Meada's Plaza, King Street
Rhumb Lines, in the courtyard of Meada's Plaza on King
Street, has a dozen tables scattered across the patio. Some
are umbrella-covered. The menu features foods from the Pa-
cific Rim and tropical climes in a relaxed Caribbean setting.
The most popular dishes here are the small pupu dishes that
are tropical “tapas.” Each dish is enough for two to sample
and you'll want to try several. They vary but often include
duck potstickers, Thai spring rolls, shrimp, fish and chicken
satays, blackened shrimp or cold sesame shrimp. The pupu
dishes are served at lunch and dinner.
Lunch offers mango gazpacho and shrimp pad Thai, but also
burgers and sandwiches. Dinner includes crabcakes, shrimp
and corn fritters and mahi-mahi cooked in a banana leaf.
Casual attire. Closed Tues.
Did you know? A rhumb line is a line on a
sphere that cuts all medians at the same an-
gle. You learn something new every day.
Café Roma was complacent when it was St. John's only Ital-
ian restaurant, but it has now refurbished its space and ex-
panded its menu to meet the competition of ZoZo's and
Panini Beach. The restaurant is fully enclosed, which is un-
usual for the island. You'll need to climb the steps to this
second-floor spot. Café Roma is much like a stateside neigh-
borhood Italian restaurant. The owner is very proud of the
pizzas here - indeed they are delicious. The menu includes