I know I shouldn’t be mucking around on the internet while on vacation, but it looks like its fixing to rain, so it’s a good day to putter around and read rather than having to make a mad dash from the beach when the skies open up.
Once again, we are not being failed in the food department. Did our usual Friday night outing for Awful Arthur’s so I could get my crab & lobster bisque and clams casino fix. Saturday we tried the Cafe & Wine Bar at Coastal Provisions – another great meal. I had seared scallops with linguini that was just perfect and Donald got the surf & turf and I believe he might have left the pattern on the plate. They are now on the “definitely going again” list. It’s small and quiet and really nice. Only open Thursday – Saturday, so call ahead. Sunday we hit Port O’ Call for another good meal that included shrimp stuffed with gouda and wrapped in bacon and slathered in barbecue sauce.
Last night we did foodie night and hit The Left Bank. This summer, they not only have the 5 course tasting menu, but a 7 course and 9 course blind tasting menu as well. We went with the 7 course and it was spectacular. I go the wine pairing with it, and if you do that, someone else better be driving. (The *huge* old-fashioned I had to start probably had some effect as well. I swear, this was a double and a half.) There was heirloom tomato gazpacho, fennel & goat cheese macaroons, kingfish tartare, braised pork belly & short ribs, a plate of cheese, almonds, & honey, a plate of heirloom tomatoes and strawberry gazpacho, and a couple other things that I am now forgetting, but it was all just incredible.
I’m still a little shocked I’ve been here 4 days and still haven’t gotten any shrimp & grits yet. That will definitely be rectified soon.
In completely unrelated news, I am on Google+ now, and it says I have invites, so if you want one, shoot me your email address. I like it. I doubt I’ll be dumping Facebook for it, but I do see myself using it – just probably not quite the same way as I use Facebook. No ads and a lot less clutter. The “Circles” make it a lot easier to determine who will see what, and make reading easier as well. I’d really like to see some news organizations & businesses get on to G+ – I follow a lot of pages on Facebook, but I have no way of separating them out for viewing on Fb – all the pages are lumped together. On G+ I’d be able to separate them out to things like news/politics/businesses, etc. (I’ve found one breaking news page so far, but nothing else – if you know of any businesses or other non-person profiles you think I’d like, let me know.)