Say hello to Beverly Melius, who is back in charge at Pickles deli and market.
Beverly, a former New York interior designer who moved to St. John in the 1970′s, ran the original Pickle’s for a decade before leasing out the building to various other businesses starting in 2003.
Now she is back, serving breakfast lunch and dinner 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with breakfast burritos and Belgian waffles, deli sandwiches and wraps, and all heavy on the homemade side.
Beverly’s friend, Jean, a commercial fisherman from Alaska, also spends six months a year on St. John and she brings Copper River wild Sockeye salmon to Pickles, 600 pounds of it from her most recent trip. $18 a pound. Frozen now. Shipped down fresh in season.
“I’m amazed at the response since we opened about three months ago,” says Beverly. “We’ve got a lot of Coral Bay customers, but we’ve got plenty from Cruz Bay who come all the way over for our food.”