Monday, March 24, 2008

Felix's Fish Camp

I'm sitting at my auto shop getting a new battery for the wagon. She didn't much like being left behind at home and not making the trip to Riverside, I'm afraid. Soon, Ollie will retire down to Riverside as I think I may have to break down and get a new car. Oy. Ollie is getting a little long in the tooth. Tootling around the Gulf is one thing, running around Nashville everyday is quite another. Any hoo, I thought I would catch up on some of my Alabama postings while they poke and prod the ol' gal. I know how you feel, honey. Been there, did that.

One day, we went for a ride along the old Mobile Bayway and found a new restaurant, Felix's Fish Camp. New to us, anyway. It is one of the best restaurants to date. Not only was the food out of this world, but the service was impeccable. By the looks of the place, you wouldn't think that all the waiters would be trained in waiting for all the plates to arrive at the table and all being placed in front of each guest at the same time. How fancy is that? Our friend Richard told us that (I think), it was run by the same person who founded Ruth Chris Steak House, or something like that. I was busily trying to close up Riverside as he was telling us the background on the place. Sorry Richard, I was only listening with one ear. At any rate, it is well worth the trip if you're ever in the area. It sits on Mobile Bay which always an added bonus.

The hub ordered crab soup to start.

I ordered the turtle soup. Mmmmm mmmmm good. Campbell's has nothing on this stuff.

Of course, we had to try the jalapeno hush puppies. Duh.

I had the shrimp and grits with succotash on the side. I haven't had succotash since I was living at home with mom! And they made it with a creamed corn. It was soooo good, needless to say.

The hub had some type of seafood pasta. The kid had his usual crawfish po boy.

It's always so much fun finding a new restaurant that is so good. We were lucky to have just run up on the place during our outing. I'm always up for something new, especially when it comes to food!

Ok, the car is just about finished. Yep, Ollie needed a new battery. Perhaps a new alternator is also on the list of must haves. Joy. I suppose with over 200k miles on her, she's about ready for some new parts. I shouldn't complain. This car was around when the teenager started kindergarten. She still has little stickers on both back windows from when the boys put them there umpteen years ago. She's part of our little family; so I don't mind putting a little money into her to keep her healthy and happy. Plus, an extra car at Riverside will be quite the luxury. No more running folks to the beach when I want to stay home! Sounds like a plan to me!


Sandra Evertson said...

Oh my, it all looks so delicious!
Sandra Evertson

robin bird said...

everyone and everything and every place has it's own special rosemary given name in your world. now if you can't come up with a name for me as the tasty tweet cheffess then i don't know who can! that is some exotic looking dishes there you have there is front of you...for some reason those dishes are not the chosen delicacies of the pacific north west....

Tammy said...

'K...pass me one of those jalepeno hushpuppies!!

I love the jalepeno pretzels at the mall so I know these would be great!

Maybe it is time to fry some fish *wink*

Jeanie said...

Yum! Looks to die for!

Given some things that can be done to a car, I suppose the battery is the least of them. I had that battery-dies-forever thing last fall when we stopped at a scenic overlook so Rick could take a nap and I could take pictures. Unfortunately, we didn't turn off the lights -- battery was obviously low anyway, but boy -- it was a good thing he had a cell phone! Glad you got yours taken care of before you got stranded!

Vallen said...

I'm dying here, Rosy. All my favorites on one table so very far away.

foodhoe said...

omigosh, I just stumbled over to your blog and am drooling on the keyboard. I've only heard about such dishes and these look and sound so good!



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