If yu have been visiting St. John for more than a few years, chances are there are some restaurants you liked then that are gone now. And if you’re new to the island, and found a favorite eatery, it may not be there a few years from now.
Plus ca change.
If that's the case, your fave goes 'poof', then you might write the same kind of story for the St. John Sun Times that Bob Tis has.
He's a long time St. Johnian who's written many articles for the Sun Times and the Tradewinds, and a novel, "Down Island." (Available through Amazon here.)
Tis offered his memories in the article, "all the great places, all the great faces." It's worth a read even if you're a newbie to the island because, as they say you can't know where you're going if you don't know where you've been.
"Barracuda Bistro in Wharfside used to put out an excellent plate of eggs, and the Dockside Pub, right by the ferry dock … did everything right for years," Tis wrote. "Joe's Diner has been my fallback for a chicken leg and a Heineken for as long as I can remember."
"The one beacon of fine dining … has been the Lime Inn," he said. "Rich and Chris Meyer (owners) … far and away the longest running fine dining establishment on St. John. The secret to their longevity … only hard work."
- Read Tis’ full story http://www.stjohnsuntimes.com/node/11141