In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Constant Spring Road Traffic the Wine Ship stands in semi isolation. Tucked into the corner of Southdale Plaza right off South Avenue near the Halfway Tree landmark, the Wine Shop has maintained its culinary and social oasis since 2013. Open 6 days (closed Sundays) for lunch, evening drinks, dinner or entertainment, the indoor/outdoor space offers an eclectic and unpredictable backdrop to an otherwise familiar area of the city. It's wide ranging menu offers ample vegetarian options. A regular venue for outdoor cooking/dining/music events (Jazz In The Street, All You Can Eat Pasta Saturdays) show an engaging appreciation for being ahead of the culinary-entertainment curve. Follow The Wine Shop on Facebook and read more below...
Tis the season to be jolly and for baking! Jamaican Rum Cake has been one of the most popular desserts in Jamaica all year round. At Christmas time the sweet cake takes on special significance around the nation. The traditional Christmas Rum Cake includes about one pound each of raisins, prunes and currants for a succulent mix of sweet and squishy!
M10 (Facebook page) is located at 6 Vineyard Road. But if you've never been there, you would never know it. There is no sign announcing the presence of one Kingston's favourite restaurants and its long brown gate fades into background of other gates in the Franklin Town area of Vineyard Town. Called by the Jamaica Observer's Food Awards "Jamaica's Best Kept Secret), M10 is nestled between downtown East Kingston and the famous Wareika hillside community.
Its nondescript exterior means M10 is lazer-focused on whats happening inside. A playlist of vintage and current local as well as foreign selections seranades patrons from 11am to 11pm under the night sky. There is also seating under newly covered areas but which for all pratical purposes is still comfortably 'outdoors'.