Each year 'round the holidays, County Grind likes to "Pon de River," pound de Red Stripe, and puff a few Phillys in an effort to take reconnect with our Caribbean roots.
And by Caribbean roots we mean the sweet Jamaican lady who lived across the street from us in Pembroke Pines and made the dankest jerk curry tofu on the block. She was rad as hell, the best damn neighbor anyone could ever ask for.
Why'd we have to move, mom? Answer the question, dad! Why'd we have to always move?!?
Jamaica Me Crazy Reggae Ladies Night. Wednesdays (ongoing), 5 p.m., Player's Sports Lounge, 6450 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561-241-6081; playersboca.com. Ladies drink and eat free until 10 p.m., and $4 Red Stripes for everyone!
Soca Thursdays. Thursdays (ongoing), 10 p.m., Ginger Bay Café, 1908 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood; 954-924-1844; gingerbaycafefl.com. Have you any idea how expensive it is to fly to Jamaica? Opt for Downtown Hollywood instead if you're short on cash.
Fourth Dimension. Friday, November 30, 11 p.m., Shenanigans Sports Pub, 3303 Sheridan St, Hollywood; 954-981-9702. Fee. They're one of South Florida's finest reggae groups, and the show's free. You've no excuse not to go.
Reggage Night with Rhythmation. Mondays (ongoing), 9 p.m., Boston's on the Beach, 40 S. Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach; 561-278-3364; www.bostonsonthebeach.com. $5. Every Monday, Rhythmation helps you forget that the workweek only just begun.
Reggae Mondays. Mondays (ongoing), 10 p.m., Reef Road Rum, 223 Clematis St, West Palm Beach; 561-838-9099; facebook.com/ReefRoad. How does reggae music coupled with $5 Sailor Jerry sound? Sounds like dancing.
Pato Banton and the Now Generation. Saturday, November 24, 8 p.m., Guanabanas, 960 N. A1A, Jupiter; 561-747-8878; www.guanabanas.com. Join the fight to "Legalize It" with Pato Banton.
Beres Hammond and Maxi Priest. Friday, December 14, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets cost $39-$104 via ticketmaster.com. Santa is delivering the gift of 1970s Jamaican soul music 10 days ahead of Christmas this year.