River Deck restaurant New Smyrna Beach

The Old Sea Harvest Restaurant Re-invented as the River Deck

Anyone who remembers the old Sea Harvest restaurant in New Smyrna Beach, Florida will remember the charm of a low key place that served up great food for an affordable price. After hurricanes destroyed the dock and possibly the restaurant itself, the place sat empty for a while. The Dolphin View took over the location […]

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fresh caught shrimp

Shrimping Just Before the Lockdown

My son and a friend went out shrimping Thursday night and came back with a full haul. That means five gallons of shrimp. Half went to the friend, and we got the rest. Thursday night at midnight our state lockdown went into effect and that means no more launching the boat. The ramps and parks […]

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bay scallops dinner

Gator Bites And Bay Scallops For Lunch

At Goodrich’s Restaurant the other day my son ordered the gator bites appetizer. He said we should order more gator because there are far too many of them around.  Who likes alligators?  They are creepy.  For some reason I don’t like the idea of eating one.  But my son highly recommends them as appetizers. I […]

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Shrimping on Florida’s East Coast

The Riverbreeze boat ramp in Oak Hill seems to be THE place to launch a boat for going shrimping where I live. Shrimping is done at night, and this place is packed with boat trailers during shrimping season (which, in my county, is whenever the shrimp are running). My son and I stopped by the […]

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shrimp

Going Shrimping For the First Time

This is mostly my son’s story and not mine, but he went shrimping the other night with some friends for the first time. The three guys collected about 3 gallons of shrimp and divided it up between them. These shrimp look really large, but once the head is off they look more normal size. With […]

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