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Sea Hut’s Crab Trap December 1, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Food & Drink, Humor.

After exploring Terra Ceia Island, both the Arts & Crafts Show and the Madira Bickel Indian Mound, we decided to stop for a light lunch at the Sea Hut.

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We sat outside on a small deck with a big boat peering over our shoulders.

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Each table held a water glass to catch cracker wrappers from blowing away.

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A bright blue awning overhead acted as understudy for missing blue skies.

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The Sea Hut’s indoor decor included this toothsome totem.

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And another totem with a more malevolent expression.

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Back at the table, our Honey Puppies arrived in a cloud of powdered sugar.

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To keep our blood sugar on an even keel, we also ordered black beans & rice.

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Food tucked in to happy tummies, another toothsome grin appeared.

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On the way back to the car, we met up with Sideshow Bob in the parking lot.

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Aah . . . that’s better!



1. Hariod Brawn - December 1, 2014

“Honey Puppies” – I don’t what they are but they sound good!

nrhatch - December 1, 2014

Similar to Hush Puppies but with more wheat flour than corn meal, plus corn kernels throughout the batter. A bit sweet for my taste. We ended up sharing them with the kids at the next table who were THRILLED.

Hariod Brawn - December 1, 2014

“Hush Puppies”? That means only one thing in England I’m afraid Nancy:http://www.hushpuppies.com/

nrhatch - December 1, 2014

When I was kid . . . Hush Puppies were shoes. Not food.

2. Val Boyko - December 1, 2014

I always say “Follow the GRIN ” 🙂

nrhatch - December 1, 2014

So much better than wandering around after a clown with a frown. :mrgreen:

3. anotherday2paradise - December 1, 2014

Fun pics, Nancy. That big boat looks very luxurious, and I really love the idea of a dish of “Honey Puppies.” 🙂

nrhatch - December 1, 2014

Honey Puppies (similar to Corn Fritters) are sweet . . . we’re glad we tried them once.

They paired well with the black beans and rice.

4. Jill - December 1, 2014

I’ve never heard of “Honey Puppies”…I’ll bet they’re delicious. I love powdered sugar! I love Sideshow Bob!

nrhatch - December 1, 2014

Sideshow Bob is a great sidekick for Krusty. The basket of Honey Puppies contained a bit too much “sweet” for us . . . so we shared them with 3 kids at the next table. They oohed and aahed!

5. Silver in the Barn - December 1, 2014

A bright blue awning overhead acted as understudy for missing blue skies. Now that’s some nice writing.

nrhatch - December 1, 2014

Thanks, Barbara. I’m sure the awning is intended to shield diners from too much blue sky and sun . . . but that day it brightened up the gray haze.

Love your post today ~ your husband’s rescue mission was a delight to read.

Silver in the Barn - December 1, 2014

Thanks, Nancy, happy you enjoyed it.

ericjbaker - December 1, 2014

I thought the same thing.

nrhatch - December 1, 2014


6. Bridgesburning Chris King - December 1, 2014

Sounds and looks like a wonderful time and loved the understudy for missing blue sky… perfect!

nrhatch - December 1, 2014

Thanks, Chris. We don’t eat out often (preferring to cook our favorites at home), but we’ve passed by this restaurant for 5 years and decided we’d stop in and sample the fare. Most of the tables around us were chowing down on copious quantities of sea food . . . especially Stone Crab Claws.

7. NancyTex - December 1, 2014

Honey Puppies. Must investigate.

nrhatch - December 1, 2014

Perhaps it’s their original creation/name. I’ve never seen them on any other menu.

8. valleygrail - December 1, 2014

Mmmm…sounds so tasty! I like the idea of black beans and rice to balance the sweet treat. Good thinking!

nrhatch - December 1, 2014

The two dishes paired well ~ propping each other up.

9. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - December 1, 2014

Sideshow Bob!!! That’s kinda awesome! LOL 🙂 And I don’t know what Honey Puppies are, but they looked awesome!!!

nrhatch - December 1, 2014

I would love to have Sideshow Bob’s totem in our courtyard!

Honey Puppies are a cross between Hush Puppies and Corn Fritters and very SWEET!

10. L. Marie - December 1, 2014

I was also about to ask what honey puppies were. Glad you explained. Sounds like you had a great time.

nrhatch - December 1, 2014

A fun stop over on our way from Point B to Point D.

11. Tiny - December 1, 2014

Sideshow Bob is the best! But I like the other totems as well. As to the sugar coated puppies…I think I’d better stick to my old furry puppy who had his 14th birthday today.

nrhatch - December 2, 2014

Happy 14th Birthday to your furry puppy!

For me, once was enough. But the kids at the next table cheered when we passed the basket their way.

12. Don - December 2, 2014

Looks like quite a place Nancy. Those totem faces capture the way I feel at times. The one with the teeth is brilliant.

nrhatch - December 2, 2014

I like a totem pole with an obvious sense of humor. :mrgreen:

13. Pix Under the Oaks - December 2, 2014

Honey puppies and black beans and rice!!!

nrhatch - December 2, 2014

A delicious combo. If you make it down here this year, you might stop in on your way to Venice ~ it’s just across the river from Bradenton.

14. jannatwrites - December 2, 2014

I’ve never had honey puppies… I do remember the hush puppies from Long John Silvers… I wasn’t a fan of the mushy texture. Now if we’re talking honey, a sopapilla with honey would be nice 🙂

nrhatch - December 2, 2014

There are good hush puppies and not-so-good hush puppies. The best we ever had was at Marina Raw Bar in Myrtle Beach, SC. They would plop a basket on your table with your drinks and they were AWESOME.

I have only had a sopapilla once. All cuisines like their fried dough, eh?

15. Three Well Beings - December 5, 2014

I love the totems. I think your “toothsome grin” was much nicer, however. After such a lovely day I’m sure that smile was genuine!

nrhatch - December 5, 2014

Thanks! It was. We enjoy these little adventures. Even after 5 years here, we find nooks and crannies to explore . . . all right outside our back door.

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