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(@speee1dy)
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bombay club has a nice prime rib bagette. its one of the few items we get from there, comes with either a salad or french fries and their salad dressing is great. its about 12 bucks but oh so good.

 
Posted : May 22, 2009 9:31 pm
(@AllMashUp)
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Allmashup, the steak subs that you mentioned at Victor Menchos, what kind of steak is it?
I'm dying for a good steak sub. One that has lean steak and is all chopped up with no grissel, like you get in the sub shops in the states.
It seems most restaurants here use flank steak which I find very tough. Had a steak sub from Rum Runners, I took one look at it and sent it back, grissel and fat, sorry can't do it.
If anyone knows where I can get a good steak sub on St. Croix please let me know.

I had a few friends from Philly come down and took them to Mencho's, now I'm not saying they are as good as Geno's, but they are very very good and my friends agreed. I think you'll be happy with their ingredients. And I can't stress enough that their bread is great.

 
Posted : May 22, 2009 10:24 pm
Yearasta
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IMO...I don't think you can beat Victor on this island for sandwiches....then again I have had some good stuff from Lori....so let's say Victor's Steak samich is about the best on the island.

 
Posted : May 22, 2009 10:29 pm
(@AllMashUp)
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I agree Lori's East is great as is Turtle's, but they are both pricey. Haven't tried Lori's west. I eat alot of sandwhich's I had Subway on island once and will never ever go back.

 
Posted : May 22, 2009 10:32 pm
glynnswife
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Johnny Mangos on St. Thomas in Ft. Mylner - lots of good food at a good price. There is always Subway. And the chinese place at TuTu mall. I also buy the roasted chicken at Food Center $5.99 and very good.

 
Posted : May 23, 2009 1:29 pm
(@vroberge)
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Anyone ever eat at Princess Snacks, down the road from the new Sugarmill Vet center? I do a morning walk by ther every day and it smells real good. Never actually stopped in to see what it was about. It's just a hole in the wall place.

 
Posted : May 23, 2009 2:18 pm
(@margaritagirl)
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Thanks AllMashUp. I will give Victor's a try.

 
Posted : May 23, 2009 2:51 pm
Trade
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I LOVE the rotisserie chicken at Cost-u-Less STT.

 
Posted : May 23, 2009 6:21 pm
(@STXBob)
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On STX, Villa Morales offers many of their entrees for around $10. It's Puerto Rican and local food. They're open Thu - Sat only.

 
Posted : May 23, 2009 7:45 pm
 DUN
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I LOVE the rotisserie chicken at Cost-u-Less STT.

And, unlike the Food center,it`s $4.99(in the cooler section) & probably not even expired when they cook it!

 
Posted : May 23, 2009 10:47 pm
(@Linda_J)
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On STX La Reine Chicken Shack is the place. $5 lunch special is chicken and johnny cake. Delish!

 
Posted : May 23, 2009 11:59 pm
(@goalusvi)
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vroberge - that little place in Princesse is really good! definitely stop and try it sometime.

 
Posted : May 24, 2009 12:51 pm
 Cory
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Did someone mention Nicole's roach coach tha sets up across fromt eh fort in C-sted?

For 9 bucks you get enough food for 2 meals!! roast chicken, veggies, mac n cheese, corn on the cob

Cory K

 
Posted : May 24, 2009 8:23 pm
(@oshesurf)
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Move to the states if you wan't good food, the virgin islands suck

 
Posted : May 24, 2009 9:09 pm
(@LuckyGirl56)
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oshesurf...That's a rather harsh statement, don't you think? For those of us who live here, we live here for a reason...island beauty, great people, etc., etc., We're just not here for the food!

 
Posted : May 24, 2009 9:30 pm
(@STXResident)
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oshesurf--I don't see how you can say that, we have wonderful restaurants and food--sounds like you just don't like it here.

 
Posted : May 24, 2009 10:15 pm
(@Betty)
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I don't really take that much offense to that statement. None of us are here for the food. I mean even the produce we get here is often awful. Those of us that are foodies....well...cook.

 
Posted : May 25, 2009 12:27 am
 DUN
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I don't really take that much offense to that statement. None of us are here for the food. I mean even the produce we get here is often awful. Those of us that are foodies....well...cook.

True, true.
But isn`t that true with nearly everything here?

If you want it done right (W/O getting ripped off) you gotta do it yourself,as it isn`t easy getting anything done correctly here(most of the time).

I still think the best idea was another that suggested the rotisserie chicken,you could cut it in 1/2,make rice(w/chicken bullion/spices)& have 2 hearty meals for $6-$7.

 
Posted : May 25, 2009 4:47 am
(@Betty)
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Or you could buy the raw chicken even cheaper and do it yourself and most likely have it taste better. 🙂 I came with a rotisserie but the thing was just too hard to clean without a dishwasher so I gave it away. But it's easy enough to do in the oven or slow cooker.

 
Posted : May 25, 2009 11:19 am
(@Tippi)
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I don't even think you can purchase an uncooked chicken and cook it cheaper than Cost U Less.

Betty has a point if you're a true foodie, you cook it yourself.

 
Posted : May 25, 2009 1:13 pm
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We don't often eat big, heavy meals. I've found one of the best values for us is the 2 lb. bag of frozen chicken tenderloins at Cost-U-Less. I think it's like $17, which sounds high for chicken, but it is boneless and skinless, all breast and quite tasty. You can do all sorts of things with them. Stir-fry, chicken/rice or noodles, etc. Favorite is lemon-pepper seasoning, sauteed for a couple minutes each side, voila...done! Serve with salsa, or any other relish, if desired. They are about 2-3 ounces each, so perfect for dieters, not like a hugh chicken breast. Some are a little larger, so you can even throw those on the grill.

 
Posted : May 25, 2009 1:16 pm
(@Betty)
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A good price for a whole chicken is usually around $2.50 to $3.50.

I have always found grocery store rotisserie chicken to be bland boring and sometimes dry. The only good recipe I know for rotisserie chicken is if you don't have time to cook or are tired, put a little oil in a pan, shread the chicken, put a little salsa and spices, cook on medium heat for 10 or 15 minutes and you've got chicken tacos, just add fixins.

 
Posted : May 25, 2009 1:48 pm
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That's an exceptionally low price for a whole uncooked chicken in STT. They're way more expensive than any rotisserie chicken here & the only time I bought one, it was really nasty. I think it had been thawed & refrozen.

 
Posted : May 25, 2009 2:05 pm
(@Betty)
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What size are you buying? Most of the one I see being sold are barely 2lbs if that. And from what I can tell groceries are the cheapest on stx with stj being the highest. If its not in that price range I don't buy it. Bone in chicken should always be much cheaper. It shouldn't be because the bone keeps the meat much juicer but most people want the boneless, skinless stuff.

 
Posted : May 25, 2009 2:20 pm
(@Future_Islander)
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We're part timers on STT (the winters)......and have found these "bargains".

1. Breakfast at Independent Boat Yard (I think it's called "Cariga's").......breakfast is inexpensive.
2. Subway in TuTu Mall....the best Subway on STT.
3. The Texas Bar-B-Q Pit in Redhook, next to Duffy's.....the Triple Plate is $15.....enough for 2 people.
4. Cost-U-Less chicken is very good........at 6.99.
5. Wok N Roll at Nisky Center - Good Chinese Food.
6. Kokopeli's (next to Cost U Less)...good pizza discounts (1/2 price) on certain days....Miller Lights 5 bottles for $6.
7. Hooters....Saturday night....all the shrimp you can eat...$12.99.
8. Pizza at PriceSmart (you don't need to be a member).
9. Picasos in Smith Bay....breakfast.
10. Deli Deck in Havensight....sandwiches.

F.I.

 
Posted : May 25, 2009 4:35 pm
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