Have you seen this list? Garden and Gun magazine has travelled the South for y'all and come up with all the best foods to eat before you die.
Lord have mercy, yesterday I was driving up the east coast of Florida on my way to visit my friend Joy and stopped in at O'Steen's restaurant in beautiful, historic St. Augustine. Their fried shrimp is on the list! The restaurant is smaller than I expected and was packed with a line out the door at 2pm. Operated by Minorcan descendants, this seafood spot is definitely worth the wait.
The fried shrimp did not disappoint. I ordered the 6-butterflied shrimp platter, which came with two sides and a hush puppy. These shrimp definitely are a must! The batter is very light and thin and their special sauce is the perfect condiment for dipping. Of course the sides of cole slaw and field peas were delish! Oh, and the sweet tea was steeped and sweetened just right!
Y'all simply must stop in and try their fried shrimp if you find yourself in the area of St. Augustine...just south of Jacksonville. The restaurant is located at 205 Anastasia Boulevard in the scenic, historic area. Please note if you go: Bring cash...they do not accept debit/credit cards!
O'Steen's is also very close to the St. Augustine Outlet Mall, which is full of designer outlet stores. I couldn't help myself and added this chartreuse Kate Spade "Quinn" pocketbook to my collection.