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Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:07 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

Scrumptious delights that are made with passion and a genuine love, often hit the spot in ways we cannot even begin to explain. Seven months ago, Danielle Terrelonge launched a plant-based brand, The Plantry. The name can be considered a quirky...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:10 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

Where there is good food and great alcoholic beverages, there is a good time. Three years ago, in light of International Women’s Day, The Gleaner’s Flair embarked on an empowering initiative of awarding women who are trailblazers in their...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2020 | 12:11 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

Food and drinks will always be the hallmark of a great time; Pair it with an amazing sunset over the seas and you may as well call it euphoria. FOOD visited Pier One in Montego Bay and we had a blast. From the drink menu, we chose Appleton Estate...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:19 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

Sunday at the Jamaica Rum Festival, sponsored by Appleton Estate, was not to be outdone by the previous night’s entertainment offings. Informally dubbed ‘big people Sunday’ because of its reggae line-up, the crowd waited with bated breath for the live concert to begin. And there...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:12 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

If you happen to be in the Ocho Rios area, visit Kris’o Cafe Express because they’re serving breakfast all day! Located upstairs the popular Taj Mahal Plaza, with a view of busy Main Street, this eatery promises a relaxed and rewarding experience...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:13 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

Located just on the outskirts of Montego Bay on a beautiful beachfront property is Chill Out Hut. What started out as a place only for friends to hang out as they enjoy fine beverages quickly turned into a dining experience with music and an...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:11 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

At least once per week, we suggest ditching the fried chicken with curried gravy and ask yourself, “Y not pita?” Since 2012, Y Not Pita has been a lunchtime hotspot for scores of people who prefer Mediterranean-style healthy eats. Located in the...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:10 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

Zack’s Smoke Shack is offering authentic American-style barbecue in a rustic, chic and comfortable environment since the start of 2020. This smoke pit is the only one of its kind on the island and is tucked in the right hand, front corner of the...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:09 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

One of the most important aspects of any event is the open bar, and the presentation of said bar should be a top priority. WedBars has been bringing beauty and opulence to weddings and small private soirees by offering bespoke bar designs,...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:17 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

An ambrosial meal is often paired with an excellent bottle of wine. This week, we’re headed on an epicurean journey to witness a match made in Chive’s Kitchen as it marries wines from Betco Premier Limited, a 20-year-old wine distribution company,...

Published:Thursday | January 2, 2020 | 12:05 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

What’s better than honey? According to 25-year-old Melissa Dacres-Jones, it’s infused honey! Using her very own homemade recipe, this ‘Irie Gal’ has been tantalising taste buds for the latter part of 2019 and plans on doing so for 2020 and beyond...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 6:56 PMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

The new Year is just around the corner, and we all know the ins and outs that walk hand in hand with wonderful family gatherings, one of which is the preparation of food. Caterers understand that in this day and age, as families get bigger and...

Published:Thursday | December 19, 2019 | 12:17 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

The Christmas break has started and the children are home for approximately four weeks. Ensuring that they eat well and have a variety of foods can be tricky, especially if you, the parent, will be working for most of the time. Food joined...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:34 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

Saturdays levelled up when Red Stripe decided to join Simone Walker-Barrett, chef of 20 years, for her month-end ‘Street Food Saturdays’ food-pairing initiative. Tucked away in Mount James, St Andrew, just 30 minutes from Manor Park, this hidden...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:18 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

Glass doors opened to a beautiful spread of appetisers on the lush back lawn of the compelling Appleton Estate Rum Experience in St Elizabeth. Rum connoisseurs and foodies alike joined Appleton’s master blender Joy Spence as she treated a select...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:24 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

T he Gleaner’s Lifestyle team was invited to be the first members of the public to taste Master Blender Joy Spence’s new 23-year-old rum, ‘Journey’. On this special tour, Joy took us on a unique and behind-the-scenes voyage through the Appleton...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:06 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

Smack in the middle of Kingston is the flavour of the ocean and if you’ve found it, you’ve made a lucky strike! Food braved the rain and ventured to Manor Centre to find the hidden seafood haven, just inside JamZone bowling alley and we were not...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:20 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

Wednesdays just got a whole lot more exciting as Ribbiz Ocean Lounge launched their new jerk menu with 17 new and exciting dishes with four categories: pork, chicken, vegan and seafood. The atmosphere is definitely for a more mature crowd with an...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:22 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

Open Mondays to Saturdays between the hours of 11a.m. and 10p.m. is Kingston’s newest fast-food restaurant, Quick Chick. Smack in the middle of half- way tree, just inside the JUTC transport centre, the red, white and black colour scheme pops...

Published:Thursday | July 25, 2019 | 12:17 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

Have you ever had an entire main course that never met with fire? How about pastries cooked under the bright summer sun? Come waltz down live food street, as we explore the wonders of ditching cooking gas and Volcano matches with the Bush and Water...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:17 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

FOOD has found sizzling new recipes, just in time for the mid-July heat, that will go perfectly with your cold beers and afternoon martinis. Temperature by Nina is a three-year-old company run by Chef Nickesha Guscott-Roach, who specialises in...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:11 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

FOOD journeyed to Ocho Rios to see what all the noise about 8Rivaz Lounge was about and, my, oh my, did we get what we were looking for. Upon walking into 8Rivaz, the first thing that hits you is its clean, airy atmosphere and open dance floor....

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:06 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

The summer heat is right around the corner and the drinks will be flowing, regardless of the occasion. Sure, a cold beer usually suffices, and, of course, your regular rum and coke isn’t half-bad, but how about some refreshing cocktails that are...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:15 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

Late at night, Friday nights, those weekend country runs, pan chicken has been the saviour of stomachs in Jamaican culture for as long as anyone can remember. Driving along the roads of Kingston, especially at night, men can be spotted selling pan...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:25 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer

We all know that pan chicken is authentic to Jamaica, and vendors across the island have creatively infused beer into their pan chicken recipes. In collaboration, CB Chicken and Red Stripe launched their hot summer promotion dubbed ‘Chicken and...

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