good food in the panhandle
I'm spending a long weekend in Tallahassee/Apalachicola area in March. I lived in both towns over 15 years ago and have not been back since. While there, I ate at a number of great places out in (what were) the sticks and am curious if they're still around. Spring Creek stands out for seafood (esp. stuffed shrimp). I enjoyed oysters and beer at a place called (I think) Posies. Also, a great fried catfish joint was on the banks of the Ochlocknee (sp?) River (Hubbles?). I thought Tallahassee was a food wasteland -- unless you're into buffets -- although there was a great Thai place.
Any suggestions on really good food (cheap or spendy, as long as its good)?
Lived in Tallahassee for 20 years, just recently moved.
1.I second the recommendation for Marie Livingston's Texas Steakhouse on North Monroe (across from Sams).Their filet is the best I've ever had anywhere.
2. Kool Beanz on Thomasville Road near downtown is always excellent. Innovative with emphasis on seafood.Their black bean cakes appetizer is a favorite.
3. Carlos Cuban Cafe on Mahan near Monroe is the real thing with good home-cooking cuban food.
4. Food Glorious Food on Thomasville Road, always excellent for lunch especially. Updated southern cooking and the best cakes around.
5. Ninos Restaurant out on Apalachee Parkway is the best Italian in the area. Ask which pastas are homemade that day. Alfredo is most excellent and the tiramisu is the best I've every had.
Spring Creek and Posey's are still around. Here are some others you might consider in Tallahassee:
1. Anthony's: Quiet traditional Italian. Great food and very good service. If seared tuna is the special, don't miss it.
2. Marie Livingston's: Large tender steaks and strong drinks. Nuff said.
3. The Wharf: Traditional fried seafood.
In the Apalachicola area, there's Julia Mae's(great homemade pies) near Carabelle, Boss Oyster and The Gibson Inn in Apalach, and Angelo's and The Oaks in Panacea.
Hope this helps.