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Jamaican Food Coming to Galleria Food Court

Published: 09/06/2018

This fall, as you’re sipping your pumpkin-spice whatever, another kind of spice will be coming to the Galleria at Crystal Run. The Galleria’s Peruvian, Mexican, Chinese, and Japanese offerings will be joined by Jamaican cuisine, when Scotch Bonnet opens in the Food Court this October.

But what is “scotch bonnet,” besides the restaurant’s namesake?

“It’s a hot but flavorful pepper that represents food from that part of the world,” said founder Richard Grey. “It’s in literally all of our food.”

That food is prepared according to the traditional Jamaican recipes of Grey’s mother and grandmother. “It’s a childhood memory. We didn’t want to keep it to ourselves,” he said. “We were motivated to bring the food that we love to a mass audience. Pyramid gave us that opportunity,” he continued, referring to Pyramid Management Group, which owns and operates the Galleria at Crystal Run as well as a number of other retail and entertainment destinations throughout the Northeast.

Grey was born in Jamaica and grew up watching his mother and grandmother at the stove. Scotch Bonnet aims to give customers the same experience with its open kitchen. “It’s like every day is Thanksgiving,” he said. “You sit by and watch Mom cook!”

About the Galleria at Crystal Run

The Galleria at Crystal Run is the Hudson Valley’s premier shopping center and a community resource for all the tristate area. For more information on the Galleria’s retail, dining and entertainment opportunities, visit www.galleriacrystalrun.com.

About Pyramid Management Group, LLC

Pyramid Management Group, owner of the Galleria at Crystal Run, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in North America. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast with 17 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. Pyramid is an industry leader in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.