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Restaurants & Bars 3

Port St. Lucie

Eric Crahan | Jan 2, 2002 09:44 AM

Home for the holidays. Not much on this board about Port St. Lucie/Ft. Pierce, so decided to try Le Brittany (in a plaza at US 1 and Prima Vista Blvd.). My folks have lived in the area for 20+ years, and they have never wandered into this French/Continental restaurant (which has been there for some time). We were very satisfied. Service was enthusiastic and the food was flavorful. The appetizers I sampled were great. My entrée was the Snapper with crab. Menu had a decent selection augmented by 5 or 6 daily specials. Even the carrots, potatoes and corn soufflé were tasty. I add my voice to the old recommendations. Their menu wields the fairly accurate motto "An Oasis in the Desert." Not a substitute for the now closed and sorely missed "Country Place" in Rio, but still a much-needed break from the region's usual fare.

One other place to mention: Smokey's BBQ (in Bridge Plaza, at PSL Blvd. and Midport Rd., behind the McDonald's) is simply wonderful. Real smoked BBQ slowly cooks in the chimneys built by taking out the wall at the end of the plaza. Top plates are the pork platter or the baby back ribs. Two house sauces also good and well seasoned. Real sweet tea! Desserts do not add much (all frozen except for the Key Lime) so go elsewhere for pie. Also worth the visit for the sides: esp. baked beans and fried corn-on-the-cob. Much better than the nearby chains (Dale's, Sonny's, Norris'), but I cannot compare to the rib place on Ave. D in Ft Pierce.


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