Looking for the best Christmas pies for your holiday feast? The highly popular key lime pie from Aw Shucks and Big Shucks Oyster Bar is sure to be a hit! The made-from-scratch pie is the perfect holiday treat. The tartness of the key limes is perfectly balanced with sweetened condensed milk and the buttery graham cracker crust. It’s topped with hand-whipped, vanilla cream. Made with real key lime juice, these pies contain no artificial flavors or preservatives.
Baja seems to be the best place to tag the origins of the fish taco. All my research points there, at least as far as North Americans are concerned. The true fact is somewhat murkier and no doubt flies back to the times of the original tortilla. You place between the fold with whatever you my have on hand. If that is a shard of beef, then it is a beef taco. For our early fishermen, it was the fish taco. Simple enough.
These special tacos are served at beach shacks as well as posh dining establishments, and the recipe continues to evolve. With choices ranging from grilled mahi mahi with tomatillo salsa to boiled lobster with chipotle lime butter, there really is something for everyone. The one thing that we all might agree on is that the best fish tacos are the ones eaten hot as you drip dry in the sun waiting for the next swell. Continue reading →
We are at a slow start for crawfish season with the untimely cold snaps that are hitting the haunts where the mudbugs hang out. The little critters aren’t wanting to come out of their roost and onto our plates, bu that just means they are getting bigger and tastier. For now we will suffer through extremely medium crawfish, and that is OK for now. We have already been scoping out the latest hot spots for the 2014 season, and we have plenty to share. Notice a few newcomers on the list this year that will excite your palates with their rendition of the spicy crustaceans.
Each week we traverse throughout the city to find special dishes, cocktails or unique nibbles. Today we have a list of five really wonderful bites you can try for yourself. If you have a find drop us an email and let us know, or better yet – send a photo. Continue reading →