What’d you do with your leftovers?

November 28th, 2014

When you serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at your restaurant, you do what the rest of us do the next day (except probably a whole lot better.)

St. John’s a tetrazzini town.







Happy Thanksgiving from On-StJohn.com

November 27th, 2014

Carving up the Sam & Jack’s. (Our review after the calorie coma wears off.)

We hope you had a great holiday too.







New Westin signs

November 26th, 2014

The Westin entrances – both lower and upper – have brand new signs to greet guests.

“Help you with something?” said the security guard. “Just taking a picture of the nice new signs,” I said. “Yes. Aren’t they nice,” he said.







A busy Evening in the Courtyard

November 23rd, 2014

St. John officially kicks off the holiday season when the Mongoose Merchants Association hosts its annual Evening in the Courtyard Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm.

If you’re on island Friday, stop by.

There are raffles, a fashion show, sales at all the stores, (free waffle cones at St. John Scoops!…free dessert at Sun Dog Cafe!…oysters and champagne at Virgin Fire!…)

To see the full slate of events, sales and shows, click here.







Last minute Thanksgiving to go

November 23rd, 2014

Too late for a Sam & Jack’s Thanksgiving spread, but Tamarind Inn is still taking orders.

A mighty fine spread for $25 a person.  Order by Monday.







Soggy Dollar Rum Cake

November 20th, 2014

Look what just showed up on our DC doorstep (yes, we’re up here shivering with you – STJ we’re coming.)

Soggy Dollar Rum Cake. A four-pack no less. Nilla Killa, Coconut, Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Pecan Streusel. “A sunny treat for shady people.”

Thanks Tish and Jerry. Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

You’ll have to buy your own.







Where’s That? Wednesday

November 19th, 2014

These may not blue rocking chairs, but they’re definitely weathered by the storms and well oiled hands.

Know where one drink on these stools can turn into three hours and new friends in the salty ocean air?







Friday is Give Back Day

November 18th, 2014

Gifft Hill School students and teachers will get Friday off from the classroom.

It’s the school’s annual Give Back Day.

Students and faculty will perform hundreds of hours of service to “pay forward the support we receive from this wonderful community,” GHS says.

Gifft Hill School’s also got a new Head. Dr. Laurie Bottiger, whose education background includes head of school at Esperanza Academy in Lawrence, Mass. and head of The Country School in Madison, Conn., holds a meet and greet with parents this morning.







Unusual empty barge ride

November 17th, 2014

That doesn’t happen very often. A practically empty Mr. B heads to St. John, even without another barge pulling into Red Hook.

Have you used the new car barge, the Island Vic, yet?







Lots going on for the next 8 Tuff Miles

November 14th, 2014

If you’re running in February’s 8 Tuff Miles race, or even if you’re just on the island in February, there’s a lot to do.

The St. John Cancer Fund is partnering with the 19th annual 8 Tuff Miles for a number of events.

-February 21: “Light up the Night,” an 18 hour, family oriented overnight event with music, activities and other entertainment.

-February 27: Pasta buffet at Cruz Bay Landing, 5 – 9 pm, $25.

-February 28: 8 Tuff Miles race, 7:15 am.

-February 28: Awards ceremony, Mongoose Junction, 4 pm

-March 1: Oppenheimer Recovery Party, 11 am.







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