So there is a new restaurant in Fernandina Beach that goes by the name, Pogo' Kitchen. It's a beautiful restaurant with a menu filled with southern influence. They were kindly enough to invite me out to their soft opening, and I was so glad I took their invitation. The food and service were really good. With most soft openings, you try and work out the kinks, get all the employees used to the menu. But I must say for day 2 of soft opening, everything ran pretty smooth.
We got to try two dishes. One of the dishes I tried was the Blackened Catfish, which was served with a cornmeal waffle, sorghum butter, & pepper rouille. The other was the Smoked Short Rib of beef. That was served with Cheddar Grits, roasted broccoli & cripsy onion. Both dishes were beautifully plated, seasoned well and tasty. The menu is full of many good items. Whether you're a meat eater, fish eater or a vegetarian. The menu is good for everyone.
Along with good food came good cocktails. I got to try the Walt's Manhattan and the In Fashion. Out of the two, the Manhattan was my favorite. They also have a very delicious Margarita.
I briefly chatted with with Executive Chef Alan Heckman and Sous Chef Anthony D'Emidio. I gave them my praise for such a delicious dinner. They definitely seem like the team to make Pogo's a hit. Whether you live in the neighborhood or have to take a drive to enjoy this lovely restaurant, it's worth it. Pogo's opens May 15th, so don't waste any time in dining at the new jewel of Fernandina Beach.
1408 Lewis Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034