Ice plants are a real thing. Like people breakup and cut the ice and make the ice at these places…who knew.
The Ice Plant in St. Augustine is an historic ice plant located in Lincolnville neighborhood. This area is about to take off. Even though gentrification is so early 2000s, at least Florida is finally catching up to the national trends. The Ice plant has only been open around 4 months…and Mumford and Sons has already had an after party there – it is that cool of a spot.
Ice Plant has basically everything we all love about restaurants and bars in cities like San Francisco, New York or Chicago, but in St. Augustine…the nation’s oldest city. OK so technically not America’s oldest city because that whole Spanish conquistador thing but I am sure you all took 4th grade level history…hopefully.
The bar at Ice Plant is honestly the best ambience I have seen at a new restaurant bar area in quite some time. Amazing bartenders…ok MIXOLOGISTS…because there is a difference. Our mixologist – Amy – served us drinks from the menu and she created some crafty concoctions that were pretty much better than Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling as an onscreen couple in The Notebook. The drinks that really stood out were the Grapefruit Collins, the Florida Mule, and the Twig and Berries. The concoctions that Amy created were as amazing as the drinks on the menu and all that much more. Mixology is truly an art. I do not agree to disagree with that statement. the bar
The food was tasty and perfectly matched to the ambience. Can you say pickled vegetables and pimento cheese spread – despite some character flaws, the South really does contribute some great food and culture to the good ole USA.
Think it couldn’t sound more appealing than pimento cheese and yummy cocktails? The Ice Plant burger is pretty much the best burger I have ever had. And that is saying something because I have had my share of burgers during my hungover sundays in college. #sorryimnotsorry
OH YA! Forgot to mention that bomb.com pickle – another thing I love about the South – they love them some pickles! If you don’t eat meat…well you should. But really if you want to stop being a vegan for a hot second and enjoy life a little (YOLO) – then get this burger and eat it all. Life is short and you should really eat more than a cube of cheese because that girl in The Devil Wears Prada looked really freakin’ miserable.