Thursday, March 15, 2012

Table art and other St. John funkiness…


When in St. John, one must go over to Coral Bay and eat at Skinny Legs.  You can get one heck of a hamburger there served amidst chickens and stray dogs...and all kinds of people.  It’s a fun place.  Their motto is “same day service”, but we’ve rarely had to wait for too long.  In any case, they keep the rum runners and VI beers coming at a steady pace so you can’t really find too much to complain about.



Good advice any day of the week!

I think Melissa may have had too many Rum Runners...


Our other favorite lunch place is called “The Tourist Trap.”  The first time we spied this place we were a bit on the skeptical side, but now we wouldn’t miss it for anything.  They serve terrific Bloody Marys and even better pulled pork sandwiches.  My friend Dona and I fell for the Trap Dog, a spicy hotdog served on a New England style bun (the owner is from New Hampshire) with pulled pork and spicy slaw and we both got it the two times we managed to get over to the Trap on this last trip.  Now, the décor in this place is truly funky and you eat under a tarp that flaps so hard sometimes in the island wind that it’s hard to hear yourself think.  But then, who wants to think, man…we’re on vacation.

Hi from The Tourist Trap

When I first saw this, I didn't get it.  But then I realized it was a high-top table and since I am on the short side, I could read it without actually being "under the table."  

The Tourist Trap has truly unique decor.

Building a better money trap...


15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i like the character in these places. i liked your comment on thinking, too. :)

Nicki said...

Lots of character and island appealing decor that probably wouldn't fly elsewhere. Sounds like you had a good time.

Robert Geiss said...

Oh would you please lock me into this place for a long time.


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Deno said...

Looks like a very interesting place. Cool photos!

holdingmoments said...

What a great looking place.
I'd enjoy visiting there.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

that one with the chickens made me chuckle.
what a fun place to visit.

wishing a great weekend!

Nukke said...

Skinny Legs is a place that I would too like to visit !!!!!!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

LOVE the NO Smokin sign! Too cool! & the money trap, WoW! =)
I hope ya'll had some fun for me, too!!! =)

Debbie said...

ooohhh what fun restaurants with very clever names. I always try to find hot spots where the locals eat!!!

Aguilar Elliot said...

nice finds!!

Sarah Knight said...

Looks like a fun place to dine : )

heyBJK said...

Love the signs, Barb! They're fantastic! Great shots!

karen said...

OK...I'm booking my next holiday!!! I love that smoking sign....

Carol said...

nice shots of some fun places...

Love for Food and Photography said...

Lots of coloured details! And the animals you met, except the black centipede I love them all. I think you are missing that paradise place..
Your shots are stunning as always!