Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Food, and the meaning of Christmas

So, I'd just like to clarify something, the title is a lie. This blog post really has nothing at all to do with the true meaning of Christmas (which has more to do with badgers than you might realize), I just put that in because the leprechaun voices in my head told me to.

Anyways, I wanted to write this post just to tell you all about the food we've been eating whilst on our trip (if you are an english major, please email me as to when to use "whilst" as opposed to "while", as it confuses me). So, most of the meals that we eat (~2/3) are on board. This varies wildly between roast beef and cereal, but most of the things we cook most often are:

  • Pizza, using frozen dough that you can buy in most grocery stores here
  • Hamburgers off the upstairs barbecue
  • Thanksgiving turkey (we have only eaten it twice [we celebrate both thanksgivings {both Canadian and American} since we like thanksgiving], but I think it still deserved a spot on the list)

  • Breakfast foods include:
    • Cereal! (which is what we eat most often)
    • Eggs! (either on English muffins, bagels, or by themselves)
    • Bacon! (because, Bacon!)
    • Breakfast sausages! (I feel like pigs are by far the most delicious animal. Haha, unborn potential chickens!)
    • Muffins! (typically blueberry)
    • Pancakes (we tried to make buckwheat pancakes, which as it turns out, are terrible. I do not recommend them to anyone)
    • Cinnamon Buns!
  • Fruit
  • Chicken
  • Cow
  • Pork
  • A surprising lack of seafood for a boat (mom/katie/corey don't really like fish)
This list is mostly complete. However, it is missing a large portion (~1/3) of the meals that we eat, which are at restaurants. I'd like to present a list of some of the most memorable restaurants (basically the ones I remember without having to reread some of our blog) that we have visited so far. As such, I, Aaron Morrison, humbly present to you, dear readers;

The list of Memorable restaurants that we, the crew of Seamorr, have visited so far, which is presented in Technicolor, and with no meaningful order whatsoever.(I'm lying about the technicolor bit. It's black and white.)

  1. Sticky fingers BBQ in Charleston, which is the first restaurant that we have visited three times (with the exception of Starbucks)
  2. The takeout window of a restaurant that didn't have a name really, but specialized in fresh seafood (which makes sense, since it shares a building with Key Largo Fisheries. They had very fresh fish). I recommend the Lobster BLT and a bucket of Corona (for some reason in Florida, beer is served by the glass, bottle, pint, and bucket).
  3. Big Kenny's BBQ in Key Largo (we went with our scuba instructor. Probably the best pulled pork sandwich I have had in a really long time. They had BBQ egg rolls as well). Also highly recommended to anyone passing through the Florida Keys.
  4. The restaurant at the marina at Fernandina beach. We went with our Grandparents. I had the steak sandwich, which was pretty good.
  5. The World's best Pancakery in Atlantic city (1, yes I realize that "pancakery" is not a word. 2, if you want to learn more about the pancakery, read further. We have like three blog posts on the subject). Complete with Morrison Family Maple syrup.
  6. Dockside Grill in Vero Beach (a lot of towns in Florida are named after beaches. It's strange, I know). I had a really good burger. They also had a cheap Golf simulator (cheaply made, not cheap to play).
  7. Chez SeaMorr. Mom makes great food (see other list), although dish washing is a requirement.
  8. Prime Rib place in Solomon's (it has a real name, which I forgot). The prime rib was amazing. The staff was friendly. It was right off the docks. They had mom's favourite wine. Since there were no other customers, I was allowed to play their piano. And yes, before you ask, I have forgotten a lot of what I learned.
  9. That Italian Restaurant in Baltimore (which also has a real name). Best pasta in a long time.
  10. Goose's Feather's Café in Savanah. Best. Eggs. Benedict. Ever. They. Were. On. A. Croissant. 'Nuff said.
  11. Texas de Brazil, where we went to celebrate Corey's girlfriend's 18th birthday. It was a Brazilian steakhouse, which means that the meat is served on swords. And the waiters slice it off the swords onto your plate. And it was all you can eat. So, umm, yeah
  12. The Quarterdeck, which is the only restaurant where they actually served tatertots. They aren't memorable for their food, but for the benches they had that rocked back and forth. They were fun. It's like being 5, and still eating really good fajitas. The best of both worlds!
There you have it. The restaurants that I can remember. I have a bad memory.


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