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St. John's Kitchen in Fall River-Any Info?

fayth Mar 24, 2007 05:50 PM

Was watching the Emeril Chefology show tonight and they showed him with his first mentor- Inez De costa. I googled "St. John's Kitchen" and "Fall River" and only found this info contained in a newspaper article about the St. John's Club:

...The present site of the St. John's Club at 1365 Rodman St. was a bowling alley at the time.

"The St. John's Kitchen, known for its Portuguese food and fried seafood, is not managed by the club. The restaurant has been rented to Inez DeCosta for the past 30 years and is open to the public.

Any more info would be appreciated.

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    semass RE: fayth May 11, 2007 04:46 AM


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      fayth RE: semass May 12, 2007 05:49 PM

      thank you. for once google didn't help and i never thought anyone would answer. just watching the tv special now and her kale soup looks so good. Have you eaten there- any recommendations?

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        cdh174 RE: fayth May 25, 2008 07:48 AM

        Yes, I have eaten there many times, and have been going there since I was a child. Ines de Costa is a very nice lady, and I would highly recommend the kale soup and pot roast. She is noted for her seafood, but I don't eat seafood, so I can't speak about that. I know St. John's Kitchen is very crowded on Friday and Saturday nights, so I would avoid going then.

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          fayth RE: cdh174 May 30, 2008 07:29 PM

          Thank you for the reply. I went there the day after Christmas so it was not crowded. The kale soup is very good ( especially on a cold wintry day). The liver and onions was a big hit with one of my friends- it's a dish that is increasingly hard to find on menus- and they did a super job with lots of carmelized onions.

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      sekelmaan RE: fayth Jan 10, 2010 03:01 PM

      Does she give out the recipe? I have found a couple Emiril bastardizations, but I'd love to be able to make the soup at home as I am no where near Boston.

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        sekelmaan RE: fayth Aug 15, 2010 05:51 AM

        Is this place still there? I can't seem to find any info on it. The website is down.

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          im hungry RE: sekelmaan Aug 15, 2010 06:44 AM

          kale soup should be different everytime you make it,thats the thing that makes it great.its still there....

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          Foodie Two Shoes RE: fayth Oct 16, 2011 02:09 PM

          She's his aunt. People drive from a long way away to eat this great food.

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            cdh174 RE: Foodie Two Shoes Oct 16, 2011 02:56 PM

            Unfortunately, Ines De Costa, who was the owner of St. John's Kitchen, passed away a few weeks ago. I don't know what will happen to the restaurant.

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              sekelmaan RE: cdh174 Oct 16, 2011 03:33 PM

              Very sad news. I did make it there late last summer. I was very disheartened to have made the trip from Hopkington on a Monday only to find she didn't cook Monday's. At least I have a good story.

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                im hungry RE: sekelmaan Oct 16, 2011 05:53 PM

                im sure the st johns club well continue,i hope the food stays great...oh the soup!!!

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