The Frugal Hostess spent a recent Saturday checking in on two of her favorite food pioneers in the city.
First up was a visit to the Irwin Street Market. Home of Jake's Ice Cream, Candi's for Breakfast, and King of Pops, Irwin Street is an incubator for food entrepreneurs. The latest and greatest to launch there is Picnic!, "comfort food, Southern style." TFH and FruHubs accidentally ordered the same sandwich, the Infidel, which is the Picnic! version of a Cubano. Good stuff, but they were pissed to miss the Fried Green Tomato BLT, which should actually be called the Southern South Sandwich of the South (pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, bacon, and pear pepper relish).
There are all kinds of desserts at Irwin Street Market, but FruHo had other plans for post-luncheon sweets. She dragged FruHubs on a wild goose chase of carsickness and potholes to arrive at their next destination, because she was "sure" she knew how to get there. Not so. No matter, because now that's she's been, she'll never forget again. The owner is a genius and, in the never-ending saga of all roads leading to North Florida, the true love of an old friend of The Frugal Hostess, which only clicked after meeting her three times. Duh.
Now that you've watched the video, you will no doubt want to go there. Here's how. You're welcome.
So, word on the street is that TFH's friend Jake at Picnic! is going to name a sandwich after her. What should be on it? Leave your idea in the comments.