Love At First Bite

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262021

Yesterday afternoon Terry and I went to the Preston Law Firm in New Smyrna Beach to go over the paperwork for our wills, legal and medical power of attorneys, and revocable family trust. Braxton Bowen, the attorney handling it for us, was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer every question we had as he explained all of the forms to us, what they meant, and why they were necessary. After initialing in a zillion different places and signing in almost as many, we wrapped it up and will go back today to pick up a binder with all of our paperwork in it. Then we have to go to the bank and fund the trust, then to the Volusia County Tax Assessor’s office to get the deed to our home put into the trust, and some other details that need taking care of.

When we were down at the attorney’s yesterday, we stopped by Mullinax Ford to pick up some touch-up paint I had ordered. While we were there, we talked to Jack Tuthill, the salesman who sold me my Mustang a couple of years ago and who’s been working patiently with me on my decision of whether or not to buy a new pickup. I had some questions about the ordering process, and Jack helped me with that.

Our next stop was back at Uncle Chicken’s, a restaurant I wrote about a while back in a blog titled Badges, Chickens, and Lobster Rolls. Terry liked the lobster roll so much on our first visit that she ordered another one this time around.

I was tempted to order the same thing, but I was intrigued by another item on the menu called The Morning After Flagler Burger. It takes its name from Flagler Avenue, a popular beachside street in New Smyrna Beach that is lined with restaurants, drinking establishments, and tourist traps. The sandwich is a half-pound Angus burger topped with four pieces of cheese, bacon, smoked pulled pork, and served with a fried egg on top, along with fries. It also comes with an onion ring, which I asked them not to put on due to my allergy.

Folks, I have to tell you, it was love at first bite! I’ve had some great burgers in my time, including the Grand Slam at the Relief Pitcher Tavern in Seaside, Oregon, the Double Bypass Burger at the Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Arizona, and my favorite up until now, the Five Cheese Burger at Beef O’Brady’s. None of them come close to comparing to this decadent delight. Terry had a couple of bites and also thought it was absolutely amazing.

It was all I could do to finish it, but I soldiered through like a good foodie. I almost wish I hadn’t tried it, though, because now I don’t know that I’ll ever eat one of Uncle Chicken’s delicious lobster rolls again.

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Thought For The Day – I am sick and tired of food having calories!

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “Love At First Bite”

  1. You know you must be really crazy remembering all those burgers! But I guess all us regular readers knew that already. Still, it does sound amazing. And it gives me a reason to stop in Seaside and Chandler the next times we are in the area.

    Seriously, doing all that stuff about the trust is GREAT. Good on you both. My wife and I have done that as well. It is a pain in the a$$ but it gives you some peace of mind about those last weeks or months or whatever.

    Best wishes and may your trust last for a long time!

  2. That would be last UNUSED!

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