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chefnoah
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If heading west, it's before Crucian wings on the same side of the road, in a small kiosk near the road. Can't miss it

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Posted : June 7, 2010 5:56 pm
GoodToGo
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Yes, sorry about that. Quickest way for me is to hop on the Melvin Evans heading West. When you get to the intersection with the Cruzan Rum expansion turn right (North) and go until you hit Centerline road (about a minute off the highway) and LPR is right across the intersection.

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Posted : June 8, 2010 12:19 am
aquaponics
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the old pate factory???

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Posted : June 8, 2010 8:19 pm
GoodToGo
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Don't know where that was but this place is pretty small so I doubt it was a factory. Looks like an overgrown round kiosk sort of place. It's not a sit down restaurant but does have sort of bar tables and stools on a couple of sides of the building.

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Posted : June 8, 2010 10:06 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Yes that is the old Pate factory. I stopped by years ago and asked what kind of Pates they sold and the old owner looked at me funny and said "we don't sell pates, Pate is my name" LOL

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Posted : June 9, 2010 10:43 am
nforbes
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HAHA!! that's so funny! I always wanted to stop for one, but never did.

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Posted : June 9, 2010 8:12 pm
Neil
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OK, I've driven by it for a few months but in the past month we really finally discovered La (Le?) Petite Rotisserie (LPR). The owners came to the island about 6 months ago from Atlanta and I've got to say after having eaten there 3 times in the past month - IT'S THE BEST CASUAL FOOD ON THE ISLAND!!!

We still like old stand-bys like Eat (although I don't think their burger mix is as exquisite as it was when they first opened) but LPR is so much better than our other old reliable stand-by of the La Reine Chicken Shack. LRP has much of the same fare (in fact they both get their chicken from the same source) but LPR tastes even better and has great sides. Their whole chicken comes with great seasoned yellow rice and cole slaw for about $12 as I recall (more $ than the Chicken Shack I think but significantly better taste with GREAT service from Gus.) We've had the rib tips which were also great.

Gus has been back and forth on his buffalo chicken wings. He started off with the traditional U.S. fare which are the traditional small wings/legs that I prefer over full-sized offerings. Apparently a lot of locals complained so he added more chicken, 14 pieces, to the orders but still got complaints. Seems locals prefer the full-size wing so he's recently switched over unfortunately for me.

If you stop by LPR ask Gus for a taste of his homemade secret barbeque sauce - I still can't put my tongue on what's in it but it's different and very very good.

THANK YOU for this tip, Goodtogo. I've been driving by there wondering if it was any good, and after your review I stopped in today with my daughter.

GOOD food, quite a varied menu, and very reasonable prices. Gus was very friendly and invited us to taste his roasted chicken -which was tasty and moist. I had ordered a burrito stuffed with chicken, guac, rice, etc. It was easily a meal for two, and only $8.

Menu consisted mostly of various burrito/taco/bowl combinations, chicken/beef/fish with various veggies, as well as variations on roast chicken.

Definitely will be back.

(It's located on the NE corner of the intersection of Centerline and 64 (the Cruzan Rum factory road).

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Topic starter Posted : June 11, 2010 6:00 pm
Uuaww
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Also have been to LPR, the prices were good but I prefer Chicken Shack. Both are the same type of food and very good with plenty of portion for you money.

The Burritos aren't very good IMO though.

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Posted : June 12, 2010 9:41 am
Neil
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Also have been to LPR, the prices were good but I prefer Chicken Shack. Both are the same type of food and very good with plenty of portion for you money. The Burritos aren't very good IMO though.

He definitely has some spices in that burrito. Not your typical ground beef with condiments wrapped in a tortilla.
I'm looking forward to the second half of it for lunch today. The tortilla 'bowls' menu looked good too.. variety of sauteed veggies and peppers in it. The crucian man sitting at the counter was raving about it.

We had a quick conversation about getting a good burger on this island --for under $8. As has been discussed here, it's pretty hard to find a good one at a reasonable price. I've done the $5 burger nite at Chenay, but overcooked processed pattie isn't worth $5. Gus at La Rotissiere seemed very surprised about that need/lackof. Maybe he'll put it on the menu? hinthint

Last Chicken Shack chicken I had was dry and rather bland tasting. I like my chicken juicy and with some kind of spice or sauce. But it has been a while since I've been there.

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Topic starter Posted : June 12, 2010 11:54 am
Bratt
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My husband and I just had an awesome dinning experience for our Anniversary at Sand Castles on the Beach. The atmosphere is great, the view absolutely the best, service was okay, but the food was awesome. They have a Prime Rib special on Saturday night. Super!

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Posted : June 13, 2010 1:57 pm
divinggirl
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My husband and I had lunch at Flat Iron Grill and it was not good at all. The service was terrible (it took over 10 minutes to get a soda & ice tea) then another 7 or 8 minutes to even take our food order. There were only 3 other tables with people in the whole place and one of them already had their food so she should have been able to be a bit quicker. The food was marginal. My grilled chicken sandwich had so little chicken you could not even taste it for all the bread. It maybe had two small strips of breast meat cut up small. My husband had ceasar salad with chicken and there was also very little chicken on his salad. He also commented that the croutons were stale and the salad was very bland. I won't be rushing back there anytime soon.

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Posted : June 13, 2010 3:07 pm
roadrunner
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Is there a restaurant that serves dinner later in the evening? My flight will be arriving around 800, and I'm sure we'll be starving! Last time, we ended up eating at Wendy's (ugh) because the grocery stores were closed, so it was too late to stock up and cook for ourselves, and we had no idea whether any restaurants were open that late. We're not looking for anything fancy -- just a quick bite to eat before we head to our new home. A step up from fast food would be great, though. Oh, it will be a Saturday night... maybe that helps?

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Posted : June 13, 2010 8:56 pm
divinggirl
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IHOP is open 24 hours on the weekend now.

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Posted : June 13, 2010 9:06 pm
CAtoSTX
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Which Direction?

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Posted : June 14, 2010 3:20 am
divinggirl
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We had a big group go to Good Spirits yesterday afternoon. There were 18 of us and it was fabulous. The service was great and the food, as always, was fantastic!

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Posted : June 14, 2010 11:30 am
GoodToGo
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As it happens I bought food at LPR again Saturday and for the first time bought a burrito. It was quite good but as you said different. The spices were a great combination for the meat but not what you would have expected for a standard fare burrito. I also ordered the hot wings and it seems Gus is back to the 'traditional' style I'm used to from the mainland (smaller wings) - yay!

Also have been to LPR, the prices were good but I prefer Chicken Shack. Both are the same type of food and very good with plenty of portion for you money. The Burritos aren't very good IMO though.

He definitely has some spices in that burrito. Not your typical ground beef with condiments wrapped in a tortilla.
I'm looking forward to the second half of it for lunch today. The tortilla 'bowls' menu looked good too.. variety of sauteed veggies and peppers in it. The crucian man sitting at the counter was raving about it.

We had a quick conversation about getting a good burger on this island --for under $8. As has been discussed here, it's pretty hard to find a good one at a reasonable price. I've done the $5 burger nite at Chenay, but overcooked processed pattie isn't worth $5. Gus at La Rotissiere seemed very surprised about that need/lackof. Maybe he'll put it on the menu? hinthint

Last Chicken Shack chicken I had was dry and rather bland tasting. I like my chicken juicy and with some kind of spice or sauce. But it has been a while since I've been there.

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Posted : June 14, 2010 2:43 pm
nforbes
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Sharkey's serves food until midnight, Tavern 1844 serves food till pretty late too.

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Posted : June 14, 2010 3:35 pm
Bratt
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The bad thing about Skarkey's is that they allow smoking in the building, anywhere. We went there on Saturday for lunch. The food was good, but, the smell and the smoke was terrible. The owner or bartender, old man, walked around with a cigarette lit the entire time. Also, the waitress was puffing away as she put together the untensils we eat from and the napkins we use. Gross.

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Posted : June 17, 2010 10:39 am
CAtoSTX
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As a former Good-Spirits server,I'll admit, I have an addiction.
Usually we go in the evening for BBQ. But we did go for Tacos/Fajitas this week. They got in fresh Mahi, so they had Fish-tacos as a special. They do Baja Style (fried, not grilled) with the fish tacos which my husband often craves since we left San Diego and my Fajitas were great.

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Posted : June 19, 2010 1:54 pm
Jennn
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I'm really surprised no one has mentioned the major menu change at Case Place. First off the fries and onion rings are wonderful, homemade and they taste great. I felt like I was having a stateside deli feast. I had the Pittsburgh sandwich (which was like a primantii brothers sandwich) meat, coleslaw, fries and tomatoes stacked HIGH on homemade bread! Husband had a Italian sub which came with the options of hot or sweet hot sauce and then you could choose if you wanted it soaked, juicy or dipped. Absolutely wonderful!!! So excited.

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Posted : June 19, 2010 5:47 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Sounds good Jenn
Will have to get back there.

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Posted : June 19, 2010 6:44 pm
stiphy
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Jennn,

The menu is interesting now. All ala-carte and few entrees anymore. A burger is only $7 but if you want Pickle's that is .25 and Fries $2.00 etc. Interesting approach.

We had a nice dinner there tonight, I had a half rack of ribs ($7.75) a side salad ($4.00) we split some Nachos ($8.00) with Guac ($2.00) Sour cream ($1.00) and Salsa ($1.00). My wife got French Onion soup for $6 which and we got a Grilled Cheese for our little one for $3.75. In all under $40 with iced teas to drink so not bad. Service as always was excellent.

I listed the prices because EVERYTHING is ala carte now so that's how you buy. Pay for what you want is interesting, I have mixed feeligns about it. The food is still great, although I REALLY wish they'd ban smoking in there, we would go all the time if the place didn't smell like an ashtray.

Sean

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Posted : June 20, 2010 12:28 am
Paula
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I'm wondering if Case Place still has that yummy crab dip?

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Posted : June 20, 2010 7:54 pm
rotorhead
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Case Place is one of the worst places on St Croix for Smoke and Ash smell.

Thank you Tavern 1844 for banning smoking! Don't forget the beer pairing dinner on Monday night at Tavern.

Menu:
1st course- Oberon Ale & pan-seared scallops, long beans & orange-ginger reduction.
2nd: Bell's Amber Ale with braised pork bellies & dumplings.
3rd: Yuengling & Wagyu beef sliders.
4th: Carlsberg & duck rillette sandwich with foie gras & truffle mustard with sweet potato chips
5th: Magners Cider & poached apple with cinnamon raisin marscapone & calvados syrup.

7pm.

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Posted : June 20, 2010 8:03 pm
roadrunner
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Do any of you happen to have a list of restaurants in which smoking is not allowed? (Or restaurants that allow smoking only outside but also have decent indoor seating) Or does that apply to the majority of restaurants?

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Posted : June 20, 2010 8:20 pm
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