Pure Taqueria

Crab Fritters

For a to-go order, the chili sauce should really be used much more sparingly. Or, better yet, package it separately. This sauce made a horrible mess. The inside of the bag and the to-go box was covered in sauce. Luckily, we opened the […]

The Brickery

The Brickery Chips

Since we like to be brief. Let’s be. It’s all about these chips. We’ll be back for these super brittle, dark golden brown chips. And, that return visit will be soon.


The Caesar Burger

We […]


Grainy Mustard Fingerling Potato Salad

Someone made a meal out of it.

Lamb On Rosemary Focaccia

As always, the flavor of rosemary works beautifully with lamb. But, these olive oil rich loaves make for a nap-inducing lunch… not great for a […]

Las Costas Nayaritas

Coctel De Camaron Y Pulpo

Plump, tender shrimp hide beneath the sweet sauce.

Huachinango Frito

Even with such a deep golden brown, it’s still moist and tender inside.

Sometimes, this […]

Bubba Jax Crab Shack

Shrimp & Sausage Boil

With corn and boiled red potatoes, we were absolutely starving and we devoured every bite.

Shrimp & Bacon Grits

This beats any fast food chain on the highway by a mile.


Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards

Pickled Vegetables…

Onions, Herbs, & Mustard Seeds…

White Bean Hummus & Pita

The Olivia Burger

Sweet Potato Chips

Pan-Fried Snapper, Brussel Sprouts, & Whipped Celeriac


Nam Phuong — Banh Xeo

Bánh Xèo With Herbs, Lettuce, & Pickled Vegetables

Street food with a moutain of herbs? We’re in.

Bánh Xèo

Cilantro, basil, mint, tender lettuce leaves, shredded carrots, cucumber slices, and pickled daikon shreds wait to be wrapped up in tasty bundles.


Crackers Bar, Grill, & Tiki

Conch Fritters

Fried Scallops, Oysters, Shrimp, & Hushpuppies

The seafood is all good. Who needs the breaded fries? We sure didn’t.

The oysters and scallops were simply out of this world. So fresh, tender, and […]

Korean @ H Mart Food Court

Haemool Dolsot Bab (or, Haemul Dolsot Bap)

Sizzling hot, the seafood (the weak spot) hides under the vegetables.

The perfectly crisp rice was the highlight.

Each meal comes with a portion of kimchi and sprouts.


Sweet Rice

Green Tea Shaved Ice

Sweet green tea shaved ice hides under sweet red beans, vanilla ice cream, cubes of chewy Korean rice cakes (tteok, or ttuk, or dduk), corn flakes and almond slivers.

Some are packed and ready to go. […]