Monday, October 10, 2011

A little southern culture

We had an extraordinary weekend and I thought it would be fun to share. On Friday night, Shawn and I went to a new restaurant called GRAZE burgers.  We have this fun coupon book, so we can always try new places.  The menu was interesting.  We were in for a treat.

We decided to try everything new - well, we didn't have much choice.  So, we ordered this burger and the burger below.  
We also tried sweet potato fries.  Neither of us had had those before, and to be honest, we didn't really like them.  We realized we had never had a plain sweet potato, it had always been doused with brown sugar and marshmallows.  So, it was a new flavor and texture. 
Not too bad right.  Until.....I tell you what those burgers were made of!!  :)

The first one was Gator....Yes, Alligator!!  The burger was called Gator Hater.  I actually really liked it and Shawn thought it had a funny taste.
The second one was Bison!  This was our "safe" choice, and it was just fine.  I thought it would have been better with BBQ Sauce. 
It was definitely a fun date night - one for the remembrance book!

On Saturday night we were invited to a fiends house for a fall festival. The kids had a lot of fun - and everything was so cutely decorated. They had soups, salads, desserts of ALL variety!! They also had homemade root beer and hot apple cider. It definitely help ring in the fall weather. However, the highlight of the night - too keep in theme with the weekend (well, at least our weekend) was the Opossum Stew!

Yep - you read that right! We also tried this little guy in stew.
I had to get a cute little picture - so it's not as bad to think about.  If think about it like my friend LeAnn, "We're eating a part of the skunk family, who hangs from a tree" it's kind of gross - but just look at that cute little guy - he's not gross.  It tasted a little like dark meat turkey, just a little more greasy! 

So there you have it.  All you who live out west - come down south and we'll show you a good time! (or an upset stomach)  We feel great and can now say we've eaten even more exotic things.  :)  Happy Fall!