St Ann welcomes first Smokehouse Restaurant with good food and great music

Over 1,500 patrons came out to celebrate the launch of St. Ann’s newest restaurant, the Plantation Smokehouse, on Valentine’s Day, February 14.

It was a moment to be savoured and recorded! Patrons turned out in droves for the opening of Plantation Smokehouse Restaurant in St Ann.

The first of its kind in the parish, Plantation Smokehouse is conveniently located right off the highway in Richmond, St. Ann, beside the Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, home of Rebel Salute and soon, the Reggae Sunsplash Festival.

Patrons could settle into the chic setting to get some great food for the restaurant opening.

Good food and entertainment were the highlights of the night as countless orders for ribs, steak, curried goat, jerked chicken, jerked pork and other items kept kitchen staff busy, while customers rocked to the beat of Reggae music.

Delectable meals were available all night for patrons.

Patrons were also served with musical treats from rising singjay act, Prohgres, soul songbird Ikaya and veteran Reggae icon Freddie McGregor, backed by the formidable Big Ship Band.

‘Fly Away’ with soulful reggae singer Ikaya

Owner of the establishment, Alwyn Brown, told BUZZ that his primary reason for opening the restaurant is because the concept of a smokehouse is not popular in Jamaica and he saw it necessary to bring that into his home parish.

Veteran Reggae singer Freddie McGregor had the audience enraptured by his soulful melodies.

Brown, who is no newcomer to the restaurant business, as he is also the owner of the St. Ann seafood giant, Sharkies Seafood Restaurant, said that it took him about six months to create and refine what he calls the “dynamic” menu.

Smokey, delicious pork for the meat lovers.

“I don’t think there is any menu like ours; the cuisine is Fusion as we have Asian, American and Jamaican dishes available, so there is something for everyone,” he added.

It’s all good vibes!

The eatery has a chic, rustic-casual vibe and can seat up to 135 customers at any one time. Patrons can stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner seven days a week from 8:30 am to 11 pm.