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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

6 Mile Cypress Slough Preserve and Lunch at The Amazon Grill


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is a 3400 acre area of Wetland maintained by and located in Lee County, FL. What is a Slough (pronounced "slew") one may ask? It is an ecological term meaning swamp or backwater which is just what this area is. There is a boardwalk running through the preserve

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that Winds around the area for about 1 and 1/2 miles. For those wanting to get away from it all but only wanting a small taste of nature, this place is for you. There are a number of scenic lookouts on the boardwalk


in addition to some interesting plant life.



There were even some baby alligators just off the boardwalk to be seen that day.

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After a walk through the preserve, my dining companion (DC) and I worked up an appetite.

 DC really wanted to try The Amazon Grill

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which is located in The Palm Point Plaza in Fort Myers, FL.

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They serve, purportedly, Brazilian Cuisine buffet style and it's all you can eat. Their dining area is simple, but commodious.

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They have a number of buffet stations. Fruits, salads and vegetables were at the first station.

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Yuca, Pinto Beans, Black Beans, Chicharron, lasagne, french fries, yellow and white rice were on another.

Rice PilafChicken Stroganoff, beef with onions, roast pork and a sort of Stewed Chicken dish were served on the third buffet station.

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All of this was completely unremarkable and at best, Brazilian-inspired.

The saving grace of this meal was the Churrasco, or grilled meats.


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There was all kinds of barbecue here. Beef Brisket, chicken, Spare Ribs, sausage, Morcilla (one of my favorites),



and chicken hearts.

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This was the first time I had ever tried these. As I was tasting the grilled chicken hearts, I felt as if I was a Doppelganger of Andrew Zimmern. Not bad but prefer other Offal.

There are also a number of condiments for your barbecue.



If you are a true Obligate Carnivore, or even a partial one, you will love this buffet as it's all you can eat meat. Would I come back? Perhaps one day but for the past week, it's been fish and chicken.

That's all for another post on Forks.

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
7791 Penzance Crossing, Fort Myers, FL 33966
(239)533-7550

Amazon Grill
11609 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 939-0993


Amazon Grill on Urbanspoon
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