Top 10 Things We Love This Month – April 2018

1. Czech Inn Grill

Hidden on the outskirts of Bodden Town is the Czech Inn Grill. Known for its tasty treats and delicious food, customers rave about the little restaurant located just east of the Bodden Town Police Station. The owner, Jiri Zitterbart, is the former head chef at Morgan’s Harbour and Grand Old House, explaining the tastiness of the food he produces. Uniquely, people are invited to bring their own alcohol, so they can enjoy a beer and a variety of burgers and sandwiches. There is also a special European menu that encompasses his homeland’s cuisine.

2. Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament. Fishermen from across the island will participate in this week-long competition that sees Cayman’s maritime heritage come to the forefront. Registration for this year’s event opens on April 24 from 6-9 p.m. and the first day’s fishing will begin on April 26 from Hog Sty Bay at 7:30 a.m. Boat registration costs US$500 or CI$400 per boat (with up to four anglers), with daily rewards available. The tournament ends on May 1. For more information, go to www.fishcayman.com.

3. Junk

A lot of people care about the environment and want to reduce waste but don’t have the time to recycle. Well, there is a local company that can make your life simpler. Junk, a trash removal and recycling valet service located in George Town, will remove anything you can imagine, whether it be an old car, discarded debris or scrap lumber… and all for a reasonable price! You only pay for the space you use in their removal truck, and in no time at all you’ll have cleared out the clutter in your life. See www.junk.ky.

4. Fly high

Walking along Seven Mile Beach, you may have seen a person rising above the waves on some futuristic contraption. That device is known as a flyboard, and SWS Cayman teaches clients to ride it. Although it may look difficult, it is extraordinary how quickly rank amateurs can get to grips with the basics. The company basically guarantees you’ll be up in the air after a 15-minute lesson, and may even be able to attempt the odd trick after 30 minutes. Ages from 7-77 years old have given it a whirl, so why not you? Be James Bond! Visit www.swscayman.com for more information.

5. Glass Straws by Peripheral Life & Style

Going eco-friendly has just been made a lot easier with Peripheral Life & Style’s glass straws, currently rocking Cayman. Available for purchase across the island, these reusable and fashionable accessories are a reasonable price for taking a step in the right direction. You can buy them at a number of local retailers in Cayman including Jessie’s Juice, Fresh, Kuboh, The Ritz-Carlton tennis shop and Waterman Cayman Surf Co/ Blue Wave in Galleria Plaza. One person buying and using a glass straw can prevent up to 1,000 plastic straws a year going into landfill and the sea. Ride the wave!

6. Dr. Bob’s Experiment

There’s a new band in town with a name reminiscent of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Dr. Bob’s Experiment is a six-piece group including your usual mix of drums, guitars, bass, vocals as well as a djembe percussionist and a trombone player. The combination creates a rich sound that has garnered the group a loyal following in a short period of time. If you’re a fan of classics from Jimmy Buffett and the like, this is the band you need to track down. You’ll find them at the Margaritaville Resort every Wednesday and Friday evening for happy hour.

7. Crystal Charters

Boat ownership is not for everyone, but if you’d still love the experience without the headaches, chartering a vessel for the day is the way to go. Crystal Charters, located in Camana Bay, has three boats of varying size offering a dizzying array of options to suit your fancy. Whether you want a day of being catered to while you laze under the sun, or wish to try your hand at fishing, Crystal Charters can make it all possible and you don’t have to lift a finger. They can even cook a private barbeque on your day out! See www.crystalcharters.com.

8. Carnival season

Are those feathers you see? Bright colors? Waves of sparkling material? Why, it must be Carnival time in Cayman! It all starts with Junior Batabano this month, with adult Batabano getting Carnival season officially rolling at the beginning of May. Even if you don’t participate, you can find your space along the parade route to cheer along your favorite mas band. And don’t forget, there are other events outside the main day such as the J’Ouvert party, where night owls and early birds collide. Check local listings so you don’t miss a moment of the spectacle.

9. Caviar in Cayman

If you’ve ever wondered what all the fuss is about when it comes to caviar, odds are good you haven’t tasted the right stuff. Those $10 jars you can find on the shelves in the supermarket are entry-level options and pretty darn salty to boot. When names like Beluga and Ossetra make your heart beat a little faster, you want to get in touch with Caribbean Beverages Cayman. This local company has recently started bringing in top caviar from international suppliers, and it will sell directly to the general public. Get your wee spoons ready. See www.caribbeanbeverages.ky for more information.

10. Glazing pottery

When you’ve got a fast-paced life going on, a relaxing hobby is the perfect way to bring the blood pressure down and tap your inner Zen. The 3 Girls & A Kiln company has the answer. They offer pottery glazing evenings at their location in Camana Bay, two nights a week, from 7-9 p.m. The $50 fee includes a cheese platter, all materials, glazing and firing costs. You can also bring your own beverages if you so desire. The best part of it? You get to take your creation home! Prepare to make a family heirloom.
Call 325-8217 or visit www.3girlsandakiln.com.