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November 09, 2013
Conch and Kalik prove to be a winning combination

Conch and Kalik have come together and are proving to be a winning combination at one of the island's newest restaurants -- Conch N' Kalik Bar and Grill. It's the place where the mollusk and native beer can be found in almost every offering from the appetizer portion of the menu through to the soups and salads, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, and their specialties. But the chefs hold off on pushing the envelope and adding it into any of their dessert items.
At Conch N' Kalik Bar and Grill located in Pompey Square, downtown, the menu features items that are twists on regular appetizers -- think conch chili fries (ground conch chili, sharp cheddar on seasoned fries), nachos (tri-colored nachos topped with homemade aged cheddar and Kalik beer cheese sauce, diced tomatoes, pickled jalapenos, guacamole and sour cream), firecracker conch spring roll (an oversized handcrafted crispy roll with blackened conch, vegetables, rice noodles and sweet tamarind dipping sauce), conch scampi, conch fettuccinie with garlic bread, conch parmesan with fettucini pasta and garlic bread, island-style coconut curry conch and conch and crab cake.
There are other unique offerings featuring the two ingredients after which the restaurant is named, like the Black Angus Beef Burger (with aged cheddar and Kalik beer cheese sauce, Kalik's double crunch onion ring, pecan smoked bacon, shredded lettuce, heirloom tomatoes on a Brioche bun) and deep water conch salad sandwich (fried conch on whole grain ciabbata bread with sour-orange mayo, shredded lettuce and vegetable salsa).
The menu items were all dreamed up in the mind of Chef Devin Johnson who opened the restaurant, but has now moved on and left it in the capable hands of Chef Eunesha Solomon who now wears the executive sous chef hat. It's a task she's up to. When Chef Devin came on board to open the restaurant, he headhunted Chef Eunesha from their previous place of employment to take over after he moved on.
Before he left, Chef Devin said the 50-item menu took him six weeks to come up with and master. A chef who is big on playing up local ingredients who has served as the national team manager for many years, he said it was a delight to come up with the menu that showcases Bahamian ingredients.
And the portion sizes are huge. He said they had to do it that way to give people their money's worth.
"People eat with their eyes, and people love it," said Chef Devin of the oversized, tasty portions that they have become known for.
They also offer a signature creamy conch and roast corn chowder (chunks of conch meat with fresh roasted corn, root vegetables and a hint of goat pepper), mango barbeque ranch chicken salad (mango, avocado, grape tomatoes, grilled corn, pigeon peas, cucumbers and romaine lettuce tossed with a mango infused barbeque ranch dressing, topped with crispy fried onions that are surprising people that are so good).
And there are also specialty offerings -- the tamarind glazed flat iron steak, mango rum basted pork baby back ribs, lobster fettucine (only served during the season), and Kalik Gold beer battered fish and chips.
And you can't have a restaurant that serves conch without offering Bahamian favorites like like cracked conch and Bahamian style steam conch. There's also a Bahamian style grilled conch, conch salad and the conch salad of the day that is upstaging the traditional salad - the tropical. Conch N' Kalik serves theirs with pineapple, mango and green apple.
According to Chef Solomon, the profile at Conch N' Kalik is all about flavor.
While they're proud of their food, the libations menu at the restaurant isn't to be sneezed at, and they say you have to have their signature drink called a Kalik-arita, where the Kalik of your choice meets a margarita base.
And while they just didn't take a chance on incorporating conch or Kalik into any of their desserts, they do offer tasty endings to satisfy the sweet tooth - guava duff, passion fruit and white chocolate cheesecake, carrot-pineapple cake and a dark rich chocolate cake with a Caribbean twist which means it has a banana-coconut mousse and finished with almonds.
With its first location open, the proprietors of Conch N' Kalik are planning to open another four locations -- one in Abaco, Grand Bahama, Turks and Caicos Islands and Florida.
Conch and Kalik is open daily. They start their beverage service at 10 a.m. Their food service starts at 11 a.m. They close at midnight.

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April 26, 2013
Conch farming 'too expensive and complicated'

Conch farming is too expensive for the public sector and conservation efforts should be focused on wild stocks, according to Jared Dillet, coordinator of the new "Conchservation" initiative.
Dillet said farming could indeed be profitable and help bolster the species, but because it is so capital intensive, only a select few could delve into such a venture.
"Most of the time you have to do a pilot project first. The one relief you would get is the equipment brought in for farming is duty free," Dillet explained. "I know in Turks and Caicos it took millions in personal investment before they refined the process. At the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), I can't comment on the feasibility of a private enterprise. What we are hoping is for best practice among the wild stocks."
Conchservation, the nationwide campaign to save the iconic Bahamian mollusc, launches tomorrow at Arawak Cay. Environmentalists, politicians, entrepreneurs,
fishermen and everyone in between are invited to participate in dialogue that will eventually result in a new strategy.
The precious mollusc plays a crucial role in the country's economy, culture and national identity. However, overfishing, premature harvesting and poaching by foreign vessels have reduced the conch population to alarming levels.
Adrian La Roda, spokesperson for the Bahamas Commercial Fishers Alliance (BCFA), said conch farming is "more complicated " than people realize.
Unlike standard fish, the environment and water temperature must be very specific and tweaked to ensure effective breeding. Juvenile conches, he said, live in very deep water until it's time to mate. Conches then migrate to shallow waters once they reach sexual maturity.
"They also require a lot of mangroves," he said.
"It is not impossible at all. If the effort is put in, it can be done. The difference with us and other places that do it, is we have so much water and harvestable areas for conch, the economics of getting into it is not always worth the effort."
Those economics, however, could rapidly change in the coming years as the conch population continues to dwindle.
For his part, La Roda believes that the species can be saved without conch farming.
The BCFA spokesperson is urging those behind "Conchservation" to consult closely with fishermen and listen to their recommendations, as this industry truly understands the situation under the sea.

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News Article

December 17, 2010
(VIDEO) Conch Salad TV Launched with the Great Conch Race

Abaco, The Bahamas - How fast can a conch be cleaned? Conch Salad TV
found out in "The Great Conch Race"! Watch local Bahamians clean conch
against the clock in Conch Salad TV's first video.

Conch Salad TV
provides an online Bahamas video magazine for visitors and Bahamians by
Bahamians. Conch Salad TV will go off the beaten path and dive deep into
island life, the culture, natural beauty and national issues in The
Bahamas...

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News Article

December 08, 2010
(VIDEO) Conch Salad TV Launched with the Great Conch Race

Abaco, The Bahamas - How fast can a conch be cleaned? Conch Salad TV
found out in "The Great Conch Race"! Watch local Bahamians clean conch
against the clock in Conch Salad TV's first video.

Conch Salad TV
provides an online Bahamas video magazine for visitors and Bahamians by
Bahamians. Conch Salad TV will go off the beaten path and dive deep into
island life, the culture, natural beauty and national issues in The
Bahamas...

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News Article

December 26, 2010
(VIDEO) Conch Salad TV Launched with the Great Conch Race

Abaco, The Bahamas - How fast can a conch be cleaned? Conch Salad TV
found out in "The Great Conch Race"! Watch local Bahamians clean conch
against the clock in Conch Salad TV's first video.

Conch Salad TV
provides an online Bahamas video magazine for visitors and Bahamians by
Bahamians. Conch Salad TV will go off the beaten path and dive deep into
island life, the culture, natural beauty and national issues in The
Bahamas...

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News Article
The Sandals Foundation Contributes 15,500US to Conch Conservation
April 28, 2014
The Sandals Foundation Contributes $15,500US to Conch Conservation

Conch Conservation awareness will get a renewed boost thanks to a recent donation given to the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) by the Sandals Foundation...

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BREEF Brings Lessons of Conch and Coral to the Southern Family Islands
December 13, 2013
BREEF Brings Lessons of Conch and Coral to the Southern Family Islands

The newest members of the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) team recently travelled to Crooked Island and Acklins to share educational programming about Bahamian coral reefs and the Queen Conch...

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News Article

April 26, 2012
No More Conch Salad Bahamas Weighs Conch-servation

Elenakalis.com

Five centuries ago, the Amerindian inhabitants of the Bahamas lived in a completely different world from the one we know today.

Early
European explorers described flocks of parrots "darkening the sky",
dense hardwood forests, and sea turtles so numerous they kept sailors
awake by constantly knocking against ship hulls.

Seals and
iguanas crowded the shorelines; whales were a common sight offshore; and
lobster, conch and fish were abundant. Evidence for this are the large
mounds of discarded conch and other shells and fish bones that are a
ubiquitous feature of Lucayan archaeological sites.

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News Article

October 10, 2012
40 Years Of Conch Cracking In McLean's Town

Mc lean's Town, Grand Bahama -- The Eastern End of Grand Bahama will come alive on Friday, October 12, 2012 (Discovery Day Holiday) as residents, descendants and friends of McLean's Town come together to  celebrate the 40th year of entertaining The Bahamas and the world with Conch Cracking Contest & Festival.

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