The gumbo is made and it is time for dinner. One of my favorite places to eat while in MB is the Fish House Restaurant. It is a small family owned place, great food, great prices.
Things have changed at the Fish House. The menu has remained the same, the prices have went sky high. It was obvious something was a miss, when on a friday evening at 7pm there were only 10 people inside the place.
The Seafood Chowder was still the best I have ever eaten, thick and rich and full fo seafood chunks and shrimps and scallops and clams.
The have a seafood sampler platter grilled or fried: shrimp, scallops, deviled crab, oysters, amberjack and hush puppies with a side dish, Their price was $16.95, now it was $20.95 and there was less food.
The meal was ok, the quality has gone down hill
The owner wasn't there that night, and we I saw her Saturday at the gumbo cookoff we both were too busy.
I really hope something changes, the Fishhouse has been wonderful place for a really good meal.
Feb 17th, 2007
Breakfast was gumbo at the gumbo cookoff.
Lunch was gumbo at the gumbo cookoff.
At 5 pm my Grandmother shows up at my father's door and says she is hungry and ready to go to dinner. Dad, Dennis & I were all resting up from the cookoff. So we got ready and headed off to Killer Seafood.
This seafood haven is quickly becoming a very popular spot in MB, and the surrounding area. The owners have kept it simple, you walk in, walk up to the counter and place your order. Then sit odwn and your food will arrive shortly.
They have oysters, shrimps, grouper, scallops fried or in a "Killer Bowl"
I ordered the Killer Scallop Bowl, Scallops served in Killer Sauce served over rice.
Mary had the Fish Tacos
Dennis had the Shrimp basket
Dad & Dennis # 2 had the oyster basket
I had an extra order of the Killer Seafood Puppies
After dinner one of the owners came and sat down at the table and wwe got to talk about gumbo, he had entered into the contest too. Kevin used the Killer Sauce as a base for his gumbo, I now wish i had a chance to sample his gumbo.
I bought 4 qts of Killer Sauce to go, and can't wait to use them here at home.
Feb 18th, 2007
This morning my dad and his wife had to work so Dennis and I were on our own to find breakfast.
So we loaded up and headed out to Sharon's Cafe.
The perfect little small town cafe. Everyone calls ya "HUN" and service always with a smile.
Breakfast of Champions, eggs over easy, grits, sausage, corned beef hash, & a waffle.
After we ate breakfast we headed out, so I could show Dennis the other side of life down here in Panama City, Florida. He had never been out to PC Beach, which is where all the spring breakers go to have fun.
This year, MTV is not going to use PC Beach as their headquarters, there was a big article in the local paper about how it is going to kill the spring break season for a lot of the places around there, but that a lot of the locals were glad that they were going else where.
Dinner that evening, was some of the Spicy Pork Sausage grilled, with some Zatarain's red beans & rice. The sausage came from Johnson Bros. there in PC, Florida.
I got 4 pounds of the HOT JB pork sausages
While dinner was almost a disaster, Dad got watching the race, and forgot about the sausages out on the grill
, but they were not too bad and dinner was good.
Off to bed at an early hour because tomorrow comes the dreaded part of the trip.... Going HOME!
Feb 19th, 2007
The day started at 04:30 in the flipping AM, (what's the 0 stand for??? Oh my god is it early)
We grabbed a quick biscuit at the Hardees at the intersection of US 231 and I-10 there in Florida, and headed off up 231 towards home.
After several hours (when did they lengthen the state of Alabama? My god does it take for ever to drive from the south end to the north end)
We found ourselves pulling into a haven of BBQ
Through these very plain doors lies the world's best BBQ on the planet, Any guesses??
If you don't believe it just look at their menu
I absolutely love their smoked turkey breast and their potato salad, So i got the Little Bob Gibson Platter, 3 meats and 2 sides, I chose Turkey, Turkey and Pork with Potato Salad and Potato Salad
I asked for some of the habanero red sauce, and used it for the turkey and the pork.
These are the sauces they put on the table, their championship red sauce, their signature white sauce, and a pepper vinegar sauce.
For dessert a piece of the Chocolate Merengue pie
Just being this close to history is awesome, you can walk up and touch the trophy's they have won at Memphis in May
Big Bob Gibson's BBQ in Decatur, Alabama truly a great spot for BBQ.