Smurf’s Cafe

Smurf’s Cafe

It was an early morning, just like this, that day...     Can you tell I’m here for the dramatics? Well, only when it comes to GREAT FOOD & equally amazing service. Normally, I’m not one for a heavy first meal. I’m a grab and go kinda gal. But this morning in particular I was really crav'n more of an indulgence than normal. So I was really excited to check out Smurf’s Cafe.Now when it comes to food, admittedly I can be a little picky. I don’t eat for eating sake [never have] and would rather go hungry than eat something that will mess with my palate. But somehow, on arriving at this charming corner bar restaurant, I wanted to eat all the things! Smurf’s Cafe is a neatly nestled, corner bar restaurant, along the Treasure Beach stretch in St. Elizabeth. Located at the corner, where the road bends towards Billy’s Bay. It’s unassuming and looks like any other corner bar you’d find on any...
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Welcome to Crav’nish!

Welcome to Crav’nish!

This odyssey to food, started 30 years ago, when a woman from Downtown Kingston, Jamaica, had a child... Okay, no seriously, but I really do believe I was made for such a time as this.   I’ve always had a kind of love:hate relationship with food. I love the colours, aromas, textures, tastes and the juxtaposition that takes place when you mix them all together. I am intrigued by the inherent mouth watering effect of food that smells good, and in love with spices that carry big flavours. But I hated eating. [Weird, I know.] That is until I discovered myself.   In 2011, I met one of my *“soulmates” and he taught me how to truly define myself and in defining me, the things I loved and that brought me joy. He taught me it was okay to be different, to take risks, deviate from the norm and the importance of living loudly, with 100% honesty. Evenings spent, over bottles of wine ... that’s...
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#chippinDownDiRoad – 2018

#chippinDownDiRoad – 2018

#chippinDownDiRoad - 2018   #chippinDownDiRoad was created a spin-off from the #DownDiRoad travel series, where we covered soca and carnival themed events in 2018. We hope to broaden our horizons in 2018 with collaborations and a deeper dive into the carnival culture. Enjoy all episodes in the first instalment. Series premiered: March 9, 2018 Produced by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips Directed by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips Visuals shot by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips, Rik-Andi McLeary, Troy Daley  Edited by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips courtesy of DDRMedia JA Remember to subscribe to the @downdiroadja Youtube channel! http://youtube.com/downdiroadja ENJOY THE VIDEOS! LIKE THE VIDEOS! SHARE THE VIDEOS! SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL!!!!!!   [band launch szn] REBELLION - REVOLT XODUS - COSMOPOLITAN BACCHANAL - INVICTUS XAYMACA - ICONIC     [events - 2018]   I LOVE SOCA - CALIENTE - SUMMER 2018    JUMP DAY - JAMAICA CARNIVAL ROAD MARCH - 2018    #CHIPPINDOWNDIROAD 2018 BEHIND THE SCENES    HEINEKEN RIO JAMAICA 2018 - HIGHLIGHTS     SOAKA STREET FESTIVAL JAMAICA 2018 - HIGHLIGHTS   I LOVE SOCA JA COOLER FETE - CARNIVAL WEDNESDAY HIGHLIGHTS   XODUS TAILGATE JAMAICA 2018 - HIGHLIGHTS   B4 CARNIVAL 2018 - HIGHLIGHTS   SUNNATION COCO JOUVERT 2018 - HIGHLIGHTS   SHAL MARSHALL PERFORMING @ SUNNATION...
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#downdiroadLIVE

#downdiroadLIVE

#downdiroadLIVE   #downdiroadLIVE is a #DownDiRoad sub-series that focuses on coverage of live performances, and various events. Here we have every episodes all in one place! Series premiered:  Produced by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips Directed by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips Visuals shot by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips Edited by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips courtesy of DDRMedia JA Remember to subscribe to the @downdiroadja Youtube channel! http://youtube.com/downdiroadja ENJOY THE VIDEOS! LIKE THE VIDEOS! SHARE THE VIDEOS! SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL!!!!!! #downdiroadLIVE - BAE TRAP - Doofy LIVE #downdiroadLIVE - Popcaan - Forever Album Launch #downdiroadLIVE - Protoje - A Matter of Time Album Launch #downdiroadLIVE - TSOJOURNA - Remembering the Battle of Adwa - Ft. Ras-I & Friends #downdiroadLIVE - BLVK H3RO LIVE @ BAE VIBES #downdiroadLIVE - DUBWISE - David Rodigan's 40th Anniversary #downdiroadLIVE - SOUL REVEL 73 - Ras-I & The Revelationz #downdiroadLIVE - NEW WAVE (Music Night) - Ft. Agent Sasco & Koffee #downdiroadLIVE - ZUMBATHON! (ZUMBA IN JAMAICA) #downdiroadLIVE - TESSELLATED & FRIENDS   RUNKUS - BURN EVERYTHING - LIVE @ TESSELLATED & FRIENDS   SEVANA SIREN - BIT TOO SHY - LIVE @ TESSELLATED & FRIENDS TESSELLATED...
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#DownDiRoad – SZN 3

#DownDiRoad – SZN 3

#DownDiRoad - SEASON 3   #DownDiRoad is an independent Jamaican focused online travel series, originally created as a visual component to the blog posts written on downdiroad.com. Here we have ALL 10 episodes of the third season, all in one place! Series premiered: May 11, 2018 Produced by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips Directed by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips Visuals shot by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips, Rik-Andi McLeary, Channae Reynolds, Tennyson Rhoden, Gordon Russell, Troy Daley Edited by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips courtesy of DDRMedia JA Remember to subscribe to the @downdiroadja Youtube channel! http://youtube.com/downdiroadja ENJOY THE VIDEOS! LIKE THE VIDEOS! SHARE THE VIDEOS! SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL!!!!!!   #DownDiRoad – Episode 0 - REACH FALLS, PORTLAND - The Prelude - May 11, 2018 #DownDiRoad – Episode 1 - COTTAGE 6 - JAMAICA INN BOUTIQUE HOTEL - June 9, 2018 #DownDiRoad – Episode 2 - BACKYARD WATERFALLS - Penfield Falls, Gordon Town - June 17, 2018 #DownDiRoad – Episode 3 - BOB MARLEY BEACH - St. Thomas - June 23, 2018 #DownDiRoad – Episode 4 - FUN IN THE RUM - JOY SPENCE APPLETON ESTATE RUM EXPERIENCE...
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#DownDiRoad – SZN 2

#DownDiRoad – SZN 2

#DownDiRoad - SEASON 2   #DownDiRoad is an independent Jamaican focused online travel series, originally created as a visual component to the blog posts written on downdiroad.com. Here we have ALL 10 episodes of the second season, all in one place! Series premiered: November 4, 2017 Produced by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips Directed by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips Visuals shot by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips, Denmar Daley, Rik-Andi McLeary, Channae Reynolds, Tennyson Rhoden, Sasha-Kay Bogle, Tracey-Ann Mulilngs, Mark Ormsby Edited by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips courtesy of DDRMedia JA Remember to subscribe to the @downdiroadja Youtube channel! http://youtube.com/downdiroadja ENJOY THE VIDEOS! LIKE THE VIDEOS! SHARE THE VIDEOS! SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL!!!!   #DownDiRoad – Episode 1 – #MEETSTREET - Jamaican Food Truck Festival - November 4, 2017 #DownDiRoad – Episode 1.5 - CREPES WITH TRACE! - Tea Tree Creperie  - November 18, 2017 #DownDiRoad – Episode 2 - LIFE YARD - The Heart of Fleet Street - November 26, 2017 #DownDiRoad – Episode 3 - BLUE BOAT - Grilling @ Holywell - December 10, 2017 #DownDiRoad – Episode 4 - HIP STRIP! - Pork Pit &...
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#DownDiRoad – SZN 1

#DownDiRoad – SZN 1

#DownDiRoad - SEASON 1   #DownDiRoad is an independent Jamaican focused online travel series, originally created as a visual component to the blog posts written on downdiroad.com. Here we have ALL 10 episodes of the first season, all in one place! Series premiered: August 13, 2017 Produced by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips Directed by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips Visuals shot by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips, Denmar Daley, Rik-Andi McLeary, Channae Reynolds, Kevin Greenland, Jodi-Ann Simmonds, Nicholas Martin. Edited by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips courtesy of DDRMedia JA Remember to subscribe to the @downdiroadja Youtube channel! http://youtube.com/downdiroadja ENJOY THE VIDEOS! LIKE THE VIDEOS! SHARE THE VIDEOS! SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL!!!!!! #DownDiRoad - Episode 1 - DRONE FUN! (BLUE LAGOON & ST. MARGARET'S BAY) - August 13, 2017 #DownDiRoad - Episode 2 - Klouds & Kalooki (Our Holywell Blue Mountain Weekend) - August 21, 2017 #DownDiRoad - Episode 3 - Man On The Moon (A Day at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande) - August 29, 2017 #DownDiRoad - Episode 4 - Negril Weekend (Views From The Other Side) - September 3, 2017 #DownDiRoad - Episode 5 - Gut...
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FINAL PAR – the #DownDiRoad Season 3 Finale!

FINAL PAR – the #DownDiRoad Season 3 Finale!

This is it roadies!   10 episodes of fun and 3 seasons deep, we are at another finale for the #DownDiRoad series! This week we head out to the Harbour View round about give some steps, showing you how we par! 'Par' is a Jamaican colloquialism which basically means to chill or hang out with your friends and here at downdiroad.com that is our favourite pastime; we come together as a group and partake in each other's company. There are a few steps, so watch the season finale below & let us know in the comments how you par with your friends. I really just want to thank everybody who has been watching the videos and reading the blog posts on the website. This all started as a simple blog where I could write about and share the places I visited with my friends. As time progressed and we all became more invested in the vision, it has grown and continues...
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#DownDiRoad goes #RounDiGlobe – Jacob’s Well – Texas USA

#DownDiRoad goes #RounDiGlobe – Jacob’s Well – Texas USA

GREETINGS ROADIES! Sorry for shouting but I'm excited because the #DownDiRoad series just went international! Introducing the first installment of #RounDiGlobe. I'm on vacation in the States right now so I couldn't come here & not do some exploring. I spent some time in Texas & visited a beautiful watering hole called Jacob's Well. Jacob's Well is in the Texas countryside, in a place called Wemblerley close to the busy city of Austin. It's a natural artisan spring really, but it's main attraction is a deep well, 13 feet wide & over 100 feet deep! Check out the visuals from the visit & do remember to subscribe to the website & YouTube channel for more!   Until the next one! - Doofy D   ...
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South Coast 2.0 – St. Elizabeth Weekend

South Coast 2.0 – St. Elizabeth Weekend

DownDiRoad EP. 9 - South Coast 2.0   Mawnin good people of the world!!!! Too much??....... aahh!   This week we switch it up! You are reading words by Rik!   Sooooo.... how to keep this short????? The DownDiRoad JA crew traversed the parish of St. Elizabeth a few weeks ago and I must say we had a great time. There were a few hiccups here and there but all in all it was a great adventure.   Let us begin!   We departed from Kingston a bit behind schedule on Friday evening, as is the case when humans (Jamaicans in particular), decide to do anything as a group. The journey seemed long as we were unsure of the exact location of our residence for the next couple of days; however from Kingston, we got to Waikiki Guest House in Treasure Beach in under 3 hours. On Saturday morning we woke up quite early, as we had several plans for the day.   First on the itinerary was breakfast and our first choice was...
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