By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 01, 2021 at 11:01 AM

’Tis Dining Month, the tastiest time of year! This means we’re dishing up fun and fascinating food content throughout October. Dig in, Milwaukee!

Jewels Caribbean, 2230 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., will be debuting an expanded CBD and Delta 8 menu beginning Saturday, Oct. 2.

The bar, restaurant and entertainment venue first debuted a selection of cannabidiol (CBD)-infused foods including jerk wings, chocolate chip cookies, coco butter cocktails and margaritas during their 4/20 Day celebration in 2019. But the items were popular enough that they continued to offer CBD-infused desserts and CBD-infused cocktail upgrades on a regular basis. 

“We wanted to offer a place with great ambiance where people could actually partake in the products they buy while listening to great music and no judgments,” says co-owner Natasha Jules.

“Thus far, most places that sell both CBD and Delta 8 are strictly retail and their edible lines are very limited. I have yet to see packaged Jerk Chicken Spring Rolls with CBD at a retail shop.”

Of course, the new CBD8 Bar takes the usual offerings to a new level, adding Delta 8 options as well. 

Guests can still enjoy items from the regular food menu, including choices like Jewels’ signature burgers, available with a choice of jerk or plain mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and fries ($10.95); jerk chicken with rice and peas and sauteed cabbage ($13.95) along with curry fish served with rice and vegetables ($14.95) and sides like fried sweet plantains ($5).

Desserts include chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies and brownies ($3 each). But guests can also upgrade to CBD-infused edibles for $5.

New Delta 8 offerings include Flamin’ Hot Cheetos ($10, 100 mg D8); Doritos ($10, 100 mg D8); nutty nougat squares ($30, 100 mg D8), cookies ($10, 50 mg D8) and brownies ($10, 50 mg D8).  Guests can also indulge in Grape Ape shots, lemonade slushies or honey buns for $6-$8.

The new CBD8 Bar will be featured every Saturday evening through the month of November.  On Oct. 2, the new menu will be accompanied by Hip Hop Night with a $5 cover charge at the door.

Jewels Caribbean is open Fridays from 5 p.m. to midnight and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.