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Linda’s St. Lucie West Cafe-2nd Visit

Linda meets with Barb and we felt and feel she is a fabulous hostess and restauranteur. American Press Travel News-Nov 21st–St Lucie West, FL.—-Barb and Bob “On The Road Again” This time, stopping at Linda’s St Lucie West, Café for lunch. This was our second visit, we usually attempt a 2nd visit to be sure the good, the bad is, or is not consistent? Well, two times we enjoyed fine meals, excellent service and in this restaurant-café, a feeling of coming home for lunch, and a visit with mom or auntie Linda.  WOW! The pies-hot apple, cold Coconut Cream, both left our plates with no crumbs left in the dish. Home made all the way and we as most patrons would know and taste the difference, for sure. We started out with Linda’s sons gourmet Chili. Perfect meat and consistency. The flavor was best in class! A new item; their Cuban sandwich was not dry or flat. It was tasty to the max. Pork, ham, turkey Cuban Bread, pickles, some cheese and WOW!  Potato salad, and Cole Slaw aChili that could win any contest, it won mine!re also made fresh here and you taste it too. Barb ordered a Rueben and I tried a favored special at Linda’s; a marinated chicken breast, with a topping of bacon and swiss cheese bedding on a Brioche bun. Breakfast and lunch here and at her sons place Linda 2 on US-1 is served all day and watch it, Linda’s Cafe’s are habit forming-they are that plainly great dining spots!

North Carolina – Agri-tourism – Walnut Cove Farm Has Done It Proud!

Barb relaxes on one of the Cathey grown pumpkins. Each gourd can make 15 pumpkin pies.
Barb relaxes on one of the Cathey grown pumpkins. Each gourd can make 15 pumpkin pies.

APtravelnews-September 11th, Walnut Cove Farm–Waynesville, North Carolina–Agri-tourism is very much alive and well at Walnut Cove Farm. Joseph and Tara Cathey have worked hard and smart turning one acre of land in Waynesville, NC and 3-acres in Bethel into a wonderfully productive garden and growing enterprise. Majic Heirloom Tomatoes, all kinds of greens and other field and tree fruits and veggies attract people from all walks of life to farm to table suppers often accompanied by Blue Grass music where guests as we did actually watch the process of grinding and pressing fresh apples into the most delicious apple cider straight from the press. While there, we enjoyed silver dollar sized little tomato pies (I ate 10 of them, beyond “good”) drank two glasses of cider and felt like Superman- the apples and tomatoes boosted my “WOW” factor by at least 10 (at least Barb and I felt like it did) and these folks made you genuinely feel as welcome as family. We loved this place. Besides the dinners they provide to the public they also supply restaurants and other businesses in and around Waynesville with produce for their uses in healthy, creative dishes too! Do we recommend going out of your way to visit these fine folks and enjoy a farm to table dinner? Oh, yes!!!!

Walnut Cove Farm  – Owned by Joseph and Tara Cathey. Farm to table dinners and suppliers from June thru October. 575 Walnut Cove Road, Waynesville, NC (828) 400-0115.

 

A cornucopia of fresh! Tomatoes, and great garden crops! The Cathey's also market flowers as well!
A cornucopia of fresh! Tomatoes, and great garden crops! The Cathey’s also market flowers as well!

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Grind and press apple juice into delicious cider. Manual labor of love!
Grind and press apple juice into delicious cider. Manual labor of love!
The Cathey's pour a canning jar of the sweet, fresh pressed apple exhiler!
The Cathey’s pour a canning jar of the sweet, fresh pressed apple exhiler of life!! The cider really complimented the tomato pies!
Tomato pies. Cheese covered heirloom maters! Oh, so good! I ate 10 of these silver dollar sized delights!
Tomato pies. Cheese covered heirloom maters! Oh, so good! I ate 10 of these silver dollar sized delights!

 

 

 

 

The Valley Cove Farm to plate barn full of nostalgia and relaxation plus great suppers!
The Valley Cove Farm to plate barn full of nostalgia and relaxation plus great suppers!

 

 

 

 

New Book Now Available You Will Love it-Promise; “Florida Keys Best Restaurants.”

AmericanPressTravelNews–April 28th, Bob and Barb Epstein’s New book: “Florida Keys Best Restaurants” also includes best marinas, dive shop, water boards, gift shops, museums including a great dive museum. 141-pages in color plus cover and back of book of the images & descriptions of the best of the best restaurants from Key Largo to Key West. Historical images of fishing Presidents, early travel in the Keys, railroad, old cars, image of the old toll booth, the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Keys, Pennecamp Park underwater State Park, Robbies Marina and great, really great seafood restaurant, really worthwhile crafts and giftshops, and so much more, including best and juiciest Key Lime Pies. Book is being sold for 19.95 personalized if you like and that price includes postage anywhere USA. Go: bobandbarb@aptravelnews.com 

A platter that still brings salivation! Crab cake, coconut shrimp, cracked conch, ceviche of lobster and conch, conch fritters and mango sauces as well as other tropical dips.
At Sharkey’s in Key Largo-we had a blast and our taste-buds did too!