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The Shrimp Basket

Even though The Shrimp Basket has specials like 25 cent oysters all day on Tuesdays, and even though the first time, I really did order the steamed shrimp, it is hard to walk into the Shrimp Basket and not to order something fried.

I can go for years most of the time and never eat anything deep fried. It just isn’t that important to me. I can see that living in Pensacola, it is going to be a serious challenge, because so much is deep fried, and holy tomole, it all smells so good. Fried onion rings. Fried fish. Fried shrimp. Fried seafood platters. Fried grouper sandwiches. Stop! Stop! You’re killing me!

Pensacola is a real military town, and loves their Blue Angels, the Navy stunt flying team. The Blue Angels practice on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and have autograph signings after the practice and anyone in Pensacola can go and it’s FREE!

There is often a waiting line to get into the Shrimp Basket because of their specials. On Fridays, the special is all you can eat Fried Fish for $7.99.

When you finish the first batch, you just tell the waitress you want some more. We ordered it, but we could only eat the first batch, there was so much fish. They also have very cool and colorful T-shirts for Shrimp Basket fans:

May 3, 2010 Posted by | Community, Cooking, Cultural, Customer Service, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Florida, Food, Health Issues, Living Conditions, Local Lore, Pensacola, Social Issues | 5 Comments

Roses Love Sun and Rain

The last two weeks in Pensacola have been gorgeous, and then, Friday afternoon, all hell breaks loose in huge, windy wild thunderstorms and torrential rains.

My roses are thriving. All of a sudden, there are roses everywhere, gorgeous, full happy roses!

Can’t take any credit; these were planted long ago by the original owner, and the good Lord provides the sun and rain. 🙂

May 3, 2010 Posted by | Beauty, Florida, Living Conditions, Moving, Pensacola | 3 Comments