Lemongrass, A Restaurant Review

22 Apr

I had a hot food blogger date with Dawn from Florida Coastal Cooking today.  I was so excited when Ashlee introduced us because Dawn is a fellow FSU Alum!  Jacksonville is very much in the “Gator Nation” (I hate that term.  The “Gator Nation” would be a jorts wearing, mullet sporting, third world country, in my opinion), and finding fellow ‘Noles is always good thing!

We tried out Lemongrass, a Thai Restaurant.  Lemongrass is actually owned by the same people as Thai Room, and so I had some lofty expectations going into the restaurant.  I got a little scared when I walked in at 1:30 and it was practically empty.  Being in a restaurant all by yourself can be a little unnerving.

Thankfully, Dawn showed up a few minutes later and we quickly got to chatting.  We ordered some fresh spring rolls to start:

I felt like such a food blogging failure when I whipped out my camera and the batteries were dead.  Fail!  Thankfully, I always have my iPhone around to function as a backup.  The spring rolls were crunchy and the vegetables tasted very fresh.  It was nice to step outside the fried spring/egg roll box.  Also, the peanut sauce complimented the veggies perfectly!  But then again, you can put peanut sauce on pretty much anything and I’ll like it 😉

I know I talk all the time about my love affairs with specific foods, but seriously, I love pad thai.

The flavor was absolutely amazing, but I wish it had a little more veggies in it.  If I threw in some julienne carrots and broccoli, it would’ve been perfection on a plate.

Overall, the Lemongrass was very appetizing.  I’ll definitely keep it on my list of close-to-work lunch spots!


3 Responses to “Lemongrass, A Restaurant Review”

  1. SueMac April 22, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    Oh, that food looks delsh! I feel your pain… I live in the “Saban Nation” as an Auburn fan…. and hubs is a member of the Nick fan club…. UGH!

  2. Dawn Hutchins April 23, 2010 at 7:32 am #

    Yay for new friends and Lemongrass!

  3. Ashley April 23, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    I am so bummed I missed this! I didn’t realize you guys were doing lunch or I would have been there. Next week? 🙂

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