Monday, February 9, 2009

Jacksonville, FL-- good eats!

I did bring snap peas and carrot sticks to eat on the I suppose that is healthy.. but as soon as we landed in Jacksonville, FL, and picked up the rental car, Potato and I went in search of food. We found this lovely establishment called WHATABURGER...from what I understand, its a fast-food chain common in the South.. but oh was the burger good. It reminded both of us of Bonanzafreeze in Butte, MT (ohh you guys should seriously try that!) with the ample pickle, lettuce, tomato, and onion on the burger. That was potato's order, some sort of double stacked bacon burger. Mine was just OK.. I ordered a fish sandwich which was uniquely breaded in cornmeal and was delicious.. but the fish only came with lettuce and tartar sauce, so it seemed a bit lacking compared to Potato's delicious monstrosity.

We went to the Anheuser Busch (makers of Budweiser) brewery for a great little factory tour, and free samples at the end!! Potato tried the "Wild Blue" a very blueberry beer (we both loved it) with a higher alcohol content..and I tried the Michelob Raspberry Pomegranate (actually very good! not as sweet as Smirnoff Ice, but definitely not a "beer flavored" beer)

And the last food related thing was a trip to a restaurant called the Crabcake Factory.. for some Cajun style lump crab cake that was delicious!! I had the Maryland Crab Soup, which was kinda ironic considering we had left the DC area to go to FL.. the best part about it was the peices of crab. We also had a large plate of broiled shrimp, scallops, and a traditional lump crab cake with garlic mashed potato... OOOOOO delicious. If you're in Jacksonville, FL, go there! Its a little on the pricy side, but what seafood restaurant isnt?

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