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nforbes
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the crab dip was just a special last time i was there.

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Posted : June 21, 2010 2:51 pm
Neil
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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?

Is that going to become a moot point on January 1, 2011 ?? (not sure, that's why I'm asking!)

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Topic starter Posted : June 21, 2010 11:03 pm
aussie
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That's the date of the First Annual (well, weekly actually) St Croix Smoke-In. We're planning many acts of civil disobedience. We're gonna form chain-smoking human chains!

😀

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Posted : June 21, 2010 11:31 pm
nforbes
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Tavern and Bacchus are smoke free. Tutu Bene is only at the bar (i think...they may have removed altogether) as is Rum Runners. The Galleon is the same - in the bar only and that section is away from the tables. Zebos is only outside.

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Posted : June 29, 2010 5:16 pm
Neil
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Friday night, we ate at the Beachside Cafe at Sandcastles on the Beach in Frederksted and had a very nice meal.

Rustic open restaurant on the beach, beautiful view towards F'sted.
Very friendly service, average prices, varied menu with a little bit of something for everyone (steak, fish, italian, lobster, salads.).
Don't know how we missed this gem and will definitely be back.

This is the spot where the F'sted beach cam is located.
http://www.gotostcroix.com/live/beachcam.php

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Topic starter Posted : June 29, 2010 8:03 pm
margaritagirl
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We went to Rowdy Joe's last night and had the Hot Italian sub and the pork wontons with seaweed salad.
It was soooo good.
Mercy Child was playing, he sounded amazing.

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Posted : July 4, 2010 12:59 pm
blameitonthebossanova
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The Cultured Pelican has an awesome brunch and great view if your on the East End. Also, Eat has a great brunch out at Cane Bay.

Is it my imagination, or have there been almost no restaurant robberyt/hold-ups in the past few months on StX?

Which place would you go on StX for a good brunch, no expensive but has some atmosphere.

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Posted : July 4, 2010 11:54 pm
Jumbie
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Lots of luck on not expensive but has some atmosphere. My best suggestion would be Angry Nate's on the boardwalk in Christiansted. Atmosphere -- a nice view of C'Std Harbor & Hotel on The Cay.

Jumbie -STX

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Posted : July 5, 2010 5:57 pm
StCroix
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Nate's is a good location and nice place, but in my opinion the food is mediocre. I know they are under new mgmt (or at least have a new crew), but everytime I go there, I'm disappointed by the food.

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Posted : July 6, 2010 11:29 am
Surfer33
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Ditto. I feel the same way. Also their Sushi is dreadful.

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Posted : July 6, 2010 10:32 pm
Jumbie
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All I can say is I never have had mediocre food at Angry Nates. I have no personal interest to promote them. All of my meals have been
very good, well prepared and very tasty. As for sushi I've only had the tuna several times & each time was fresh & yummy.
Twice in the last 3 months I also have taken off island friends there and they too liked their meals. Either I've been lucky to hit the good nights or my taste is not as discrminating as StCroix or Surfer33. One of the owners recently sold his interest in the restaurant to his other business partner.

Jumbie-STX

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Posted : July 6, 2010 11:44 pm
bathiel
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Regarding Angry Nates: I can say the quality of the food we've had there has been pretty good and consistent. The service, however, has been absolutely dreadful--to the point at which we're embarrassed to take visitors there anymore. Too bad, too, because I think it's one of the best places to have dinner in C'sted on the boardwalk.

Bernie

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Posted : July 7, 2010 12:53 am
rotorhead
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I like Angry Nates, I go there for the sushi on Sunday and Monday nights fairly regularly. I think the sushi at Angry Nates is better than Dashi. I like sashimi and nigiri and have found that Angry Nates has a better selection than Dashi. Dashi has a good maki assortment but they are light on the fish and shellfish. The portions are much larger at Angry Nates and the fish has always been fresh.

That said, St Thomas has much better sushi than St Croix. Beni Iquana beats both Dashi and Angry Nates.

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Posted : July 7, 2010 1:18 am
CAtoSTX
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I used to eat sushi at least once a week.
we've tried Dashi and Angry Nates - not worth it.
we liked a place in STT - "buddah's belly" or something like that!?

I'm willing to give Dashi another shot at their regular food - just not sushi.

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Posted : July 8, 2010 7:59 pm
Hiya!
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Love Dashi! I could easily eat maki and nigiri every day and be very very happy. Only thing I like at Angry Nates is their Salsa, its made fresh. Not spicy (wish it was) but very flavorful. Other then that, its pretty mediocre at best. They do have two good servers in Allie and troy so we try and go in once in a while. Seems to be more of a guy place. I know my husband and his buddies like it a lot. I call it the old pirates bar.

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Posted : July 8, 2010 9:05 pm
Uuaww
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So, I went to Good Spirits for Mexican food, enjoyed it. For $12 or so you get 3 tacos/burrito/enchiladas of either brisket, pork, or chicken. A side of chips, salsa, guacamole, lettuce, sour cream and pico de gallo. Massive plate of food and tasted very good, would recommend.

On the way about half a mile before Good Spirits was a new restaurant being built. I stopped by to check it out and it is Lori's new place "Into the Blue" or something like that. The deli opens today and the store is open already and the restaurant opens sometime next week. Will give a review when I check it out next week.

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Posted : July 15, 2010 1:30 pm
Jennn
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Into the blue should be great it's Lori's new store that everyone has been dying for it to open since she left her old space where good spirits is now. Not much impressed with good spirits bbq or mexican. Flavors are pretty mediocre/bland to this Texan. Last time I got the chicken they hadn't even bothered to salt n pepper it before cooking. How do you forget something so basic?

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Posted : July 15, 2010 2:32 pm
AbovetheCliff
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Jennn. I just whiped up a Texas style BBQ sauce,it has nice little kick to it and a sweeter Jack Daniels BBQ sauce,for the Rib cook off at Cane Bay this weekend. Drop in and try some of the local Rib fare that many restaurants have to offer.

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Posted : July 15, 2010 11:21 pm
terry
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where is Good Spirits?

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Posted : July 16, 2010 12:15 am
divinggirl
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It is located in the building at the Reef Golf Course (east end).

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Posted : July 16, 2010 1:29 am
STXBob
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Good Spirits is on the east end of STX, at The Reef Condo Complex. Going east on Rt 82, it's on the right, about a 1/2 mile before the St. Croix Yacht Club.

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Posted : July 16, 2010 1:39 am
terry
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How about it Roadrunner, try it and see if it is "real Mexican food".

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Posted : July 16, 2010 1:46 am
CAtoSTX
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Terry - "real" depends on what you get - but good it is. Good Spirits is really known for their BBQ, but I'll often go when I have a mexican food craving (after living in SoCal for 9 years - Im trying to get over it)
They also have really good desserts - one of the owners used to be the Pastry chef for the Terrace at the Buccaneer, But I think they both just really love making delicious fattening things. 🙂

My husband and I tried Lori's yesterday (I think it's Blue Water Terrace actually) - she had her Fried chicken with sides ready to go.
and while my husband was ordering that, I sat at the bar and enjoyed the view and the company... it really is a GREAT spot.
The Fried chicken was just ok - If I'm going to get a chicken dinner with sides, I'd much rather get Good Spirits... I think whatever we bought at Lori's was sitting out for a while.
The Store is beautiful and the deli-counter was mouth-watering - I think we just made a bad decision on the Chicken.
we saw the menu (it wasn't hanging yet) - and it included seafood, pizza, and cheesesteaks... I know we'll be back soon to try again.

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Posted : July 16, 2010 2:36 am
Neil
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That's strange that Lori's chicken would be "just ok" because she was known for it when she was at the location where Good Spirits is now.

Angry Nates is a great location, I've had uneven food there, but never a problem with the service. Stopped by for a beer and appetizer two weeks ago and the chips tasted like fish because they had been fried in the same oil as the fish (I assume) and the salsa had WAY too much cilantro. "Consistency & Quality Control" remains a problem in many of the island eateries.

btw...I hope all these places read this thread and know we're all pulling for them.

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Topic starter Posted : July 16, 2010 11:55 am
roadrunner
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How about it Roadrunner, try it and see if it is "real Mexican food".

I just might give it shot!

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Posted : July 16, 2010 12:32 pm
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