Food for Thought

  • Eating with Purpose April 4, 2018 The Retreat Kitchen vegetarian cafe and juice bar. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Mannish Tolani I’m a firm believer in purpose: we all have a unique contribution to make with our life on this earth. If we discover that best thing to do we are fortunate, and others are blessed. When I met Laura and Lindsay Mensen, ... Read more about this post
  • Chilling’ in the Grove June 19, 2017 Coconut Grove Restaurant & Lounge opens in downtown Provo. Story & Photos By Dominique Rolle, Caya Hico Media A quote by Colin Powell resonates with me when I think of the new restaurant Coconut Grove in downtown Providenciales, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” This was the driving force ... Read more about this post
  • Brewed in the TCI March 10, 2017 Turk’s Head Brewery is now open for tours. Story & Photos By Kathy Borsuk I still remember the day we took my 92-year-old grandfather to tour the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After walking through vast rooms in the huge plant, climbing countless flights of stairs, and (trying to) listen to the guide over the factory’s din, ... Read more about this post
  • North Caicos Tea Company September 13, 2016 Serving up tradition, one sip at a time. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Tom Rathgeb T is for tradition. T is for taste. T is for time. T is for tenacity. But most of all, T is for tea, which blends all of the above into the island experience of North Caicos Tea Company. Caicos Tea Company is a North Caicos ... Read more about this post
  • A Taste of History December 18, 2014 “Turks & Caicos Born” alcoholic ginger beer debuts in Caribbean and US markets. By Kathy Borsuk Most people know that the Salt Islands—Grand Turk, Salt Cay, and South Caicos—were known throughout the Northern Hemisphere for their export of sea salt, an important preservative, during the 17th and 18th centuries. Although that industry exists no longer, one ... Read more about this post
  • Potent Plants September 18, 2014 TCI’s bush offers natural remedies for good health and healing. By Fleurette Garland We know the saying “Beautiful by Nature,” but who knew we could be healthy by nature as well? When you step outside to view the natural plant life of the Turks & Caicos Islands what do you see? If you said, “bush,” you’re mostly ... Read more about this post
  • Eating Outside the Box June 26, 2014 These cutting edge restaurants are a breath of fresh air. By Kathy Borsuk Visitors to the Turks & Caicos are always eager to sample conch and lobster, peas ’n’ rice, and tropical cocktails, things that would be hard to find in restaurants at home. But for island residents, to whom sun, sand, and seafood can actually get, ... Read more about this post
  • Passing Along Good Taste March 21, 2014 Many native restaurants are a family affair. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Davidson Louis Whether it’s conch salad, pea soup ’n’ dough, stewed fish or the ubiguitous peas ’n’ rice, the native food of the Turks & Caicos Islands is unique, rather unusual, and not what you’re likely to find at home. I’ve long been ... Read more about this post
  • Indulgence a la Island January 3, 2014 Sample this trio of decadent desserts. By Kathy Borsuk Indulgence. Let’s face it, the Turks & Caicos are the ideal scene to partake in pleasure. Warm, golden days on the beach. Sparkling turquoise seas at every turn. Gently caressing tradewinds making the temperature just right. So, whether you’re a visitor on vacation or a resident taking ... Read more about this post
  • Going Native March 12, 2013 The colorful flavors of local fare. Story & Photos By Ramona Settle There are many restaurants in Providenciales with gorgeous settings and upscale ambience, but sometimes I’m on a quest for simpler island fare. I want to mingle with locals, experience island life, eat like a native. (It also gives my wallet a break!) The Bahamas, Jamaica ... Read more about this post
  • Island Fish Fry: Be There! March 12, 2013 A cultural explosion is rocking Provo! Every Thursday from 5:30 to 9:30 PM at The Bight Children’s Park, over a dozen local food vendors, entertainers and cultural acts come together for Island Fish Fry, to create an evening of “all things TCI.” The Turks & Caicos Tourist Board, in collaboration with the Department of Culture, ... Read more about this post
  • The Resurrection of Horse-eye Jack’s June 26, 2012 Under new owners, this Blue Hills beach bar and grill has never been better! By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Dominick Rolle One of my favorite views on Providenciales comes as you round the curve into the seaside community of Blue Hills. After a rather nondescript ride from town, the sudden, brilliant views of turquoise ocean, with ... Read more about this post
  • Neptune’s Reign January 14, 2012 Las Brisas Restaurant & Bar and Neptune Villas hold court over lovely Chalk Sound. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Dominique Rolle Chalk Sound is one of God’s most beautiful creations. The water in this shallow inland sea always seems to beam with a heavenly glow, in a blue that can only be described as otherworldly. ... Read more about this post
  • Dining Through the Doldrums October 19, 2011 The weather may be sultry, but fine dining in Provo never takes a break. By Kate Parham The fall season in the Turks & Caicos Islands is traditionally slow. Plain and simple. The heat and the threat of hurricanes keep tourists away and make residents sleepy. How can restaurants keep up? Unfortunately, some simply don’t. Since many ... Read more about this post
  • Ambiance with a Grin March 22, 2011 Windsong’s New Havana Club to offer regular comedy nights. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photo By Jane Irion Before the 1960s, Cuba was a traveler’s paradise and the country’s capital, Havana, was known as the “Paris of the Caribbean,” strongly rivaling Miami as an exciting destination for tourists. Such film stars as Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich ... Read more about this post

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