Salad vs. fried twinkie. Hmmm…let me think.

Today we went to the downtown St. Petersburg farmers’ market.  It is held every Saturday and is amazingly well attended, both by buyers and vendors.  It looked to me that just as many locals frequent this market as tourists.

One of the things that was so thrilling were the plants.  This woman is selling Frangipani (Plumeria) cuttings which miraculously root when you stick them in soil!

These are desert rose (Adenium) plants — such gnarly trunks and smooth branches with giant, in-your-face blooms!  I love the bonsai feeling of these show stoppers.

And peach trees!  Oh what I could grow if I lived here!

There was no shortage of food for sale …

… such succulent fresh produce!

Okay.  I know I’ve been belly-aching about the shortage of salads around these parts (and beyond).  So you’ll be shocked when I show you what I ate.

Are you kidding me?!!!!  Is this a dare?  I really thought about it – hard.  But in the end, a fried Twinkie would have to wait for another day…

But pulled pork sliders with homemade french fries and coleslaw — I think not.  Don’t hate me.  I’ll have a salad tomorrow…

This is the ‘hole in the wall’ that made me eat that.  It’s called The Burg Bar & Grill and it’s on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.  I highly recommend it.  They’re nice people with good comfort food.

4 thoughts on “Salad vs. fried twinkie. Hmmm…let me think.”

  1. Coleslaw counts as a salad :). I used to travel to St. Pete for business. Staying at a hotel on the beach was a big perk. The sand was so fine and soft.

  2. An open air market and lovely flowers and vegetables, you make me envious. But that pulled pork sandwich looked heavenly, however I would forgo the deep fried Twinkie and the salad can wait for tomorrow.

    1. Libby, I think I watched Anthony Bourdain eat a deep-fried twinkie or Mars bar once on his show and vowed that if i found one, I too would eat it — just to say I had! And yes, the pulled pork sandwich was yummy, except I could only eat two and the other came home with me and went into a stir-fry, minus the bun :c)

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