Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tallahassee Good Eats

[*Sorry for the delay in posting this. I typed it up, saved it as a draft, and forgot to post it... Better late than never!]

With the big Florida State vs. Florida footbal game coming up next weekend, I figure now would be a good time for me to write the long overdue post about all the wonderful places to chow down in Tallahassee.  For those of you who are not yet following my blog, I made my yearly trip to Tallahassee in September for the Florida State vs. Wake Forest game for my birthday. While I was there I had the opportunity to drink some beer... and eat where the Seminoles eat.


The first night in town I ate at Wells Brothers Bar & Grill, more widely known as Monk's.

Wells Brothers Bar & Grill... AKA: Monk's

Monk's is a tiny little place with seating indoors & outside on the patio. It gets very busy, especially on football weekends. Arrive early as there is usually a little wait to be seated... Trust me, their burgers are worth waiting for!

Monk's specialty burger menu

Monk's serves up one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. Try one of their specialty burgers like The Lip Smacker, The Panhandle, or The Gator-Hater... I chose The Panhandle Burger, topped with roasted red peppers, smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, and house-made bbq sauce on a sourdough bread.

Monk's menu

Other options are also available on the menu for the non-beef eaters. (You don't know what you're missing!)

Happy people drink beer (and wine)...

The Panhandle Burger from Monk's

Dad & I both ordered The Panhandle Burger with a side of fries.  This burger is a must have. I wish I made it up to Tallahassee more than once a year... Mom had a turkey burger (I think?) with fruit.

The food was great, but the management & staff at Monk's are outstanding. I'm looking forward to my next visit!


After watching the 'Noles blow out Wake Forest 52-0 (read all about that here), we headed to Big Easy Snowballs for a treat.

Big Easy Snowballs

Big Easy Snowballs is located on Lake Ella at: 1621 N. Monroe St. in Tallahassee, FL.  They have over 50 different flavored snowballs, and a few sugar-free flavors. You can also have your snowball topped with marshmallow fluff, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate syrup, or stuffed with french vanilla ice cream.

I had a Stuffed Tiger's Blood Snowball.


You can't make a trip to Tallahassee without going to Momo's Pizza for a slice as big as your head. I'm not kidding!  Their 30" XL pizza barely fits through the door!

Momo's is located just of the FSU campus at: 1416 W. Tennessee St. in Tallahassee, FL

Their 30" XL pizza supposedly serves 8-10 people for a cost of $23.95 + $4 per topping. I smell a Man vs. Food challenge coming on!

Momo's Pizza

That's all for this edition of Tallahassee Good Eats. If you have any suggestions for places to eat on my next trip to Florida State University, please leave me a comment below.

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Go 'Noles!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Blue Spring State Park Manatee Cam

It's that time of year again at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, FL.  The water temperatures on the St. John's River have cooled off, and the manatees are back!  Check them out on the live webcam brought to you by the Save The Manatee Club.

Manatee Cam at Blue Spring State Park
Watch live streaming video from savethemanateecam at

The constant 72° spring run is a designated manatee refuge, and is closed to all water related activities from mid-November - March.

(EDIT: I wasn't able to post the live feed here, so I have provided a link to the live feed above instead.)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Daytona Biketoberfest 2012

Daytona Biketoberfest 2012 was from October 18th - 21st.  We headed down to Main Street in Daytona Beach, FL on Saturday to enjoy the 3 B's. Here are some of the photos... Full review to come later.


 Rat's Hole
(click to enlarge photos)

 Biketoberfest Main st.


Boot Hill Saloon
 Main Street Station




Dirty Harry's Wet T-shirt contest Full Moon Saloon 

Custom motorcycle & truck



 thong on motorcycle



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Sanford Bikefest 2012

Last weekend the Wife & I headed to Fort Mellon Park in Sanford, FL for the 2012 Sanford "Thunder in the Streets" Bikefest. Here are some photos of the bikes, and the airshow over Lake Monroe.

Sanford Bikefest 
 (click to enlarge photos)
custom motorcycle custom chopper


The air show over Lake Monroe was impressive. Too bad it was held on the same day as the bigger "Wings & Waves" show in Daytona Beach.


I don't know how I didn't get a picture of the food or beer vendors.  The highlight of our day was the pulled pork sundae from the FireHouse BBQ food truck. It is a cup layered with baked beans, key lime coleslaw, pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and a pickle. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.

air show 

fat motorcycle tire 

As with any motorcycle rally, there were lots of Harley's, and a few expensive choppers for sale.


motorcycle parking only

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