|Dade City -- home of the Pasco County Courthouse.|
We discovered after doing a bit of shopping and then hitting a neat little local place called the Perks Cafe for a late morning snack that there are a lot of 'regulars' who frequent the eating places and shops. Perks had delicious snacks (they also serve lunch) and I was able to get my iced coffee fix while Duane and Linda had their Chai Tea. Duane and I each had a slice of delicious homemade banana pudding cake and Linda had a banana muffin. Good stuff! We highly recommend Perks to anyone visiting or passing through Dade City. Like every store and eatery we visited, the people working there were very friendly and somehow knew that we weren't from Dade City. Hmm... I wonder what gave us away?
|Pretty shops with cool architecture.|
We did discover when we resumed shopping after our late morning snack that we'd better hurry if we wanted to make it in time for lunch at any of the locally owned places. Many of them close as early as 2pm. One of the shop owners suggested an eatery called A Matter of Taste. That's where we had lunch --- we made it before their 2:30 closing time -- and it was wonderful. Neat atmosphere with '50's music playing and photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Bogart and other old time celebs on the walls. I ordered a fried green tomato and bacon sandwich. Boy, was it good. Linda had fish tacos and Duane ordered a sandwich called the Marlin. The portions were very generous and we left there feeling pretty full.
All three of us also purchased items from the various shops, too, so that's always nice when we all manage to find at least one treasure. I bought a Wallace Nutting signed print, Duane found a nice piece for her Delft collection, and Linda and I both bought vintage children's books. I plan to record my purchase for Audible so it's in my TBR (to be recorded) pile.
|A Matter of Taste cafe. (Yellow building.)|
|More shops. The daily thunderstorms had come through...|
|Our last stop -- where Duane found her Delft piece.|