so im in town for one week visiting in-laws and i have been really watching my weight so i had to pick & choose carefully what i wanted to waste my calories on.
this is what i HAD to have: ( lived here for a few years a while back so i knew what to expect )
- one night at the salt rock grill
- "she crab" soup from frenchys
- egg salad sandwich from sweet sage
first thing i got to have was the soup. this "she crab" soup is to die for. we went down to frenchys on clearwater beach and had a great lunch. i dont care if its touristy, it is a GREAT place to sit outside overlooking the ocean and have a tasty frozen cocktail and some lunch. of course i had the soup, and i also had cheesy garlic bread to dip IN that soup. worth every calorie. so rich and creamy. LOVED IT. totally feels like vacation sitting out there.
second up, my egg salad. now, this isnt your regular egg salad and people are probabley saying this girl is nuts writing about egg salad...BUT- it is SOOO good. there is this little breakfast-lunch place called sweet sage in redington beach. have gotten this sandwich many times and never disapoints. they make it with dill & capers, but then add shredded cucumbers & tomatos. it is SO good. i went there early a.m. and handed them a zip lock and told them "no side, no garnish, just put sandwich in here please" and then brought it to the beach. perfect!
last night was the big night...anniversary dinner at the salt rock grill on indian shores. FABULOUS as ever. 4 of us went, i had the medibean ( sp? ) rock shrimp app which is shrimp with feta, garlic, and vermooth. very strong flavor, very tasty. we also had oysters on the 1/2 shell which were HUGE and an order of tuna shashimi. dinners come with a house or caeser and i got a house with maytag bleu cheese. my entree was 8 oz filet with bernaise with a side of garlic mashed pots. absolutely delicious. my all time fave is filet w/ bernaise and this satisfied every craving i could have for a while now. we also had a sea bass, rack of lamb, and rib-eye. everyone raved over it. for dessert we split the creme brulee and the chocolate torte. to die for. all in all, with a bottle of wine and cocktails, tax & very nice tip: $250. not bad at all.
i write this as i sip my slim fast shake....UGH.
but the memories.....ahhhh