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Destination downtown: B&D turns up the heat with pop-up kitchen

Published:Monday | March 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Roderick Francis (left), CEO of B&D Trawling, shows Merrick Watson, superintendent of police, the facilities during the B&D Trawling pop-up event at the 'Caribbean Queen' boat dock in downtown Kingston recently.

The minute you walked through the gates of B&D Trawling, you were greeted by a strong aroma of delicious food, the main attraction at the latest staging of the company's pop-up kitchens.

The Port Royal Street location boasted long lines for the third staging of the event.

From as early as noon, customers were seen making their way in to get their fill. Fresh coconuts - regular or cold - was the first stop where you could grab something to have right away with your meal or to take away.

Lobster rolls, shrimp pasta, fried fish and lobster fritters were prepared and served right on location.

Tamra Thomas, who is a returning customer, thoroughly enjoyed her meal.

"It seems to be growing as this is my second time coming. However, once the line situation is sorted out, it should be better. The food is really good, so I will definitely be coming back."

Many persons shared the same thoughts regarding the food.

Another satisfied customer was Chevine Davis, who keeps coming back.

"Trust me, the pasta is great! I sure will be here once they are having a pop-up kitchen and I am aware of it."

B&D Trawling CEO Roderick Francis was busy ensuring all was well as usual; however, we caught up with him to get some feedback.

"This is the third one so far, and it is the biggest. The overwhelming support is very, very encouraging and far exceeded our expectations. The feedback from customers is that the food is good. They love the concept, they love the environment, and we are just happy for the support," said Francis.