On Monday, I had the pleasure of spending the day in my hometown, Tallahassee. A co-worker and I went to a career fair at FSU (Go Noles!) to meet with students and talk about the internships we have available. I was a little bummed out when Midtown Filling Station wasn’t open, so we headed down the street a few blocks to the new-ish seafood joint, The Front Porch.
The Front Porch is located in the old Chez Pierre spot. I’ve always loved that location – old house on a corner with beautiful oak trees. I spent most of the day in Tallahassee swooning over the trees. Man, I miss that place sometimes. Anyway, this is a food blog and I’m here to talk about food. So let’s go.
After the career fair, I was exhausted and famished – so I immediately ordered us some parmesan fries.
I kinda expected more from these but they were clearly freezer bag fries. I mean, they served their purpose, but chopping potatoes isn’t that hard. The pinot noir helped though.
Just in case you didn’t know this about me, I’m telling you now: I don’t like seafood. I know, how can I live in Florida and not like seafood? I’m an odd duck. Not the first time I’ve heard it, and I’ve accepted it. So I’m the girl who ordered a baby spinach salad with chicken at a seafood restaurant.
But holy crap was it good. The applewood-smoked bacon vinaigrette rocked my socks. Bacon! And gorgonzola! Yum!
The guys ordered fried oysters and pork belly:
And lobster cannelloni:
We were all pretty happy with our food, and all plates were cleaned. Additionally, the Front Porch had great happy hour specials, and looked like a fabulous place to grab a post-work drink in Midtown (even if you hate seafood like me).