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Hurricane Maria Relief: Rebuilding St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - October 16, 2017
Hurricane Irma

On September 20th, Hurricane Maria made landfall on St. Croix with category 5 winds causing much devastation and damage to the island paradise I’ve been blessed to call home. Being away in South Florida when it happened brought about a plethora of feelings, guilt being one of them. While I had endured the wrath of Hurricane Irma in Miami, my family, friends and loved ones …

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Together We Rise: USVI Hurricane Irma Support

Q the Cruzan Foodie - September 9, 2017
Hurricane Irma

On Wednesday September 6th, Hurricane Irma made landfall in my home islands of the U.S. Virgin Islands. This super storm has been categorized as the largest system ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean and caused an insurmountable amount of damage, specifically to St. Thomas & St. John. While I am born and raised on St. Croix, I’m still a Virgin Islander at the end of …

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Crop Over 2017: 1Love Concert Review

Q the Cruzan Foodie - August 21, 2017
1Love Concert

Fete Rating (On a scale of 1-5): 5 My rating for the 1Love Concert is based primarily on the fact that two of the biggest soca artists were on stage TOGETHER! Machel Montano and Bunji Garlin were the headliners for this remarkable concert experience and it was as fantastic of a performance as one would expect! We went with the VIP ticket, which included a …

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Crop Over 2017: Lush Cooler Party

Q the Cruzan Foodie - August 15, 2017
Barbados Crop Over Festival 2K17

Fete Rating (On a scale of 1-5) 4.5 Lush Cooler Party is a guaranteed great time! I highly recommend this cooler fete to anyone coming to Barbados for Crop Over Festival. Tickets are easy to secure with a simple submission request form. Once you’re approved, tickets are paid through a third party payment service with a minimal processing fee. Lush got a knock on their …

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Ah Gwine! Barbados Crop Over Festival

Q the Cruzan Foodie - June 27, 2017
Barbados Crop Over Festival

The countdown is on to Barbados Crop Over Festival 2017 and in 38 days, Cruzan Foodie will be front and center to witness (and partake in) the bacchanal that goes along with it. If you’ve been following me on social media (do that here, here and here), you probably know by now that I have yet to meet a Caribbean carnival I didn’t like. It’s …

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Like Fine Wine, St. Croix Food & Wine Experience Gets Better With Time

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 8, 2017
2017 2017 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

The 2017 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience (STXFWE) did the unthinkable: it surpassed expectations of each and every attendee who had the opportunity to experience one (or all) of the events of this year’s culinary wine and spirits festival! The annual benefit for the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development took place from April 7-10, 2017 and featured an event lineup bursting with the …

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