The wafting scents from Peppers Bar & Grill on West Bay Road are absolutely unmistakable. Even if you don’t think you’re hungry, you’ll suddenly find your mouth watering and your feet turning towards that heavenly mix of jerk seasonings and classic Caribbean sides.
Peppers has been in business for a while now, and it’s rare to drive by the parking lot and see many empty spaces, particularly on the weekends. It’s become a very popular hangout for residents looking to get their jerk fix, and visitors wanting to see what the fuss is all about.
It all starts with jerk pork, chicken, pork sausage and chicken sausage, and then expands into steaks, ribs, burgers, hot dogs, and fire roasted snapper.
If you’re not in the mood for jerk (and if so, get ye to the nearest doctor), then you can order one of their many salads, wraps or sandwiches.
No matter what you decide to eat, however, make sure you wash it down with a locally brewed beer from Cayman Islands Brewery. Peppers has an impressive range of the brewery’s products on tap – pretty much their entire lineup.
There’s Caybrew, Caybrew Premium Light, Ironshore Bock, White Tip, Twisted Citrus and 345 Stout. They range in color from light to dark and all have their unique taste. Try each one to find your favorite, and then settle down for a terrific Caribbean meal.
Not sure which one to choose? Ask Paul Lankford, bar manager for his advice. He’s a Caribbean boy, born and bred; he’ll point you in the right direction.
Peppers has simple, comfortable décor, and T-shirts and shorts are always welcome. It is open air with lots of shade, and tables are large, so you can spread your repast out before you.
One of the best ways to enjoy Peppers is to come with some family or friends, order a selection of food, and then sit down and share it. That way, no one suffers from food envy.
It’s hard to imagine a better way to spend an afternoon or an evening than with a proper, authentic jerk meal and a glass of ice cold, Cayman Islands Brewery draft beer. We defy you to walk past Peppers without being drawn in by that amazing smell emanating from the grills. It’s the siren song of jerk cooking that cannot be denied.
See peppers.ky for a full menu.