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Good Spirits
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Hi everyone,

On behalf of the new owners and management team at Good Spirits at The Reef Golf Course, east end STX, I wanted to briefly let you know about some of the changes we are making.

Starting a week from Monday (after Thanksgiving), we will be open seven days a week until 10p. We will be serving breakfast Monday through Friday from 6a. On weekends, we will open at Noon.

We are currently building out a convenience store, featuring snacks, household goods, beer, wine and liquor, and grab and go sandwiches (coming soon). Our product list is expanding each day.

As part of our opening, we are offering a wonderful Happy Hour special: 2-for-1 mixed drinks from 4p-6p everyday.

Our permanent menu is still in development. We expect to roll it out at the end of the month. For now, we are listening to the feedback from our customers and incorporating their favorites into our daily specials. BBQ will remain a central focus of our permanent menu.

We are excited to announce that Chris Mitchell, 2011 Best Chef in the VI by readers of the VI Daily News, has joined us. Chris is taking the food you love at Good Spirits to a whole new level. Come in, try something, and prepare to fall in love with his cooking. I sure have.

Finally, we are now offering free wifi internet as a courtesy to our customers.

We really hope you'll come down and sample our cuisine. We definitely want your feedback!

Best,

Jason

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Topic starter Posted : November 20, 2011 8:01 pm
Bombi
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BLT $9? Yow!

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Posted : November 21, 2011 9:56 am
Iris Tramm
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BLT $9? Yow!

Yeah, but it's East End. Where else ya gonna go? Remember how outrageous Just In Case prices were? (Not to mention, Schooner Bay, Duggan's, and that place above Lee Rohn's house with the goats.) Not saying the food is bad, but don't be surprised by the prices. Anything East of Puebo is a rip-off.

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Posted : November 21, 2011 3:04 pm
Good Spirits
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Bombi, right now we are constantly adjusting our menu and our pricing. The BLT on our menu is a BLTT: Applewood smoked bacon, house smoked turkey, lettuce and tomato in your choice of wrap with a side for $9. It's a very nice plate of food. If you'd like to stop by, I'd be happy to discuss our pricing further with you and would be grateful for your feedback.

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Topic starter Posted : November 21, 2011 3:06 pm
Jamison
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I keep hearing how expensive it is down there for food and that sandwich is cheaper than where I work outside of Philly and we are just a dirty little rock and roll club.

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Posted : November 21, 2011 3:27 pm
LisaB
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Yeah, Jamison. EVERYTHING is expensive down here. You'd better bring a BIG checking account with you when you move down here later this month!

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Posted : November 21, 2011 3:42 pm
Good Spirits
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I keep hearing how expensive it is down there for food and that sandwich is cheaper than where I work outside of Philly and we are just a dirty little rock and roll club.

Thanks! (tu)

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Topic starter Posted : November 21, 2011 3:45 pm
stxer
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BLT $9? Yow!

Last time I checked out things in California, that was the average price for a sandwich in most mid level restaurants. I even saw a hamburger for $17.95. A Whopper is about five bucks.

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Posted : November 21, 2011 7:00 pm
Bombi
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The BLT may be worth $9, It is just that I'm a $5-$6 for lunch kind of person. Also I really don't get the whole smoked/ barbecue thing, How many times a week does one eat smoked/barbecue food? Some comfort food would be good like mac and cheese, rice with chicken and some veggies, roasted turkey, chicken salad, veggie wrap. With the right menu the weekenders would flock to the place on their way to their boats or after golf. Just a suggestion. Also there are a lot of local workers out east that buy a plate lunch everyday. Now they all go the extra mile to Ziggy's. Good luck with the place, I hope you do well.

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Posted : November 21, 2011 7:46 pm
onthespot
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Ziggy's isn't exactly budget priced either if I recall. My brother and I had roti and something else, was over $20 for the two of us

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Posted : November 22, 2011 9:04 am
loungestx
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Hi,
2 hours north of NYC the least expensive place for a BLTT near me is a little coffee shop $5.75 with no side, so not so bad for east end. It would be nice if there was at least one sandwich option that came in at 5 or 6 but they have bills to pay so they need to figure out what works for them to stay afloat, (Just don't turn it back into Tiffany's).
I say good luck.

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Posted : November 23, 2011 6:59 pm
CAtoSTX
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As residents of THE REEF - we'll be in shortly.

Last night (for the record of all those scawfing at prices).... i went to Blue water terrace, 2 entrees and 1 app... no drinks, no dessert - $75!

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Posted : November 23, 2011 7:37 pm
rotorhead
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For the best prices but no atmosphere try El Sol. Best baked potatoes on the island. A rib-eye steak, baked potato and salad for $16.

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Posted : November 23, 2011 7:43 pm
Bombi
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$6.00 dollar lunch choices

the vegan food trailer in 5 Corners next to Paint Locker, vegan roast, seasoned rice, chop chop salad, carrot supreme

the Chinese place across from Pueblo in Orange grove, fried rice and veggies or several other choices or 2 egg rolls $4

Vegan delight across from the Cannagata tennis courts either a vegan veggie wrap or a bowl of soup

Chicken pate at Budget gas station

Subway, 6 inch chicken sub made into a salad

Blue Water, mac and cheese

Schooner Bay market salad bar

Mirium's at Gallows bay, Mexican specials $5

Food town 1/4lb prosciutto and watermelon or a loaf of whole wheat french bread and !/4 lb. cheese

Bejing house, Peter's Rest Vegetable chow mein, lunch specials with fried rice $6.50-$8.00

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Posted : November 23, 2011 8:00 pm
STX46
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Where is El Sol?

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Posted : November 23, 2011 8:47 pm
Bombi
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As you go west toward sunny isle go left at the first light, it is on the left or take the right just before Bunkers of STX almost across fro Relieable rental

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Posted : November 23, 2011 9:13 pm
rotorhead
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An alternate set of instructions to El Sol.
As you go from Christiansted to Sunny Isle, when you get to the Sion Farm Traffic Light, make a left. This is Sion Valley Rd. Go about a quarter of a mile and it will be on your left. Dining is under tents in the parking lot. Kind of like Cheeseburgers but smaller.

I don't go on Sunday night because Rosie is not cooking. Also Porterhouse or Delmonico steaks for $22.

Also try the fried Yucca.

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Posted : November 23, 2011 9:41 pm
STX46
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Thanks!!

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Posted : November 24, 2011 12:44 am
margaritagirl
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We also love El Sol. Great steak, pork chops and chicken.
My favorite lunch spot is the chicken shack. $5 half a chicken and 2 johnny cakes.

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Posted : November 24, 2011 2:20 pm
Uttica
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I have to admit that I don't go to Good Spirits as much as I should.

I like to support local economy, but I usually don't travel beyond Cheese Burgers or Chenay Bay except for the occasional Divi trip. Blue Water Terrace has put a sour taste in my mouth (not literally!!) for going east on St. Croix. The food at Blue Water is usually good but the service is horrendous!!!

Best advice for Good Spirits is to great everyone with a hardy "good morning", "good afternoon", "good evening". Not run and hide or start spewing about the menu!! I have seen this at your new restaurant. And hire quality people who know what they are doing.

Sorry about the rant, I had high hopes for Blue Water Terrace. When they opened, their food was excellent but their service was appalling. I stayed away for more than a few months to give them time but I went back about two weeks ago and the service had not changed. I tried to make it easy and just order carry out but the cashier was way over her head. She didn't have a clue as to how to deal with two customers at the same time or customer service period. I hate to repeat myself, but the service at the register was appalling!!! I doubt that we will give them our business again anytime soon.

Good Spirits: please hire quality people who can manage customer service and we will come. We will understand if BLT's cost $9.00 (throw in some slaw or potato salad). WAPA is killing all of us but that doesn't mean that we won't support local economy if customer service is there.

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Posted : November 29, 2011 1:58 am
Good Spirits
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Uttica, thank you so much for your valuable feedback. We are currently building up our staff, and we place a lot of importance in good customer service. We hope you'll come visit us soon.

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Topic starter Posted : November 29, 2011 10:19 pm
Jamison
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I keep hearing about how bad service is everywhere on the island. Makes me smile, because I know I'll end up with a great job eventually.

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Posted : November 30, 2011 1:36 am
Hiya!
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Jamison, more then half the problem is there are many restaurant owners that have NO idea what they are doing when they start. They never ran a restaurant until they came here. And Here is much harder then stateside. So the fail rate is higher. It's a different culture, everything takes longer, etc etc.. Not to mention most owners rarely train waitstaff who have NO experience, and after being here for ten years I've come to accept it's just not common sense. But if you've never run a restaurant how do you know how to train a waitstaff? Just about every restaurant on this island is for sale. Think about that.

So the best server can get beaten down by the stupidity. But the smart severs usually leaves sooner then later. Whatever you do, don't tell the locals why what they are doing is wrong and how we do it stateside. You may or may not be right but take the time to work at it a month or two, get to know people and the situation, then see if they want feedback.

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Posted : November 30, 2011 1:50 pm
BeachcomberStt
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For instance, my friend who is a waitress in the states, told me when you want a refill, you put your glass or coffee cup at the end of the table and that is a sign for the waitress/waiter to come with a refill of soda, water, etc. or coffee.
When you are finished eating with that course, depending on the type of restaurant, you either put your plates at the end of table for pick-up or if at a more fancy restaurant you place your utensils diagonal on your plates in front of you to be picked up by your server.

I have done this and the servers have no idea what it means and they are not locals. Is this just thrown out the window down here or are the stateside servers really not experienced like they say they are?

As for bartenders, you are supposed to place your beer bottle closer to where the bartender is working behind the bar on top of the bar as a sign that you would like another beer, same with a glass. When you are done drinking at the bar, you are supposed to put the coaster on top of the glass or beer bottle as a sign you are done drinking and want your tab to be paid.

That's the states, but this is the islands, whole different story. But if most of the owners are statesiders they should be training their servers and bartenders correctly.

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Posted : November 30, 2011 4:54 pm
Jamison
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Sorry I didn't mean that to sound arrogant not my style. I just meant that I'm pretty attentive and efficient. It's natural for me. I should be able to find something work wise that really fits for me to stay the long haul.

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Posted : November 30, 2011 5:01 pm
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