By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Aug 18, 2020 at 1:30 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

There’s nothing like a plate of barbequed meats on a warm summer day. And you can now get exactly that at Jewels Caribbean, 2230 N. Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Dr.

The Caribbean restaurant has rolled out a new menu of smoked and grilled meats to augment their regular dinner menu Thursday through Saturday evenings until 8:30 p.m.

The menu features meat platters showcasing Pitmaster Nigel’s pork ribs, smoked beef brisket, Southern chicken and jerk chicken with a choice of sides ($15 for one meat; $18 for two); a and pulled pork, brisket or pulled chicken sandwiches (served with one side for $9).

Sides include fries, coleslaw and baked beans. Guests also have a choice of over 15 accompanying sauces including options like garlic lemon, apple honey crisp, tamarind cilantro, mango gochujang, buffalo barbeque, sweet habanero and jerk ranch.

In addition to the dinner menu, which is available until 8:30 p.m., the bar menu (served daily until close) features Jewels favorites like jerk chicken, curry chicken, burgers and wings along with a variety of sides from sweet plantains and jerk beef patty to sweet potato fries and rice and beans.

Jewels Caribbean features both indoor and outdoor seating along with featured music both inside and out.

Hours are Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 1:30 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.