Day 171: No Cooter Here

Got an invitation from folks near Gainsville to meet and try some local food. We ate at The Yearling Restaurant – “Florida’s Fine Cracker Cuisine”.

New friends, Al, and Al's cousin © Paul H. Byerly

Paul with Willie © Paul H. ByerlyIt’s no longer legal to sell “cooter”, AKA turtle, but we got to try fried green tomatoes and soft shell crab for the first time. Also had the best alligator we’ve ever eaten – to Al’s dismay.

The evening was wonderful all around, with great food, wonderful conversation, and music provided by Willie “The Real Deal” Green who played slide guitar and harmonica as he sang the blues. 

The Yearling isn’t on the way to anywhere, but if you’re in the area it’s worth the drive. Many thanks to the Smittles for an enjoyable time.

Image Credit: © Paul H. Byerly

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