I’m ready to head back down to Florida after reading that. Andy mentions the Red Bar in Grayton Beach as his favorite restaurant. It’s high on my list. It and the Great Southern Cafe - which is only a few miles away in Seaside - are must stops for us when we go to the gulf. We stayed in a house about 20 yards from the Red Bar last year and made multiple trips for the dessert and another for dinner. He mentions the key lime pie, but it has the best bread pudding I’ve ever tasted.
We eat pretty good in Louisiana also, and (if you’re down here for the game next year and let me know) me and the wifemate have been known to cook up rather acceptable desserts (white chocolate crème brule, chocolate decadent cake, Meyer lemon curd pie, pecan pie, or many others). If you want to drop over after dinner out, let me know via e-mail (I’m much too old to learn how to do that other stuff) and we’ll be happy to have you (assuming that I don’t “cash in my chips” in the meantime).
I just found out that the Red Bar is owned by the guy who created Cafe Prego in the Heights in Little Rock. He is part of the Jacque and Suzzanne’s gang that turned around the food industry in Little Rock long ago. See page 2 in the article below:
We’ve eaten at the Bud and Ally’s taco stand next door, but never have made it into the restaurant. I’ve also heard great things about George’s at Alys Beach and The Bay at Santa Rosa. I’d also recommend the Hurricane Oyster Bar in Grayton Beach.
Yes, many years ago when I stumbled upon the RED BAR, I noticed a couple familiar street signs on the walls as decore’…when I commented to the waitress, “We have a GREEN MOUNTAIN DRIVE” in LR, pointing to the street sign, she chuckled and said, “owner must’ve stolen it, he’s from Little Rock”…