Thursday, January 15, 2015

2015 Florida Trip – Days 11 & 12 – A Few Restaurant Breakfasts

When in a new area, we always ask the locals where the locals eat, especially for breakfast and we were told that Peter’s Restaurant on our side of Port Charlotte was the place.  It occupies two sections of a small strip mall and while I was expecting somewhat of a dive, it was far from it.

I’m not sure why, but I have never considered corned beef hash in an omelet so I had to try it when I saw it on the menu and Bev went with the breakfast burrito - pretty normal for her.

I thought mine was good but the hash browns were only lukewarm.  I tasted Bev’s and thought it was good as well.  They provide a good portion of good food at a very reasonable price.

The next morning we wanted to check out the town of Arcadia, about 15 miles up the road, and began with breakfast at a local place and it was kind of a dive, right out of the 50’s.  Wheeler’s Café looks like it has been serving up meals to the locals for a long time – reminds me of the Greenback Drug Store back home.

I didn’t get any food shots as it was just normal breakfast fare and presentation was not high on their list.  The meals were good and about what I expected except for the biscuit which was very good.

And this last one comes the following week from Bev's Bar and Grill located at campsite 398.  

It is just your basic BLT - fried Wrights bacon, Guggisberg Baby Swiss Cheese, Florida tomato & avocado, onion, lettuce, and mayo on Olive Rustic Bread from the farmers market - as good as I ever ate.  Whether fixed or mobile, our house continues to be my very favorite place to eat.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. Nice to visit some different places, but like you our house our favorite place to eat.

  2. I would take Bev's BLT any day over the two restaurants you visited anydday. We prefer eating at home too, but it's nice to get out now and then. Wrights makes a very good bacon and we like them because they are consistent in how they cut their thick bacon. With some other grocery store brands, part of the pack will be thick and other slices are too skinny to be called thick. Grrr.

    Great to see you both yesterday.

  3. "Whether fixed or mobile, our house continues to be my very favorite place to eat." You are preaching to the choir here. :) Hope all is well with you and Bev.

  4. Larry, Keep on exploring those local restaurants! We'll need more tips for future trips... We just bought some Wright's bacon and it's on the menu for Sunday morning. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. I love your designation as Bev's Bar & Grill! I've been to Port Charlotte; it's a nice place, although I've never been to either of those restaurants. Dives often serve the best food overall, don't they? Happy traveling, Larry.

  6. The corned beef omelette sounds good - it's too bad the potatoes were luke warm.

    I love that your favorite place to eat is at home! I am sure that made Bev feel good too. The BLT looks TASTY!

  7. I love seeing all the places you eat at! My favorite place to eat is at home too!

  8. Do let me know the hours of Bev's Bar and Grill because that sandwich looks amazing LOL. You two do know how to do it right!

  9. I don't know why I've never considered corned beef hash for an omelet either. Must try that soon.

  10. Funny.....I couldn't find Bev's Bar and Grill on Yelp (ha ha)


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