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Local Livin’ – Mr. Hill – The Roti King

Local Livin' -  Mr. Hill - The Roti King 1

A few days ago, I FINALLY made it over to the Lumberyard parking lot to check out the new food truck and pick up some of my favorite island cuisine for lunch.  Abdue “The Roti King” Hill officially opened his food truck for business last Monday.  And business, and the roti, has been very, very good.

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Popular Eatery Closing in Cruz Bay

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Good Morning!  I’m afraid I have some not so great news to share with you today.  Many of you may have stopped by the popular deli on the third floor of the Marketplace for one of your favorite sandwiches or a beach breakfast to go.  I know that Sam and Jack’s Deli has always been super high on my own personal lunch list of priorities.  Today, I’m very sad to say that the pandemic and economic uncertainty of the past year and the foreseeable future has claimed a long standing favorite breakfast and lunch spot on St. John.

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Local Livin’- Local Cuisine with Smitty at Island Breeze

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Good Morning and a happy Friday to you!  I hope that all of you are wrapping up your work week with a smile on your face and ready to get into some fun this weekend.  I’m excited to be revisiting the Local Livin’ series this morning with a highlighted local business that offers amazing food, weekend specialties and really, really good company.

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Shaibu’s Garden Oasis Opens in Cruz Bay!

Shaibu's Garden Oasis Opens in Cruz Bay! 4

I have some news today that I am VERY excited to share with you all! You may be familiar with the beautiful courtyard nestled away in Cruz Bay that was once home to Rhumb Lines before they switched locations and moved to Coral Bay. You may also be familiar with Shaibu’s Gourmet Grab and Go in the Marketplace…A small space tucked behind St. John Hardware that offers quick, healthy and delicious lunch and fresh juices to go with an emphasis on local product and flavors. Well, those two worlds collided last week into an amazingly renovated space and global concept dining experience that you won’t want to miss on your next trip down!

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Lovango Resort and Beach Club Sneak Peeks!

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Good Morning Everyone!

I mentioned last week that I had been taking a few fun “field trips” to check out some new things happening around St. John.  Well, I got the opportunity to tour the entire grounds of the newly re-opening Lovango Resort and Beach Club just after Thanksgiving.  And I’m here to tell you that there is some truly exciting stuff happening out there!

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Get Excited: ZoZo’s at Caneel Bay Opens This Month!

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In 2017, Hurricane Irma took away a lot of obvious things that created much hardship…jobs, homes, businesses.  Everyone had to start over.

A lot has been rebuilt…But some of those things that we once considered “normal” still slowly trickle into the background of life.  As those pieces fall back into place over time, they have startled me with memories and emotions I have never really been able to place.  I remember these feelings coming up the night that the power came back on after 76 days in the dark, the first time I heard the cannons of the Kekoa sound again in Cruz Bay, the first shift I worked at The Terrace after they re-opened.

Last week I was fortunate enough to have those feelings overwhelm me yet again as I sat at the newly constructed ZoZo’s at Caneel Bay overlooking the water, chatting with owner, John Ferrigno, and General Manger, Erin Hudson.

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St. John Thanksgiving Dining Options – Gobble, Gobble!

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Thanksgiving is this week and, if you’re on St. John right now, there is plenty to be grateful for!  You may be planning to do dinner at your villa or residence OR may be entertaining the idea of dining out.  Either way, there are plenty of options for enjoying a fantastic holiday meal AND a great day on the beach instead of slaving away in the kitchen.

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Restaurant Report Update

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Last month, we brought you the Seasonal Restaurant Closure list, with the caveat that we expected it to change once the Governor’s Stay at Home order was lifted.

As anticipated, a majority of our restaurants have updated their hours this week, given that we are now in the more relaxed Safer at Home phase which allows our restaurants to resume dine-in service.  As such, we are sharing the entire list again with all of the updates so that you can check the status of your favorites, or try something new!

We are also excited to share that many of our restaurants have been given permission by our Government to resume the use of regular dining ware instead of single-use disposables.  This is fantastic news, not only for those dining in our restaurants, but also for the protection of our environment!

We will be updating this list as changes are made or additional information is received.  In the meantime, please let us know if you have additional information or if we are missing any of your favorites!

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