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Bahama Joe's Conch Chowder

-----Original Message----- 
From: Paul
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7:27 PM
Subject: recipe request

The second request is for a conch chowder that was served at "Bahama Joe's" 
restaurant in Daytona Beach, Fl.  It was a creamy  chowder that was somewhat 
spicy/peppery.  It too was delicious.

Unfortunately, both restaurants are closed.  Thank you for any assistance 
you can give me with these.


Hello Paul,

I found a few mentions of Bahama Joe's Lobster House in Daytona Beach, but no recipes and no mention of their conch chowder.

I found a request on the Fodor message board for a recipe for the conch chowder from Bahama Joe's in Vero Beach, FL. I have no way to know if this restaurant was operated by the same people as the one in Daytona Beach, and no way to know if their conch chowder was the same or similar. The person requesting the recipe said that it's main characteristic was that it was creamy, unlike the conch chowders served at other restaurants which are not creamy.

I will post this on my site in case a reader can help.

If you want me to search for any peppery, creamy conch chowder recipe, then write back.


From: Jody Sent: Friday, July 07, 2017 1:41 PM To: Subject: Restaurant Bahama Joe's Conch Chowder (white cream) I got so excited when I found a possibility you may have access to this delightful chowder! This is a vivid memory for me growing up. We went to Bahama Joe's Resaurant every Friday evening growing up here in Vero Beach, FL, it was a treat because we were not wealthy and my parents insisted we do this as a family treat. I still live in Vero Beach and a groups on FaceBook called Growing Up In Vero Beach has quite a few looking for the recipe. If you are willing to pass...I am willing to share and will certainly tell them who was kind enough to share! Thank you so much and I hope you have a nice weekend! Sincerely Jody

Hello Jody,

Sorry, I don’t have access to Bahama Joe’s conch chowder recipe, and I had as little success today as I had on 10-25-2013 in looking for the recipe.

I found an old 1973 “Florida Today” item that said the chef’s name, at least at one Bahama Joe’s, was Pat Cisarano. I had no success finding anything about him.

If you want to try other white conch chowder recipes, there are some on these sites:

Bahamian White Conch Chowder

Abaco Forum/b>

White Conch Chowder


Thank you so much for letting me know and responding so quickly.  If I get something from a 
legit source I will sure pass it on to you.  



Valerio's Salad Dressing

----- Original Message -----
  From: Maxie
  Sent: Friday, September 27, 2013 4:05 PM
  Subject: Searching For Valario's Salad Dressing

  The spelling might be off but there was a great restaurant in San 
Antonio, Texas,.....the restaurant was called
"Valario's".....(sp).....Italian restaurant. They had a lovely salad 
dressing recipe that was their house dressing,...similar to Green 
Goddess, but not as sweet.  Could you possibly help me locate this 
recipe ?......Thanks so much for your consideration and time.


Hi Maxie,

Sorry, no success. No one appears to have that recipe, and no one appears to have created a copycat. I'll post this in case a reader can help.


Hourglass Cheesecake

-----Original Message----- 
From: paul
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7:27 PM
Subject: recipe request

The first is for a chocolate cheesecake made at "The Hourglass" restaurant 
in Kenmore, NY.  I used to go there with my family when I was growing up.

Unfortunately, both restaurants are closed.  Thank you for any assistance 
you can give me with these.


Hello Paul,

I can find mentions and reviews of The Hourglass, but no recipes and no mention of the cheesecake. I'll post this on the site in case a reader can help.


Copying DVDs

From: Ray 
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 5:38 PM
Subject: Time and Money

Hello, Uncle P.--

To give you a respite from truffle-hunting recipes, here's a completely un-nutritious query:

Just began to watch a DVD and the usual "FBI Warning" came on.  Then cynical self wondered, "Just HOW many people have actually been 
given the max of a $250,000 fine and sent off to the slammer for five years?"  My cynical self thought, "I'll bet the number over the 
decades is very close to 'none,' if not actually zero."  Can you find out if I'm, in fact, foolishly cynical, and that our federal 
prisons do burst at the seams with pauperized violators of moviedom's rights?

I'll admit I've done NO research on this, since the "paused" DVD is calling me back to it.

For October it's damned summery here on Long Island today.  Dry too, but the many days of bright sun and relatively cool, dry nights 
might just make this a good fall color year.  So far, what makes up most of our trees, oaks, are yet all green.  Other species kindle 
to some color.


Hi Ray,

I could not find any mention of an instance in which someone has been prosecuted for just copying a DVD. All of the prosecutions that I found have been for selling unauthorized copies. That’s been the main usage. The FBI probably isn’t going to prosecute anyone simply for making a copy of a DVD for personal use, but if you try to sell or give away multiple copies, then they can use the law against you.

It takes special software to copy a DVD these days, and it appears to be illegal to sell or distribute such software. There’s a good article here: USNews

According to that article, it's not even illegal for you to make a back-up copy of a DVD that you own.

It’s warm here, too. We had a rather mild summer, but it’s been a bit extended in length.


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