Saturday, October 9, 2010
The Floridian Restaurant, located at 39 Cordova Street and once the home of Opus 39, has a Southern flair and focuses on local and regional cuisine. We love the fried green tomatoes on bruschetta and their version of shrimp and grits. They also offer vegan and vegetarian alternatives for their entree items. I had Cobia, a wonderful white fish, at one of our meals; but today you can try their Wahoo or Flounder. They also have a nice selection of wine and beer. One of the most appealing things about this St. Augustine restaurant, is that they are located within a stones throw of the Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast. Directly behind The Floridian Restaurant you will find the Tasting Room To Go a great little deli serving freshly baked breads, fine meats, cheeses and more, so be sure to check this place out. Pop 'n Off moved into the building across the street from Diane's Cozy Cottage and is offering 59, yes 59 different flavors of gourmet popcorn. Today I tried their Maple Bacon and Bourbon Popcorn and it was delicious. The final place I would like to tell you about is The Hyppo, a gourmet Popsicle shop, located on Hypolita Street between St. George Street and Charlotte. Like Pop 'n Off, they are offering new flavors of Popsicles every time we go in there. They are now moving into their fall collection, such as granny apple pie. We have a hard time getting past the coconut, but we manage to keep trying. So, next time you are in the St. Augustine historic district, check these places out; you won't be disappointed and your taste buds will thank you.