401 South Ocean Drive
Fort Pierce, Florida
Date of Last Visit: Sunday, December 20th
The Victims: My mom, Uncle George and Aunt Ursula, Cousin George
The Damage: Unknown. They paid for me.
The Background: Parts of Florida are very brand new and shiny. But then there are other parts that are beat-up and hurricane-weathered. A lot of Fort Pierce is like that.
I like the old places. Like Archie's Seebreeze. Where the license plates on the ceiling weren't bought on eBay.
I like the burgers at Archie's. Super cheap. Very good. When I request that they toast the bun, the waitress looks at me like I'm from Mars. "Of course we toast the bun. Where have you been eating?"
I like the sweet potato fries a lot. Although I'm concerned by the packet of mayonnaise that's been delivered with my plate.
I like that the menu is part menu, part advertisements for local businesses. Because that's what Archie's Seabreeze is. It's a local joint. So while many of you might never get a chance to visit Archie's, it's nice to know that these sorts of places still exist.
The Verdict: Honest fun.