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Old 04-15-2008, 07:31 AM
 
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Can a person get "southern" food in Florida? (YEAH for fried chicken, grits and sweet tea!) and are there any foods that are uniquely Floridian? AND/OR... southern foods unique to FL? thanks
P.S. I am a Northerner.. however had the fortune of being raised by a lovely lady with roots in the great state of Georgia!
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:30 AM
 
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Don't know about S.E. Florida (Palm Beach, Broward, etc), but you can get sweet tea pretty much everywhere else in Florida. FL also has some good BBQ, seafood, hushpups, etc.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Riverside, Jacksonville, FL
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Jacksonville's about as Southern as you can get in Florida, well excluding the panhandle of course, but there's plenty of street vendors grilling ribs on the side of the road here, along with your mom & pop shops that serve up soul food, friend chicken grits for breakfast and sweet tea. We've got some serious hole in the wall bbq joints in the old core of the city. Cottons, Jenkins to name a few.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:19 AM
 
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I don't know about South Florida, but there is plenty of Southern food all over Florida, especially in the smaller, inland towns.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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I would say swamp cabbage is mostly found in Florida as well as gator tail. They might have gator in Mississippi or Louisiana though. Spiny Lobster and Stone Crab claws are a few other Florida dishes.

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Old 04-15-2008, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Sunny Naples Florida :)
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In swfl you can frequently find grits, fried chicken, poboy and sweet tea is a staple.. Southern seafood is also common... Yes it can be found just about anywhere
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Go to any Cracker Barrel to get southern food -- including cornmeal muffins, pinto beans, turnip greens, fried okra, sweet tea...and blackberry cobbler for dessert.

And the breakfasts are huge...yes, with grits. You can even get country ham.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Sunny Naples Florida :)
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Go to any Cracker Barrel to get southern food -- including cornmeal muffins, pinto beans, turnip greens, fried okra...and blackberry cobbler for dessert.
good call I agree!
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Look in the small towns of the panhandle. Fried catfish and shrimp, cheese grits, hush puppies, and sweet tea are the norm.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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Ugh. I LOVE FL's southern seafood. Kinda/sorta of reminds me of coastal Georgia as well, if that does anything for you.
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