So the menu is ever changing. The phone is 340-715-2000 (for reservations or take out). No credit cards.
This sounds like a winner! In all my years, I’ve been wary of the Cruz Bay park food wagons and Sogo’s, but a sit down place like Windy Level sounds very attractive. If you go, send me an e-mail … we can talk about it for a podcast.