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The St Croix episode of Bizarre Foods America is scheduled to air this Monday, August 19, on the Travel Channel. (tu)

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Topic starter Posted : August 16, 2013 10:35 am
STXBob
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Here's a related article: http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-news/2013/08/13/bulls-feet-paradise-st-croix-travel-channel

It's at 9pm on Monday, August 19. Travel Channel on Dish Network is channel 196 (HD/SD) or 9437 (HD).

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Posted : August 16, 2013 11:46 am
speee1dy
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i needed the reminder, i could not remember when

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Posted : August 16, 2013 12:04 pm
poodle
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....setting the phone alarm now...Thanks!

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Posted : August 16, 2013 1:45 pm
ikory
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OMG I missed Andrew Zimmern :(. That is really cool tho.

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Posted : August 16, 2013 2:03 pm
mtdoramike
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Oooooo, I wonder what weird and strange things Andrew will be eating. I know when I first went to St. Thomas, I ate Mutton stew made from goat for the first time in my life. I LOVED it and ate it two three times a week while I was working for Blydens cabinet shop out near the airport. I also get something called a pat'e which was fried bread with a meat filling. A lady used to make them and sell them out of her kitchen off of Back Street in down down St. Thomas.

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Posted : August 16, 2013 2:08 pm
Alana33
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How about a little souse, bull foot soup or gundy!

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Posted : August 16, 2013 2:21 pm
mtdoramike
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Oh, I forgot about Souse, haven't had the Bull foot soup or gundy though.

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Posted : August 16, 2013 5:57 pm
Alana33
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Delicious! Also whelks and rice, kallaloo, conch in butter sauce with a side of fried plantains, local sweet potatos and fungi made with okra!
Seriously, the list goes on!

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Posted : August 16, 2013 8:14 pm
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Ox tail soup!

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Posted : August 16, 2013 10:57 pm
briantroy
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mtdoramike,

I heard you call goat meat mutton, and I have never heard that before. I looked it up and you are right. I guess being half Mexican and living in San Diego my whole life I just always knew it as birria (an adult goat usually stewed) or cabrito (a young goat usually steamed in a pit or grilled). One of the reasons I want to move to STX is so I can have a little farm with goats for milk and meat as a side venture. I'm still waiting for my interview at JFL and still want a little rancho.

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Posted : August 16, 2013 11:33 pm
mtdoramike
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mtdoramike,

I heard you call goat meat mutton, and I have never heard that before. I looked it up and you are right. I guess being half Mexican and living in San Diego my whole life I just always knew it as birria (an adult goat usually stewed) or cabrito (a young goat usually steamed in a pit or grilled). One of the reasons I want to move to STX is so I can have a little farm with goats for milk and meat as a side venture. I'm still waiting for my interview at JFL and still want a little rancho.

I know what you mean, I thought mutton stew was made with lamb, but I was only 17 at the time hahahahahahaha. When I worked for Kline electric and helping them rewire the Sub Base dock, there was a lady at the end of the dock by the street who sold stewed fish and rice. But on the other corner of the dock there was a fellow selling hot dogs. Well, guess what a fresh newbie from the states went for, yep the hot dogs. Then one day one of the electricians said why don't you try the fish and rice. I said when the heck and got some. When I folded back the foil on the paper plate, there was this fish looking up at me from the plate. I walked over to a trash can and throw the plate and fish away and went back to the hot dog cart. The guys were laughing their heads off. Where I came from the fish were cooked with their heads OFF. But now, that is the only way I will fix fresh fish is with the head still attached.

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Posted : August 17, 2013 12:03 pm
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Mutton is sheep.

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Posted : August 17, 2013 12:12 pm
mtdoramike
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That reminds me of when my wife and I moved to the states back around 76. She was born and raised on the Northside of St. Thomas. She heard me talk of fried corn. She decided to make me some one day. When I came home from work, I found her at the dinner table with a knife literally picking each corn kernel off of the cob. She had about a half cup of corn kernels. I asked her what she was doing and she said, I'm making you fried corn and don't EVER ask for me to make it again because she said that she had been picking corn kernels for two hours and only had half a cup.

So I stepped in and said let me show you something. I grabbed an ear of corn and the knife, I then ran the knife down each side of the ear of corn and within a minute, I had a bowl of corn ready to be fried. She was soooooo upset, I thought she was going to throw the knife at me so I held onto it until she cooled off.

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Posted : August 17, 2013 12:12 pm
AandA2VI
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Dont forget its on in 20 min. Should be fun to watch.

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Posted : August 20, 2013 12:46 am
vicanuck
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A great segment...it was fun to watch.

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Posted : August 20, 2013 12:02 pm
speee1dy
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i thought it was a great show. but of course Sheldon from the vibe thought it was derogatory to St Croix.. But he thinks everything is derogatory.

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Posted : August 20, 2013 12:03 pm
mtdoramike
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I thought it was great for St. Croix. To me, it showed the diversity of St. Croix to St. Thomas. I have never spent any real time on St. Croix. The only time I was ever there were the few times back in the early 70's when Eastern Airlines used to stop off in St. Croix from St. Thomas and Customs or Immigration used to board the plane and ask to see ID's. If I remember, they used to fuel up on St. Croix before the flight to the States.

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Posted : August 20, 2013 12:45 pm
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I was really pleased to see the episode. I'm still trying to figure out between STT vs STX and it appears that STX is pretty far from being considered touristy. Which is good. The crime issues....not so good. 🙁

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Posted : August 20, 2013 1:07 pm
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I was really pleased to see the episode. I'm still trying to figure out between STT vs STX and it appears that STX is pretty far from being considered touristy. Which is good. The crime issues....not so good. 🙁

Crime rates are the same on STT and STX. No difference.

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Posted : August 20, 2013 1:24 pm
statesidechange
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I was really pleased to see the episode. I'm still trying to figure out between STT vs STX and it appears that STX is pretty far from being considered touristy. Which is good. The crime issues....not so good. 🙁

Crime rates are the same on STT and STX. No difference.

I guess I read more about STX.

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Posted : August 20, 2013 1:31 pm
Rowdy802
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I was really pleased to see the episode. I'm still trying to figure out between STT vs STX and it appears that STX is pretty far from being considered touristy. Which is good. The crime issues....not so good. 🙁

It is the way STX is portrayed... It is full of hidden treasures, specially when it comes to food... IMHO, it has the potential to be more attractive to tourists than the other VIs...

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Posted : August 20, 2013 1:31 pm
statesidechange
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I was really pleased to see the episode. I'm still trying to figure out between STT vs STX and it appears that STX is pretty far from being considered touristy. Which is good. The crime issues....not so good. 🙁

It is the way STX is portrayed... It is full of hidden treasures, specially when it comes to food... IMHO, it has the potential to be more attractive to tourists than the other VIs...

I agree (as much as I can from the states, lol). I feel like there might be more potential for opportunities there....if you are willing to put forth the effort. I hope anyway.

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Posted : August 20, 2013 1:39 pm
terry
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I enjoyed the show. The only negative I saw was the trash that was showed when looking for crabs.

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Posted : August 20, 2013 2:11 pm
Stxer1
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Yes, and someone should have told him that he was eating a "pâté, not a "patty". haha.

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Posted : August 20, 2013 8:59 pm
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