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April, 2018

Food: Two cultures meet on a dish. A pizza spot in Prospect Lefferts Garden combines the flavors of the Caribbean with Neapolitan style pizza. ZuriLee Pizza Bar, opened by two Guyanese-American brothers in 2015, a few doors down from their traditional Caribbean restaurant MangoSeed, offered them a chance to expand while staying true to their background, said one of the co-owners. Comment

St. Lucia’s chocolate beer

Food: It’s a choc-full of beer. The St. Lucian-based Antilla Brewing company and the Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts, have partnered to introduce a new chocolate beverage. The Nick Troubetzkoy Imperial Chocolate Stout Beer is made from pure cocoa. Served locally on the island and at the two resorts owned by its namesake and his wife Karolin — the unique beer is inspired by their Russian heritage, and one of the island nation’s biggest agricultural produce, said the company’s brewer and chief executive officer. Comment

March, 2018

Introducing a new Caribbean rum: Boukman Rhum

Food: There’s a new Caribbean rum in town. The Haitian-made alcoholic beverage Boukman Rhum is a liquor with a mission. As one of the newest rums out of Haiti, its manufacturer is trying to bring the island nation to the forefront of the global rum market and sustain business for several industries in Haiti. Comments (1)
Food: There’s a place to unwind at Sip Unwine. The Flatbush restaurant and bar Sip Unwine just celebrated its one-year anniversary in early February. The eatery offers a cozy and relaxing place to lounge in, and its a local trendy spot to enjoy modern Caribbean food and listen to music. Conveniently located not far Brooklyn College and a busy train hub in the predominantly working-class Caribbean neighborhood seeing changes. The spot is perfectly situated for its young residents looking for that environment, said its co-owner. Comment

January, 2018

Harlem lounge partners with Broadway show

Food: They’re going more Caribbean! A Harlem eatery is introducing a new menu inspired by Caribbean cuisine. The owners of Cove Lounge joined a partnership with the Broadway revival of the musical “Once on This Island.” As an official partner for the show, starting Feb. 1 the restaurant is adding new Caribbean dishes and drinks to their menu, said the co-owner. Comment

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