Autumn in the islands offers the best of both worlds. Seasonal taste treats are yours to enjoy at many establishments while tropical temperatures remain in the low to mid-80s. In other words, there’s no chance of having to deal with “frost on the pumpkin” — but you still get to taste the flavors of fall.
At Flamboyan Resort’s Northside Grind coffee shop, cold brew has become wildly popular with island residents and visitors. Proprietors Tom and Trish Dahl recently created a very special seasonal cold brew with oat milk, maple syrup, and pumpkin sweet cream — topped with cold foam and cinnamon (below left). Delicious!
No matter what the time of year, frosty cold beer is always a favorite refreshment in the Caribbean and Northside Grind is right on cue with premium quality non-alcoholic beer from Athletic Brewing Company.
According to materials provided by the company, “Athletic Brewing is pioneering a craft beer revolution. We promise to use high-quality, all-natural ingredients to create great-tasting brews for our beer-loving family. We strive to create brews suitable for everyone and every occasion. No matter your motivation, if you want to keep a clear head and drink healthier, we’re here for you.”
At Northside Grind, Athletic Brewing selections include “Upside Dawn” Golden Ale and “Free Wave” Hazy IPA.
As always, Northside Grind is headquarters for breakfast and lunch specialties, smoothies and smoothie bowls, snacks, fresh baked goods, and more.
Northside Grind coffee shop is located on the
lush grounds at Flamboyan Resort.
Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week
and most major credit cards are accepted.
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A BIT ABOUT ST THOMAS CARNIVAL ROOTS
In 1911, St. Thomas resident Adolph “Ding” Sixto traveled to Brazil to attend Rio de Janeiro’s renowned Carnival celebrations. Inspired by the experience, he brought the concept back home and on February 14, 1912, the first St. Thomas Carnival was held from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. It included confetti battles, greased pig-catching competitions, boat races and a torchlight masquerade. St. Thomas Carnival was held again in 1914 but with the advent of World War I, festivities came to a halt until being officially established in 1952 as an annual event.