Sunday, July 15, 2018

Tropical Trader and Mashes Sands #SouperSunday

Last weekend we drove down Highway 98 toward Tropical Trader located in Panacea Florida. We had been there back in March but on the Harley. This time we had the convertible and glad we were of it when the unexpected rain started pounded down. The forecast did not call for rain. Ha.

Last time we both tried grilled grouper sandwiches but this time I tried the shrimp tacos. Wow, they are very filling and I would certainly get them again.  The standard order includes two tacos but you could order a third taco for a small price.  Two was plenty for me.  Served with Greek potatoes.


Doug had the shrimp and grits and I may try that next time. Popcorn shrimp, bacon, andouille sausage sauteed in green chili pepper sauce, served over cheese grits.


After lunch we drove to Mashes Sands beach, a very short drive from the restaurant.  It has changed so much since we were there about 36 years ago.  Back then it was so deserted and we went to look at the water.  But now....they actually charge to go toward the boat ramp and shore line.  It's not a great beach as St George Island is but the view was decent.  Packed with people too.


The storm clouds were swirling so I couldn't resist a few photos of those.



Looking forward to more coastal drives soon. And with retirement looming in the many long distance trips to plan. Ah, anticipation.

Doug Mashes Sand

 Linking up with Deb for the Souper Sunday event at her place since tacos are a sort of sandwich, right? Check out her Cold Tomato Cucumber Soup HERE.  A cooling soup at Kahakai Kitchen!


Mae Travels said...

Your description makes that restaurant sound like really fun fusion food — tacos with Greek Potatoes! And more!

Keep having fun!

best... mae at

JoAnn said...

I love shrimp tacos!! Shrimp and grits is a favorite, too, so I'd have a tough time choosing at that restaurant. So glad you're enjoying your costal drives :)

Deb in Hawaii said...

You know I'm easy--tacos have filling wrapped or enclosed in something, so they count to me! ;-) They also look really tasty--as does Doug's shrimp and grits. Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays.

Vicki said...

I love tacos and those look so good. Sounds like a fun trip, I'm glad you guys are enjoying your new convertible!

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