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#31 Rail Paul

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:30 AM

OTB had an excellent dinner at Verdea in Palm Beach Gardens

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and I've had several good, simple meals at Shrimper's in Port Salerno. Nothing fancy, just good fish, cold beer, and right on the dock.


First bad meal in 10 years at Shrimper's.

Garlic basted, skewered shrimp turned out to be six shrimp in the 30 to a pound size. Really small, puny, even.

Had one, no taste, sent 'em back. Others in my family party enjoyed their excellent and larger cocoanut shrimp, grilled mahi-mahi, etc.

Charming place, though. A fisherman came through the outdoor dining area with a cleaned 20 pound or so dolphin, showing it off. Had a number of conversations with folks at tables. Came back about 15 minutes later with baggies of fish steaks, parts, etc for later consumption. Discreet exchanges, and off he went. I understand this happens regularly.

There's a decent amount of activity at the fish cleaning tables around the marina in Port Salerno in the evenings.
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#32 Eatmywords

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:38 PM

Impressive how much area you cover. Where are you based again?

Shrimperís looks like a nice anecdote to the chains. Bare bones, stuck in time, water front, fresh grilled fish and lots of fried stuff. Nothing wrong with that. Iíll try to convince the gang next time. There's a Walmart close by which will be an incentive. :lol:

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

Impressive how much area you cover. Where are you based again?

Shrimperís looks like a nice anecdote to the chains. Bare bones, stuck in time, water front, fresh grilled fish and lots of fried stuff. Nothing wrong with that. Iíll try to convince the gang next time. There's a Walmart close by which will be an incentive. :lol:


Shrimper's is indeed a good alternate to the chains, as is the Dolphin (mentioned in another thread) and the nearby Conchy Jack's which has the same owners as Dolphin.

This year, we're up at the north end of South Hutchinson Island. Fort Pierce is five minutes across the bridge, Jensen Beach is about 15 minutes south along A-1-A. Last year we were down at the Stuart end of South Hutchinson Island. Still looking at real estate, but there's a whole lot coming on the market. Foreclosure notices are up, banks are starting to OK some short sales (see the Florida bottom thread with ABonner for more on that)

Pietro's in Jensen Beach was mentioned favorably by some people the other day
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#34 Eatmywords

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:21 PM

Are you focusing on Hutcthinson Island? Was just browsing some of the RE. You must be losing your mind. I see furnished 2 bed condos on the beach and furnished 2 bed houses on the river with docking for well under $200k.

The Pietro views might make up for my disinterest in this kind of Italian food (especially down there). The mix grill looks worth a shot tho.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:51 AM

Second visit to Coolinary Cafe, 4650 Donald Ross Road in Jupiter. It's across the street from the Max Planck institute, and entrance to the Abacoa community. Rapidly growing area in the far west of Jupiter, near the I-95 / Donald Ross exit.

 

Coolinary Cafe resembles District in Stuart in many respects. A large all board thanking their participating farmers, listing them by name and contributions. About 50 seats inside, another 10-15 outside.  Located in an upscale, sprawling two and three story strip mall. That seems to be very popular in Palm Beach County. Commercial on the first floor, offices etc upstairs. Some residential in the back. There's a large Hilton Hotel tucked into the west end of the mall.

 

Simple lunch menu, with many items not usually seen around here. Kaffir lime leaves in the tomato soup. Dehydrated tomato powder as an accent element. Caramelized lemon with the grilled fish sandwich. Today that fish was dolphin, but then it wasn't. We're out of dolphin, sold 50 of them, how about we do it with chicken? So, Dee had a grilled chicken wrap with a lightly glazed, chopped chicken, slaw with chopped cabbage, chopped carrots, celery, and pickles.light sesame dressing in a soft tortilla. Very tasty.

 

I had the homemade pizza. Which turned out to be a thin crust pizza cooked on a grill (with requisite grill marks) finished in a domed pizza oven. Crumbled home made sausage, chopped jalapeno, dabs of cheese, just a painting of what I think was the reconstituted dehydrated tomato dust. Liked it.

 

Good selection of beers with several locals on tap. Monks in a Trunk, Tequesta Brewing, Cigar City, etc.  I ordered a Bell's Amber from Michigan, which I enjoyed.  Nice selection of beers.

 

The same operator also runs The Parched Pig, a beer saloon at the Military Trail end of the mall. On my list of places to try, although I like to get out of Palm Beach County before the traffic congeals, which starts around 3pm. Freezes solid around 4.30pm. And the Florida Atlantic University's night classes create another traffic mess after 6 or so.

 

$40 plus tip. The un-dolphin was $13.50, the pizza was $9 for a personal size, the beers were $7.50 (expensive for around here).

 

 

https://www.coolinarycafe.com/


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 09:47 PM

Nice lunch at Mrs Smokey's, a well regarded bbq place in Abacoa / Jupiter. It's at the corner of Donald Ross Blvd and Military Trail. Backs up on the Max Planck institute.

 

Very impressive pork sandwich, soft bun, a lot of pulled pork and burnt ends. A squirt of their medium hot red sauce was all it needed. $8.   Dee had their spare ribs with sauce on them.  Very good ribs, dry rub, good chew, not falling off the bone. I would probably have opted for the sauce on the side.  Mac and cheese was OK, as was the cole slaw. Interesting yeast muffin finished to a dark ebony nearly black with bbq sauce caramelized.

 

At 3 in the afternoon they were still lining up customers, which is very unusual.  Good beer selection with Funky Buddha, Tequesta Chancellor, Dogfish, etc.


“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones. ”
Niccolò Machiavelli