Why We Brought Our Babies to a Bar

Walking into this place as a family made me feel a little like one of the characters on Sweet Home Alabama – remember the part where Reese Witherspoon sees one of her old friends from high school and says, “Look at you! You have a baby!… in a bar!”

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Well we heard good things about The Salty Fox’s food scene in the Eau Gallie Arts District and wanted to check it out. It’s a laid-back, casual bar and luckily it’s got a large “kid approved” room in the back (complete with games and dominoes) where we hung out and tried some of their most popular dishes.

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The cool thing about the Salty Fox menu is that everything is $8 or under. The food style here is simple: for example, one of starter dishes was “candied jalapenos” served with Ritz crackers and cream cheese. This was a great one for the kids (because crackers are their main food group) but also because the jalapenos soak in sugar water and are sweet instead of spicy!

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We also tried the “cucumber boat” appetizer : shredded chicken, cashews and carrots floating in a cucumber, topped with ginger dressing, sriracha and ranch.  Super tasty little dudes.

Our favorite thing here was our main entree panini, the “JaBacon Me Crazy” – mango habanero jelly with chicken, bacon, onion, and pepper jack cheese., served with a side of tomato soup. Such a great panini with unique flavors.

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The desserts were simple concepts but so fun! We tried an “edible cookie dough” dip with pretzels and graham crackers, and the “funky monkey bread” – cream cheese, peanut butter, honey, nutella, banana, and marshamllows all topped with vanilla ice cream.

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This was a fun Friday out for us as a family. For it being primarily a bar, the Salty Fox was surprisingly kid-friendly. They gave us chalk for our toddler to draw on the floor with and the noisiness of our kids wasn’t a problem in their casual setting. The food is great- it’s a pretty low-frills menu and they incorporate a lot of “snack foods” like graham crackers,  pretzels, Ritz, etc. in their dishes, so our kids were eating off our plates like crazy; they were in heaven!

This spot is totally worth a visit for a cheap+casual night out in the EGAD!

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