It is truly a testament to the culinary skills of a talented, passionate chef like John Hines, that keeps you craving his delicious food offerings. I ordered the Ahi Tuna Nachos and the Beignets. Both arrived quickly, garnering ooohs and ahhhs for the beautifully presented plates by the chef himself, a quite colorful, smiling chap. The nachos were fresh and more of a fried wonton, although not greasy, airy, yet strong enough to hold their toppings of chopped sushi-grade fresh Ahi tuna, fresh pickled ginger, seaweed, wasabi sauce, soy glaze-like sauce, and the great surprise- crunchy bursts of slightly spicy wasabi peas! There was a party in my mouth!! The warm, aromatic beignets were subtly beckoning, so I willingly obliged. They were artistically dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauces. Cooked perfectly, they were crunchy on the outside and surprisingly light and airy and moist and doughy, not cakey, on the inside. This stop is an absolute MUST on your Key West Duval Crawl. When a chef creates such incredible food that makes you crave it from the moment you leave his establishment, THAT is success!! I highly recommend experiencing a "party in your mouth" at John Hines' Barnyard Grill at Duval Central.
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