Meet Richard, owner of the new Wicked Juice Bar in the old taco stand at Wharfside Village.
Richard, who also runs the scooter rental business at Wharfside, opened Wicked Juice Bar a few weeks ago, and, in addition to healthier juice drinks like watermelon, pineapple, beet and celery, he’s also got an eclectic lunch and dinner menu.
“Tacos, empanadas, egg rolls, crepes, doughnuts, we make it all here,” says Richard, who says he got tired of the rat race and moved from California to St. John 11 years ago.
Wicked Juice Bar also plans to start serving espresso in the morning.
Right now: Lunch 12 p.m. to 2 p.m and dinner 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Prices about $3.50 to $8.50.
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.”