Caribbean restaurant Stir It Up takes its name from the mélange of cultures and food its chef/owner Christopher Williams grew up around in his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica.
Williams is Indian, and his father was adopted and raised by a Chinese family in Jamaica who are in the restaurant business. According to Williams, the family groomed his father into an “amazing chef” of Chinese cuisine, and then he subsequently passed on the cooking bug to his son.
The attractive Little Five Points restaurant showcases Williams’ pride for his island country. He and his wife, Vivian, who runs the front of the house, covered the dining room walls with photographs of famous Jamaican musicians and other pictures that educate diners about Jamaican culture.
Meanwhile in the kitchen, Williams takes the indigenous, European, Asian and African ingredients and techniques that comprise Jamaican cuisine and “stirs it up” into an alluring