I feel after yesterday’s Cow Shit Corner Award that it was time for some positivity here on the blog.
I had the biggest surprise while spending time on Sanibel Island. That little island has really tasty eats. I’m not kidding! Delicious.
Our first day we rode bikes around the island. Sanibel is great for this. There are bike paths everywhere, and the biggest surprise for me is that tourists and locals alike slam on their brakes to let you cross. That is so not New England!
In the middle of the ride, we got a tad hungry so we stopped at Schnappers Hots, this great little hot dog and hamburger stand for a snack. This is their original:
Let’s get this straight, I am not a lover of the hot dog. It may have been from reading Sinclair Lewis’s The Jungle about the meatpacking industry in Chicago at the turn of the century, or maybe it’s because growing up a ate about a thousand of these slathered in mayo-a trick I learned in Pennsylvania with my cousins. Surprise, this particular hot dog was the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten on a bike trip. It was sweet and spicy at the same time with just the right amount of snap. I heard people talking about how they import the dogs from New York City. I don’t doubt it.
That is not the end of the greatness. Oh no, it’s not. We stumbled upon the Sanibel Farmers’ Market. Now let’s just get this straight, if I see a sign for a Farmers’ Market, I will go. I will go even if I’m not hungry, even if I don’t have kitchen to cook anything. That’s just how I roll. This market was a wonder, reminding in a odd way of the markets in France. They local veggies, warm doughnuts dipped in sugar, fresh cheese. They had handmade Slim Jims! I could go on and on.
I’ve been following the local food truck craze from afar since we don’t have them in Portland yet. Then I saw one over in the corner.
The Nosh Food Truck had all the things I love on a menu-unusual combinations of tasty whole foods. We opted for the chicken tacos with kimchi and this awesome sauce (That for the life of me I can’t remember what it’s called!).
This photo does not do this dish justice. The chicken was ultra spicy which went really well with the fermented kimchi, while the sauce cooled everything down. The corn tortillas tasted like Mexico. We kind of wished for beer eating these, but stuck with a cold Coke.
Yes, Sanibel Island Food Tour. More tomorrow…