Category Archives: Adventures

Florida Foodie Road Trip – Apalachicola

FLORIDA foodie road trip - apalachicola

After we hit Tallahassee for our last episode of our mini web series for VISIT FLORIDA, Florida Foodie Road Trip, we headed to the Forgotten Coast to check out the food scene of Apalachicola.

This small coastal town is about an hour away from Tallahassee and is undeniably enchanted with old Florida charm. We had so much fun exploring the historic streets and loved immersing ourselves in the local culture and cuisine. From the antique shrimping and fishing boats that lined the docks, to the historic buildings on the overly wide streets, it was almost like this city was frozen in time. Continue reading

Florida Foodie Road Trip – Tallahassee

Florida Foodie Road Trip - Tallahassee

As you might have seen on our Instagram, Jeremy and I recently adventured up the coast to the Panhandle to film more episodes of our mini web series for VISIT FLORIDA— Florida Foodie Road Trip!

For this episode, we featured Tallahassee, a city that is super special and close to my heart. Not only did I spend a lot of time here as a kid visiting my Grandparents at my Mama’s family farm, but I also spent 4 awesome years earning my undergraduate degree at FSU. Continue reading

Eating our Way Through Sonny’s Smokin’ Showdown Competition in Sanford, Florida

This past weekend my mama and I decided to have a mommy daughter day date at the Central Florida Zoo for the Sonny’s Smokin’ Showdown BBQ Competition. Over 40 different meat-loving teams from across the country came together to beat out the competition with the possibility of winning a $20,000 Grand Prize!

Of those 40 teams, there were over 150 competitors battling for a total of $68,000 and some serious bragging rights! These competitors came from all over the country to prove that they made the best chicken, brisket, ribs and pork, and/or a mystery meat! And we came to eat it all!

sonnys smokin showdown grilled cheese social mackenzie smith

As soon as we walked up to the park entrance, we were greeted with the intoxicating smell of smoked meat wafting through the air. There was live country music playing, people dancing, and kids drinking out of sweet tea cups as big as their heads! But after our drive from New Smyrna, all we could think about was tasting some of the food because were starving! So first things first, like the food loving gals that we are, we headed straight to the Sonny’s tent to indulge in their pit masters specialities. Continue reading