Our ongoing quest to find all the old restaurants from this chain brought us to two in Florida, each of which is now home to a used car lot.
On our recent trip to Florida, I picked a pizza place on the outskirts of the Gators’ home turf because I wanted to try their house-made sodas. Happily, the slices were pretty terrific, too.
It’s a small world. The fellow who opened this small and busy barbecue restaurant is also from my mother’s hometown. The house specialty is a decadent dish of potatoes, chopped pork, and cheese.
We were not familiar with this huge, hundred-strong chain with stores all over Florida, but a visit to see my mother in her new home down here left us impressed with their food and their hot sauce bar.
The best food – and drink! – that we’ve had at any establishment in Florida came from this terrific deli that originally opened in the Roaring ’20s. Plus, bonus monorail action!
I don’t believe that I have ever visited what seemed to be a barbecue restaurant only to observe every guest within my line of sight eating something other than barbecue before.
No, not “Halloween Mary,” that was a song by P.F. Sloan that’s been stuck in my head for a month now. This is a small chain of burger joints whose mascot oversees evening cabarets with a saucy wink.
The beautiful painting on this building brought us here for a snack. The really great tacos have us planning a second visit the next time we’re in town.
Roar! Here’s a great stop to amuse your little ones. There’s a big, scary dinosaur on Beach Boulevard!
The River City boasts at least two regional specialties, and you can try them both – camel riders and cherry limeade – at this small chain of fast food joints.
Here’s another occasion where Marie ate better than I did. But that’s all right, because I didn’t actually eat anything and heavens above, did I ever drink better than she did.
Here’s a place that has seen its popularity go through the roof after an appearance on Food Network. Unlike the many other such spotlighted restaurants that we’ve visited, however, this one has parlayed its success into growing new locations. We braved the crowd at the original store for breakfast.
Readers with quite long memories might recall that Brewer’s was the place that our friend Chris wanted us to eat when we were in Jacksonville one year ago, but we ran afoul of their hours and wouldn’t have time during our brief visit. Brewer’s is actually located about an arm’s length outside the Jacksonville / Duval city and county limits, in suburban Clay on the southwest side of the metro area.
When the opportunity came to revisit Jacksonville and spend a little time with our friend Chris, I didn’t have to look very hard to find a place to get a little lunch first. Angie’s Subs seems to be incredibly popular and is ranked fairly high – it is the # 3 restaurant in Urbanspoon Jacksonville …