We awoke Tuesday to a 40* morning (balmy beside the zero at home) and the news that FSU won the BCS Championship - I was pulling for Auburn but only made it to the half before hitting the sack.
We used most of the unusually cool day (high of 53) to stay inside and reorganize the coach – with a year’s experience, we have a better idea of where we want to put things.
Our hometown friends, Ron and Nancy, who have been wintering in the area for six years, had several things that they wanted to make sure we did while down here and eat an "Okee" Burger was one of them. They called and suggested this was a good day to do it and after checking our busy schedule of RV organizing, we decided we could fit it in.
The "Okee" Burger is served at Uncle Larry’s Rim Ditch Café which is located a couple of miles east of downtown Okeechobee and across the road from the large ditch (sometimes a canal) that runs around the outside of the lake. It’s the kind of place we always look for when traveling - a little above a dive serving really good food to the locals (4 stars on Trip Advisor)
Nancy had advised it was a favorite burger of hers and that it was huge, served on pita bread, and they usually split one. So we ordered one "Okee" Burger and an order of homemade onion straws. I remembered the photos this time - the burger is on a full sized dinner plate.
The burger's uniqueness came from three things - it's size, the bread, and the secret okee sauce. Bev and I both thought the burger, served on the crispy, toasted pita was delicious and it stood up better than a bun - this may become the new norm at Almost Heaven South. And we thought the onion straws were even better – we ate that entire basket full. We knew we'd be going back to Uncle Larry’s, especially since they also serve breakfast and are located on our side of town.
And speaking of breakfast, two days later we stopped in as Bev has seen chicken fried pork chop on the menu and wanted to try it.
After I got done laughing at the size of her meal, I asked her what she was having when she finished that - couldn't believe it had two chops and all that food for $7.95. For $6.95, I had smoked sausage, two eggs, hash browns and biscuit.
Both meals were very good and neither of us finished ours - we won't have to look very hard for other breakfast places but will likely try a couple more.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
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