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professor shorthair Dec 20, 2008 05:28 AM

Just want to praise O' Steens in St Augustine. I suggest you have the fried shrimp (I don't like fried shrimp but my spouse ordered it and I am sorry I didn't). Make sure you have some hush puppies, the fire dokra and the Minorcan Chowder (a tomato based chowder.

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    karenfinan RE: professor shorthair Dec 20, 2008 01:38 PM

    I too love O'Steens, but have never had the fire dokra. I have had the fried okra and it was lovely. A little spell check before you post is always appreciated. The fried shrimp is exceptional there in my opinion, and worth the wait.

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      rainroosty RE: karenfinan Dec 25, 2008 04:14 AM


      I don't know if the value erodes when cooked, but nutrional yeast is a true staple in my kitchen. I make a "vinagrette" of olive oil, Bragg liquid aminos ( you could use soy sauce instead) and nutrional yeast. 2:1 oil to Bragg,and then enough yeast to make it creamy. It is delicious on everything!

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      karenfinan Aug 30, 2008 11:16PM"

      Amen to the spell check! :-)

    2. meatn3 RE: professor shorthair Dec 20, 2008 08:45 PM

      Glad you enjoyed it! I'll take the fried okra anyway it ends up being spelled...It is always good to hear back on recommendations!

      I purchased some of their datil sauce on my last visit and accidentally left it at my sisters...I'm considering the 24 hour drive just to get it! It was that good.

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        Orlando Vic RE: professor shorthair Dec 22, 2008 07:35 PM

        I agree. O'Steens probably has the best shrimp in town. Don't be fooled by its appearance and ambiance (i.e. NONE). It is very good shrimp!

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          cavandre RE: professor shorthair Dec 23, 2008 05:25 AM

          If you don't want to get too far off I-95, I can suggest the Murray Brothers' Caddyshack. I had a good Chicago style Brat & they feature other Chicago favorites.


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