Let’s see. We were in Florida for 14 days. With luck, that’s 28 meals plus. Nope, not going to post every meal, just some of the better ones. All of these restaurants rate at least 4-Stars out of 5-Stars. I am not going to list these restaurants in any particular order, i.e., worst to best. They all rate “Best”. And most of these will have links in the sidebar if available.
We were only allowed into one kitchen in all of the restaurant and that was in Bern’s Steakhouse in Tampa. So the photo here is not from any kitchen in Florida … Actually it is our kitchen in Boise. Great way to hold your recipe in a skirt hanger, if you can get away with it. So read on and enjoy these epicurean delights. Cheers! And if you are ever around any of these restaurants, please stop in and say hello. Let them know you saw them here on this blog.
Front entrance to Chef Larry’s Cafe, Titusville, Florida.
My sister Peggy and her husband Jim and Robin and I with Chef Larry of Chef Larry’s Cafe in Titusville, Florida. A small restaurant that is full of local “color”. It looks like it is a hit with the local folks as well as tourists. There is a permanent link to the cafe in the sidebar. Good food. Enjoyable. Loved the Chef Larry’s Fresh Fruit Vinaigrette on the House Mixed Greens salad. All of our plates came with it.
Catch of the Day with the House Mixed Greens and Potatoes
Smoked Chicken with Shitake Mushroom Mayonnaise.
Crabcake and Tomato Soup. All of these dishes are made in house!
Our next restaurant that we enjoyed was in Winter Park, Florida, was The Ravenous Pig.
The Ravenous Pig
Really good salads. This one is called The Gatherer.
Heirloom Tomato Salad
And then when we were in West Palm Beach, Lani took us to Guanabanas – Island Restaurant and Bar . Really good food with an island flair, both the design layout of the restaurant and the food.
This is well worth the trip if you are in the area. Good food and an exciting and different venue.
Crabcake with Fried Plantains. Most of these dishes came with Cuban Rice.
Catch of the Day and Roasted Corn.
Then while we were in Jacksonville Beach, my brother Alex took us to Sliders Seafood Grille and Oyster Bar in Neptune Beach.
In side Sliders
And these were delicious!
Here the oysters are before they get placed on the platter.
Seafood Manicotti. Super good!
Peggy, Jim, Marge, Robin and Alex.
And finally, Robin’s niece Kerstin Karlsson to us to Taste of Berlin German Restaurant in Brandon, FL. Delicious!! (The only link I could find for them is on FaceBook)
The interior. Small and cozy and very clean.
Gotta have a beer! or two.
Northern German Potato Salad. Yum-O!
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Chicken like a Cordon Bleu chicken.
Pork Shank. Most of the main dishes came with sauerkraut, red cabbage, bread dumplings and a small carrot/cucumber salad.
Black Forrest Cake
German Chocolate Cake
So there is a smattering of some of the food we had while there. As I said above, all of them were delicious and worth a return trip. Bern’s Steakhouse in Tampa was good, but so were these. Try them all if you get the chance. You will be happy. Cheers!