By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Apr 18, 2019 at 5:01 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

Jewels Caribbean Restaurant & Bar, 2230 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Dr., has announced that it will host 420 Day event to promote awareness and education about hemp legislation and CBD.

The event, which will be held on Saturday, April 20, will feature a special CBD-infused food and drink menu, speakers, movies and music.

A special menu created by Chef Amanda LaLuzerne will be available beginning at 10 a.m. It will feature CBD-infused dishes including jerk wings, Rasta pasta, macaroni and cheese pie and chocolate chip cookies. CBD-infused cocktails will include the Coco Butter cocktail and margaritas. Guests will also have the option to upgrade any dish or drink with a dose of CBD for an additional charge.

At 1:30 p.m., guests are invited to a special presentation from Sen. Lena Taylor, during which she will speak about her proposed hemp legislation. Her talk will be followed by a discussion of current Wisconsin laws presented by Eric Marsch of NORML, a national grassroots organization working to reform marijuana laws, will speak about the present laws in Wisconsin.

Musical guests will include Paul Cebar at 4:30 p.m., reggae from Kojo at 7 p.m. and DJ Natasha Jewels will spin reggae, reggaeton, dancehall, afrobeat and more through midnight.

Throughout the day, Jewels will also screen a variety of "4/20 friendly" movies including "The Big Lebowski" and "Half-Baked." Guests present at the magical moment of 4:20 p.m. will be treated to a very special surprise.

Reservations are highly recommended and can be made at OpenTable.com or by calling the restaurant at (414) 585-0678. Watch the Jewels Caribbean Restaurant Facebook page for additions and updates.

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.