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 MOCKO JUMBIES
These colorfully dressed stilt dancing masqueraders originated in West African and have been a cultural symbol of the Virgin Islands for more than two centuries. As “guardians” they are charged with protecting the community from evil spirits or ghosts otherwise known as “jumbies.” They do so by mocking them, hence the name. Initially, they visited resident’s homes during various holidays. Since the early 20th century, Mocko Jumbies have thrilled parade-goers during Carnivals and other local festivities. On St. Thomas, iconic performers included John “Magnus” Farrell who showcased the art form in a 1954 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Other celebrated names from days gone by include Fritz Isaiah Sealey, and Alvin “Allie” Paul.