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Upcoming Trip #274772
02/03/2022 03:55 PM
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If the stars align, we will be flying down Saturday after this for a week along with my son and daughter-in-law. We are on Frontier out of Baltimore. (Yes, I know, but the price was too good to pass up.) Any Frontier veterans have any survival tips? Does anyone know when Harmony Nights start in Grand Case, or will they even have them this year? I think Mardi Gras is not until March, so we may be too early. Also, has anyone done a tour at any of the island breweries? My son is a beer aficionado and is interested.

The budget is tight this time around, so maybe only two nights out a nice restaurant. Our favorites are La Villa for French side and Jax for Dutch side. Suggestions for new alternates and cheap eats are appreciated!

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Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: jsbell] #274774
02/03/2022 04:31 PM
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Sorry, no Harmony Nights this year


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Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: jsbell] #274777
02/03/2022 05:35 PM
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Try Vesna Taverna for great dinners at reasonable prices.
For inexpensive- there are several restaurants in Jordan Village- near the Medical School. Casual dining but great food.

Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: jsbell] #274778
02/03/2022 05:51 PM
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If you like fresh homemade pasta, Spaghetti House is wonderful and cost what pasta is worth (to us). Check their Facebook page for menu and specials. Located in Jordan Village


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Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: jsbell] #274779
02/03/2022 06:27 PM
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As Elaine said, no Harmony Nights this year, unfortunately. I could be wrong, but as far as brewery tours, I think the only one is Topper's Rum, no beer breweries.

You didn't say where you're saying on island, so not sure what to recommend that will be close to you. Lots of great choices for cheap eats on island. Some of my favorites, in no particular order, are ribs and chicken at Rosie's on Mullet, ANYTHING at Mark's Place, anything at Al Dente near Orient, or Mama Pizza in either Cupecoy or Oyster Pond, lots of great choices at Fat Tony's in Cupecoy. For upscale, Jax is pretty hard to beat for meat lovers. I love Ocean 82 for that 'splurge' meal, with a wonderful view of Anguilla. Sublime in Maho is also a new entrant in the upscale food area, with great choices. Enjoy!!

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Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: jsbell] #274785
02/03/2022 07:49 PM
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There are at least 3 beer brewery tours on the Dutch side and there is at least 1 beer brewery on the French side but I am unsure if this one offers a tour. Hope this helps.

Brewery 1 - SXM Beers, link takes you to their tours page

Brewery 2 - Caribbean Brewing Company - tour page

Brewery 3 - Pelikan Brewery tour page


French Beer Brewery - FWI in Hope Estates area


Enjoy your trip.


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Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: bdeeley] #274786
02/03/2022 08:40 PM
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OK, well, I stand corrected..


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Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: BillandElaine] #274798
02/04/2022 07:46 AM
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We also had a great meal at The Spaghetti House....friendly service, great food and we were the only ones there at 5pm

Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: bdeeley] #274802
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Thanks! That is just the info I was looking for!

Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: jsbell] #274813
02/04/2022 12:21 PM
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Another here who really enjoys the Spaghetti House. Their food is yummy and reasonably priced, too. We also enjoy Fat Tony’s across the street for a very casual dinner but we try to get there before the music begins or else its another reason to eat at the Spaghetti House since the music at FT’s is just a little too loud for us. Very enjoyable but very loud for such a small venue and we always seem to end up at the table right next to it.

Re Fat Tony’s, their Tuesday night steak special is very good for those who haven’t already tried it.

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Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: Carol_Hill] #274815
02/04/2022 01:24 PM
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Fat Tony's Spaghetti House and Pizza/Pasta are all in Cupecoy area?

Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: panman] #274816
02/04/2022 01:38 PM
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Mama Pizza is at Puerto Cupecoy. Fat Tony's is in Jordan Village.

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Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: Carol_Hill] #274834
02/04/2022 06:44 PM
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Pizza/Pasta in Cupecoy and Oyster Pond? Isn’t that Mama?

Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: Oldenuf2knowbttr] #274836
02/04/2022 08:32 PM
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duh Yes, you are correct. I fixed my note.

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Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: jsbell] #274837
02/04/2022 08:43 PM
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The Greenhouse has a large selection of reasonably priced items. Happy hour 4:30 to 7, 2 for 1drinks. Buccaneer Beach Bar has all you can eat ribs & chicken for $10.00 Monday & Tuesday 5 to 7.

Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: SandS] #274848
02/05/2022 09:14 AM
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SandS--yes, the Greenhouse, especially for Happy Hour, is a great choice. Did not know about the $10 deal at Buccaneer. Does that include any sides??


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Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: Carol_Hill] #274859
02/05/2022 12:11 PM
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We saw they had that this last may when we were there but never tried it. Everytime it was absolutly packed when we either drove or walked by.

Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: jsbell] #274889
02/06/2022 08:42 AM
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I'll second Spaghetti house, the owner told us she was a chef at Mario's, if I have it right! We had a lovely dinner there, we'll be back! Don't forget Prime rib night at the Greenhouse,(Simpson bay) Mike the manager advised us some years ago, book your "PR" size in advance, they sell out quick! I will say this, with the sides, Louise and I split a Queen cut and full after, saving room for desert ,very hard!! (great on the budget) Sandbar!!! (Beacon hill) Saturday nights, "What the funk" plays, good eats and drinks to the won't set you back! Fun place!!!

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Re: Upcoming Trip [Re: bdeeley] #274929
02/06/2022 04:29 PM
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Thanks for the Brewery sites. Hope to check a few out in a couple weeks! Spaghetti House is going on our list to check out also.


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