February 28, 2006
Grand Case, on the French side, is a gourmet's delight, and a stroll down Boulevard de Grande Case, the main road in the town, will tempt any palate. Restaurants, offering everything from elegant French cuisine to local barbecue, line the thoroughfare. We had just anchored our chartered boat in the beautiful Baie Grand Case, and were two hungry sailors when we got to shore. A double row of open-air barbecue restaurants (somewhat resembling an outdoor food court) were located just south of the dinghy docks, their menus displayed on large placards set outside each business. We passed these by, initially, wanting to see what else the town had to offer, but returned to Sky’s the Limit when I couldn’t quite shake the craving I had suddenly developed for the devilled crab with rice and beans that I had spied on its menu. I was not disappointed. My meal was exceptional, and my husband raved about his ribs, which were served with a multitude of accompaniments. The price was right, too. I had two glasses of wine with my meal, and my husband had a beer, and the total bill for both food and drinks was only $23, including the gratuity! (At Sky’s the Limit and many other restaurants in Grand Case, the exchange rate between the Euro and the dollar was even money: $1 = €1. We were advised to check on each restaurant’s policy, however, since this was reportedly not the case with all the establishments.)
As we later learned, these local barbecues are known as lolos, which refers to the type of barbecue grill they use in cooking the food. At Sky’s the Limit, the waitresses are also the cooks, and they take turns stoking the fire in between it all. Despite all her duties, however, our waitress provided us with faster and friendlier service than we have experienced elsewhere in both the Caribbean and the U.S. The only downside to Sky’s the Limit is that it sits right on the street, so it doesn’t offer a view of the Bay as some of the other lolos do. Sky’s the Limit is open from 11am until 10pm every day but Monday. For those with rental cars, there is a free parking lot by the soccer field just past Sky's the Limit.
From journal The Island with a Split Personality