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Big Daddy Jun 17, 2008 02:34 PM

We're going to eat at Fox Valley restaurant real soon. It's a first for me; my wife used to go alot when she worked at Indian Springs HS.
Anybody out there been recently? What's worth ordering? I know about the crab cakes. What else? How's the service?

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  1. SkippyLeBeef RE: Big Daddy Jun 18, 2008 07:38 PM

    I have eaten there once. Once. If that tells you anything, BD. Not my type of place. Hope you have a better experience. Service was average at best, fyi. The crabcakes are good, put the peanut butter sauce they serve with them are really lost on me.....

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      eatyourveggies1 RE: SkippyLeBeef Jun 19, 2008 05:36 AM

      Haven't been in forever, but I have a problem with the fact that they now sell their crab cakes to grocery stores.

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        sheilal RE: eatyourveggies1 Jun 19, 2008 06:14 AM

        What grocery stores are the crab cakes sold in? I think they are some of the best -- besides Highland's B&G.

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          eatyourveggies1 RE: sheilal Jun 19, 2008 06:24 AM

          Try the Westerns.

          I question the quality of a crab cake that's made, packaged, and then delivered to grocery stores and allowed to sit for who knows how long. But I am a crab cake snob and purist. I only make the Highlands recipe at home with jumbo lump from Snapper Grabbers.

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            Dax RE: eatyourveggies1 Jun 19, 2008 06:59 AM

            Is that recipe in Southern Table?

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              eatyourveggies1 RE: Dax Jun 19, 2008 07:19 AM

              It's in the old B'ham Junior League cookbook—Food for Thought.

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              sheilal RE: eatyourveggies1 Jun 19, 2008 11:36 AM

              So they're fresh, not frozen? I've made the Highland's crab cakes on a number of occasions (special ones), but I find that when I want to make them spur of the moment, it's not very often that I can find day-old french bread in stores and rarely have it on hand at home. I do however make Highland's beurre blanc on a regular basis.

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                eatyourveggies1 RE: sheilal Jun 19, 2008 01:55 PM

                Continental Bakery in English Village always has some day-old bread for sale.

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              KateMW RE: sheilal Jun 24, 2008 08:52 PM

              Western in Mountain Brook Village has them, but I think that they are having a problem getting them. Something about the price of gas or crab or both. I've never been a huge fan of them, so I haven't tried them from Western, but have had them at FV. They're alright. I prefer my crab in claw or leg form. Yummy.

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