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September, 2016

Flatbush Junction carnival counters J’Ouvert violence

Music: Call it a J’ouv-over. Comment

Ziggy Marley shares family recipes in debut cookbook

Food: Let’s get together alright. Coming from a large musical family and the oldest son of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley — Ziggy Marley naturally explored his musical talents and thrives in it. But now he is delving into a different industry and branching his talents into the kitchen with the release of his debut cookbook. Comments (2)

August, 2016

Jerk fest brings staycation to Williamsburg

Food: Wanderlusters rejoice — a 12-day festival has come to Williamsburg to bring the Caribbean to Brooklyn for weeks of music, food, and island vibes. Comment

Caribbean culture in the spotlight at JAMS at 20

Music: Caribbean cuisine and fresh drinks from islands across the Caribbean took court among the diverse dishes from around the world at the 20th anniversary of the Jamaica Arts and Music Summer Festival. Comment

July, 2016

Chef Andre talks judging at Jerk Festival and future

Food: The sixth annual Grace Jerk Jamaican Festival transformed Roy Wilkins Park to a feast of jerk flavors last weekend, and aside from all the music and food, a local recognizable face was also at the festival. Comment

Jerk fest promises kid-friendly activities, Rupee

Music: The sixth annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival will kick off Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, on Sunday, July 17. The annual culinary and musical festival boasts of the best jerk dishes and musical performances by leading Caribbean artists. The daylong event starts at noon and will continue until 8 pm. Comment

Brooklyn Boro Prez Coalition hosts first Int. Food & Wine Tasting

Food: The Brooklyn Borough President Nightlife and Restaurant Coalition (BNRC) hosted some of the biggest superstar Caribbean eateries in the community, like Suede Restaurant, Silver Crust, The Hills Restaurant, and many others, to celebrate its first International Food and Wine Tasting event on June 22 at the Tropical Paradise ballroom in Brooklyn. Comment

Crowds come out for local food festival

Food: Hundreds of people packed a backyard for the second annual Ground Provisions and Curry Queue Festival in Flatlands on June 25. Comment

June, 2016

Fundraising with rum and rythm

Food: The first Friday of Caribbean Heritage Month kicked off with a blast-filled event to the sounds and tastes of the Caribbean, all for a good cause. Comment

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April, 2016

Jamaican chef to compete in food competition

Food: Twenty-seven-year-old Jamaican-born Chef Andre Fowles who served up a mouth-watering dish of Goat Curry with Chick Pea, Buss Up Shut, and Jasmin rice, to clinch the title of Champion on the Food Network TV reality show, Chopped, will compete in the April 19, championship tournament — Chopped Champions Battle 4 Kitchen Storm — that will be aired on Food Network TV at 10 pm E/T. Comment

Recipe Rescue cooking champs

Food: Two ninth-grade students who are members of NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers Project Reach Youth (PRY) Track program at the John Jay High School Campus came out top winners on March 12 in the 2016 Recipe Rescue cooking competition hosted by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Taking first place in the final round for high school students was Evelyn Corona Ramirez, 14, and in fourth place was Cheyenne Washington, 15. Comment

January, 2016

Caribbean treat in Bedstuy’s Lion’s Den

Food: No need to fear when you enter the Lion’s Den. You will not get bit by a hungry lioness seeking its next meal but you will be able to sink your teeth into internationally infused-Caribbean dishes at this fairly new, community-oriented, Bedstuy bar and restaurant. Comment

Seasonal sangria takes over Bedstuy

Food: It is always five o’clock somewhere, right? Time for a sip at the bar or at the pop up shop. Bedstuy residents had a chance to indulge in a bit of art and delicious sangria courtesy of Cocktail Row Spirits LLC’s pop up shop at the House of Art Gallery on Marcus Garvey Boulevard between Halsey and Macon streets on Saturday, Jan. 9. Comment

Pearl’s Trinidadian flavors now in Williamsburg

Food: Sweet, sweet T and T has found its way to a shocking location, Williamsburg. Known for its hipsters, cute boutiques and plenty of good eats, Fallon Seymour — who also runs popular Williamsburg eateries Sweet Chick and Pop’s with her husband John Seymour — is bringing her culture to the not-so Caribbean neighborhood. Comment

December, 2015

Vincentian-owned restaurant ranks high

Food: A major publication has rated a Vincentian-owned restaurant in Brooklyn as the “top” place to eat well and cheaply in 2015. The New York Times said that The Food Sermon in Crown Heights, in the epicenter of the Caribbean community in central Brooklyn, is the leading restaurant, among 10 to dine. Comment