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TriniChow Food & Restaurant News Roundup: APRIL – MAY 2014

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THE PORT RESTAURANT (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – We’re so excited to visit The Port (and sample its Mediterranean Creole menu and sushi options) at One Woodbrook Plaza. (868) 628-4089. Hours: Mon – Thu: 11am-11pm and Fri – Sat: 11am-12 midnight. Link to The Port Restaurant website and The Port Restaurant on Facebook.  Link to menus.

RENDEZ-VOUS RESTAURANT & WINE BAR  (MovieTowne’s Fiesta Plaza, Port of Spain, Trinidad) – Opened in May 2014 featuring “French fusion cuisine.” Hours 4pm-11pm, Sunday-Thursday and 4pm-12 midnight, Friday-Saturday. Also will be opening for lunch in the next few weeks. (868) 737-0666 or 624-9828.

FLUID BAR & LOUNGE (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – Opened in April 2014 on the Avenue with a menu that includes a tapas-style sushi buffet dinner on Tuesday.  #63 Ariapita Avenue. (868) 225-5001.

YUMMY MUMMY GOURMET (Chaguanas, Trinidad) – Central has five gourmet markets with the opening of Yummy Mummy on Mulchan Seuchan Road in April 2014.  The market stocks a wide range of gluten-free, organic, dairy-free and all natural products.  Yummy Mummy also bakes their own gluten-free bread and muffins in-house!  Hours 9am-6pm, Monday-Saturday.  (868) 671-7236.

AMS CURRY & LOCAL CUISINE (Piarco, Trinidad) Opened in April 2014 at Piarco Airport in the Piarco Plaza Mall.

J’ADORE PATISSERIE (Store Bay, Tobago)

COOKIE CASTLE (Chaguanas, Trinidad) – Opened in May 2014 at #114 Southern Main Road.

SWEET STUFF CAKES & ICE CREAM SHOP (Rousillac San Fernando, Trinidad) – Opened in May 2014.  (868) 770-4776

PAPRIKA RESTAURANT (St. Clair, Trinidad) reopened after renovations.

NEW MENUS & UPDATES

Our SUNDAY BRUNCH @ FANATIC is back on June 1st at Fanatic Kitchen Studio with an English -Style Brunch featuring Chef Joe Brown! Link to more details.

LA CANTINA PIZZERIA (Port of Spain, Trinidad) launched an “all you can eat pizza buffet” on Tuesdays (Trinidad branch only).  “Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner 7pm-10pm.  Adults – $99; 5-11 yrs – $49; Under 5 – Free. Dessert from Haagen Dazs included, but not unlimited! No takeaway. No drinks included. All prices exclude VAT and service charge. Regular menu still available!”  Link to flyer.

AIOLI (Maraval, Trinidad) – Launched a new Tapas menu in May.  Link to more details.

SHESHA CAFE & LOUNGE (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – Launched a new food and drink menu in late May 2014.  Link to new menu.

DEL MANO FOOD (one of our favourite food artisans in Trinidad) is now offering FRESH all-natural sausages weekly at ARTIE’S MEATS in Maraval.  Sausages are generally delivered on Wednesdays and available sausages include English Banger, Italian, Chorizo and Chicken Bratwurst.

FLAIR RESTAURANT & BAR (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – Starts a new lunch buffet on 27th May with a hot station, cold station and assortment of desserts – $99 VAT inclusive.  Available for dine-in & pick-up, reservations (868) 628-1606.  Link to flyer.

TOPPERS SPORTS BAR & GRILL (Grand Bazaar, Valsayn, Trinidad) opened an Asian Salad & Sushi Bar in April 2014. Hours 11am -12 midnight, Sunday – Thursday; 11am -2am, Friday – Saturday.  (868) 645-8677.  Link to flyer.

DREAM LOUNGE (San Fernando, Trinidad) launched a breakfast menu in April 2014.  Hours 6:30am-11am, Monday-Saturday.  Link to menu.

HOTEL NORMANDIE (St. Ann’s, Trinidad) is now offering a Friday Fish Fry & BBQ night featuring “two types of meat, as many sides as you wish & a delicious selection of salads. Also, specials on beer & other drinks.  Reservations: (868) 624-1181 ext. 3005.  Cost: $146.25 per person before taxes ($185 inclusive).”

TEXAS DE BRAZIL (Movietowne, Port of Spain) expanded its all-day Sunday menu to include breakfast/brunch items and all the dinner (meat) choices.  $299 per person exclusive of VAT & service charge.

ZAZOU BISTRO MODERNE (Maraval, Trinidad) is no longer offering a daily lunch menu or their Crepes & Galette menu on Saturdays.

COMING SOON:

VIAAA GOURMET BAKERY & RESTAURANT (Princes Town, Trinidad) – Casual dining restaurant and bakery opens at #92 High Street in Princes Town on 2nd June 2014.  All meats are halaal. (868) 290-0623.

RIZZONI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO (MovieTowne’s Fiesta Plaza, Port of Spain, Trinidad).  Spotted a “Coming Soon” sign for this restaurant (above Trader Jack’s Island Grill).

CHUCK E CHEESE (Chaguanas, Trinidad) – Scheduled to open in July 2014.

TOPPERS SPORTS BAR & GRILL (St. Clair, Trinidad) – Coming soon to Rust Street in St. Clair.

CINNABON (Movietowne, Trinidad)

V&J BRAUHAUS RESTAURANT & BEER GARDEN (Port of Spain, Trinidad) is scheduled to reopen sometime in May or June in its new location at Victoria Square,  #14-17 Ground Floor, Victoria Suites.  (868) 775 0729.

WANDA’S BELGIAN WAFFLES CAFE (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – we’re looking forward to the opening of this restaurant!  (868) 354-3333.

CLOSINGS – Temporary:

KING’S BAY CAFE (Delaford/King’s Bay, Tobago) temporarily closed for the off-season from May 26th until July.

THE HILLTOP RESTAURANT at TTHTI (Chaguaramas, Trinidad) temporarily closed from May 19th and will reopen on June 17th due to students’ final examinations.

CIAO PIZZA (Scarborough, Tobago) is closing for one week in June — Tuesday, June 10th to Tuesday, June 17th.

CLOSINGS – Permanent:

CINNAMON BAKING (Diego Martin, Trinidad) – Closed in May 2014.

SYPS RESTAURANT & BAR (Crown Point, Tobago) – Syps closed in May 2014 and we’re heartbroken because we love Merle and her restaurant! Hugs & kisses to you Merle :)  Link to Syps’ post on Facebook regarding their closing.

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