Archive for November, 2010

Driving to the coast from Tallahassee just past the turn off from Crawfordville Highway onto Coastal Highway (Hwy 98) you will see a small food trailer on the right. Normally I would just drive right by. But after several rave reviews from friends we tried it out…  Hutton’s Seafood & More did not disappoint.



Ordering Lunch at the counter- they do take credit cards

The menu is simple but exactly what you want… They will grill your lunch but why fight the fried?

Mullet Dinner- Slaw, Cheese Grits, 3 fillets, backbone and hush puppies!

Mullet Dinner- Slaw, Cheese Grits, 3 fillets, backbone and hush puppies!

Grouper "Burger" with a nice portion of grouper!

Grouper “Burger” with a nice portion of grouper!

2013 Update- Try the Grouper burger grilled in Garlic Butter sauce!!!

We also got great smoked mullet dip and the portion was huge- enough to split.

Give it a try on the way home from the coast.

Hutton’s Seafood & More.

3096 Coastal Highway, Medart, FL 32327

(850) 570-1004 ‎


Take out or eat on your tailgate!

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Christmas Beer!

I love spiced Beer in the winter and right now I’m sipping on my third “Christmas Beer” of the week. I guess its time to share some favorites!

#1  Harpoon Winter Warmer-5.5%  A favorite for years. We started buying a case of this every Thanksgiving when we lived in Atlanta. Reminds me of Apple Pie. Sweet and spicy but very drinkable. They carried it Market Square last year.

#2 Sweetwater Festive Ale– 8.6%  Not as spicy as the Harpoon but still tasty. Dark ale with clove and cinnamon. Very malty and full bodied. They just started carrying it in the 16oz bottles at New Leaf Market.

#3 ‘t Smisje Kerst- 12% A Belgian Spiced Ale that is AMAZING.  Dark copper brown, Huge head, sweet and bready like most Belgian ales. Very spicy with pear and cherry tones. I just discovered this brewery and have to try more by them! Picked this one up at New Leaf also.

Time to make a trip to the Liquor Loft  and see what they have in stock this season!

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Kool Beanz

Kool Beanz is one of the top restaurants in Tallahassee and probably my favorite.

They describe their food as  Modern  American Cuisine. You can get fantastic fresh seafood, amazing fried chicken or flank steak.  All their dishes are prepared with thought, care and deliver fantastic flavor.

We went last night and after our dinner Jessi wrote:

KOOL BEANZ!! So hard to pick what my favorite thing last night was! Top 3: Local Clams in an amazing Thai style sauce (did everything I could not to lick the bowl clean). Perfectly Spicy Crab Cakes over a really delightful herbed aioli. My Pan Seared Trout over Creamed Spinach with a lemon herb butter. They make their own butter and serve it at ROOM TEMPERATURE (the way it’s supposed to be), everything is cooked to perfection. Their wine is fabulous… you just gotta go.

The decor is modern, kitchen is open and the walls are covered with local art that is for sale…

Pardon the cell phone photo...

We like sitting at the bar overlooking the kitchen. Its live Food Network! They have also added great outdoor seating.

The Menu changes daily depending on the season… Here are a few of our recent plates.

Jerk Spiced Lane Snapper with Mango Salsa and Plantains

Pan Seared Trout over Creamed Spinach with a lemon herb butter

Peppered flank steak, gorgonzola-herb butter, crispy onion rings, mashed potatoes

Pan seared Duck with Sweet Potatoes and greens

Blackened Mahi over a Crawfish red beans and rice with Fried Okra

GO… You will not be disappointed!


Business casual – $15 – $25

921 Thomasville Road Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Phone:  (850) 224-2466

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I’ve been  embarrassed when friends visit and want to go out for seafood here in Tallahassee. Sure we can go to a nicer restaurant for Grouper or Snapper- Or drive an hour to the coast for dinner. But until recently there have not been any places in town that have good fried fish. Thats changed with the Wharf Express opening in several locations in town.

I prefer the one off Magnolia and the parkway- the old Catfish Pad location. Free WiFi and a nice outdoor seating area.

You can get a plate of fried Mullet for $9 or the Panacea Platter is Shrimp, Oysters, Crab Cake and Mullet for $13!

Crab Cakes and Shrimp!

Cheese Grits are good, Crab cakes are tasty and the prices are right!


Casual Dress $15 Max

3348 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee – (850) 668-1966

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