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Gorgeous sunset views from Beach Side Cafe

For those of you that believe variety is the spice of life, you can find many different kinds of cuisine on St. Croix – American fare, Caribbean, Latin and European foods and more. If you like fresh seafood, we recommend you try the locally caught spiny lobster, wahoo or mahi mahi (also called dolphin fish). If you like a little adventure with your food and spirits, try attending a farm to table dinner and plan to visit St. Croix in April during the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, a weeklong celebration. Good food and drinks make for a great experience. Bringing you restaurant suggestions, great meals we’ve enjoyed, and island inspired recipes straight from the St. Croix food scene.

The Spirited History of Caribbean Rum

The Spirited History of Caribbean Rum
Rum has a very long and spirited history. While there are several precursors to rum that span the globe, it is generally accepted that rum was first distilled in the Caribbean in the early » read more » 

Sample Locally Made Brews

Sample Locally Made Brews
For the past few years, microbrews and craft beers have been taking America by storm. The makers of these small-batch brews are generally recognized for their emphasis on quality, flavor and traditional brewing » read more » 

Have a Beer with Some Pigs

Have a Beer with Some Pigs
Like many small islands in the Caribbean, St. Croix offers it’s own unusual local tourist attractions. Surprisingly, one of our most popular attractions are the beer drinking pigs at the Mt. Pellier Hut Domino » read more » 

Dine VI

Dine VI
Each year, the U.S. Virgin Island’s showcases our cuisine and island culture with our own version of Restaurant Week: Dine VI. Enjoy great food, rum and wine tastings, live music, and historical tours as » read more » 

A Taste of St. Croix

A Taste of St. Croix
 The 2016 A Taste of St. Croix will be held on Thursday, April 14th.  The event begins at 6:00pm at Divi Carina Bay Resort, and tickets are $95 per person. For the » read more » 

Cultured Pelican celebrates 25 years!

Cultured Pelican celebrates 25 years!
It was 1991 when Dennis Giancontiere first opened The Cultured Pelican in downtown Christiansted (in the back courtyard of the Moonraker Building).  Three years later, their move to the east end proved » read more » 

Building balter, Christiansted’s Newest Restaurant

Building balter, Christiansted’s Newest Restaurant
If you have been to Christiansted recently you have undoubtedly seen the construction taking place at the intersection of Company Street and Queen Cross Street. Here, in the heart of historic downtown Christiansted, » read more » 

St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

St. Croix Food & Wine Experience
Each April, foodies and epicureans the world over converge on St. Croix for a prestigious week-long festival that celebrates the joy of food and wine while raising funds for some of the » read more » 

The Rattan Wine Walk

The Rattan Wine Walk
The Rattan Wine Walk is an enjoyable way of supporting the local St. Croix community with the added benefit of being an elegant night out. The largest annual fundraiser for the Rattan Montessori School, the » read more » 

Sample St. Croix’s Local Cuisine

Sample St. Croix’s Local Cuisine
St. Croix, like many Caribbean islands, is a cultural melting pot. One of the many great things about this mix of ethnic groups and cultures is that it results in some amazingly » read more » 

Attend a Wine Tasting

Attend a Wine Tasting
In today’s world a glass of wine is a relaxing way to end a day, a means to celebrate, or a compliment to a great meal. Wine has been around for thousands » read more » 

Enjoy Fresh, Local Seafood on St. Croix

Enjoy Fresh, Local Seafood on St. Croix
Getting your fill of freshly caught, local seafood while on St. Croix is a must! The beautiful Caribbean Sea that surrounds the island offers up a variety of delicious saltwater fish and shellfish » read more » 

Sun, Sand, and a Drink in Your Hand

Sun, Sand, and a Drink in Your Hand
Nothing evokes a sense of paradise like lying in a lounge chair on a pristine resort beach with a cold, tropical cocktail in your hand. If you are here on St. Croix you are in luck, there » read more » 

Reconnect with Nature at the Botanical Garden

Reconnect with Nature at the Botanical Garden
The nature and history of St. Croix come together in perfect harmony at the St. George Village Botanical Garden.  This sprawling sixteen acre property is a quiet haven of beautiful foliage mingled with » read more » 

Buy Locally Grown Produce at the Farmer’s Market

Buy Locally Grown Produce at the Farmer’s Market
While on St. Croix, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit a farmer’s market and pick out some locally grown fruits (and vegetables). The ‘farm belt’ of St. Croix, as well » read more » 

Celebrate Easter Sunday on St. Croix!

Celebrate Easter Sunday on St. Croix!
Easter Sunday here on St. Croix is really celebrated by spending time with friends and family and enjoying lots, and lots, of good food. While many locals spend Easter weekend camping on » read more » 

Two Rum Distilleries, 39 Flavors of Rum!

Two Rum Distilleries, 39 Flavors of Rum!
Looking for a fun way to spend a day? How about touring both of St. Croix’s rum distilleries and tasting 39 different flavors of rum?! St. Croix is home to both the » read more » 

Legendary Time at Captain Morgan Rum Distillery

Legendary Time at Captain Morgan Rum Distillery
Ready to have a little fun with the Captain while you are here on St. Croix? Then head over to the Captain Morgan Visitor Center where an exciting trip into the world » read more » 

Opah! The Pickled Greek offers Dinner and a Show

Opah! The Pickled Greek offers Dinner and a Show
I’m sure when you think of the Caribbean, Greek food is not the first thing that springs to mind.  However, The Pickled Greek, a favorite St. Croix spot, is serving up home » read more » 

St. Croix Food and Wine Experience: A Week of Food, Fun and Fundraising

St. Croix Food and Wine Experience: A Week of Food, Fun and Fundraising
As a self-proclaimed “foodie”, I have had the opportunity to dine in some amazing restaurants worldwide and experience a multitude of different cuisines prepared by top notch chefs. I must say that » read more » 

St. Croix Sunset Dinner Sail

St. Croix Sunset Dinner Sail
What could be better than an intimate, skillfully prepared, multi course dinner made with fresh, local ingredients? How about enjoying said dinner aboard a sailboat on the calm waters of St. Croix’s » read more » 

Cork & Fork: Junior Chefs help to prepare exclusive, gourmet dinners

Cork & Fork: Junior Chefs help to prepare exclusive, gourmet dinners
I was privileged to have the opportunity to attend the preparation for one the exclusive Cork & Fork dinners at last year’s St. Croix Food & Wine Experience. This particular dinner was held at the breathtaking » read more » 

Cuisine on the Green: Food & Fun on the Fairway!

Cuisine on the Green: Food & Fun on the Fairway!
As the kick-off event for the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, Cuisine on the Green is a fun, outdoor afternoon which combines gourmet food with a golf tournament at Carambola Golf Resort’s scenic Robert » read more » 

New Year’s Resolution #2: Eat Healthier

New Year’s Resolution #2: Eat Healthier
In part one of our New Year’s Resolution series we told you how and where you can ‘Get Fit’ on St. Croix in 2015.  For part two of our series, we will » read more » 

Where to Ring in the New Year on St. Croix!

Where to Ring in the New Year on St. Croix!
Next week we will say goodbye to 2014 and ring in the New Year, 2015!  St. Croix offers many places for those staying on the island to celebrate the New Year, but » read more » 

Find a Christmas Feast on St. Croix!

Find a Christmas Feast on St. Croix!
Christmas on St. Croix is a fun and festive time of year!  Locals and visitors alike have the opportunity enjoy countless outdoor events, Crucian Christmas Carnival activities, cultural fairs and more.  If » read more » 

St. Croix ‘Animal Jam’ Raises Funds for Animal Welfare

St. Croix ‘Animal Jam’ Raises Funds for Animal Welfare
One of my favorite things about St. Croix from day one has been the way that most people here truly treat their pets like a member of the family (as they should).  » read more » 

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner on St. Croix

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner on St. Croix
Some of us are planning to spend the week of Thanksgiving slaving over a hot stove to entertain our friends and family for Thanksgiving dinner, but for those of you who want to » read more » 

Sunday Funday on St. Croix

Sunday Funday on St. Croix
If you have been on St. Croix for even a few days you have probably heard the term ‘Sunday Funday’.  What is Sunday Funday?  Well, it’s pretty self explanatory…it’s the weekly celebration » read more » 

Game On! St. Croix Sports Bars

Game On! St. Croix Sports Bars
Are you ready for some football?  Consider watching the weekly NFL games at one of St. Croix’s local sports bars! Enjoy the game while you also enjoy cold drinks, great food, and » read more » 

The Wonders of St. Croix

The Wonders of St. Croix
A few years ago, I was in a meeting with the owners and management of St. Croix’s hotels and tour operators.  We were given an advanced copy of a new brochure that » read more » 

‘Food Fight! On the Beach’ is fun for the whole family!

‘Food Fight! On the Beach’ is fun for the whole family!
The most fast-paced event of the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience has to be “Food Fight! On the Beach”, held at eat @ cane bay,  in which three culinary teams battle » read more » 

Favorite St. Croix Beach Bars

Favorite St. Croix Beach Bars
Let’s face it, when you think of vacationing in the Caribbean you imagine yourself with your toes in the sand and a tropical cocktail (or beer) in your hand as you look » read more » 

Wine Club at Beach Side Cafe

Wine Club at Beach Side Cafe
Beach Side Cafe, located at Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel in Frederiksted, is a world class restaurant offering lunch, tapas, dinner and Sunday Brunch. When you first arrive, you will immediately » read more » 

The Miracle of Coconut

The Miracle of Coconut
My husband, away for two weeks, has left me with 7 coconuts waiting to be cut open with our newly sharpened machete. It is a sight that fills me with pride and » read more » 

Jump Up!

Jump Up!
One of the must experience events here on St. Croix is to attend one of the four annual Jump Ups in Christiansted. In this case, I attended the Valentine’s Day Jump Up! » read more » 

Killer Deli Sandwiches on St. Croix

Killer Deli Sandwiches on St. Croix
What more could you want than a delicious lunch with a view? A delicious lunch – served on homemade bread – with a view!Turtle’s Deli is the definition of laid-back island style. » read more » 

Thanksgiving, Crucian Style

Thanksgiving, Crucian Style
It is the week of Thanksgiving and Crucians are gearing up to celebrate island style. It’s that time of year, again… The festive mood is contagious and there is an event nearly » read more » 

Cruzan Rum, a St. Croix Tradition

Cruzan Rum, a St. Croix Tradition
Since the early 17th century, St. Croix has been making use of its natural resources locally as well as exporting them worldwide. A fine example of this is the refining of sugar » read more » 

What a Tour, that world famous Cruzan Rum!

What a Tour, that world famous Cruzan Rum!
Anyone can tour the Cruzan Rum Distillery, located on the West End of St. Croix, and I highly recommend that you do! At the distillery local culture, history, and, well, rum, come » read more »