Don't get me wrong, I love the sweet Gulf shrimp, creamy grits, and collard greens here in Pensacola. But a change of pace is good for my palate and my sense of adventure. Dining out inspires me to experiment with new flavors in my own kitchen.
Plus, meals in Southern California tend to be just a bit healthier than traditional Southern fare. A Pensacola menu might feature grilled grouper, but the sides would be cheese grits and fried okra. A similar plate in San Diego is likely to be rounded out with brown rice and sauteed spinach. Both are delicious. Only one leaves me in a food coma.
|Grilled halibut with soy chili glaze at The Local|
Spicy carrots, guacamole, carnitas, tamales, beans and rice... So many favorites, so little time!
|Spicy carrots... Best snack ever?|
|Fresh guacamole... enough said.|
|Kabocha squash soup and Chino Farms sweet corn salad at La Villa|
What is your favorite restaurant?
Do you experiment with new foods or have go-to favorites?
What are you thankful for this week?