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Tasting the Capital: Carpe DC Food Tours

Q the Cruzan Foodie - December 23, 2016
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Carpe DC Food Tours was a welcoming experience during a recent visit to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. As a town known for its political clout, ties to the African American community and widely recognized national monuments, I was intrigued to learn more about the food behind this renowned city. That’s where Carpe DC Food Tours came in. It was inspired by a passion for …

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At balterSTX, West Indian Contemporary Dining Shines

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 9, 2016

bal’ter v. to dance without particular skill or grace, but with extreme joy West Indian Contemporary Dining – a phrase you have to start getting used to in the culinary world and here on St. Croix, there’s only one place you can go to experience this dining style. balter St. Croix (purposely spelled with a lowercase ‘b’) is the big island’s newest addition to the …

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Decadent Sweet Sixteen for A Taste of St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - April 19, 2016
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Sixteen years ago, A Taste of St. Croix was born as a result of two local restaurateurs love and passion for food, culture & community. Now sixteen years later, the event hasn’t just survived but it has THRIVED! Over 2000 guests, more than 50 local chefs, restaurants, farms and caterers and 100 volunteers were on hand to experience the diversity and delectable delights of the …

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Why You Shouldn’t Visit Denmark in the Winter

Q the Cruzan Foodie - March 10, 2016
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To visit Denmark has always been a travel bucket list destination for me. Being born and raised in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, I was reminded daily of the Danish influence throughout the island through the architecture, restored plantations & cobble-stoned streets. When the opportunity came about to visit Denmark during my time living abroad, I jumped at the chance to visit a place reminiscent …

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Two Words: Devour Brewing

Q the Cruzan Foodie - September 26, 2015
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Boynton Beach is quickly becoming a go-to craft beer city here in South Florida. Due South Brewing, Tequesta Brewing Company, Copperpoint Brewing Company and SaltWater Brewery are just a few of breweries that have taken the craft beer scene by storm with Due South being the first of these breweries to export beer outside of the state. Most recently, another kid has appeared on the …

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Miami’s Newest Magical Happy Hour

Q the Cruzan Foodie - September 22, 2015
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Happy hour – a time most adults look forward to after a long, strenuous day at work. In Miami, you can find happy hours at just about every restaurant, bar or hotel but not all happy hours are created equally. At WunderBar, a globally inspired craft cocktail bar located inside Circa 39 Hotel on Miami Beach, guests must be prepared to be mesmerized and full …

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Cruzan Foodie Caribbean Week – St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - September 1, 2015
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Welcome to Caribbean Week with Cruzan Foodie where I’ll be highlighting various islands in the Caribbean throughout the week. We’ll kickoff with the island embodied within the name of my blog, Cruzan Foodie. We’re heading to St. Croix, the largest island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. At 84 square miles, this island deeply rooted in agriculture combines luxury, unspoiled nature and a rich history to …

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Farm to Fork – A Brunch Lover’s Dream

Q the Cruzan Foodie - April 1, 2015
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There’s nothing as enjoyable as freshly made omelets, fluffy pancakes, locally grown fruit & unlimited mimosas. When it comes to identifying the perfect place for brunch, these are some of the must-have qualities because without it, brunch can possibly fall short of being epic. Max’s Harvest in Delray Beach, FL has all the makings for a unique brunch experience that guarantees guests will be back …

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