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speee1dy
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rotorhead, all their sandwiches are BIG

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Posted : September 29, 2010 11:44 am
Neil
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Le Petite Rotissiere near Cruzan Rum on stx is no longer a Mexican place. Gus and his wife have sold it to a "Middle Eastern" couple and they have a very interesting looking meditteranean looking menu. My kids didn't go for it, so we had to leave before I could try it, but looking forward to it.

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Topic starter Posted : September 29, 2010 3:55 pm
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Yes, I discovered this much to my chagrin when I tried to call in an order to Le Petite yesterday. The new food could indeed be good but it won't fly with our son and I'm not driving multiple places to pick up dinner so it will be awhile before I get to try the new place. They said they have sandwiches, wraps, and salads I believe.

When I was last there about a week or so ago Gus had mentioned he had been trying to decide if he would try to move, sell, etc. I'm hoping he is planning to re-open somewhere close to but not in Sunny Isle. His only issue from my perspective was location. I hope the new owner does better with the old location and doesn't lose his shirt.

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Posted : September 29, 2010 5:38 pm
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Is it Mediterranean Italian or Mediterranean more like Turkey, Persian and Greek etc?? I would love some good Turkey/Persian/Greek type Mediterranean, never been a big fan of pickled greek.

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Posted : September 29, 2010 8:33 pm
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Hi, all. We were at the Golden Rail on the 27th for R&B Connection too. They are indeed excellent performers. Especially given STX prices in general, I thought $2.50 for an iced tea with free live entertainment was a bargain. But then we were so hooked on Cruzan Single Barrel that we never really got around to the tea ... 8;)

Staying at Schooner Bay condos, the Rail was our home base for the past two weeks. Great breakfasts, enjoyable change-of-pace dinners, like roasted pork night and meatloaf night -- you can't eat Mahi and lobster every day!

And the staff, Seini and Regina and all the others, as well as the regulars, couldn't have been nicer. We'll try to be back soon ...

We enjoyed meals at Savant, Bombay Club, eat@Cane Bay, and all the places along the boardwalk (Ft. Christian Brewpub, Angry Nate's, Rumrunners).

We're probably spoiled foodies, so I wouldn't say we had a single great meal on STX, but what we had was all enjoyable and suited to the terrific island environment.

-- Larry & Nancy,
Alexandria, VA

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Posted : October 1, 2010 4:00 pm
speee1dy
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2.50 for iced tead is a brgain if it had been free refills. not at a per price. i had 3 teas so my teas came to 7.50. thats not such a bargain.

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Posted : October 1, 2010 5:34 pm
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I agree, iced tea should always be free refills. This is common even on island. Its even becoming common to get free refills for soda on island these days. We are just a few years behind I guess as the states went to free refills for sodas at most places years ago.

Sean

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Posted : October 1, 2010 10:07 pm
Linda J
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Many places sodas are from the can, so I "can" see why refills are not free.

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Posted : October 1, 2010 11:22 pm
Edward
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I was in the neighborhood today and stopped at Cheeseburgers for the first time. What a burger! 🙂

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Posted : October 1, 2010 11:59 pm
Neil
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Good Spirits last night for dinner. (eastend, stx)
Good Spirits leftovers for lunch today. (tu)

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Edward, I have never understood the attraction to Cheeseburgers.
The only thing attractive out there to me were the bugs to my ankles.

I understand stx eastenders have fewer choices out that way, but even when I lived out that way I rarely went. The idea of having a hamburger sitting under a tent on gravel was never as appealing to me as having a hamburger at Chenay Bay or Deep End Grill and watching the water.

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Topic starter Posted : October 2, 2010 11:15 am
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Cheeseburgers used to have great specials. One I remember was a tasty grilled tuna topped with a wasabi (sp) & grilled to perfection veggies on a bed of rice. My hubby and I were going to share it, it was a huge portion..................needless to say we had to order another!
The prices were reasonable too..................but that was 1.5-2 yrs ago.
I never did the burgers......huge meatballs with sparse toppings that didn't seem to appeal to me.
Agreed you need bug spray to fend off the ankle biting bugs in the gravel.
Another downer are the nasty feral cats begging & cigarette smoke choking you..............we did take out mostly due to those 3 reasons.

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Posted : October 2, 2010 12:52 pm
mminstx
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The cats there walk around sometimes and meow, but don't harass people. They probably take care of any rats at night, which I'm sure hang around any restaurant. I saw a rat jump from the bar to the wall inside at Bombay Club. Rather cats than rats. And Cheeseburgers is a covered albiet outdoor restaurant with bar. You already have smoking banned in indoor places. Just sit at the tables farthest from the bar. We try to sit at the tables closest to it...

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Posted : October 2, 2010 2:44 pm
Edward
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True. You need bug spray for the ankles. 🙁

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Posted : October 2, 2010 8:01 pm
Linda J
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That's true almost everywhere!!

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Posted : October 2, 2010 8:51 pm
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I went to Paradise Cafe for lunch yesterday. Saturday is one of my favorite days at Tommy's. The specials were Corned Beef and Cabbage and Vegetable Soup. Both were delicious. The service is always fast and friendly.

My other favorite at Paradise is the Sausage, Pepper and Onion sandwich. All of their soups are great. Give it a try, they are open for dinner as well.

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Posted : October 3, 2010 7:12 pm
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I always loved that place but about six or 8 months ago the food changed and it felt like he was taking shortcuts to save money, I'd rather have him raise rates the let the food suffer. The last time I was in the sandwich and the potato salad I had was inedible, so I'm glad to hear they are on the right track again. They're the only place that had a good gyro, so I' guess I have to give it a go again. 🙂

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Posted : October 4, 2010 12:13 pm
Neil
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I always loved that place but about six or 8 months ago the food changed and it felt like he was taking shortcuts to save money, I'd rather have him raise rates the let the food suffer. The last time I was in the sandwich and the potato salad I had was inedible, so I'm glad to hear they are on the right track again. They're the only place that had a good gyro, so I' guess I have to give it a go again. 🙂

Maybe they just had an off day.
The menu and the cooks haven't changed in a long time.

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Topic starter Posted : October 4, 2010 1:57 pm
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I hear ya but that was just the straw that broke the camel's back. I had three or four bad ones in a row. My husband's the most un-picky eater you will come across and he felt the same way. I remember they did keep changing cooks for a while, I don't know if someone was sick or new partime or someone was on a really long vacation. But if someone's saying it's good, it's been long enough I'll try again. Very few restaurants I'll totally give up on forever, too small an island for that. And like I said I always liked their gryo the best on island.

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Posted : October 4, 2010 6:03 pm
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Went to Flat Iron Grille tonight with friends for the first but not the last time!!!
The food and service was great! Quite reasonably priced as well.

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Posted : October 8, 2010 1:46 am
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I had lunch at Paradise Cafe the other day. Same cooks, same good food. Best rueben on the island. Great soups too.

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Posted : October 8, 2010 2:34 am
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Anyone know the name of the place at the carwash that used to be Cohiba's? We just left there, and have mixed review. The menu is on a small chalk board, with no prices, so we asked the price of the bbq plates and was told $10.00, including choice of beans/rice or pot. salad. We ordered a rib plate and a chix plate, one with b/r and the other with p/s. I then asked for an additional order of beans and rice.

We had a beer while we waited (oh...we ordered take out).

Bartender was VERY chatty...heard all about her trip to Vegas, with friends, who brought different guys to the room every night....whatever...then gives us a card with her name and number and says she does massages (in the home)..again...whatever...I'm sure she's legit and on the up and up, licensed, etc. LOL

Food comes...$26.00 GREAT. Two $10 dinners and 2 beers. Then...oh Presidente..that's $27. OK no biggie. Hubby gets out money as she says I didn't write down the beans and rice (I'm thinking she is GIVING them to us because let's face it, cheap, right, and it would be good PR). Nope...bill is NOW $32. We asked how much for the beans and rice. She said $6.00. I explained the whole plate, including meat was only $10, so why would b/r be over half the cost of the plate? She said she didn't know what was going on, that's what the cook said to charge.

My answer was that I knew what was going on......If we had not asked the price of the plates, how much would they have charged us??? If we HAD asked the price for the extra b/r, how much would it have been? I just know the amounts would have been different in both directions. What other reason for not putting prices on the menu, just like at the fruit/veggie stands? Different prices for different people.

The food was terrific (except the potato salad, just OK), lots of it, would have been a bargain at $13, and a steal at $10. We'll probably go back, but here's the thing...we felt taken advantage of. I mean, really, who among us would have asked the price of beans and rice, considering the whole rib dinner was only $10. Honestly, I would have skipped them, or I would have just ordered another whole plate and had lots of leftover ribs.

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Posted : October 10, 2010 10:44 pm
chefnoah
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It's called Mirian's Bar and Restaurant.

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Posted : October 10, 2010 11:36 pm
jerrydcs
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RE: ice tea ,pop free refills

if a place hires a band for lets say $400 to $500 you want to just buy a ice tea and get free refills! they would not be in business very long if every one only spent $2.00

jerry

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Posted : October 14, 2010 7:12 pm
speee1dy
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if it is by the can you are right about it not being good business sense. but if it is a fountain soda or iced tea you make with tea bags, it is not that expensive to make and give free refills.

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Posted : October 14, 2010 7:20 pm
Linda J
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Yeah, but you probably don't want someone taking up a chair, listening to the music for maybe hours and only spending $2 - $3.

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Posted : October 14, 2010 8:40 pm
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