Going through all of my Florida photos, I surprisingly have few food photos and tons of outdoor pics. It’s usually the complete opposite! Winter is off season in Panama City so it was quiet and laid back. Restaurants opened at a slow pace and locals ran free. It was a great way to spot the really good restaurants (lots of locals) and the tourist traps (empty).
Even though I don’t have many photos, I still have to recommend my favorite spots that stay open in the winter months: Dee’s Hangout (fried catfish, gumbo, crawfish etouffee), J Michael’s Dockside Bar & Grill (fried oysters), David’s New Orleans Style Sno-Balls (beignets and coffee – just like the ones at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans).
P.S. The next international foodie pen pal exchange is coming up in February! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan 30th if you’d like to join us!