Restaurants News & Reviews

The Fish Trap turns 31

Aaron Willis, who was born in St. John, and studied at the presitgious CIA, performs his culinary wizardry for tourists and locals who beat a path to The Fish Trap in Cruz Bay.

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Pirates Buffet at Carambola

The resort’s year round Friday night Pirate’s Buffet, featuring native dishes, has become almost as legendary as Blackbeard, among locals who know value.

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Miss Lucy's Restaurant in St. John

The Miss Lucy's experience

You won’t find any restaurant more island authentic than Miss Lucy’s in Friis Bay, just outside St. John’s Coral Bay. I dined at Miss Lucy's my first day in St. John. That was over 13 years ago, and it keeps getting better. Click for more.

Westin St. Maarten appoints new executive chef

The Westin St. Maarten Resort & Spa has added notable veteran, executive chef Robert W. Reed to its culinary team. Click for more.

Try some hard times wine

Our economy has many of us seeing red through our wine glasses. True, some wines retail for more than ten times the price of a gallon of gas, but there is no need to switch from wine to water. Check out these affordable suggestions from our wine expert Eric Toles. Click for more.

Best restaurants in the Virgin Islands

Some offer a few takes on native street foods, others elegant new Caribbean cuisine, with plenty of dining in between. Click for more.

Feast of flavors at Sweet Plantains in St. John

Both Rose and her husband Prince Adams, who were reared in New York, had Caribbean mothers who were wonderful cooks. In their St. John restaurant called Sweet Plantains they've included some of the food they loved as children, taken up a few notches with classic culinary techniques. Click for more.

La Bombonera

In the Old City that embraces buildings from the 1500's, a 107-year-old cafeteria may not seem especially newsworthy. But La Bombonera, in Old San Juan, is a refreshing haven, in an historic area that unfortunately has given way to a Burger King and MacDonalds. Click for more.

A West Indian buffet

Carambola Beach Resort and Spa, on St. Croix’s north shore, offers extraordinary buffets. The resort’s year round Friday night Pirate’s Buffet, featuring native dishes, has become almost as legendary as Blackbeard. Click for more.

The heart of hospitality

Her smile lights up the room, and the songs she sings and the food she dishes out keep customers coming back. Antigua native Gladys Isles-Jones has been the heart and soul of Gladys Cafe in St. Thomas for two decades. Click for more.