helens 
Member since Oct 30, 2009

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Re: “Three Delights Caribbean Grill

Great food - Amos does it all himself and he clearly cares that his customers are pleased by his food. This place is hard to see from the street, but simple to find; its nondescript exterior hides a treasure inside. You are missing out if you skip this!

* Food - authentic, scratch-made, flavorful, and unique
* Value - very good value - inexpensive meals abundant, the most expensive items reflect expensive, fresh, or hard to get seafood and meat
* Service - attentive and friendly service from a one-man shop - surprisingly fast considering the quantity and variety of food!
* Ambiance - a very clean and bright diner with original photos on walls and island music in the background - non-disposable tableware for dining in
* Alcohol - no, darnit - this food is aching for a cold beer on the side - if you MUST have one, get your goodies to go.

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Posted by helens on 01/11/2013 at 10:30 AM

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Clara, How in the world does having a spouse elected to public office mean that the non-elected spouse loses a voice?
That is absurd!

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Posted by helens on 01/18/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Should-be-famous Amos

Great food - Amos does it all himself and he clearly cares that his customers are pleased by his food. This place is hard to see from the street, but simple to find; its nondescript exterior hides a treasure inside. You are missing out if you skip this!

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Posted by helens on 01/11/2013 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Side dish: Jamaican moves in at old El Tesoro

Spice Island was very tasty - loved it. We tried a bunch of different things and liked them all. Jerk pork, brown stew jerk pork, beef patties, codfish balls, pepper shrimp, and the delicious home-made cornbread and jam, plus the sides. I'd write a review in your restaurant guide but the restaurant isn't listed yet... The staff was all very friendly. We'll go back!

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Posted by helens on 09/13/2011 at 9:11 AM

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Something must have happened in the kitchen - Our late November visit was nothing like the 4 star one earlier in the year. Thy muffy was not so great, several items were gone from the menu... what happened?

Posted by helens on 12/23/2010 at 4:35 AM

Re: “No peace or justice

Brother Jonah,
My knee didn't jerk.

Yours, though, apparently has. You've assumed, based on one comment on a forum, that I would always scream that the police are always right and that my knee, if it did jerk, would jerk to the right.

Badly mistaken, Brother.

Posted by helens on 01/22/2010 at 1:57 PM

Re: “No peace or justice

I saw the beginning of that incident; I was within 3 feet of Fineron when she was cursing and shouting at the first policeman. She was shouting within inches of the policeman's face, dropping the f-bomb and hurling insults.

Anyone who acts that angry, belligerent, and abusive toward a police officer should expect to be arrested or detained. If that person then resists, she should expect to be removed forcibly. She had her chance to display civil disobedience or non-violent protest. She blew it, in a big way.

She was not meek. She was not even civil. She was just disobedient (and abusive and foul-mouthed). She also wasn't a small woman. Once she began to resist the policeman's efforts to remove her from the scene, he couldn't pick her up and carry her. If she wasn't going to walk, there wasn't much choice but to drag her like a petulant 3 year old. She could have walked, head held high and mouth clamped shut, but she chose not to.

I'm not a cop. I'm a mom who was in the parade with my child. I think the policeman was showing pretty darn good restraint when the incident was warming up.

I'm all for non-violent protest, civil disobedience, and speaking up when you think something is wrong - but you have to do it right. You can't act like an angry child and then call foul when you are legally treated like one.

I did give my statement to the police via phone the next week, after it became apparent that the police were being raked over the coals for doing their job.

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Posted by helens on 01/22/2010 at 7:03 AM

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