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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jackie Took Me Out to Lunch - The Green House

Still without a permanent kitchen, so every meal is an effort to cook and clean. So Jackie decided she wanted to see a bit of town (locals call Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the island, "town". I haven't heard anyone except Jackie and I call it a city. Today was a evry heavy day for cruise ships, so there was a lot of bustle walking the dozen or so blocks from her office to the GREEN HOUSE Restaurant.

It was recommended as reasonably priced... OK, $10 for a burger and fries is about as reasonable as you were going to find.

I am still trying to soak up the idea of being around seafood (remember, Kansas does not get a lot of seafood). So I had the Mahi Mahi sandwich... supposedly blackened, but I don't think they have read my post on blackened spices versus true blackened cooking method (click HERE for that post). But, the spices were there, so it had lots of fresh fish flavor and spice flavors!

Served with two sides, I had a choice of a dozen, I chose garlic bread and cole slaw... Both excellent.

Jackie's burger and fries came with a generous amount of sweet onion.

Busy, very convenient and easy to find if you are coming in on a cruise ship, Lots of color and atmosphere and we both liked our food very much! They advertise evening specials, including a pound of Crab Legs for $25 that we will try to make one day soon.

They have a website (click HERE), as well as a sister location in St Maarten; well worth a look. Love the guy with the lobsters!

Big Thumbs up!


  1. I grew up on the coast and every time I go back I gorge on seafood the entire time (especially on trips to tropical places). Living in the prairies (or Kansas for you) leaves a lot to be desired on the fresh fish experience. The mahi mahi looks great!! Enjoy and try everything!

  2. Looks good to me! I hope you have a blast. It will take awhile to adjust and I suspect food is going to be on the pricey side. Hope I'm wrong.

  3. I haven't had much fresh fish either; living in SW Missoui isn't the best for seafood. The mahi mahi looks great and I'm sure you'll have lots of great culinary experiences while in the islands.Have fun,Dave!

  4. I have had to catch-up on all your blog posts of your new place of abode in the US Virgin Islands. Do I need to say how different it must feel from freezing Kansas-wow!

    I think food costs will decrease once you have discovered how the locals feed themselves and their families. Certainly, it is not on the $8.49 for O.J.

    You are going to be on a seafood journey these next few months.

    Looking forwardt o all your posts on island life.

  5. Dude! You are so lucky to be in the USvi's. I'm sooo jealous. I just got back from a blogcation. One week visiting my kids. I've got to take some time to read more of your latest posts. Congrats on your new adventure!

  6. So you did actually move to the Virgin Islands! I'm intrigued with the idea of island life. Can't wait to hear more about how you like it.

  7. Wow! Sharing your experiences takes the sting away from not being able to go to such a place myself. Love the sister blogs, love the journey through bread baking, and love the experiences you are going to have and share. Enjoy! I look forward to it all.

  8. OMG that was fast, it seems like just yesterday you mentioned you were moving. I love the photos and words about your new living situation and you SHAVED! Looks good!

  9. Just remember that many of your readers are still located in the Midwest, and all the winter glory that it has to offer, so be gentle!

    The seafood looks great, I'm glad your taking advantage.

  10. Hi! Looks lovely! when I was 18 we went to St Croix to stay @ my bosses house on the north Shore. It was awesome! We went on a fishing trip to Block Island...

    i will love to read your blog so when I get to visit St Thomas(some day...) I will know all the good places to go. Thanks for your info & pics!

    You must be in paradise! Jennifer aka Gigi