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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Lunch Today at Panini's

    Out running more errands for Mom today, we stopped to have lunch in downtown
    Beaufort. Panini's Cafe is in the heart of downtown with an upper level
    with views overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway (Beaufort River). There's
    an outside deck in the back which also affords a view of the riverfront park
    and waterway but it was too hot to sit out there today. Panini's is located
    inside the old Beaufort Bank building which predates the Civil War.
    Fantastic architectural details include huge period fan light windows on two
    sides of the upper level, a hammered tin ceiling and wonderful crown molding
    details. I just love old places like this

    I had the Crab Lasagna layered with marscapone, spinach and (of course) crab
    meat. It was accompanied by a chilled artichoke hearts/tomato coulli (?).
    I don't normally care for chilled vegetables and fruits but I adore
    artichokes and it was really quite tasty. He decided to try the (local)
    Shrimp Cheese Steak Sandwich, which is accompanied by roasted tomatoes and
    marscapone seasoned with Old Bay.

    Both meals were excellent! The service was very good even though we had a
    trainee taking care of us (under the helpful eye of an experienced server).
    The restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. If you ever get to Beaufort,
    SC I highly recommend this place.

    Jill



  2. #2
    kilikini Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    jmcquown wrote:
    > Out running more errands for Mom today, we stopped to have lunch in
    > downtown Beaufort. Panini's Cafe is in the heart of downtown with an
    > upper level with views overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway
    > (Beaufort River). There's an outside deck in the back which also
    > affords a view of the riverfront park and waterway but it was too hot
    > to sit out there today. Panini's is located inside the old Beaufort
    > Bank building which predates the Civil War. Fantastic architectural
    > details include huge period fan light windows on two sides of the
    > upper level, a hammered tin ceiling and wonderful crown molding
    > details. I just love old places like this
    > I had the Crab Lasagna layered with marscapone, spinach and (of
    > course) crab meat. It was accompanied by a chilled artichoke
    > hearts/tomato coulli (?). I don't normally care for chilled
    > vegetables and fruits but I adore artichokes and it was really quite
    > tasty. He decided to try the (local) Shrimp Cheese Steak Sandwich,
    > which is accompanied by roasted tomatoes and marscapone seasoned with
    > Old Bay.
    > Both meals were excellent! The service was very good even though we
    > had a trainee taking care of us (under the helpful eye of an
    > experienced server). The restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. If
    > you ever get to Beaufort, SC I highly recommend this place.
    >
    > Jill


    Wow, I just looked up the menu for the restaurant and I have to say it would
    be a difficult decision as to what to get! Sounds delicious. I'm glad you
    both enjoyed your meals.

    kili



  3. #3
    kilikini Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    jmcquown wrote:
    > Out running more errands for Mom today, we stopped to have lunch in
    > downtown Beaufort. Panini's Cafe is in the heart of downtown with an
    > upper level with views overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway
    > (Beaufort River). There's an outside deck in the back which also
    > affords a view of the riverfront park and waterway but it was too hot
    > to sit out there today. Panini's is located inside the old Beaufort
    > Bank building which predates the Civil War. Fantastic architectural
    > details include huge period fan light windows on two sides of the
    > upper level, a hammered tin ceiling and wonderful crown molding
    > details. I just love old places like this
    > I had the Crab Lasagna layered with marscapone, spinach and (of
    > course) crab meat. It was accompanied by a chilled artichoke
    > hearts/tomato coulli (?). I don't normally care for chilled
    > vegetables and fruits but I adore artichokes and it was really quite
    > tasty. He decided to try the (local) Shrimp Cheese Steak Sandwich,
    > which is accompanied by roasted tomatoes and marscapone seasoned with
    > Old Bay.
    > Both meals were excellent! The service was very good even though we
    > had a trainee taking care of us (under the helpful eye of an
    > experienced server). The restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. If
    > you ever get to Beaufort, SC I highly recommend this place.
    >
    > Jill


    Wow, I just looked up the menu for the restaurant and I have to say it would
    be a difficult decision as to what to get! Sounds delicious. I'm glad you
    both enjoyed your meals.

    kili



  4. #4
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 18:36:48 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Out running more errands for Mom today, we stopped to have lunch in downtown
    >Beaufort. Panini's Cafe is in the heart of downtown with an upper level
    >with views overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway (Beaufort River). There's
    >an outside deck in the back which also affords a view of the riverfront park
    >and waterway but it was too hot to sit out there today. Panini's is located
    >inside the old Beaufort Bank building which predates the Civil War.
    >Fantastic architectural details include huge period fan light windows on two
    >sides of the upper level, a hammered tin ceiling and wonderful crown molding
    >details. I just love old places like this


    Interesting structure... is it a rehabilitated old bank building?
    The building looks old, but that semi-circle window makes me think
    "new", so I can't tell.... is it "movie revival"? <LOL>
    >
    >I had the Crab Lasagna layered with marscapone, spinach and (of course) crab
    >meat. It was accompanied by a chilled artichoke hearts/tomato coulli (?).


    Was the coulis more tomato than artichoke and did they use it like
    extra tomato sauce to dress the lasagna?

    >I don't normally care for chilled vegetables and fruits but I adore
    >artichokes and it was really quite tasty.


    Chilled? So was it more of a pie? The fruit (plum) coulis I've had
    were more like a fruit quiche.

    >He decided to try the (local)
    >Shrimp Cheese Steak Sandwich, which is accompanied by roasted tomatoes and
    >marscapone seasoned with Old Bay.


    My son has abused Old Bay (he seasons pork chops with it - UGH), so I
    can honestly say that I only like it as crab boil - with lots of lemon
    of course.



    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 18:36:48 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Out running more errands for Mom today, we stopped to have lunch in downtown
    >Beaufort. Panini's Cafe is in the heart of downtown with an upper level
    >with views overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway (Beaufort River). There's
    >an outside deck in the back which also affords a view of the riverfront park
    >and waterway but it was too hot to sit out there today. Panini's is located
    >inside the old Beaufort Bank building which predates the Civil War.
    >Fantastic architectural details include huge period fan light windows on two
    >sides of the upper level, a hammered tin ceiling and wonderful crown molding
    >details. I just love old places like this


    Interesting structure... is it a rehabilitated old bank building?
    The building looks old, but that semi-circle window makes me think
    "new", so I can't tell.... is it "movie revival"? <LOL>
    >
    >I had the Crab Lasagna layered with marscapone, spinach and (of course) crab
    >meat. It was accompanied by a chilled artichoke hearts/tomato coulli (?).


    Was the coulis more tomato than artichoke and did they use it like
    extra tomato sauce to dress the lasagna?

    >I don't normally care for chilled vegetables and fruits but I adore
    >artichokes and it was really quite tasty.


    Chilled? So was it more of a pie? The fruit (plum) coulis I've had
    were more like a fruit quiche.

    >He decided to try the (local)
    >Shrimp Cheese Steak Sandwich, which is accompanied by roasted tomatoes and
    >marscapone seasoned with Old Bay.


    My son has abused Old Bay (he seasons pork chops with it - UGH), so I
    can honestly say that I only like it as crab boil - with lots of lemon
    of course.



    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  6. #6
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    sf wrote:
    > On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 18:36:48 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Out running more errands for Mom today, we stopped to have lunch in
    >> downtown Beaufort. Panini's Cafe is in the heart of downtown with
    >> an upper level with views overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway
    >> (Beaufort River). There's an outside deck in the back which also
    >> affords a view of the riverfront park and waterway but it was too
    >> hot to sit out there today. Panini's is located inside the old
    >> Beaufort Bank building

    >
    > Interesting structure... is it a rehabilitated old bank building?


    Just said it was!

    > The building looks old, but that semi-circle window makes me think
    > "new", so I can't tell.... is it "movie revival"? <LOL>
    >>

    The large window in front and also in the back are new to the structure.
    The ones on the sides you can't see (or perhaps you can if they show photos
    of the upper level of the restaurant on the web site) are original to the
    structure.

    I had the Crab Lasagna layered with marscapone, spinach and (of
    >> course) crab meat. It was accompanied by a chilled artichoke
    >> hearts/tomato coulli (?).

    >
    >> I don't normally care for chilled vegetables and fruits but I adore
    >> artichokes and it was really quite tasty.

    >
    > Chilled? So was it more of a pie? The fruit (plum) coulis I've had
    > were more like a fruit quiche.
    >

    No, it wasn't a pie or a quiche. It was just sort of piled up next to the
    wedge of crab lasagna (both of which were sitting on a bed of indiscernible
    sauce that was artfully drizzled with something equally indiscernible
    There was much more artichoke than tomato; it was cold so I gather it was
    like a salad-type accompaniment.

    >> He decided to try the (local)
    >> Shrimp Cheese Steak Sandwich, which is accompanied by roasted
    >> tomatoes and marscapone seasoned with Old Bay.

    >
    > My son has abused Old Bay (he seasons pork chops with it - UGH), so I
    > can honestly say that I only like it as crab boil - with lots of lemon
    > of course.


    I haven't done a shrimp or crab boil in years! But the seasoning blend
    isn't the same thing as the boil mix. Sorry about your son abusing
    whichever it was

    Jill


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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    sf wrote:
    > On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 18:36:48 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Out running more errands for Mom today, we stopped to have lunch in
    >> downtown Beaufort. Panini's Cafe is in the heart of downtown with
    >> an upper level with views overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway
    >> (Beaufort River). There's an outside deck in the back which also
    >> affords a view of the riverfront park and waterway but it was too
    >> hot to sit out there today. Panini's is located inside the old
    >> Beaufort Bank building

    >
    > Interesting structure... is it a rehabilitated old bank building?


    Just said it was!

    > The building looks old, but that semi-circle window makes me think
    > "new", so I can't tell.... is it "movie revival"? <LOL>
    >>

    The large window in front and also in the back are new to the structure.
    The ones on the sides you can't see (or perhaps you can if they show photos
    of the upper level of the restaurant on the web site) are original to the
    structure.

    I had the Crab Lasagna layered with marscapone, spinach and (of
    >> course) crab meat. It was accompanied by a chilled artichoke
    >> hearts/tomato coulli (?).

    >
    >> I don't normally care for chilled vegetables and fruits but I adore
    >> artichokes and it was really quite tasty.

    >
    > Chilled? So was it more of a pie? The fruit (plum) coulis I've had
    > were more like a fruit quiche.
    >

    No, it wasn't a pie or a quiche. It was just sort of piled up next to the
    wedge of crab lasagna (both of which were sitting on a bed of indiscernible
    sauce that was artfully drizzled with something equally indiscernible
    There was much more artichoke than tomato; it was cold so I gather it was
    like a salad-type accompaniment.

    >> He decided to try the (local)
    >> Shrimp Cheese Steak Sandwich, which is accompanied by roasted
    >> tomatoes and marscapone seasoned with Old Bay.

    >
    > My son has abused Old Bay (he seasons pork chops with it - UGH), so I
    > can honestly say that I only like it as crab boil - with lots of lemon
    > of course.


    I haven't done a shrimp or crab boil in years! But the seasoning blend
    isn't the same thing as the boil mix. Sorry about your son abusing
    whichever it was

    Jill


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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    >
    > Both meals were excellent! The service was very good even though we
    > had a trainee taking care of us (under the helpful eye of an
    > experienced server). The restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. If
    > you ever get to Beaufort, SC I highly recommend this place.


    <snipped tale of lovel lunch for space>

    Panini's sounds vaguely familiar Jill. Do you know if it's a chain of
    sorts or maybe a franchise? It's too early to look it up ;(

    Michael

    --
    "I eat vegetarians for breakfast"
    ~unknown but seen on a bumper sticker

    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    >
    > Both meals were excellent! The service was very good even though we
    > had a trainee taking care of us (under the helpful eye of an
    > experienced server). The restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. If
    > you ever get to Beaufort, SC I highly recommend this place.


    <snipped tale of lovel lunch for space>

    Panini's sounds vaguely familiar Jill. Do you know if it's a chain of
    sorts or maybe a franchise? It's too early to look it up ;(

    Michael

    --
    "I eat vegetarians for breakfast"
    ~unknown but seen on a bumper sticker

    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    > news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >>
    >> Both meals were excellent! The service was very good even though we
    >> had a trainee taking care of us (under the helpful eye of an
    >> experienced server). The restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. If
    >> you ever get to Beaufort, SC I highly recommend this place.

    >
    > <snipped tale of lovel lunch for space>
    >
    > Panini's sounds vaguely familiar Jill. Do you know if it's a chain of
    > sorts or maybe a franchise? It's too early to look it up ;(
    >
    > Michael



    Nope, it's not a chain or a franchise (we asked). Here's a link but turn
    off your sound! http://www.paniniscafe.net/ Don't you hate web designers
    who think you want music blasting at you when you visit a site?!

    Jill


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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    > news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >>
    >> Both meals were excellent! The service was very good even though we
    >> had a trainee taking care of us (under the helpful eye of an
    >> experienced server). The restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. If
    >> you ever get to Beaufort, SC I highly recommend this place.

    >
    > <snipped tale of lovel lunch for space>
    >
    > Panini's sounds vaguely familiar Jill. Do you know if it's a chain of
    > sorts or maybe a franchise? It's too early to look it up ;(
    >
    > Michael



    Nope, it's not a chain or a franchise (we asked). Here's a link but turn
    off your sound! http://www.paniniscafe.net/ Don't you hate web designers
    who think you want music blasting at you when you visit a site?!

    Jill


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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    >
    > Nope, it's not a chain or a franchise (we asked). Here's a link but
    > turn off your sound! http://www.paniniscafe.net/ Don't you hate web
    > designers who think you want music blasting at you when you visit a
    > site?!


    Mmmmm... I'll have the House Salad, the Oven Roasted Mussels, the Salmon &
    Bacon Canelloni as the main event and I'll finish it off with the Pistachio
    Gelato.

    Michael


    --
    "I eat vegetarians for breakfast"
    ~unknown but seen on a bumper sticker

    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    >
    > Nope, it's not a chain or a franchise (we asked). Here's a link but
    > turn off your sound! http://www.paniniscafe.net/ Don't you hate web
    > designers who think you want music blasting at you when you visit a
    > site?!


    Mmmmm... I'll have the House Salad, the Oven Roasted Mussels, the Salmon &
    Bacon Canelloni as the main event and I'll finish it off with the Pistachio
    Gelato.

    Michael


    --
    "I eat vegetarians for breakfast"
    ~unknown but seen on a bumper sticker

    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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    kilikini Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    jmcquown wrote:
    > Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    >> "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    >> news:[email protected]: in
    >> rec.food.cooking
    >>>
    >>> Both meals were excellent! The service was very good even though we
    >>> had a trainee taking care of us (under the helpful eye of an
    >>> experienced server). The restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. If you
    >>> ever get to Beaufort, SC I highly recommend this place.

    >>
    >> <snipped tale of lovel lunch for space>
    >>
    >> Panini's sounds vaguely familiar Jill. Do you know if it's a chain
    >> of sorts or maybe a franchise? It's too early to look it up ;(
    >>
    >> Michael

    >
    >
    > Nope, it's not a chain or a franchise (we asked). Here's a link but
    > turn off your sound! http://www.paniniscafe.net/ Don't you hate web
    > designers who think you want music blasting at you when you visit a
    > site?!
    > Jill


    I can't stand music on a website. I did go to their website yesterday after
    you posted the name of the place, and I perused the menu. I could eat
    there. :~)

    kili



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    kilikini Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    jmcquown wrote:
    > Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    >> "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    >> news:[email protected]: in
    >> rec.food.cooking
    >>>
    >>> Both meals were excellent! The service was very good even though we
    >>> had a trainee taking care of us (under the helpful eye of an
    >>> experienced server). The restaurant was busy but not overcrowded. If you
    >>> ever get to Beaufort, SC I highly recommend this place.

    >>
    >> <snipped tale of lovel lunch for space>
    >>
    >> Panini's sounds vaguely familiar Jill. Do you know if it's a chain
    >> of sorts or maybe a franchise? It's too early to look it up ;(
    >>
    >> Michael

    >
    >
    > Nope, it's not a chain or a franchise (we asked). Here's a link but
    > turn off your sound! http://www.paniniscafe.net/ Don't you hate web
    > designers who think you want music blasting at you when you visit a
    > site?!
    > Jill


    I can't stand music on a website. I did go to their website yesterday after
    you posted the name of the place, and I perused the menu. I could eat
    there. :~)

    kili



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    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's


    On 17-Jun-2008, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    > Panini's sounds vaguely familiar Jill. Do you know if it's a chain of
    > sorts or maybe a franchise? It's too early to look it up ;(
    >
    > Michael


    Though probably not affiliated with the one Jill visited, there is a small
    chain in Ohio by the name Panini's Bar and Grill.

    I would not be surprised to find a number of restaurants of similar name
    scattered across the US. I never heard of a panini until around the mid to
    late 80s, then everywhere you looked, restaurants were serving and promoting
    them. It reminded me of the fondue craze of years earlier; suddenly, every
    restaurant served them and eponymous restaurants popped up to meet the
    demand. I think somebody did a heck of a job marketing panini grills.
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  17. #17
    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's


    On 17-Jun-2008, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    > Panini's sounds vaguely familiar Jill. Do you know if it's a chain of
    > sorts or maybe a franchise? It's too early to look it up ;(
    >
    > Michael


    Though probably not affiliated with the one Jill visited, there is a small
    chain in Ohio by the name Panini's Bar and Grill.

    I would not be surprised to find a number of restaurants of similar name
    scattered across the US. I never heard of a panini until around the mid to
    late 80s, then everywhere you looked, restaurants were serving and promoting
    them. It reminded me of the fondue craze of years earlier; suddenly, every
    restaurant served them and eponymous restaurants popped up to meet the
    demand. I think somebody did a heck of a job marketing panini grills.
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  18. #18
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    "kilikini" <[email protected]>
    news:4857c326$0$22908$[email protected] com: in
    rec.food.cooking

    >
    > I can't stand music on a website. I did go to their website yesterday
    > after you posted the name of the place, and I perused the menu. I
    > could eat there. :~)


    I find music on a website irritating. Some sites give you the option of
    turning it on or off. Gawd... I remember way back in the day when there
    was only dial up access and using a 9200 baud modem. It took like an hour
    to load a web page with music and a lot of graphics on it.

    Michael


    --
    "I eat vegetarians for breakfast"
    ~unknown but seen on a bumper sticker

    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  19. #19
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    "kilikini" <[email protected]>
    news:4857c326$0$22908$[email protected] com: in
    rec.food.cooking

    >
    > I can't stand music on a website. I did go to their website yesterday
    > after you posted the name of the place, and I perused the menu. I
    > could eat there. :~)


    I find music on a website irritating. Some sites give you the option of
    turning it on or off. Gawd... I remember way back in the day when there
    was only dial up access and using a 9200 baud modem. It took like an hour
    to load a web page with music and a lot of graphics on it.

    Michael


    --
    "I eat vegetarians for breakfast"
    ~unknown but seen on a bumper sticker

    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  20. #20
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Lunch Today at Panini's

    "l, not -l" <[email protected]>
    news:gzP5k.5753$[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    >
    > Though probably not affiliated with the one Jill visited, there is a
    > small chain in Ohio by the name Panini's Bar and Grill.
    >
    > I would not be surprised to find a number of restaurants of similar
    > name scattered across the US. I never heard of a panini until around
    > the mid to late 80s, then everywhere you looked, restaurants were
    > serving and promoting them. It reminded me of the fondue craze of
    > years earlier; suddenly, every restaurant served them and eponymous
    > restaurants popped up to meet the demand. I think somebody did a heck
    > of a job marketing panini grills.


    I looked online and couldn't find a Panini's on The Hill here. I know I've
    seen one somewhere. Maybe across the river in Illinois.

    Michael



    --
    "I eat vegetarians for breakfast"
    ~unknown but seen on a bumper sticker

    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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