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CAtoSTX
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February 9, 2010 6:58 pm  

There might be a little confusion of South Shore Cafe in that comment too.
We went on Sat night and it was Super tasty! Apparently open Wed-Sunday and always helps to call ahead 'cause if they have no Resos they may not open.

We loved having my parents in this week - we ate well!
other Great meals were: Golongal, Domino Club (just chicken), Good Spirits (but I'm biased), and Cultured Pelican

We also ate at - Eat@Cane Bay, Rum Runners, Bombay Club, and Sandcastles

No disappointments - everything was good if not great.


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February 11, 2010 11:59 am  

Does anyone know if any of the North Shore restaurants will be serving breakfast Saturday for Mardi Croix?

Bernie


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February 11, 2010 10:47 pm  

Bernie - I live on the North Shore and none of the restaurants serve breakfast except Calvin who owns Spratnet. That is if he opens; sometimes he doesn't open up for breakfast. So for Marti Croix, he may be open for breakfast and I suggest a call to Spratnet to inquire. Sometimes on a special basis, Sylvia's Bar in Lavallee has a buffet breakfast for $9. I'm not sure if she is gonna do one this Sat am or not. The road will be blocked off from the Corner Store in Lavallee to Eat @ Cane Bay/Spratnet sometime in mid to late morning for the parade.

Hope this helps.

Jumbie


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February 12, 2010 10:42 am  

Thanks, Jumbie. Last year, Spratnet was the only place that had breakfast during Mardi Croix. We took a chance, and I have to say it was truly the worst breakfast I have ever had. Hence, my search for something different. I know none of the other places serve breakfast (too bad, too, because Off the Wall used to have the best omelets), but was hoping someone would do a special for the day.

Bernie


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Jumbie
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February 12, 2010 6:18 pm  

Bernie
Doesn't surprise me you had a bad experience at Spratnet. The local guy who owns it is in my opinion arrogant and a "piece of work". My wife & I refuse to darken his doorsteps either for beverage or food.

3 yrs ago when Off The Wall changed owners, they decided not to have breakfast even though it sure would be nice for locals & tourists to have a place on North Shore that had "decent" food. The new ownerswho took it over in Feb 2007 decided not to continue doing breakfasts. Major staffing problems, (a breakfast cook, & a server/waiter) created the major roadblock to having the place open from 7am to 9pm everyday. I think that is the drawback to why the other places don't have breakfast. The closest thing to breakfast in Cane Bay area that is excellent/decent food is brunch every Sunday at The Waves. Hrs are 10:30am to 2:30/3pm. Their phone # is 718-1815.
Jumbie

Sorry I totally forgot to mention Eat @Cane Bay has a brunch w/music every Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Kurt Shindler is there this Sunday.


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February 14, 2010 5:20 pm  

to the restaurant who left their trash on the beach at canebay, you should be ashamed of the way you left our beautiful beach...not nice 🙁 photos to follow.....


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February 16, 2010 2:19 pm  

As a response to the comments on this conversation, my boss at Good Spirits has made/added new salsas for the tacos.
Good job on having voices/opinions heard once again!


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February 17, 2010 8:50 am  

Went to Kendricks last night. Didn't even know exactly where it was but it is a great hidden gem. Very quiet, relaxed atmosphere. I started off with the Chipotle pepper soup which was creamy but had a nice kick to it. Next, moved on to the seared Tuna on the menu. It is rare you get a Tuna entree on the menu and it didn't disappoint. Cooked rare it was delicious. Service was excellent and our waiter was very attentive to what was going on. Overall a great experience.


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February 17, 2010 5:09 pm  

My family and I eat at No Bones more than any other spot. We used to eat at Vinnies a lot but the ownership has changed so we'll have to wait and see on that one.


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February 17, 2010 6:42 pm  

My all time favorite is Breezez. My wife and I go there almost every week. Good food, good service, moderate prices, When we went the first couple of times, they gave us a hard time about not having reservations. But that hasn't been an issue for quite a while.


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February 17, 2010 7:11 pm  

Vinnie's is now Flatiron Grill. I've met all the guys that work there and they're very nice. They plan on sticking to the Italian thing for a while and then plan on moving to...well...a Grill type menu.


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February 18, 2010 10:48 am  

That's disappointing to hear chef noah.
The other night they had the new menu out and there were many pasta dishes.
I forget what they called it, but their special take on Alfredo with sausage, etc, was excellent.

Now if they can just tone down the gal who waits tables.


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February 18, 2010 10:51 am  

what about the pizza


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February 18, 2010 11:21 am  

We tried Vinnie's a few times. The pizza was quite tasty, and the other food was...OK..., but the noise keeps us away. The TV is always going, competing with the radio or CD music. Put the loud waitress on top of that, and well, I'd just rather go elsewhere, where we can talk during our meal.

Went to Bombay on Valentines. When we were first seated, I thought it was going to be horrible. The music was loud, and it was jazz. I hate jazz...sorry!. We asked them to turn it down, and they very pleasantly did, and the meal and service were great. I had the stuffed crab, which is always good and reasonably priced.


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February 18, 2010 3:10 pm  

Ok, Gerald, the owner of Flat Iron was just in and I asked him what I should tell the good folks at vimovingcenter.com

He said that they've changed the pasta recipes as well as the pizza. They're working to include Tex-Mex and do full breakfast in about a month.

He said they're doing pizza for lunch AND dinner but at lunch time: 10 min. guarantee on a personal pan pizza. 8" pizza with 1 or 2 toppings OR IT'S FREE. The guarantee is only for lunch and he says they haven't given away a free pizza yet!


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February 18, 2010 3:39 pm  

chefnoah
thank you, loved vinnies pizza and cant wait to try his.


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February 18, 2010 5:17 pm  

Had a great new lunch today! Ace Roti Shop, in Richmond. Take the road between Harwood Hospital and Armrey, and follow the signs. The neighborhood is a little sketchy, so we won't be going at night, but will definitely be a regular lunch stop.

The owners are originally from Trinidad, but have been on STX for many years. They have the Dhal Puri roti, which is the one most of us are used to (like a wrap), and they have the very traditional Paratha roti, where all of the ingredients are separate, and they give you a pile of "roti bread" for sopping it up. Traditionally you eat this type with your hands. Very messy.

We ordered one of each, with the main ingredient of boneless chicken. We had to wait about 10 minutes because they were cooking a fresh batch. They also have beef, shrimp, fish, (goat and conch, when available), lots of local drinks and Indian desserts. We brought it home instead of eating there. It's very small, clean and cute, but very sunny and no breeze. OMG...we couldn't even finish the Paratha one between the two of us. We had eaten part of an appetizer, which they gave us complimentary while we waited, so the edge was off our hunger, but still it was a lot of food. We'll just have the Dhal Puri for dinner tonight.

It was delicious! I think way better than Singh's. They have been open 3 weeks, and there was a steady stream of customers while we waited. Very nice lady running the place. Rotis are from $6-$11, depending on the main ingredient, and $2 extra for the paratha style.


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February 18, 2010 5:28 pm  

Yep that's Arriana. ACE = All Curry Eaters 😀


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speee1dy
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February 19, 2010 11:04 am  

went to sam woo bar b que last night. service was great, presentation was good, spring rolls were just ok, dinner was good ( not spicy enough ) but the sticker shock is what is going to keep us from going again. bf wanted to try sushi but the prices were CRAZY. we had one entree, two spring rolls, he had two beers and i had ice tea. bill was $30.10. This is not a fancy dinning establishment, but the prices make you think they are.
where can you get good sushi at a reasonable cost?? or is bf better off just making it himself?


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nforbes
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February 19, 2010 11:46 am  

Schooner Bay has started making sushi on certain days. Otherwise, you'll have to stick to Dashi. The prices are high ($10-15 per roll) but the ingrediants are fresh and they have really interesting roll choices and i always have a great experience there. You won't find inexpensive sushi here like the states so you're better off making it, if you know how. Of course, by the time you buy all of the ingrediants, you might be spending more than if you just went out. I believe you can find sushi stuff at Schooner - nori and sushi rice and the like. Maybe Princess Seafood too. good luck!


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February 19, 2010 7:10 pm  

Chef Noah, we had friends in the past week and took a drive Sat. night to Off the Wall for pizza. It was closed...drove all the way to Vinnies and were not disappointed. We had personal pizzas and family style for 6 people. Everyone loved it. The waitress has a great Russian accent and the tv was set to Island Tours so didn't need any noise. The wine was great and food came out hot and timely. Great to know he is still keeping pizza. thanks.

For our final night with our friends we went to Sunset Grill last night and had a beach side table reserved for 6:00. The green flash came right after we got our drinks. They were very impressed with how we were able to come to dinner without shoes and our server was barefoot as well. It was very romantic. We had mussels, escargot, and the special was a grouper with roasted pecans that we all were ravishing over. Dinner was $75 per couple with drinks. The atmosphere was amazing and we will bring our friends there every time.


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Linda J
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February 19, 2010 10:08 pm  

After the Mardi Croix Parade, Off the Wall always closes early, usually at 5.


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heavyB
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February 20, 2010 4:04 am  

Best Pizza on island has always been the Lost Dog Pub!!:-)


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STXBob
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February 20, 2010 11:25 am  

The best sushi I have had in the USVI is at Happy Fish in The Marketplace, Cruz Bay, STJ. It was very good, and way better than Dashi. If you're over there, give it a try.


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February 20, 2010 11:46 am  

The Pizza at Smugglers Cove is not bad either.


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