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Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

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Rocking with the Shrimp

Dixie Crossroads - Titusville fl 01-20-2013Well, Friend Jan and I survived the first 500+ miles together today. She suggested we stop for lunch at Dixie Crossroads in Titusville because she had eaten there lots of times and because she had written a rave review of the place for The Post. Indeed, she had. On the wall in the main lobby was a laminated copy of her review. She insisted on basking in the reflected glow of her former glory even while the server was attempting to hustle us to an empty booth.

Following Jan’s recommendation, I ordered a dozen broiled rock shrimp. After I had eaten half the platter, I got in the review mood and said, “I really like the crunchy texture of these shrimp.”

“You’re supposed to peel the shells off them first, doofus,” she said, with no small amount of satisfaction.

She’ll be stiffer than a plaster shrimp

Jan Norris at Dixie CrossroadsMiz Jan has been obsessing over the weather all day. She keeps feeling the windshield to see if it’s getting colder.

Wait until Monday. Here’s the forecast for Athens, Ohio, where we’re going to be tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with snow showers in the morning, then overcast with snow showers. High of 30F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 9F with a windchill as low as -4F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30%

She’s going to be as stiff as that plaster shrimp.

6 comments to Rocking with the Shrimp

  • Anne Rodgers

    Great pix of Jan. can’t believe it’s gonna get so cold on you. I’m watching your trial run for clues for when it’s my turn. I don’t know great places to eat, so store away all Jan’s great restaurant tips. I want to hit them all!

  • Larry Johnson

    Ken, still chuckling over your ‘review’…. Made my day.

  • Hahaha! Okay, Ken–I don’t want to make you feel bad, but JD and I are headed out to the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, and we are (coincidentally) going to eat at the Bubble Room!! I plan to have broiled salmon and mile-high Key Lime pie!!! Should I write a review?
    11 more days before we have to head north! I hope the weather settles down before February!

  • Margi Whitright

    I don’t believe this! I’ve been emailing Dixie Crossroads in Titusville to see if they will still have rock shrimp when we go through there a week from today on our trip to Palm Bay, FL. We have missed the wonderfully delicious rock shrimp since we moved to North Georgia. Ken, do they still have any rock shrimp?

  • Hi Ken and Friend Jan – thanks so much for returning to Dixie Crossroads! And Jan is right – they are much better when you remove the shell:)

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