November 17, 2004

I'm Baaaaaaack!

Flew in from Memphis last night and dayum are my arms tired! (Ba-BUMP-Bah!)

I'll probably have a few thousand words to say about my fear and hatred of flying later on.

In the meantime, pace our faithful readers who threw several excellent-sounding suggestions my way for good places to eat, the spot where we actually wound up was a place called Automatic Slim's. It isn't at all a traditional BBQ place, instead focusing on Carribean and Southwest dishes (or shall I say "Carribean and Southwest inspired dishes," since no such cuisine as this actually exists in either place). But the place was cool (we sat up in a really nice mezzanine) and the food was great. I had some kind of coconut mango shrimp dish that really was outstanding. Best of all? Prices were reasonable enough not to blow a hole in my Guv'mint per diem.

(BTW, looks like I'll be headed to Mobile, Alabama in the next couple weeks. I spent a lot of time on the Texas Gulf Coast as a kid and developed a keen passion for fried jumbo shrimp and other such local dishes. If anyone can give some good dining tips for Mobile, I'd appreciate it.)

Posted by Robert at November 17, 2004 10:28 AM | TrackBack
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