In the US, food is very affordable. The most common food is “fast food” – all kinds of hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, which are washed down with ice “cola” and other fizzy drinks. Ice is a very popular substance in Florida.
First, the glass is filled with transparent cubes, at least half, and only then the drink is added. In the morning, Americans prefer to eat breakfast cereal with milk. The signature morning dish is also fried bacon with egg and potatoes – simple, satisfying and delicious.
But perhaps the most economical and satisfying option would be to visit a Chinese restaurant where they offer a buffet, called in the West a “buffet”. For $6, you can have a very satisfying lunch, eating as much food as you can fit into. The choice of Chinese food is great. True, they are quite different from real Chinese cuisine, having transformed into a kind of “fast food”. Another $ 1.5 will have to pay for a kettle with tea. Thus, having dined for only $ 7.5, you can hardly tear yourself away from your chair and leave the restaurant.
In the city of San Augustin, on the banks of the Matanzas River, there is an exotic restaurant called the House of Clams (Conch hause). The tables are set on wooden terraces hanging over the water, and thatched cone-shaped roofs protect visitors from the rays of the hot sun. An interesting moment – if all the tables are occupied, you get a special device in the form of a keychain and go for a walk along the embankment. As soon as a place becomes available in the restaurant, the key fob starts to vibrate, signaling that it is time to return.
The restaurant has a pond where alligators live. This is no accident, since one of the specialties that are offered here is batter-fried meat from the tail of a reptile. It tastes like chicken or frog and smells slightly of mud. The dish is served as an appetizer with salad, mayonnaise and sauce. From appetizers, king prawns baked in an omelet with artichoke and multi-colored corn chips look very extravagant. Shrimps are baked right in the artichoke, which resembles a huge green cedar cone. By the way, artichokes are very popular in America – steamed whole, they become very tender.