The Guide to Breakfast and Brunch in St. Augustine

You'd think breakfast would be easy to find in a vacation town... but people ask about breakfast and brunch in St. Augustine on my facebook page all the time and I can see why. Most of the locals' favorites are not on the main tourist drag. But they're also not too hard to track down once you have a list... which you do now!! I present to you The (alphabetical & regional) Guide to Breakfast and Brunch in St. Augustine!! Breakfast and Brunch in St. Augustine: Historic District Blue Hen Closed Mondays, open at 8 am other days I love Blue Hen for the local vibe. … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to Do in St. Augustine on a Quick Trip

St. Augustine royalty, Princess Cristan, is getting married in a few weeks. If you're coming to celebrate with her, I'm sure you want to extend your stay to soak up Florida sunshine and explore America's Oldest City for a few days while you're here! My gift to her- and to you- is this list of my favorite Top 10 Things to Do in St. Augustine on a Quick Trip. Pick a couple of to-do's off this list and you're sure to leave St. Augustine with a smile on your face!! If you have no idea who Princess Cristan is, you're still welcome to read this Top 10 Things to Do in St. … [Read more...]

Simply’s Contributors

John Heywood said, "Many hands make light work." He was right! After almost 7 years of writing alone, I'm excited to introduce my friends, Simply's Contributors, to you. These people love St. Augustine as much as I do... but they all have their own reasons! I hope you enjoy reading about the best of St. Augustine from others' perspectives as much as you've enjoyed my mom-of-seven-and-foodie-and-lover-of-all-things-outdoors-as-long-as-it-doesn't-involve-bugs view of this awesome town. Don't worry, I'll still be around! Find me on facebook or here on the website or via … [Read more...]

Cold Calf Local Ice Cream Truck

Tim and Robin didn't plan to own the ice cream scene on the First Coast... it just happened that way. Owners of Cold Calf local ice cream truck on Anastasia Island since August, 2015, they've already expanded to an additional trailer (Cold Calf 2), ice cream cakes, catering, and even weddings. Just a year into this biz, they're winning awards and expanding their reach. "We're kind of new to this whole thing but we killed it at Taste of St. Augustine with best dessert!" Robin excitedly told me at the cement tables in front of their iconic red trailer. "It validated … [Read more...]

Recipe: Catch 27’s Vinaigrette

When our family wants local food, we head to Catch 27. I love that they shop at farmers markets, source directly from growers, and get first dibs on fish each morning at the docks. Their seasonal menu changes regularly according to the produce coming in so every couple of visits I have a whole new menu to taste from! Today's post is with many thanks to Chef Josh. Enjoy today's Recipe: Catch 27's Vinaigrette! If you're ready to bring the fresh from Florida flavors of Catch 27 home, whip up Catch 27's Clams with Linguine and add today's dressing (below) on a fresh … [Read more...]