|Smoked, cured and pickled plate|
|Butchers cut double pork chop from Palmetto Creek Farms|
Not long after we took our seats, Chef Jeff Mitchell kept the food coming out and every dish had something special, from local ingredients to bold spices and everything in-between.
|Smoked eggplant with goat cheese|
The menu here changes every week, depending on what is fresh, seasonal and as local as possible. The Local also serves 'local' brews....not just from Southwest Florida but Florida in general. The wine list is affordable and has some unique selections.....probably the only part of the menu that is not local.
|Peach granita, mango sorbet and mint chocolate chip custard|
Be sure to read Watson's article as it gives a lot more info on the above food items, not only featuring The Local, but also other restaurants committed to serving items from area farms. It also gives insight into the farms themselves. Eat local!