We love all things in the realm of food and beverage. So naturally, we were excited to discover two spots that are, quite literally, bringing new ideas to the table here in Grenada: Container Park, and the West Indies Beer Company.
Every Friday, ex-pats, sailors, and students from the medical school gather to enjoy a feast of foods cooked by vendors who set up shop inside converted shipping containers. There’s pad thai and tacos. Ramen noodles and poutine. Texas BBQ and pizza. Cocktails with spirits not often seen in these parts and artisanal gelato. Whenever we hunger for a taste of home, Container Park is the answer.
I’m also a bit of a beer snob, and the two standard-bearers in Grenada, Carib and Stag, taste like piss to me (and don’t get me started on Stag’s tagline: “A Man’s Beer”). I’d stopped drinking beer full stop until we discovered the West Indies Beer Co. (their motto, “Island life… just got better” is more to my liking).
The owner fought through sticky governmental red tape and complicated logistics related to importing ingredients and liquor licensing for a brew pub, to bring real beer to Grenada. I’m so happy that he did. In addition brewing a standard selection of IPAs, ESBs, light ales, and ciders, there are always a few experimental brews on tap. It’s a fun place to geek out with friends while sampling the latest iteration on a Belgian tripel or sour beer.
Hipster culture. It’s everywhere, and it’s freaking delicious.