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#66805 - 04/16/03 11:19 AM capt jeff april fishing and restaurant report
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hi to all. the capt.just got back from another super duper ,trip weather timed perfect sun .every day was there 4/8 to 4/13 capt jeff went out for three days with his buddy becho and his son becho jr,we do 7 to 12 5 hrs is plenty of time ,.we went south past ho chan cut out to the outer reef ,water was calm one day a little choppy two days grouper ,yellow tail snapper ,jacks ,trigger fish were on the bite.fished with live bait and had huge catches of fish ,we only keep what we need to eat .and only the big fish ,not spawning ,used light spin tackle ,I had a ball ,lost a lot of huge fish as we use only 20 lb test max ,some big cudas and large sharks decided .to say hello,and stripped off line as well as large somethings??? also stopped in to make life interesting ,action galore this is a true fishing paradise ,with wonderful people ,and very cheap rates on the trip cost half or more than the states ,will report on my may trip,next month lets talk food food and more food my new find was my old find lagniappe restaurant reopened in the center of town across the fidos next to bellicolor photo ,dan and tree andre are the owners they had there restaurant in the sun diver resort just moved it to town where senor lobster called home all I can say is wow ,and wow and more wow the owners are very personable come out and hang with there customers there open for lunch and dinner cajun carribean style with a gourmet flair .gumbo soup from new orleans to die for great fresh made burger with home made potato salad ,and the list goes on dinner had usda filet,with a fabulous sauce,the meat you could have cut with a spoon ,limted menu,if not fresh ,for the day they do not serve ,nice jazz trio on the weekend ,nice cozzy bar ,with outstanding salsa ,cold brew and nice owners ,worth the trip went there for lunch 3 times dinner twice ,you got to try this place tell them capt jeff sent you ,so I can get a free beer only kidding ,my rating 5 stars my highest rating ,gourmet in paradise. Remember Capt. Jeff sends water back 3 times, so if i rate it 5 stars than it is 5 stars. My best of the best so far.
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#66806 - 04/16/03 11:33 AM Re: capt jeff april fishing and restaurant report
seashell Offline
Capt. Jeff, is this the award winning restaurantier guy that had been located at Sundiver for a short time? Just left a couple of months ago? If so, yeah, I'll recommend them too. Best food I ever had in Belize. What is the name of their restaurant and where are they located?
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#66807 - 04/16/03 12:10 PM Re: capt jeff april fishing and restaurant report
captjeff Offline
seashell the name of the restaurant is lagniappe right in center of town in a little courtyard ,on the main street across from fidos you can not miss it and yes same owners tree and dan wonderful folks sweet nice ,great chef in dan ,great hostess in tree
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#66808 - 04/16/03 12:34 PM Re: capt jeff april fishing and restaurant report
seashell Offline
Damn, if I'd only known.

I knew they'd left Sundiver but no one told me they had reopened. I did see the restaurant as I walked down the street a few times and I wondered about it, but never went in. Damn, if I'd only known.

For sure, after a person has been in San Pedro for a while, they can start to crave a burger, a good burger like you could get at home. So, you order one from them and what do you get? One better than you could have got at home. MMmmmm, heaven.

I couldn't even figure out what he'd done to make it so good. Didn't seem to be anything really special about it other than the taste, and the potatoe salad was to die for. I asked what he'd put in it and it was nothing special either. Must be the way he holds the spoon or something. hee hee Delicious!!
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#66809 - 04/16/03 12:43 PM Re: capt jeff april fishing and restaurant report
captjeff Offline
seashell the burger is so big ,and is made fresh ,got there one day at 10 min to two all the home made burgers where gone sold out ???had home made buritto fabulous the best ,,,can not wait to go back goimg back may 3 to 9
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#66810 - 04/16/03 03:51 PM Re: capt jeff april fishing and restaurant report
ScubaLdy Offline
I'll vouch for the above. Gumbo bowl at $8 BZ is a great buy. I'm not into spicy so ordered an extra rice bowl to tame it down. PERFECT!
Tree (Pronounced Tray) has a flair for table decorations. She uses brightly colored sarongs on the tables. They keep the place very clean, which is no easy task, being on dusty Front Street. There is a side entrance on Pelican Drive that was cobbled while I was there last. Be careful; Pelican is one way from Middle Street to Front Street and it is hard to see the signs.
I didn't try their burger but I believe you. However, I must add that Mel (who opened and ran Wet Willy's) has opened a new place called IT! (as in Belize IT wink ) and advertise as the best burger on the island. Until I try the one at Dan and Tree's I have to agree with IT!
At the same time I need to mention the Lime Soup at Caliente's—TO DIE FOR !
BTW: How does one pronounce the name of the restaurant and what does it mean?
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#66811 - 04/16/03 04:11 PM Re: capt jeff april fishing and restaurant report
ChrisW Offline
Caliente means warm in Spanish and I would guess that it is pronounced Cal-yen-tay, but my Spanish is a bit rusty...

#66812 - 04/16/03 04:31 PM Re: capt jeff april fishing and restaurant report
captjeff Offline
scubba ldy if your talking about lagniappe it means a little something extra,,,,in cajun /french ??it tells it all ,also dan said to me one day on monday nights there are thinking of a bar b que night since the grill is there .and they do some grilling on it any way .would like dans mouthwatering ribs about now ...would like the healthy start lunch right now,gumbo ,chips salsa chesse bacon burger,home made pot salad ,and of course a diet coke yum yum yum back to the gym
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#66813 - 04/16/03 08:05 PM Re: capt jeff april fishing and restaurant report
booboo Offline
Hi Capt. Jeff,

Glad you had such a great time. I'm living vicariously through your fishing report. I can't wait to get there and check it out for myself.
Hey, did you leave any fish for us?

#66814 - 04/16/03 08:37 PM Re: capt jeff april fishing and restaurant report
B_b_f_b Offline
Nice report Capt. I'm checking out this restaurant. It seems after a couple of days with stewed chicken, my body does crave a burger. Thanks again for the report.

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