Remember how I went to Thomasville a few weeks ago for a work trip? While we were there, we had dinner at this fantastic little restaurant downtown called Jonah’s Fish and Grits. I know, y’all – the seafood thing around here lately is a little weird and totally out of character. Uncharted waters, actually. But I’m workin’ on it.
First of all, Downtown Thomasville is has been totally transformed from the last time I was there. Granted, that was the early 2000s (maybe even 2002 when I took the ACTs at Brookwood), but it’s definitely been a change for the best. I was pleasantly surprised to see an active downtown with shops and restaurants.
I know, I know. Cinco de Mayo was yesterday, and you’re all probably hungover. The thought of margaritas is probably going to make your head pound and your stomach churn, but I’m going to talk about them anyway. Deal with it.
I’m a big fan of Cantina Laredo at the St. John’s Town Center and their Casa Rita is pretty much my favorite margarita – I’ve talked about my love for it before.
The other night, the wonderful people at Cantina invited me to stop by and eat a bunch of their food. I said yes, of course.
I don’t remember the last time I ate this many burgers in such a short period of time. Normally, I eat a burger every few months when I get a cravings. As a kid, I actually didn’t even like hamburgers. It wasn’t until I was a teenager and my friends introduced me to the Jr Bacon Cheeseburger at Wendy’s did my appreciation begin.
As an adult, I can really appreciate a great burger. Thick, juicy, and medium well is how I like it. And with cheese. And bacon. Because we all know that I love bacon.
Time for me to admit a truly shameful confession: I’ve been working Downtown since October, and I finally went to Olio Market for the first time just this week. I know. I should be publicly flogged or something for my sins (but not really cause that’s just creepy and this is ‘Merica and not Singapore).
I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Olio, and it’s been on my list for a long time. Adam Richman even featured their duck grilled cheese on his Best Sandwich in America show on Travel Channel:
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.
Avondale’s The Fox Restaurant is one of those places I’ve walked by a million times and always thought, “Man, I need to try that one.” I add it to my mental list, and it gets lost in a blackhole (this happens a lot with restaurants). I always seem to forget about it!
An impromptu Twitter breakfast led me there a few weekends ago. We got there early (think 8:30ish) and were immediately seated. I immediately liked that the options of the menu – it wasn’t just huge breakfast after huge breakfast like so many other places. Since I wasn’t in the mood for a lot of food, I ordered a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit.