Chris Muir's Day By Day

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Meanwhile, At Cross Creek, Florida...

...The Yearling Restaurant, named after Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' famous novel, is for sale.

The Yearling Restaurant is a true Florida institution; I remember eating there as a boy. In addition to the usual fish camp fare (the restaurant is located at Cross Creek, between Orange and Lochloosa Lakes) it has also been possible to dine on wild-caught Florida food such as alligator, possum...and cooter. As a matter of fact, t-shirts, license plates and other items emblazoned with the slogan EAT MORE COOTER AT THE YEARLING RESTAURANT! have been popular for decades.

What's a cooter, you might ask? Well, it's one of these:



Cooter is also a euphemism. You can visit the Soylent Sage blog and see lots of cooter, although he calls it "snooch."

Anyway, the restaurant is for sale, so if you always wanted to own a piece of true Florida, now's your chance.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

In this day and age? I'll pass... Trying to get a certificate would be just flat a PITA!