By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer 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

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.