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 Post subject: Blast from the past
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:19 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Blast from the past
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 Post subject: Re: Blast from the past
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Every once in a while we get a thread turning back the clock a bit. Very enjoyable to reminisce.
"Boo" was a fun place. Twinklebones was a good time, too. Then there were Bali Hai at the harbor and the Steamboat up in Palm Beach. A bit more fancy-ish was Chez Matilde. A nice, quiet dinner was offered at La Bouillabaise in Noord. The Flame offered great steaks. Since I'm a fan of ribs we always went at least once to King Ribs. And lastly, the Talk of The Town right near the rotary on the road from the airport.... where I had my first ever Caesar Salad where the server made the dressing right from scratch at table side. I make it myself nowadays at home!

More recently and now gone are Amazonia (a TDB knock-off), Amici's, and Lovers Ice Cream where they never heard of marshmallow sauce but their ice cream was delicious. One of our faves was the Promenade which served a menu of about 30-40 different apps and if you opted for the package you could have unlimited apps for about $30. I pigged out on escargot.... and a few other things, too.

We don't go much off the beaten path while on the island so we've never experienced some of the smaller, real Aruban food restaurants. No complaints just sayin'.

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 Post subject: Re: Blast from the past
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ANYBODY REMEMBER THE CATTLE BARON STEAK HOUSE


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Oh my gosh, we LOVED Boonoonoonoos! That's where my kids had their first taste of jerk chicken, goat stew, and several other wonderful delicacies! We always ordered the combination with the hot stone and there were at least 12 things to try. I've never really had a bad day in Aruba in 35 visits, but the day we learned that Boonoonoonoos had closed came pretty close to being a bad day.

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And then there was Avallone's.

Tom always made you feel so welcome.

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Throw in Roma di Notte, Rigoletto, and Sandra's.


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 Post subject: Re: Blast from the past
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I even remember our waitresses name that always served us at La Bouillabaise, it was Heidi. OMG that must have been mid 90's maybe? Somewhere amongst a million photos in this house are the ones taken at Twinklebones also probably mid 90's. The Promenade when it was still in San Nicolas was always outstanding. Still good after it moved but half the fun of the one in San Nicolas was finding your way there and back.

Another oldie, Valentino's.


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 Post subject: Re: Blast from the past
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omg, we went to all of those mentioned. we still have a video from twinklebones, the flame was a must do. loved the promenade in san nicholas too.

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Thanks for the memories!! Loved them all...I have a great video of my parents (now deceased) at Twinklebones! :D

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Late 80's - early 90's:
When the Maitre'd at Valentinos learned we were from Boston..... Eddie Andelman syndicated sports talk shows fame, and with that some sort of connection to the Phantom Gourmet, he was constantly checking up on us and how we were doing with everything. I think there was a connection between the Andelman name and Phantom Gourmet.
The Maitre'd was a short, stout, sort of balding guy with a shiny grey suit complete with nice shirt and tie and wicked shiny black patent leather shoes.... he probably asked us about a good review a half dozen times or so. No problem, I'm just reminiscing about the visit. It struck me funny in a way.
Back then, there were a lot of tourists from the Greater Boston, western Pennsylvania, and upstate New York showing up on the island.
I don't know just how far and wide the Phantom Gourmet broadcasts spread but he was really into it.
Not enough to give us some kind or perk or anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Blast from the past
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leftyjy wrote:
Late 80's - early 90's:
When the Maitre'd at Valentinos learned we were from Boston...

Funny you'd mention Valentinos. Found this menu as well.

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Eddie Andelman syndicated sports talk shows fame, and with that some sort of connection to the Phantom Gourmet, he was constantly checking up on us and how we were doing with everything. I think there was a connection between the Andelman name and Phantom Gourmet.

One of Andelman's sons was (or still is) the Phantom. Another son hosts the show.

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