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    The stoned crab pub

    Its built on the land where dons cafe was on Sai Yuan rd Rawai
    Very popular with single male expats, has about 10 TV's for watching sports, good range of beers including Lao, also ciders and all types of spirits
    Excellent range of Thai and western food at reasonable prices
    Worth a try if you are in the area and it has plenty of parking avaliable for customers

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    i remember Don's cafe
    hadn't thought of that place for 20 years but was great breakfast spot

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    also don had a great "order in advance " thanksgiving dinner..

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    i remember Don's cafe
    hadn't thought of that place for 20 years but was great breakfast spot
    Don battles was a really nice person, he put on all you can eat buffets for about 300 baht plus drinks
    One of his major problems in my opinion was the balloon chasers, as soon as the buffet started they would rush to the front of the line and load their plate up and come back once or twice more and do it again, only buying one small beer all night
    He shifted to Chang Mai and had a fish farm last i heard, i hope it was successful, he deserves it

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    Same Don Battles that was involved with aerospace kinda stuff? If it is, he's doing fine from what I see. Interesting fellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusb View Post
    Same Don Battles that was involved with aerospace kinda stuff? If it is, he's doing fine from what I see. Interesting fellow.
    Same person

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    The stoned crab pub is doing well with mainly male expat customers for breakfast when we go there, basically the same setup as the Aussie bar on Bangla road
    They are short of staff at present same as most places when the high season starts, everyone wants staff that speak good English which are hard to find and they get good offers from other businesses, only way to keep good staff is to pay them well all the year round, a good short order cook who can cook both Thai and western food is essential as well when catering for expat/Thai couples which no business is catering for at present

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    Gone down-hill since the American couple that started the place sold to an Aussie bloke. Food isn't as good and there are lady-boy bar tenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attilla the Hen View Post
    Gone down-hill since the American couple that started the place sold to an Aussie bloke. Food isn't as good and there are lady-boy bar tenders.
    Foods OK in my opinion compared to other businesses in the area but their Thai food is expensive compared to other restaurants in the area
    We only go there for breakfast and have not lady boys serving at that time, anyway what's wrong with having lady boy bar tenders they usually speak good English??

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    ^
    and know what to do with a sausage

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    ^
    and know what to do with a sausage
    Been there and done it have you???

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    just dont think cross dressing should be a barrier to a career in the hospitality industry

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    need to check your bill, have new staff who do not know how to add up

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
    need to check your bill, have new staff who do not know how to add up
    Are they serving alcohol ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
    need to check your bill, have new staff who do not know how to add up
    its the calculators fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Are they serving alcohol ?
    they were about 1 month ago , the last time i was there

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
    they were about 1 month ago , the last time i was there
    You stewed on this for a month before deciding to post ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    You stewed on this for a month before deciding to post ?
    He was looking for his marbles, but they remain lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    You stewed on this for a month before deciding to post ?
    no mate,just thought i would update the thread when i had nothing better to do

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