Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Ready, Set, Click http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Ready--Set--Click_18797681 Digicel marketing director Peter Lloyd, photographer Peter Ferguson and Jamaica Observer photographer Michael Gordon gathered at F&B Downtown Café on Tuesday afternoon for their first judging session of the six-week-long Jamaica Observer/Digicel #FAInstaFare smartphone photo competition. Local Lifestyle Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Old Harbour Delivers With Kaluga Kafe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Old-Harbour-Delivers-With-Kaluga-Kafe-_18797529 Celebrating their one-year anniversary last week, the Old Harbour-based Kaluga Kafe is a worthwhile dining destination to enjoy authentic Jamaican delicacies as well as Asian-inspired and Euro-centric fare. Located a few minutes from the iconic clock in the town's centre, the eatery brings a taste of cosmopolitan flavour to the town. Local Food Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Heavenly Food in a Heavenly Location http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Heavenly-Food-in-a-Heavenly-Location_18786041 Our latest culinary adventure takes us to an old wharf settlement approximately three kilometres east of Falmouth and just beyond the mouth of the Martha Brae River, popularly known today as “Rock”. Local Food Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Marketing Malbec http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Marketing-Malbec_18795147 A few weeks ago I received a few messages asking me what the party plan was for Malbec World Day. You see, back in 2011 an organisation called Wines of Argentina (WoA), which has the responsibility for marketing the Argentine wine brand around the world conceptualised Malbec World Day on April 17, as a way to promote Argentina's newly recognised flagship grape varietal -- Malbec. In recent years, with the involvement of the local wine importers and the Argentine Embassy, we were able to host great wine parties with a wide range of Malbec wines on offer. Unfortunately budget cuts curbed our wine party enthusiasm this year. Local Lifestyle Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Fast Food That Keeps You Fighting Fit http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Fast-Food-That-Keeps-You-Fighting-Fit_18752098 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Kingston & St Andrew Rachael Barrett shares the first of her culinary gems. Local Food Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT BRANDED! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/BRANDED--_18789653 Thursday Life (TL): What do you like most about working at Popeye's? Local Lifestyle Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT The Pelican Grill http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/The-Pelican-Grill_18807784 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of St James Dr Claudine Lewis starts the much-anticipated countdown to her culinary gems. Local Food Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Robin's Prime Steakhouse http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Robin-s-Prime-Steakhouse_18807783 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of St James Dr Claudine Lewis starts the much-anticipated countdown to her culinary gems. Local Lifestyle Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT CHILL-OUT HUT http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/CHILL-OUT-HUT_18790498 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of St James Dr Claudine Lewis starts the much-anticipated countdown to her culinary gems. Local Lifestyle Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Jamdown Japanese http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Jamdown-Japanese_18747569 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge Rachael Barrett shares her second culinary gem. Local Food Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Three Courses, Three Stops, One Town! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Three-Courses--Three-Stops--One-Town-_18797683 Reason enough, we reckon, to visit the parish of St Mary with our Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish Howard Pottinger. Local Food Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Yash Bowl Restaurant http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Yash-Bowl-Restaurant_18752120 Join Table Talk Food Awards judges for the parish of Trelawny, Marina Delfos and Janet Crick for breakfast in Trelawny at... Yash Bowl Local Lifestyle Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT An Explosion of Freshness http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/An-Explosion-of-Freshness_18790295 Andrea and Axel Wicterich, owners of Mar Blue who have called Jamaica home for nearly 17 years (they are originally from Cologne in Germany), share their parish gems. Their food philosophy is as uncomplicated as their lives... Life is too short to have a bad meal. Local Food Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Moby’s... A Departure From Styrofoam http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Moby-s----A-Departure-From-Styrofoam_18789855 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judges for the parish of Clarendon Kurt and Ezmien Chin add romance to their culinary repertoire... Local Food Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Winners' Circle - April 23 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Winners--Circle---April-23_18795253 Burger King Brand manager, sponsorship and fixed advertising Nicholas Mundell (fourth left) presented Burger King goodie bags with three meal vouchers and a watch to (from left) Jamaica Information Service writer/producer/presenter Anjuii James-Sawyers; Supreme Ventures Limited administrative assistant Shery-Ann Foster; Jamaica Library Service public relations and marketing officer Kimberly Whilby-Mclaughlin; Ministry of Education administrative secretary Angellee Brown; University of Technology administrative support Nikesha Wellington; and (seated) Factories Corporation of Jamaica administrative assistant Donna Johnson at a presentation ceremony at the Jamaica Observer's Beechwood Avenue head office on Monday. They were winners of the Thursday Life 'Branded' giveaway and were the first shortlisted readers to correctly answer the question -- Where was the first Burger King restaurant opened in Jamaica and when? The correct answer was: In Ocho Rios in 1984. (PHOTO: NAPHTALI JUNIOR) Local Lifestyle Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sister Lou’s RIVER STOP… and the river runs thru http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Sister-Lou-s-RIVER-STOP--and-the-river-runs-thru Be prepared to be taken back in time — circa 1850 — as you sit on the edge of the Black River bank, and watch the small boats and fishermen exhausted from crab hunting. Please come without a watch, a cellphone or computer as it seriously shatters the tranquility. Local Food Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:46:34 GMT Smoked Marlin - Great view with a spectacular seaside sunset http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Smoked-Marlin---Great-view-with-a-spectacular-seaside-sunset_18755258 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Hanover Aram Zerunian tantalises the taste buds at Smoked Marlin... Local Food Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:00:00 GMT Cynthia’s On The Beach http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Cynthia-s-On-The-Beach_18752214 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Portland Jon Baker unearths another culinary gem, Cynthia’s Restaurant on Winnifred Beach. Local Lifestyle Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:00:00 GMT A 'Cole' Of An Impression http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/A--Cole--Of-An-Impression_18756805 Kudos to Mark Cole, executive chef at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, and his team, who not only ensured that the 44th president of the United States Barack Obama was adequately nourished during his stay but, according to well-placed sources and the president himself, received rave reviews. Indeed, Chef Mark Cole had audience with the president and received personal congratulations. Local Lifestyle Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Penny and Inge’s Lighthouse Inn II Restaurant and Bar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Penny-and-Inge-rsquo-s-Lighthouse-Inn-II-Restaurant-and-Bar_18755053 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Westmoreland, attorney-at-law Michael Erskine, takes us to the westernmost tip of the island... Local Food Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:00:00 GMT A Taste of Ital http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/A-Taste-of-Ital_18755278 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judges Kurt and Ezmien Chin, for the parish of Clarendon, share yet another culinary gem. Local Food Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Seafood Palace & Sports Bar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Seafood-Palace Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Manchester, attorney-at-law and barrister Camille Shields, shares more culinary gems. Local Food Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:04:48 GMT Tim's Jerk http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Tim-s-Jerk_18756837 Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Manchester, attorney-at-law and barrister Camille Shields, shares three more culinary gems. Local Food Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT BRANDED - Sabrena McDonald Radcliffe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/BRANDED---Sabrena-McDonald-Radcliffe_18747488 Thursday Life (TL): How did you land this job? Local Lifestyle Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:00:00 GMT Claudette’s Top Class Restaurant http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/food/Claudette-s-Top-Class-Restaurant Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards judge for the parish of Manchester, attorney-at-law and barrister Camille Shields, shares another culinary gem. Local Food Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:26:17 GMT