January 06, 2017
…I stopped to eat lunch last week, on a beautiful cool Friday afternoon, with a friend and my dog Nikki at Fodder and Shine on Florida Avenue in Seminole Heights. I know our server was happy, for we ordered just about everything on the menu…for it all looked so delicious…I couldn’t help myself.
I started with two housemade spreads of pimento cheese and black eyed peas with Cuban crostini’s, pickled onions, and jalapenos. We cleaned that plate. Then we ordered the meatloaf, the chicken pot pie, the Carolina BBQ chicken, side of bacon fat cornbread served with honey and butter, mashed potatoes, RC Cola Baked Black Eyed Peas, and all 3 desserts they were offering that day. Mind you, there were only 2 people and a dog.
The standouts that I would order again were: The meatloaf with a creamy mustard gravy, served with PBR (Pabst Blue Ribben) infused Mac & Cheese, creamed kale, the chicken pot pie, the Carolina BBQ chicken, side of bacon fat cornbread served with honey and butter, mashed potatoes, RC Cola Baked Black Eyed Peas, and all 3 desserts, and the spreads. Wait, can it be? Everything I ate – I would order again? That’s right.
On my next visit I am ordering the hand pounded country fried steak, the hardwood smoked mullet, the cornmeal fried chicken, the Frito pie, the fried green tomatoes, the butternut squash soup, the classic cheeseburger, and all 3 desserts they are offering. Who wants to come with me? Text me at (813) 928-2210 and I’ll meet you there.
Owners Greg Baker, and his wife Michelle (also owners of the ever popular The Refinery) – have done a super job with this menu. It’s a fun bar as well, and has an eclectic atmosphere with games in the dining room.
Yes, I like this place. And yes, I will be back. Any yes again, I recommend you go.
Fodder and Shine
5910 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33604