Thirsty Thursday #12

In trying to find pictures for Throwback Thursday, I realized I have a lot of pictures of adult beverages (that is said with pride, by the way). As such, I’ve decided that rather than share pictures of me with bad 80s hair and glasses that legitimately covered half my face, I could easily share glasses of a much tastier kind. So without further ado, I present to you Thirsty Thursday!

This week’s Thirsty Thursday is brought to you by BeckyJack’s Food Shack.  And they’re not lying.  It’s a shack, but the beer is cold AND they are always changing what’s on tap–so it’s a great excuse to go back again and again and again.  Oh yeah, and the food is amazing!

I really wanted to take a "menu" but I think they only had 3 available!

I really wanted to take a “menu” but I think they only had a handful available!

It’s definitely one place you don’t wanna miss when in the area…or the State of Florida.  I’m so glad that I ended my wonderful Fabulous Not Forty Birthday Trip #1 on such a tasty note…literally.  After we left Orlando, we came back to Spring Hill for a few days to lounge around and just hang-out.  On my last day, we went to BeckyJack’s for an unforgettable lunch of crab cakes and fish sandwiches.  We then drove back to the house, put the suitcases in the car, made one final sweep of the house to make sure I hadn’t left anything (but of course, I had…because I always do!) and off to the airport we went!

Don’t panic–don’t panic! I wouldn’t leave without giving you a beer pic on Thirsty Thursday (unless it was wine or whiskey!) 😉

Kona Brewery ale....of some sort (I can't remember--and of course, the beers on tap are constantly rotating!)

Kona Brewery Big Wave Golden Ale

Fruits de Mer

And by fruits, I mean specifically raw oysters.

After our snorkeling jaunt, we were starving and headed around the corner for lunch at Half Shell Raw Bar to get some deeeeelicious raw oysters.  And by us, I mean TK and me–Sissy & James delightfully refrained (fine by me–that meant more for me TK & me!).

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The oysters did not disappoint.  They were very clean with just a little bite to them.  While I’m not the biggest fan of limes in general (unless mixed with tequila and salt), the key limes that were served along side added a nice twist from the lemon wedges that normally accompany raw oysters. I could have easily eaten several dozen by myself (the oysters that is, not the limes!)!

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But of course, if I had eaten 2 dozen oysters then I couldn’t have properly enjoyed my crab cakes.  They were light and delicate, filled with lots of crab meat, spices, and just enough bread crumbs to hold them together (as opposed to the majority of crab cakes which tend to be heavy on the bread crumbs and light on the crab!).  It was paired with a caesar salad and made for a very delicious lunch!

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While we were very tempted by the key lime pie, there wasn’t any room for dessert–at least to be able to properly enjoy it!  Although I could have easily downed another oyster or two 😉