Seagrove Village Market Cafe Reopens Nov. 19

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  1. yummy

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    we feel like we've lost an old friend! ate at the new location this week. the shrimp was still great. but . . . coated fries? ugh. tasteless white cream pie masquerading as key lime? double ugh. inexplicable. hope things improve soon.
     
  2. James Bentwood

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    Started serving coated fries a few years ago. I don't get it. Apparently people like them. Not me.
    Haven't tried the pie.
     
  3. Lake View Too

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    Yeah, the fries just aren't right. There are a lot of better ways to do fries.
     
  4. yummy

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    well, we always got baked potatoes and salad with our shrimp. however, we do recognize that menus change and wanted to go with the flow. but the "flow" needs to be as good if not better! can't even imagine what is up with the pie.
     
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    Worst fries ever. Come on George - you can do better.
     
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    Think George reads these threads? If you are post a smiley face
     
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    The market has always had coated fries which I don't like but eat anyway, or order another side. There is no shortage of good eats at the Seagrove MarketCafe. One of the few places I do forgive the crappy fries.
     
  9. BeachSteelers

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    Our County Park is underneath Surfing Deer and 3 condos
     
  10. Lake View Too

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    Not sure what you are suggesting, but the property that is the Surfing Deer was never a park, never intended to be a park, and the owners of the Viridian and Surfing Deer bought that private property for above fair market value quite a long time ago. You could have bought it, also.
     
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    OK, I'm back to the fries. I really believe that before George bought the place from the original owners that the fries were not coated. Heard he did a test test with some people and they voted on the ones he currently uses. They are quite nasty. The fries at George's, that he use to own were actually some of the best on 30A! Thought when he sold the place the fries would come to the Village Market Cafe. We finally went a couple of months ago and had burger and fries. The burger meat seems to have changed, not for the better, and the fries are still the nasty coated ones. We went this past week and had the crab cake sandwich, the pimento cheese, the fried green tomatoes and a side salad. All were quite good. Stayed away from t he burger and the FRIES. Wish he would change them.
     
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    Shows that he has zero concern about the quality of what they serve, IMO. I won't be going there.
     
  13. steel1man

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    The line to stop patronizing VMC in Seagrove is getting longer...next off season will seal the deal...Tourist will flock and spend, VMC doesn't care if they are happy,plenty to replace unhappy ones....But Locals during off season different story...
     
  14. FoX

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    Lots of locals love it. George cares deeply. He doesn't serve anything he doesn't like himself.

    Nevertheless it does seem to be getting away from the backroom kitchen, basic Diner that we all loved for years. If a core of local fans and scads of tourists keep it going strong then more power to em. No shortage of good burgers fries and grouper in SoWal... Just go elsewhere and let's not pile on.
     
  15. steel1man

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    It hard to beat Hurricane Oyster Bar for a fried shrimp basket!!!! @ $14.00 two sides.
    You will not leave hungry, just left and tonight the shrimp where huge.
     
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    I suggest you are wrong not I. Lot 3 was donated as a park in 2006 by the owners, planning and they conspired to build upon a donated public space. It's all right there in the DO.
     
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    A portion of Lot 3, immediately west of Surfing Deer, was donated as a park and it is still not built on. It had picnic tables on it before the new construction and most likely will be restored after the renovation. Again, what I said was the Surfing Deer is not on park property.
     
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    Again you are mistaken, lot 3 less the portion of the hotel that 's on lot 3 is to be a park. All of lot 3 is now gone and the County just purchased the leftover buffer space and will call it a park. Freaking joke too since we paid for what we already we given.
    It's ok defend these jerkoffs all ya want but truth is they built on a space they gave to the County. No plans ever to donate it either since quite clearly our park never shows up on any drawings ever.
    Again planning, innerlight engineering and this developer have screwed us all.
    Planning called it an oversite that they forgot it, an 8 figure oversite.
    Lastly, how many palm trees are allowable on that site,anyone?....Zero.
    Some park, illegal palm trees and above ground utilities. Bought for $10 when it was free.
    Yeah nothing to see here
     
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    It sounds like you have a better grasp of the facts than me. It also sounds like, in the end, this 20 or 30 feet of land became a buffer zone and utility easement rather than a "park" that would have been relatively useless to anybody.
     
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    It took me 5 mins to find a missing park and 11 yrs for planning to try and hide it. Everyone is welcome that the site isn't overrun with palm trees either. Not allowable yet made the landscape plan all 35 of them. They purposely overbuilt then insult to injury tried to have TDC purchase parcel down road from them and call it beach parking instead of their overflow parking. Planners Brown and Carpenter have some explaining to do as this is quite the "Oversite"
     

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