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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2015/12/30 08:40:58 (permalink)
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You still have a standing invitation from CTD to stay at his hotel room. It's a small room with a twin bed which of course you'd have to share...I'm sure you'd be comfy....
 
Osteen's has been dodging me for way too long. As much as Singleton's looks good, we'll only have time for one or the other and Osteens will likely be the winner unless someone can convince me otherwise.
 
 


I was underwhelmed by the fried shrimp at O'Steens! While the shrimp were very good, the dish is more heavily sauteed than fried. We were able to get a table without a wait for lunch; having done that there's no way on earth I'd wait an hour or two to have this dish again.
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2015/12/30 09:59:33 (permalink)
^ That. (sort of)
 
cavandre nailed the biggest problem with O'Steen's. It's a hassle (most of the time). Comparatively, Singleton's is HUGE. It could far better accommodate a large group. If both are to be one of the places that individuals just explore on their own, it may be less of a problem, but the wait times at O'Steen's can be onerous.
 
I love O'Steen's. I think their food is fantastic and everyone I have ever taken there has loved it. But, it can be a major hassle, and on a trip like this when there is relatively limited time, some may not want to endure a possible wait.
 
I'm even thinking about punting my lunch plans for today and heading out to catch some college hoops, instead. 
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/04 15:58:31 (permalink)
This past weekend, to celebrate the New Year and kick off 2016, I challenged and faced off against the legendary pie master himself...buffetbuster
 
It was an epic battle with flavors ranging from Fat Elvis to Spiced Tart Cherry to Ginger Custard to Peppermint Chocolate to Bourbon Chess to lots more.  Forks clashed, cameras flashed and eyes locked in, but in the end and by the narrowest of margins...perhaps less than a single pie crust separating the competitors, buffetbuster defeated the ChiTownDiner and claimed first prize! 
 
And what a prize it will be....dinner on the wanderingjew in sunny St. Augustine this February!  Yep...add one more to the confirmed list, buffetbuster will be in the building!
post edited by ChiTownDiner - 2016/01/04 16:10:28
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/04 16:10:19 (permalink)
The rumor is the spectators felt like they were at a Gallagher performance and covered themselves in ponchos.
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/04 16:10:50 (permalink)

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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/04 18:19:02 (permalink)
Kozel-
It reminded some of the pie eating contest in Stand By Me!
post edited by buffetbuster - 2016/01/05 07:10:08
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/04 18:54:33 (permalink)
The Updated List:
WanderingJew +2 (including Big Boy in this)
ChiBears15
Mrs. ChiTownDiner
MikeS.
billyboy
chickenplucker
Large Man
Keysey42
Will_work_4_bbq
crew84row
Karilyn +1 +2 maybe +3
kozel +1
Ivyhouse
bigbear
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/04 21:11:33 (permalink)
Big Boy was ready to write an open plea to Buffetbuster here on the thread.
 
As soon as I told him the good news, he dived right off the top of the chest in my bedroom and into my luggage.
 
On an aside, Will_work_4_bbq (Lynn) wrote me and unfortunately she will not be able to join us in Jacksonville/St Augustine this year but looks forward to ChiBear15's trip report.
 
It also looks like Karilyn will be joining us solo as her sister, won't be able to join us.
 
I'm really looking forward to this trip!
post edited by wanderingjew - 2016/01/04 21:14:03
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/04 21:13:36 (permalink)
I'll miss you guys so much!  Wish I could be there.  
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/05 11:16:45 (permalink)
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Kozel-
It reminded some of the pie eating contest in Stand By Me!


I better not see you with a bottle of Castor Oil!
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/05 12:23:43 (permalink)
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Kozel-
It reminded some of the pie eating contest in Stand By Me!


I better not see you with a bottle of Castor Oil!




What I want to know, is which one was "Lard A-s-s"???
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/05 13:40:56 (permalink)
What should I think about the fact that as soon as it is known that I will be attending, will_work_4_bbq says she won't be able to join us?  Were my eating habits that bad? 
 
Wait, never mind....
 
Sorry you won't be able to join us Lynn!
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/05 14:52:01 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby kozel 2016/01/05 15:00:14
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What should I think about the fact that as soon as it is known that I will be attending, will_work_4_bbq says she won't be able to join us?  Were my eating habits that bad? 
 
Wait, never mind....
 
Sorry you won't be able to join us Lynn!




I think the eating habits are tolerable, it was the fork to the back of the hand that did her in last time! 
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/05 17:25:37 (permalink)
I thought I was the only one who saw that.
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/06 06:29:44 (permalink)
You guys are hilarious!  I'll miss the banter as much as the food!
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/06 08:09:04 (permalink)
Glad you're healed up Lynn and only the emotional scars of buffetbuster as a dining companion remain!  You will be missed! 
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/07 04:31:55 (permalink)
Well folks, I have to bow out of this trip.    In doing my vacation allotment for the year, I don't think I'll be able to fit in two trips to Florida this winter (Dayna and I are coming down to see her dad in Boynton Beach in March).  Glad I finally have a job that offers a nice vacation/holiday package though I will miss all of you.  I WILL be in attendance for Pittsburgh!! 
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/07 08:01:18 (permalink)
...and two outta three ain't bad!
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/07 08:26:28 (permalink)
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I recall you telling me when I saw you in October that you may not make it to St Augustine. I was hoping you could but, I'm glad to hear you will get a visit in to Florida the following month.  At least now Sandra won't confuse you with "big boy".
 
On an aside, in about two weeks I would like to start getting a final head count. I'll probably PM some of you that we hadn't heard from in a while for confirmation. Looks like we have about 16 potential attendees so far.  Once I get the final head count, about two weeks before the trip, I will finalize the itinerary and contact the restaurants to inform them of our arrival so they won't be overwhelmed
 
 
 
**edit**
 
of course buffetbuster and CTD will have to separately contact the other restaurants they intend to visit together so THOSE restaurants won't be overwhelmed.
post edited by wanderingjew - 2016/01/07 08:31:18
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/07 08:30:30 (permalink)
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  Once I get the final head count, about two weeks before the trip, I will finalize the itinerary and contact the restaurants to inform them of our arrival so they won't be overwhelmed
Make sure you tell them that ChiTownDiner will be there, so they can double their staff!


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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/07 09:47:53 (permalink)
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  Once I get the final head count, about two weeks before the trip, I will finalize the itinerary and contact the restaurants to inform them of our arrival so they won't be overwhelmed
Make sure you tell them that ChiTownDiner will be there, so they can double their staff!






Boys...am I feeling the love here....
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/07 11:14:45 (permalink)
I just received a PM from Ivyhouse, unfortunately she won't be joining us in St. Augustine next month
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/07 11:17:08 (permalink)
The Updated List:
WanderingJew +2 (including Big Boy in this)
ChiBears15
Mrs. ChiTownDiner
MikeS.
chickenplucker
Large Man
Keysey42
crew84row
Karilyn
kozel +1
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/07 11:34:04 (permalink)
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I just received a PM from Ivyhouse, unfortunately she won't be joining us in St. Augustine next month


In just the few days since it has been known that I will be attending, three people have now backed out.  I'm starting to take this personally.....
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/07 11:58:36 (permalink)
I see that Mrs. ChiTownDiner is on the list but not CTD himself.  I guess he backed out when he heard buffetbuster was going. 
 
Now you should seriously start taking this personally, Cliff.
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/07 12:04:46 (permalink)
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I see that Mrs. ChiTownDiner is on the list but not CTD himself.  I guess he backed out when he heard buffetbuster was going. 
 
Now you should seriously start taking this personally, Cliff.




He will be in disguise so as to better mingle with the common man and keep an unrelenting eye on the actions of wanderingjew and ChiBears15 who together, get into more mischief than the entire Delta Tau Chi organization!
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/07 12:06:28 (permalink)
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I see that Mrs. ChiTownDiner is on the list but not CTD himself.  I guess he backed out when he heard buffetbuster was going. 
 
Now you should seriously start taking this personally, Cliff.




He will be in disguise so as to better mingle with the common man and keep an unrelenting eye on the actions of wanderingjew and ChiBears15 who together, get into more mischief than the entire Delta Tau Chi organization!


I HATE those guys!!  
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/07 12:10:09 (permalink)
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I see that Mrs. ChiTownDiner is on the list but not CTD himself.  I guess he backed out when he heard buffetbuster was going. 
 
Now you should seriously start taking this personally, Cliff.




He will be in disguise so as to better mingle with the common man and keep an unrelenting eye on the actions of wanderingjew and ChiBears15 who together, get into more mischief than the entire Delta Tau Chi organization!


I HATE those guys!!  




Would have liked the back-up, but I'll be on duty!
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/11 15:33:22 (permalink)
Hi all,
 
I am a rabid daily Roadfood forum follower but I rarely, if ever post.  Since you will be in my area, I just wanted to add my two cents regarding Singleton's. I happened to have eaten there this weekend. 
 
Seriously, O'Steens just cannot compare with Singletons.  We shared a dozen oysters on the 1/2 shell and then I had the fried shrimp/blackend flounder with fries and slaw.   The shrimp are large and the portions are plentiful. It can be a tad pricy with a 2 item combo running around $25.00 but there is no better location to eat seafood than the waterfront. You can view the shrimp boats out back and if you are lucky enough, see the haul coming off of the boat.
 
As a "born and raised" Floridian, my rule of thumb regarding seafood is, I don't order it unless I can see the water. 
 
I hope you all enjoy St. Augustine and the surrounding area. 
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Re: St Augustine/Jacksonville -February 19-21 2016- Not the Glee Club- All invited 2016/01/11 15:39:41 (permalink)
Thanks for chiming in with your opinion justbeachy!  It is great to hear from a local and no doubt everyone appreciates your advice.  In fact, if you have other suggestions of places we should visit, please let us know.
 
And it goes without saying, you are welcome to join us at any meal or get together, if you so desire.
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