Friday 7 August, 2020

US restaurateur brings Cayman-themed dining to Pittsburgh

Mastic Trail Brewing

Mastic Trail Brewing

A restaurateur and lover of everything-Cayman has transplanted the Cayman vibe in his home town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The brewpub owner is such a fan of the Mastic Trail and everything else in Cayman that he actually named his new brewpub and restaurant, Mastic Trail Brewing.

According to an interview in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, owner Ben Williams has said, “I want guests to feel like they’re on vacation when they’re here. Which, with COVID-19, I think it’ll be a good thing.” He also indicates that he would like to return to Cayman as soon as borders open.

The surroundings of the Cayman-themed restaurant are decorated with sand, sea, birds, plants fish and seashells and the menu will be Caribbean-style with items such as jerk wings, jerk chicken, seafood and West Indian-style curries... But... what about some Cayman-style beef?

Mastic Trail Brewing sure does sound like fun and we will definitely visit if we are ever in the area. 

"Come and staycation with us where you can enjoy dynamite Caribbean food (kicked up a notch), tropical mixed drinks, and craft beers!" say the team at Mastic Trail Brewing.

Caribbean destination dining is a growing trend in the United States, but this is the first time we have heard of a Cayman-themed restaurant. In fact, Loop's very own Peter Ivey aka Yardie in Cayman, has his very own Jamaican themed culinary edu-tainment company, The Reggae Chefs.

We wish the owner good luck on his new venture, which opens today.

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