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Linda J
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The restaurants on STX are really suffering because of the slow season and economic downturn. I think now is the time to spend some cash. If you can afford it, go out to your favorite restaurant, have dinner/lunch, visit with your neighbors, tell the owner/operator how much you appreciate them. Help them get through this rough patch.

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Topic starter Posted : October 13, 2008 8:17 am
antiqueone
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We went to Breezes. The food was delicious!

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Posted : October 13, 2008 11:54 am
STXResident
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H2O Friday; food, drinks and service were great.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 1:17 pm
Bassman
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My son and DIL are bringing another couple with them to Cottages next month to help out as much as they can.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 1:22 pm
Bombi
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Pizza at East End Pizza at Divi.$20. it was pretty good pizza.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 1:27 pm
chefnoah
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Great post Linda! (tu)

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Posted : October 13, 2008 1:46 pm
Yearasta
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Bombi did you meet Melissa at East End Pizza?

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Posted : October 13, 2008 1:50 pm
Juanita
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Is Off the Wall open? We tried to go there last weekend, and they were closed. Tried to call, no answer. So, we drove all the way out to the East End to try the pizza. Nice looking place, etc., There weren't but a couple of customers, and we didn't stay because the music was not to our liking, and it was way too loud. Had to be for the pleasure of the employees, not the customers. The young employees don't want to hear it, but you have got to turn the music down to a level where people can carry on a conversation comfortably. Particularly if the music is something that appeals to a limited audience, like rap, hip hop (if that's what it's called) or something like that. I've taken my money and gone somewhere else many times while the restaurant sits empty, with music loving bartenders.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 1:55 pm
Bombi
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Yearasta, Yes she is very personable and friendly. She does a great job of making you feel welcome. Next time the calzones.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 2:09 pm
stxsomeday
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Yes, Off the Wall is open. It was apparently packed on Friday night...bingo night.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 2:18 pm
terry
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great idea Linda,
I will be back in 9 days to help do my part.:@)

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Posted : October 13, 2008 2:20 pm
Jim Dandy
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Pick your three favorite restaurants and patronize them regularly. Times are tough and only the strong are going to survive so help your favorites be a survivor. Not everyone is going to make it.

Jim

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Posted : October 13, 2008 2:29 pm
LipstickChick
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Sidebar: Why do bartenders insist on filling a glass to the brim with ICE? When I request just a little ICE I still get a lot. I don't mind paying $6.00 bucks for a drink but six bucks for ICE and little beverage is ridiculous.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 2:40 pm
Cory
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Great idea, help the restaurants & save electric from the stove not to mention, no dishes!!

My favorites so far! I havent ventured to restaurants in fredericksted yet, soon!

$$ Bombay Club: Stuffed crabs, onion soup, escargot, chicken fried steak, and seafood pasta dishes to die for!
$ Cohiba and Brew Pub and mexican place on company street(forgot name): ALL make GREAT nachos!!!
$$$ Dashi- Best Sushi-Tokyo Nachos!!!
$$ Pelican Cove- backwards wings
$$ Smugglers Cove- OMG Philly Cheesesteak
$ Quality- Cubano and Roast Beef sandwiches
$ Kims- creole or buttered Conch with rice!!
$$ Case Place- Mushroom, Jalapeno, chicken alfredo heaven
$ Nicole's Dinner truck some nights in c-sted- She makes Great chicken, full dinners for $9
$$ Breezes- Great Zydecko salad

$-very reasonable
$$-Average
$$$- Pricey

Told to go try- I need reviews!!! 🙂

Off the wall - on mexican night!
H20-hope more than just water haha
Victor Menchos-best sandwiches
The health food place in town(forgot name)
Pickled greek- anybody been?
No Bones-?

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Posted : October 13, 2008 3:25 pm
goalusvi
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Excellent list Cory! If you like Quality's Cubano make sure you go to Victor Menchos - so good!

East End Pizza is so good! I also have to add to the list Salud (make sure you have the portobello soup) and Ana's in Gallow's Bay (I think they're closed for the next two weeks but when they reopen go there - love their muffins).

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Posted : October 13, 2008 4:19 pm
Juanita
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Any place have good chili? This is definitely a soup or chili kind of day.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 5:02 pm
Yearasta
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Juanita,
The next time you come out to East End Pizza (Im hoping you do) if you have a problem with the music or the music level or anything for that matter please come let me know. I don't know if I was there or not that night, I'm assuming I wasn't. I know the cooks sometimes have a habit of getting carried away with what they like to hear. Especially when I am not there, but this is the type of feedback I need....thank you...Melissa

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Posted : October 13, 2008 5:03 pm
Yearasta
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Bombi next time you come out, say hi, or anyone else that come out! Feedback appreciated both positive and negative...Melissa

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Posted : October 13, 2008 5:20 pm
Betty
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Actually Cheesburgers has the best chilli in my book.

Love east end pizza! Really good.

I don't think Dashi deserves three $$$, just depends on how hungry you are. Some need one roll some need 4. It doesnt seem anymore expensive to me then an average stateside sushi place, which is nice for the pocket book. Cant WAIT until they open Oct 21!!!

If you like local food try Harveys on company, its the best and then villa morales (west end).

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Posted : October 13, 2008 5:20 pm
Yearasta
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YEP Harvey's is really good!, the best chicken IMO is La Reine Chicken shack...can't beat the 1/2 chicken and johnny cake for $5. Juni's also has good local food.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 5:28 pm
Juanita
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Hi Melissa,

We will definitely try again. I don't think you were there because I don't recall seing a female at all. I think it was last Sunday mid to late afternoon. Thanks for the post.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 5:29 pm
Jim Dandy
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Cohiba is for all practical purposes defunct. They are open to sell off their remaining inventory of soft drinks and booze. No food.

Jim

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Posted : October 13, 2008 5:43 pm
Yearasta
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Can't miss me, I'm the only blonde. I went in at 5pm last Sunday. Come see me next time, I'll make it right.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 5:54 pm
divinggirl
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Ditto on Cheeseburgers chilli - yum!! Just got home from lunch there - always great!

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Posted : October 13, 2008 7:08 pm
stxdreamer
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The restaurants on STX are really suffering because of the slow season and economic downturn. I think now is the time to spend some cash. If you can afford it, go out to your favorite restaurant, have dinner/lunch, visit with your neighbors, tell the owner/operator how much you appreciate them. Help them get through this rough patch.

Believe me, if we were there, we would!

Steve

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Posted : October 13, 2008 8:09 pm
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