Saturday, February 20, 2016

Shrimp and Gator

We couldn't visit the Florida Gulf coast without trying gator... so tonight we ate at a
restaurant called Gator Bites Tail & Ale, not a chain but the only one.

All kinds of gator on the menu. Len ordered a gator quesadilla. I stuck with shrimp,
which I've eaten every day. I love gulf shrimp. And I had key lime pie for dessert.
I really love key lime pie! Thanks, Florida. I plan to work on a recipe when I get home.
Even the tabletop reflects the theme.

My plate of blackened gulf shrimp. Delicious.
And the gator quesadillas which were very tasty, chewy, not that much like chicken.
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Of course we did see a real gator while walking in the national wildlife refuge on Sanibel Island this morning.

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We saw some spoonbills, too.

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And this owl who was mostly asleep, but opened just one eye to check us out.


Beth F said...

Gorgeous photos! I don't think I've ever had gator -- looks like a fun restaurant. I love blackened shrimp.

Tina said...

GreaT photos of birds, I love them. We are near the panhandle in the Tallahassee area. As a matter of fact, we rode the trike to Apalachicola yesterday for lunch. It's almost 2 hours for us. Wouldn't that have been funny to see each other and we wouldn't even know it!

Vicki said...

We usually eat gator at Catfish Johnny's, a small family owned restaurant in Lake Panasoffkee, Florida or at Santa Maria Restaurant in St. Augustine.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful photos, especially the spoonbills. We saw some this week, too! We've eaten at Gator Bites... think my husband appreciated it more than I did. I'll stick to shrimp ;-)

Geri Saucier said...

Great pictures. I had gator once and it wasn't too bad. Shrimp is by far my favorite.

Jeanie said...

I want everything on your plate. A friend of mine coined the term "shrimp strumpet" and I am one!

LOVE the owl with his quick check of you all!