Friday, September 17, 2010

A Hidden Ice Cream Gem

by Meghann on September 17, 2010

Well, that was a long drive!

4 hours later and we’re here!


Pretty, right? I love the way cities look at night. πŸ™‚

Before we hit the road I had a pice of toast with brie, fig preserves, crushed pecans, and a broke Adora Disc.


It was an epic snack. πŸ™‚

Since I can’t seem to stay awake when driving long distances (I swear there’s a medical name out there behind my condition) Derek took over the long drive to South Florida. We weren’t 30 minutes into the drive before I was snoring in the passenger seat and Derek was threatening to post unflattering photos of me drooling on twitter. Ahem.

Despite the threats I still managed a glorious 2 hour nap and managed to wake up just 20 miles from our designated destination for dinner.


Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza is a franchise with a location I’ve driven by one or twice in Orlando and whose Ft. Lauderdale location was highly recommended by a handful of twitter followers.


The menu was simple with just a handful of pizza options. This made selecting the perfect pie pretty easy. I surveyed all the tables when we were seated and after noting every person’s pizza looked delicious I knew we were in the right spot. πŸ™‚


Derek and I split a large Fritatta Pizza which came with egg, peppers, and onions.


The pizza was cheesy and greasy and the crust was slightly burnt and crispy. I <3 crispy burnt crust. πŸ™‚ The cheese did overpower the egg just a tad, so next time would probably go without it. Still, the pizza was delicious and I would happily revisit this chain again. πŸ™‚

On our way back to the hotel a carnival of lights caught my eye from the side of the road.


Jaxson’s Ice Cream Shoppe? Well if you insist. πŸ™‚


I knew this place had to be good when I saw a line outside a mile long


and a selection of homemade ice cream flavors that filled the board.



You had me at ‘As seen on Food Network’




I ordered the ‘Crunchy Peanut Butter’ which tasted like creamy peanut butter cookie dough. This sucker was good! Rich. Creamy. And everything REAL ice cream should be. πŸ˜‰


It was late by the time we checked in, so I will have to post some photos of our room tomorrow. We managed to get a corner room which means a wrap around balcony!



Derek and I were skipping above all the people. It was pretty fun. πŸ™‚

Alright, I have an early wake up call followed by a 20 mile run, an hour massage, and some serious beach time.

Sweet dreams!

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