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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