February 7, 2018

New Wave – Music Night

Yo! It’s Reggae Month & New Wave is back! Check out #downdiroadLIVE – NEW WAVE right here!   Described as a “creative platform for emerging local talents,” New Wave will be held every Monday night in February at The Cove Restaurant and Bar on Winchester Road in Kingston. The first staging was held on Monday February 5th & downdiroad.com was in the building! Dubbed as ‘Music Night’ it was a great first staging, and the vibe was right! Dj Drumline & Dj Stamma were in charge of the musical selections for the night, but to my surprise here was also a special closing set from international dj Becca Dudley straight…

February 3, 2018

Curry Par – Curried goat at Moby Dick x Sharmz x Murray’s

Watch the NEW episode of #DownDiRoad below, but continue reading for the photo gallery, and more info on Moby Dick, Sharmz & Murray’s.    BOOM! Wah gwaahn?!? Remember when we were supposed to go on a food journey? We kinda took a wrong turn along the way, but these things happen when a Jamaican tells you “yea man, just gwaahn down di road!” So quick and fast let me tell you what this adventure is all about.   Being “out of many one people,” results in Jamaica having a melting pot of food and worldwide cultural influences. Curry goat and curry in general is a favourite among Jamaicans. 8 times out of…

January 20, 2018

SOUTH COAST! – BLACK RIVER SAFARI, PELICAN BAR & JACK SPRAT @ JAKES

Yowwwwww! St. Elizabeth, Jamaica! I didn’t familiarize myself with the parish affectionately called St. Bess until 2017 on a drive out to Negril. The south coast of Jamaica is a gem of beauty I tell you! It’s the last #DownDiRoad with Sasha (*thug tears*). We went to St. Elizabeth for the day & made a few stops. J. Charles Swaby’s Black River Safari – sick tour of the Black River with nufff crocodiles & wild birds! Floyd’s Pelican Bar – the famous bar made of stilted driftwood, located in the middle of the Parottee Bay. Very “wavvyyy” Jack Sprat Seafood & Pizza – The famous restaurant at Jakes Hotel in…

January 11, 2018

Chasing Monkey Island – Part 3 – WE MADE IT!

Finally! Jeezam peez! After all this time I made it! (*thug tear*) Sasha is in the building again. We rafted, went to Monkey Island, and I almost lost my brand new GoPro! Murda…..   Watch EP 6 of #DownDiRoad Season 2 – CHASING MONKEY ISLAND – and check out the photo gallery below for some sick visuals!       You can also check out the older pieces on the website if you want more details on Monkey Island’s history, as well as a detailed review on the Blue Lagoon rafting tours. CLICK ME! –> CHASING MONKEY ISLAND – PART 1 – SAN SAN BEACH <– CLICK ME! CLICK ME! –> CHASING…

January 5, 2018

The Longboarder – Surfer’s Paradise

Boom! Another week another adventure! Check out the newest episode of #DownDiRoad below, but please stay for the full story & photo gallery of our adventure.   When last have you been somewhere new? Are you living your best life? I think I’ve been doing pretty well at new things, but there is so much room for more. At one point in my life I used to make New Year’s resolutions, but these days I like to make LIFE resolutions. I mean, why wait when you know what you want? One of my recent life resolutions is to simply, ‘do more.’ I don’t pride myself on material objects. I have…

December 31, 2017

HIP STRIP – PORK PIT & STARBUCKS

Wah gwaahn my side?!? So yea one more #DownDiRoad this time we went to Mobay. Well actually, we went to pick up a friend from the airport & his flight was cancelled so rather than call it a day wasted, we made the most of it! If you’re ever in Mobay please go to the Pork Pit! And last but not least, Starbucks! A lot of talk has been made about Starbucks, but in my opinion I think it’s a good move. It’s all local based coffee, and it’s adding foreign exchange to our economy I have no qualms.  Thanks for the support & remember to subscribe to the Youtube…

December 19, 2017

Tessellated & Friends – The Vibes LIVE

#downdiroadLIVE – TESSELLATED & FRIENDS Waddup peeps?!? Long time no see!  You must be living under a rock if you’ve never heard the song ‘Pine & Ginger.‘ If you don’t start humming along to the melody when you hear “me a drink pine & ginger! 🎶” blasting through a speaker what are you even doing bro??? Last Friday on December 15th, the young collaborators Tessellated, Amindi K. Fro$t and Valleyz made their debut performance to a sold out 700+ crowd at the Barbican Beach Bar. It’s both crazy & fulfilling to know that their first performance of this song together, was in Jamaica before the home crowd which inspired the song the…

December 2, 2017

F&B Downtown – Fine Jewellery Meets Fine Dining

Have you heard about the Downtown Kingston revival? There is a LOT happening Downtown. It might have started with Digicel building their headquarters there, but with the recent redevelopment project headed by the Urban Development Company (UDC), there is construction being done all over.  Look around and you’ll see new buildings rising up everywhere. From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, & the GraceKennedy Limited corporate office, to right on the waterfront where you’ll see the new Victoria Pier Food complex redevelopment project. Downtown Kingston is well on it’s way to becoming a hotspot again.  A few weeks ago I heard about this fancy restaurant Downtown.  “Downtown? Fancy?”…

November 26, 2017

Life Yard – The Heart of Fleet Street

You can view the newest episode of #DownDiRoad right below, but I implore you to stay and read the article as well as view the photo gallery!     Fleet Street, Parade Gardens, Kingston Jamaica. If someone mentioned the community of Parade Gardens a few years ago, if you even knew of it you’d probably just associate it with that one word…. “ghetto.” I mean, based on the socio-economical conditions that determine a community falling in that category, Parade Gardens fits the description, but what you need to realize is that this community is a ghetto paradise. There are a group of young men who grew up in the community,…

November 18, 2017

Crêpes with Trace – Tea Tree Crêperie

So boom, Tea Tree Crêperie & Treehouse Bar! Tea Tree I have to say is a very nice spot off Lady Musgrave Road in Kingston. As the name suggests, Tea Tree specializes in crêpes. They describe themselves just like this; “Tea Tree Crêperie & Treehouse Pub is a Cordon Bleu style Hot Spot and the first of its kind in Jamaica. Though we specialize in amazing sweet & savoury crêpes, we offer an incredibly varied menu that includes classic breakfasts, gluten-free as well as vegan delights, tantalizing desserts, quiche, salads, Blue Mountain coffee drinks, blended and specialty drinks, top shelf offerings and many more hearty goodies by Chef Maree and the…