A good friend of mine arranged a belated surprise birthday for me in NYC recently that led me to discovering a little gem of a Jamaican restaurant/dance hall, hot spot called Miss Lily’s & Melvin’s Juice Box. Located in the South Village, it doesn’t look like much from the outside but we went on a particularly rainy Thursday night and we definitely felt like we’d been transported to the Caribbean inside. I ate the best jerk chicken and corn on the cob we’ve EVER eaten (outside of Jamaica obviously) which we washed down with cocktails that went by the name of Dutty Wine, Ting-A-Ling, Pressure Drop, Hotstepper and Tempted To Touch. Kanye West was spotted there the night after us celebrating his birthday alongside Jay Z and Beyonce so it must be good. If you are ever in town then check out Miss Lily’s. They even turn up the tunes and turn it into a party! If in doubt, skank out!