St. Augustine, FL (Jan 2011) Recap with Photos!
Back from a week in St. Augustine, Florida - visiting the in-laws who rented a home for the month. I am not a big beach person - an hour or two a day is more than enough for me - but some days it was even too cold to WALK the beach! That meant more time for...ROADFOOD! Ate in the first day (Sunday) - but by Monday afternoon - after a big home-cooked breakfast, we needed to break the cabin fever - and chow! First stop...THE BUNNERY in Old St. Augustine. This is near the edge of the brick-layered (walking only) historic St. George Street in Old Town. We arrived around 2:30. The kitchen closes at 3pm - staying open for coffee, drinks, etc. until 4pm. When you walk in, you'll first notice two areas of freshly made desserts - so the Mrs. and I picked our desserts BEFORE deciding on a sandwich. First, the Sandwich: The Chicken Walnut Croissant - with chicken salad, walnut and pineapple. The filling was a little on the light side - but still flavorful. The croissant was light and delicious. For dessert, I went with the Pecan Square... and The Mrs. went with the German Chocolate Brownie. Both were EXCELLENT. Before battling the cold, we had coffee (recommended) and a Chocolate Kiss Hot Chocolate with Peppermint and Cinnamon. My wife had the hot chocolate - but was getting a cold - so I didn't try. She loved it. Great start. THE BUNNERY, 121 ST. GEORGE ST., ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
--------------------------- Our Monday dinner choices were limited. Most places on my list were closed both Sunday and Monday - but BARNACLE BILLS was open. This was the A1A Beach location - not the other in Old Town. It was a slow night - yet the waiter forgot our chowder (Minorcan) but then brought them out complimentary minutes after our meals. The chowder was supposed to have a bit of a kick - but in all honestly, didn't taste any spicier or different than what we get in PA - so that was disappointing. The Fried Shrimp Platter was certainly better than anything I have found back home - and I enjoyed it even more when dipping them in the Datil Pepper Sauce. The fries, Slaw and Hush Puppies - were all just OK. Night shots of BARNACLE BILLS: BARNACLE BILLS, 451 A1A BEACH BOULEVARD, ST. AUGUSTINE, FL Initially, I put BARNACLE BILLS at a 3 (out of 5) in my Roadfood Excel file - but it moves to a 2 or 2.5 in comparison with the next day's discovery! More to come.
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