8 St. Augustine Bayfront Restaurants with a View

St. Augustine has a special charm that calls visitors back year after year. One thing that appealed to us from the beginning was the numerous restaurant options with outdoor seating and live music. There are a variety of restaurants that offer outdoor seating, but only a handful of St. Augustine Bayfront Restaurants that offer amazing views of the bayfront. Here are 8 St. Augustine Bayfront Restaurants offering a diverse selection of savory menu choices. Meehan's Irish Pub and Seafood House  Serving lunch, dinner, and drinks Front row seating to a gorgeous … [Read more...]

What’s Over the Bridge of Lions?

Bridge of Lions

What's over the Bridge of Lions? There is so much more to St. Augustine than just what St. George Street and the surrounding streets have to offer. Don't miss what's waiting to be explored on the other side of the bridge! There are a plenty of restaurants, shops, hotels, and entertainment options for kids of all ages.   Restaurants Over the Bridge of Lions Here are some of the choices that sit over the bridge to try the next time for lunch or dinner... Gas Full-Service Restaurant O'Steen's Candlelight South Sports Bar and Grill Mojo's Tacos … [Read more...]

Taste Academy: Brag-Worthy Food Experiences for a Cause

While the Taste Academy is closed for 2017, you should still read this because I want you to know all about EPIC and how they help St. Augustine. You or someone you love may benefit from the following information!! EPIC Behavioral Healthcare specializes in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. To put it simply, their goal is to help people recover from the disease of addiction. Year round services include an inpatient detoxification and residential treatment center, outpatient substance abuse and mental health … [Read more...]

She Said & He Said: Ice Plant

Paula Felici and Frank DiMasi are this post's fun contributors. I know you'll love reading a his & hers perspective as well as hearing from someone older and wiser than me. ;) Without further ado, I present She Said & He Said: Ice Plant Edition. What we love about living in the St. Augustine area is that on any given day, you can get up, head out and have yourself one wonderful day and feel as if you have been on vacation....no packing suitcases, no traveling to the airport, no canceling the mail.....easy breezy....get up, get dressed, get out and your on … [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...]

Catch 27 – Fresh Fish on Charlotte Street

Good things come in small packages. But in the case of Catch 27, expansion to a bigger space was a very good thing. Visitors and locals both fell in love with the former teeny-tiny Hypolita Street location. We loved eating outside beside the jasmine-covered arch. But when we went, our family took up the entire patio! When Catch 27 moved to Charlotte Street, it was a win-win. Their kitchen expanded. The patio is 5 or 6 times as big and the dining room is more spacious as well. Stephen and Lindsey worked with SPACECAMP Co to keep the local feel of Catch 27 - I love the … [Read more...]

Brunch in St Augustine – Costa Brava

Weekends are for relaxing. What better way to start a day off than with a leisurely brunch? Costa Brava's brunch is in line with the Casa Monica Hotel which houses it- classy, contemporary and five-star. It's the swankiest spot for brunch in St. Augustine. Adjacent to the lobby, you'll be drawn to Costa Brava's brunch spread whether you intend to be or not. If you're looking for an excuse to dress up, you can do it here. Gilded trim throughout the first floor, live music and servers in ties elevate the brunch to semi-formal status though many in this vacation town … [Read more...]