The Food Diaries

Chicken and shrimp pad thai from Lemon Grass Asian Bistro in St. Augustine at the outlets.

Chicken and shrimp pad thai from Lemon Grass Asian Bistro in St. Augustine at the outlets.

Soy lemon butter mahi mahi

Soy lemon butter mahi mahi

Rosemary roasted chicken with potatoes and whole garlic cloves.

Rosemary roasted chicken with potatoes and whole garlic cloves.

This was on sale at Publix! Seasonal sock-eyed salmon that I baked and paired with brown rice, asparagus, and a special sauce I mixed up with lemon and dill. Definitely a favorite of mine!
-D.A.

This was on sale at Publix! Seasonal sock-eyed salmon that I baked and paired with brown rice, asparagus, and a special sauce I mixed up with lemon and dill. Definitely a favorite of mine!

-D.A.

Specialty from Bonefish Grill: Crab and Garlic crusted Orange Roughy topped with more crab and served with garlic-whipped mashed potatoes and corn and edamamae succotash. Normally love Bonefish but for $22 I kind of expected a bit more. I give it a 7. -D.A.

Specialty from Bonefish Grill: Crab and Garlic crusted Orange Roughy topped with more crab and served with garlic-whipped mashed potatoes and corn and edamamae succotash. Normally love Bonefish but for $22 I kind of expected a bit more. I give it a 7. -D.A.

Feeling nostalgic about Key West. This was a recommendation by a friend and is a must-try if you plan on going here. Lobster benedict with asparagus and hollandaise.
Blue Heaven 729 Thomas St. Key West, FL 33040

Feeling nostalgic about Key West. This was a recommendation by a friend and is a must-try if you plan on going here. Lobster benedict with asparagus and hollandaise.

Blue Heaven 729 Thomas St. Key West, FL 33040

Late night snack

Late night snack

Introduction

I’m not entirely sure on what prompted me to start this. I suppose a comment in passing from a co-worker gave me the actual push I needed to commence an actual “blog” on my everyday food excursions, and I suppose I find it absolutely necessary to implore my readers to eat up and digest, figuratively and non-figuratively, what I find captivating and worth putting in their mouths if they so happen to wind up in the same restaurants as I do or simply, choose to fantasize about. You can call me D.A., I’m a younger-than-average food nazi, and ironically, an aspiring nutritionist. Ironic only because as we all know, the best foods in life are not always the best for you. I’m on a never ending journey to sample all the tastes our nation, and eventually the rest of the nations, have to offer and am here to share my findings with you all. I not only will share and review the foods I find out on the town, but also the foods I conjure up in my own kitchen, as I would like to note that I am also a freelance chef (so I like to think) in my spare time. Thanks for listening, and until next time.

Sauteed garlic shrimp with white beans, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes in a white wine/lemon base. Prepared by yours truly.


-D.A.