st. croix

Top 5 Things to Do in St. Croix, According to a Local

Q the Cruzan Foodie - August 22, 2022

You’ve done countless online searches for the BEST things to do in St. Croix and the results pretty much share the same thing. Do you know what’s missing from almost every single one of those lists? The unique, one-of-a-kind experiences that make St. Croix the magical place that it is! It’s no wonder why many people who visit the big island are instantly plotting the …

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Eat Like a Local: Zeny’s Restaurant St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - January 25, 2022
Zeny's Restaurant St. Croix

If consistency is key, then Zeny’s Restaurant St. Croix has the blueprint! This Latin-infused restaurant has been around for over 30 years serving local favorites seven days a week. Stew chicken, season rice, conch in butter sauce, roast pork, chicken soup and much more, there is no shortage of hearty local dishes sure to fill you up. Zeny’s Restaurant St. Croix is located at 15 …

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A Crucian Sunset – F’sted, St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - April 22, 2020

I always enjoy sharing my island home with you! Take in this mesmerizing Crucian sunset on the island’s west end and be captivated with the kaleidoscope of colors as the sun dips into the Caribbean Sea. There’s nothing in the world like a Crucian Sunset and this video is nothing compared to the view in person. SEE ALSO: How To Start Your Morning in the …

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#FoodieFriday: Kallaloo

Q the Cruzan Foodie - December 21, 2018
FoodieFriday Kalalloo

Another #FoodieFriday with Cruzan Foodie! This week’s foodie find is often considered one of the official dishes of the US Virgin Islands but I won’t lie – it was something that I learned to appreciate when I was older. Kallaloo is a traditional soup made with an assortment of leafy greens, okra, seafood and/or pork and served over a ball of fungi in true Crucian …

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The Rewind: Cruzan Foodie Rum & Rosé Experience

Q the Cruzan Foodie - October 3, 2018
Pink and white bendable wine glasses were the perfect way to enjoy the cocktails, drinks, and rosé wine being poured at Cruzan Foodie Rum & Rosé Experience

  Cruzan Foodie Rum & Rosé Experience was an event on St. Croix curated by yours truly that exceeded my expectations as an inaugural event on my island home. Endorsed by the USVI Department of Tourism and sponsored by Viya, this end-of-summer soiree is designed to encourage locals to experience something a bit different while simultaneously attracting a new brand of visitors to St. Croix …

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Hurricane Maria Relief: Rebuilding St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - October 16, 2017
Hurricane Irma

On September 20th, Hurricane Maria made landfall on St. Croix with category 5 winds causing much devastation and damage to the island paradise I’ve been blessed to call home. Being away in South Florida when it happened brought about a plethora of feelings, guilt being one of them. While I had endured the wrath of Hurricane Irma in Miami, my family, friends and loved ones …

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Together We Rise: USVI Hurricane Irma Support

Q the Cruzan Foodie - September 9, 2017
Hurricane Irma

On Wednesday September 6th, Hurricane Irma made landfall in my home islands of the U.S. Virgin Islands. This super storm has been categorized as the largest system ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean and caused an insurmountable amount of damage, specifically to St. Thomas & St. John. While I am born and raised on St. Croix, I’m still a Virgin Islander at the end of …

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#FoodieFriday – Breadfruit

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 28, 2017
Breadfruit

This week’s #FoodieFriday is all about a fruit – breadfruit that is! Its starchy, potato-like consistency is high in protein and is rich in nutrients & vitamins. The question most often asked about this green-scaled beauty is whether or not it is really a fruit. Yes, the word ‘fruit’ is in the name but it’s not eaten like a typical fruit. For a long time, …

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How St. Croix Food & Wine Experience benefits the US Virgin Islands

Q the Cruzan Foodie - February 23, 2017

St. Croix Food & Wine Experience (STXFWE) is the annual benefit for the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development that will take place April 7-10, 2017. From night flights accompanied with worldly wines and delectable bites to a sunset BBQ on the island’s west end to intimate dinners prepared by world-renowned chefs, STXFWE has something for everyone. What’s even better is that it supports a …

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A New Travelspective – US Virgin Islands

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 25, 2016
St. John, US Virgin Islands

The great thing about the US Virgin Islands is that each island offers a different perspective on “island living” and how to do it right! Although I was born and raised in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, the other islands – St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island – each have a special place in my heart. Travelspective, a newly launched digital travel channel and …

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