Dogs, Flowers, Sweet Corn – It’s Summertime in Tallahassee

Asters from the Farmer\'s Market Saturday is the Farmer’s Market in Downtown Tallahassee at the Ponce de Leon Park. For some reason we have only managed to make our way down there once in the year we’ve been here. I think we just like our lazy Saturday mornings. But today we remembered at noon that we wanted to go and get some fresh produce. Bill suggested we eat lunch at Dog Et Al, so we headed off for an early afternoon adventure.

Dog Et Al, located on South Monroe Street in Tallahassee, boasts 10,230 different ways to fix a hot dog. The four of us each tried a different combination, so we only have 10, 226 more to go! My turkey dog with sweet relish was very good. I also had cheesy French fries, which were different from any I have had before. They had a very light yellow smooth cheese sauce drizzled over them and then shredded cheddar cheese sprinkled on top of that. Yum! Bill ordered a combo meal, so his came with potato chips and an apple pie. His potato chips appeared to be fresh made and were delicious.

At the Farmer’s Market there were artists and basket weavers and jewelry artisans and street singers. Miss Munchkin had never seen anyone play music live and she found the musicians quite fascination. Until she discovered the water fountain, that is. Then she needed pennies to throw in the fountain.

We bought enough produce to get us through the week, I think.

  • Sweet corn – on the menu for supper tonight
  • Zucchini
  • Tomatoes – local, so no fear of salmonella
  • Blueberries – organic and they actually taste like blueberries
  • Peaches – ripe and ready to eat
  • Cantaloupe
  • Sweet potatoes

And the lovely cut asters pictured at the top!

We will definitely have to get off our lazy butts on Saturday mornings and make this a weekly excursion. Well, maybe not the hot dogs, but if we leave early enough, we could eat fresh fruits and veggies for lunch and maybe save the hot dog trip for once a month or so. At that rate, it would only take us 2,556 months to try all the different combinations possible at Dog Et Al if the four of us go each time. I think we better convince David to go along with us next time!


  1. Missus Wookie

    I think you need to organize a few coach trips to try and get through the 10,000…. Perhaps you should have offered to cater the wedding… that would have gone through several of the choices 😆

  2. Colleen

    Very Funny, Missus Wookie!

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