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Yearasta
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May 20, 2009 10:20 pm  

We ate at Sam woo's and didn't care for it.


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May 22, 2009 6:40 am  

Pickeled Greek again for the second time.
Good but not exceptional food once again. Small salad portions. Place was packed.

Hope they put in some decent furniture. It's like eating in a thrift store.


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margaritagirl
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May 23, 2009 3:13 pm  

Went to Smugglers Cove last night. I had the mahi mahi blackened. It was overcooked and it tasted burnt. The salad was good. Friends of mine had chicken parm. and I had a bite it was good. Husband had the steak sub, he said it was good. Other friends of mine had the pizza, it looked great. Next time I will order the pizza.


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Yearasta
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May 23, 2009 3:29 pm  

For those of you that don't know....Parrot's Cove is closed...their new location in Mahi's at Cheney Bay....I went to the opening last night, it was packed...I did not eat there however....but the food looked good. Tonight is supposed to be Mercy Child playing and stone crab claws on the menu...I also heard about the Snow crab legs at H2O for $30 on Thursdays...I'll let you know how it was on Friday.


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May 23, 2009 3:34 pm  

Also tried the Sam Woo...............the rice was a grease pit, the breaded chicken stuff was just breading & the chicken & broccoli was all broccoli. Then came the gassy bloating & tasting the grease all day - uck!
Just read in the paper Sharkey's now has a drive thru............well not exactly. Seems someone went off roading, struck a car & plowed through the front door............Man, the food isn't all that - HA! And apparently the driver decided that too...said sorry & reversed it!
Upside no one was hurt.


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May 25, 2009 11:17 am  

i heard about the new drive thru too, might have to try it soon
went to rum runners twice in as many weeks, first time dine in and the service was bad, waitress took our order brought our food and never checked on us again. i asked for extra napkins and never got them. kristens wrap is a bit messy. would have been nice to have more iced tea too . the only time we saw her at or near our table after the food came was to deliver the checks.
the next time i ordered carry out, i ordered kristens wrap and it was not as good as usual. it had not tomatoes which they did not let me know about in advance and the fries were cold though i got there before the order was ready, a friend ordered the tropical salad and she had to go back and get the dressing.
two bad srvices in a row. not so good.
for any servers on the board, its always a good idea to go back and check on the tables at least once before the diners are finished eating , if you cant get to it have someone else do it for you.


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May 25, 2009 12:39 pm  

Just checked Mahi's at Chenay Bay's facebook posting . . . This week at Mahi's Wed. night $5 burger night w Jazzy Blue, Fri. Fish Fry Night with Lynn Senter, Sat. Rib night with Mercy Child...new menu into place next week. This week all week Snow Crab Legs, Garlic Buttered Mussells, Peel and Eat Shrimp with lotsa Old Bay coming in Tues Oysters on the 1/2 shell!

Went there Friday . . . forgot what a great location that place is - love sitting right next to the water and love not having to search for parking. Very excited to see their new menu next week!


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Betty
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May 25, 2009 1:31 pm  

The only bad things I remember about cheney bay are the horrible service and it was parrots cove bad service and the mosquitos. The buggers are brutal there, especially when there's no breeze.


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Yearasta
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May 26, 2009 6:48 pm  

The bartenders are horrible!


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Yearasta
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May 27, 2009 3:14 pm  

Who has eaten at Savant...any reports?


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May 27, 2009 3:25 pm  

I've eaten there a few times years ago. Most recently the night before Valentine's Day. We sat outside and it was really lovely. It was a pricey meal, but good. I left feeling better than eating really rich food other places as their food was light. Didn't care for their side of cabbage as a veg when i was there. The service was ok, it was pretty busy but we could not get a drink for awhile (and we ordered a bottle of wine - you would think they'd be all over that, lol). my lobster was $54 which i thought was pricey for the actual amount of lobster i got, but it was V-Day and an anniversary so we splurged. I would really like to see them change their menu - it's the same one from when they first opened! Personally, I'd rather go to the Galleon.


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May 27, 2009 5:42 pm  

Just got back from Sam Woo chinese. We eat there about once a week and it is getting more and more consistent. Two of my biggest gripes have been addressed since the new owners have taken over.

1. They are open on Mondays now. (I just hope they don't close down for 10 weeks this summer like the previous management.)
2. There is a self serve Iced Tea refill dispenser in the dining room for when the waitresses get busy.

The only complaint I have is that they want to charge you $4.00 for a bowl of fried crispy noodles to go with your soup when this is something that is complimentary at most any other chinese place stateside. On that note I realize they are also dealing with crippling WAPA rates that stateside business don't have to contend with. I am keeping my $4.00 though and doing without.

The large flat panel TV's are nice at lunch with the news and nature shows. I am not sure I would want it for dinner though, but I have never been there for anything other than lunch.

4 out of 5 stars for island cuisine.


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Yearasta
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May 27, 2009 6:09 pm  

WOW 4 out of 5 stars...they would have had to change a lot in 2 weeks!

Thanks for the report on Savant....$54 is a bit high for lobster...unless it was a really big one.....we need to go try it there...Galleon too...we really only get to eat out on Mondays and Tuesdays...Melissa is working the other nights.


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May 27, 2009 7:13 pm  

MMMM - the Galleon is my FAVE! Definitely try to go. I love the Caesar Salad that gets made right at your table and the view of the harbor is nice.


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May 27, 2009 7:41 pm  

We were in the neighborhood today at lunchtime, so we went to Vinnie's. My first time inside the place. It's really cute, but they need to do something outside the door. It's a little tacky looking, but no matter...food was..... hmmm...OK, service was excellent. They had a rock station playing, which was totally in-congruent with the atmosphere. I could imagine something more like elevator music or bistro type soft violins, etc., even jazz (which I personally hate), almost anything but heavy rock. That particular flavor of rock is very taste specific, and I can't believe others were enjoying it. Obviously the owner's taste. They also had a TV on, but nobody was watching, so we asked the server to turn the sound down, and she very gladly just turned it off. Sausage/pasta special, cheese sticks, one beer and iced tea $21.50, plus tip. We'll go back. We just won't stay if it's the same cocaphany of sounds, and I'll probably try a salad.


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May 29, 2009 12:33 pm  

Last weekend the fam and I went to grab dinner at Vinnies before going to see the 7:15 showing Star Trek (which is awesome) at Sunny Isle. Five of us arrived at 5:30 on a Saturday night only to discover that Vinnies doesn't open til 6 pm 😮 So I'd love to try them again, but what a dopey opening time for a Saturday night near the movie theaters.

Speaking of hamburgers... my wife swears her hamburger at the Pickled Greek last week was the best one she's ever had. They put something in it. Anybody know what?


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May 30, 2009 11:33 am  

neil
how are the theaters. we have never been. are they clean. i know they are not new but how run down are they?


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May 30, 2009 11:52 am  

Theaters aren't bad; I think they are well run and clean.


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stiphy
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May 30, 2009 12:42 pm  

Theaters are fine, sometimes the patrons are the problem. It's the same problem that we had where I grew up in the not so nice part of the DC area....people love to talk at the movie (which for comedy flicks is cool), talk to each other, talk on their cell etc. Rudeness is universal I guess, its no worse than I saw back in DC but it does make the bootlegged DVD's and my home theater seem appealing.

If you go on an off night/time you will certainly be fine, not sure about going on a Friday/Saturday night. The theater itself is just like a stateside theater, only stuck in 1989. Not bad, not stadium seating though. I've also had more techincal problems (no sound, film breaks etc.) here than I ever had stateside, but they'll give you your money back if something goes wrong. In the end, we are probably lucky to have a movie theater at all on STX and I was just thinking about how I need to go to the movies more to give them some support.

There is a great episode of the show "Mind of Mencia" where Carlos Mencia commements that despite the fact that he had a 82" screen with 7.1 channel surround sound his home theater system wasn't quite authentic. In the skit he hires someone to answer her cell phone, scream at the screen etc. Pretty funny.

Sean


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newarrival
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May 30, 2009 1:45 pm  

I love Savant. The outdoor garden is magical, and I've never seen a $50 entree. (I believe the poster who paid that much for lobster, but I just wanted people to know that was outside of the norm.) They have such cool choices: thai curries, mexican enchiladas, asian style fish entrees... it is really fun to get different kinds of ethnic foods and I think the prices are set well, considering we are in overpriced STX. I think a curry is around $17 and there is plenty to eat for the next day's lunch also. (I am not shy about taking leftovers home!)

They are closed on Sundays. I really recommend giving it a try, even just for a drink and an appetizer - they have AWESOME appetizers!


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May 30, 2009 6:44 pm  

cafe fresco will be doing their seasonal closing on the 4th or the 5th and cafe christine will be doing the same this month(june as well)


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speee1dy
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May 30, 2009 6:52 pm  

stiphy, im from waldorf. i know what you mean about talking, screaming cell phones etc. people from pg would come down to waldorf and bring the ignorance with them. waldorf has its own special brand of ignorance. at least when i lived there. thanks for the reply.


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May 30, 2009 7:44 pm  

Okay, here is my two cents:

LOVE: 😛
For breakfast: Paradise Cafe in downtown Christiansted and Deep End/Tamarind Reef (patience is a virtue), or Golden Rail/Gallow's Bay
For lunch: -Mexican: Cohiba's (better Mexican than Luncheria lately)
-local: Spicy Grill near Superior Court/Kingshill (great food and FAST sit-down service) and Kim's in downtown Christiansted
- Pizza: Napoleon's (can't beat a hand-tossed crust)
-Sandwich: Mencho's (but my coworkers fight me on this and say a sub from the Quality Store counter beats it hands down)
For Dinner: -Bacchus in C'Sted with Jody as my waiter
-Le St. Tropez in F'Sted (is it still open?) This is the BEST French food and the steamed mussels are to die for
For late-night:-Wings from the Divi Casino Snack Bar
-2 + 2 chicken or shrimp and fries (lil restaurant next to the bar)

HATE: :-X
Zebo's -I agree with bathiel and say that I don't need snotty condescension when my man pays out good money for the food (which is sometimes good, sometimes great) ....Plus they are always playing that damn Cirque de Soleil video like it's the greatest thing on earth. I HATE that! And the staff hogs the pool table if you are going there for a late-night cocktail.
-East End Pizza. When it first opened it was good. Last time I had pizza there it was awful, service was like they had to get up to the moon to make it, and I was hung up on one night after they said they were closed, when it was well within the time they should have been open, and we had tried to order a pizza for pick-up.

-I wish I had the money to make a parking lot/area in downtown C'Sted. We do NOT need that many taxi spots along the street. It hurts business when you have to circle the block 8 times and then give up. Used to park in the "Feel lucky? Towing $500" spot at night, but now they put the bar down. Guess me luck ran out....

WANT TO TRY:
-Rowdy Joe's-everyone is talking good things about it


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Yearasta
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June 2, 2009 6:57 am  

We had the AYCE Crab legs at Mahi's for $27 dollars...it was very good and we may be a permanent fixture there on Mondays.


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margaritagirl
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June 2, 2009 2:02 pm  

Thanks Yearasta for the update on the AYCE crab legs at Mahi's, I'm going to check it out. We use to go to the Hibiscus hotel to eat crab legs about a year ago, it would always seem the first batch you got were good then from there it went down hill, they were watery and tasted terrible.


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