Amelia is a barrier island off the northern coast of Florida, one mile south of Georgia. I left Connecticut and moved here two months ago. I move into my house next month but until then I live in a beachside condo. I’ll post every now and then on restaurants I like, bars I hang out in, etc.
I took my bride to Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro for lunch on Thursday. Pinot Grigiot for Deb, blood orange mimosa for me as we digested the specials and read the menu. I went with the linguine with shrimp and scallops, my wife went with the local shrimp and baked chicken breast over saffron rice smothered in a very rich Cajun sauce. Both dishes exceeded expectations. I washed my meal down with an expertly prepared vodka gimlet. A pecan cheesecake was dessert. Going with daily specials is always a good idea.
In short, Joe’s is shaping up to be my go-to lunch spot. The room, while informal, is quite handsome. Staff is friendly, knowledgable and competent. We’ll be back.