Local Eats: Prime Time

Tallahassee isn’t necessarily the culinary capital of Florida and I must confess that when it comes time to pick something up or go out to eat, we tend to stick to the same few places that are oh-so-conveniently located near our house. Especially with a toddler, we don’t always venture out to new places.

Brett scored one on the husband card last night when he set up a time for me to go out to dinner with his sister and mom and not only celebrate a child-free night before I don’t get one of those for a while, but to also thank them for giving us such an amazing baby shower. He and Trent hung out at home while I went out and enjoyed a new-to-me restaurant, Prime Time.

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Prime Time is located in the heart of what we call “College Town.” Florida State University is undoubtedly the epicenter of town and just has a different feel to it. Luckily, we went during the final week between semesters, so we basically had the place to ourselves. If we would have gone next week, we probably would have waited an hour to be seated and forced to hear screaming college students at one of the many tvs along the wall or the two bars located inside.

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But for this night, we enjoyed a nice, mostly quiet meal in a large booth and with prompt service.

We started out with Gooey Bread as an appetizer: Fresh baked Cerignola and Kalamata olive loaf, fresh mozzarella, Muenster and Fontina cheeses with sweet basil marinara. It was a good starter, a little too “olive-y” for me, but anything is good with cheese.

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I enjoyed the Buffalo Chicken Tacos….two heaping tacos filled with buffalo chicken, romain, tomatoes, buttermilk ranch and fresh cilantro. The menu said “crispy chicken” but it was more like lightly breaded grilled chicken…which was perfect. And the buffalo sauce was just right, a little bit of spice, but not enough to make me sniffle and wipe my nose the rest of the night.

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The tacos come alone, so I ordered a side of sweet potato fries. They are perhaps the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had…battered and crunchy. Too bad I was really full already, but I took these babies in a to-go box.

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My Mother-in-law enjoyed a “Burnout Burger” with jalapeño bacon, Fontina cheese, smoked jalapeños and crispy cayenne onions and jalapeño coffee BBQ sauce. Doesn’t that sound beyond spicy? Well, she said it wasn’t too spicy and it was delicious. She enjoyed it with eggplant fries. Sorry no photo here…the picture came out a little too blurry.

My sister-in-law enjoyed a Buffalo Chicken flatbread. No photo there either…I don’t know what I’m gonna do about those two taking their own photos lol.

We all split two desserts: a Nutella Lava Cake…

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…and a Peanut Butter Pie.

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Both were delicious and consumed entirely. If you twist my arm and make me pick a favorite, I would probably say the Nutella Lava cake because it was warm and had a center of creamy Nutella and would have gone pefect with some vanilla ice cream.

I enjoyed venturing to a new place and spending time out child-free and with two fun ladies. After dinner, even though we wanted to pass out from being full, we ventured to Target where they put together a nice little hospital bag for me.


Aren’t they the best? 🙂


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  • Jessi
    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Haha! Sorry about the blurry pics! 😛 Love you and can’t wait to meet Aubrey!