Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fish Tacos, Get Your Head Out of the Net


As you know from previous posts, I just got back from Florida. On my little beach vacay, I needed a break from the sun and nourishment to keep tanning (or should I say burning) myself. So driving up A1A, my family and I stopped at the Golden Lion Cafe in Flagler Beach, Florida. Though this was not my first time to the cafe, this experience was much more memorable. Craving beach food, I could not decide what exactly I wanted. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks, fish tacos. With two options to choose from I decided to go for the traditional, Cali style. My mom went for the Thai style. While taking in the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, I sipped on my iced tea as we waited for our fish tacos. As lunch came, my stomach was grumbling. With my first bite, I knew these were without a doubt the best fish tacos I had tasted. The catch of the day must have been caught 5 minutes before hitting the grill that's how fresh it tasted. I cannot really describe how good they tasted, but WOW. My mom's Thai style had the perfect amount of kick, with ginger style cabbage topping the sesame encrusted fish. We both put Lion's special tarter sauce, which gave them the extra kick (not that they needed it). My grandmother's crab cakes were delicious, all meat and barely any fill. They happened to come with the most amazing french fries I have ever tasted. They had this crisp texture that was unreal. For the amount of fresh seafood we consumed at this meal, I thought the bill was wrong. The fish tacos were under $9 and the crab cake barely was over that. Also the portions were hearty, just enough fuel to help you bake until the sun goes down. Golden Lion has great margarita specials and live music on the weekends. I highly recommend you stopping here next time you are in a 50 mile radius of Flagler Beach. I am already planning my trip back.

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