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 Ranch Homes/ Rambler A Ranch Style home is an American original. Originating in the 1920’s with the post war boom of the middle class, this architectural style home fused modernist ideas with the American Western period of wide open spaces to create a casual lifestyle. One story living with a long low pitch roof and deep overhanging eaves. The roof line was primarily cross gabled, single gable or hip. The home itself was either rectangular, L or U Shaped. Many had an attached garage, others none at all. The floor plan was simple with the living area separate from the bedrooms. Often times a sliding glass door leads to a patio and feature large glass windows. The exterior materials used where typically locally sourced and mixed such as stucco, brick, wood or stone. By the 1950’s, nine in every 10 homes built were a Ranch or Rambler style. By the late 20th Century the Ranch style home began to wane and Neo-Eclectic homes became the rage with their combination of the Cape Cod, Mission, T

Eat Fat Tuna: Williamsburg







We recently ate at the newest restaurant in Williamsburg, Fat Tuna. Co-Owned by two remarkable men, Victor Minichiello the brains behind Sal's by Victor, and Chef Ken Brown the talent in the kitchen, Fat Tuna offers a welcoming atmosphere with food to melt into your mouths. 

We started with the Fat Tuna Sesame Fresh Ahi Tuna. It was raw the way we like it and the sauce served for dipping was delicious. Joe dined from the Raw Bar and enjoyed Oysters on the Half Shell. We also crunched on the calamari with it's spicy sauce. 

For our main course, I chose the Shrimp Po-Boy in which I love to see on a menu. For some reason when we moved to Virginia I never saw a Shrimp Po-Boy on the menu. I could find an Oyster Po-Boy but never a Shrimp Po-Boy but today that has changed. The Shrimp Po-Boy from Fat Tuna is served buttery, grilled roll with lettuce, tomato with a special sauce not to mayonnaisey.

Douglas enjoyed the Fried Seafood Platter with Shrimp, Scallops, Flounder and a Crab Cake. You will not walk away from this selection hungry. The batter is light and doesn't cake up on the seafood. Enjoy the mac n' cheese and don't think about the calories. 

The Williamsburg Style Shrimp N' Grits is a perfect selection with jumbo shrimp in buttery grits. Mmmmm.... From the specials menu, one of the most interesting meals was delivered to our table. In a large pot with a top filled to the brim with crab legs, shrimp, scallops and more was than so tasty I would suggest it for your meal. You might be able to share it too. 

We enjoyed Fat Tuna and will be back. Nice to have a seafood restaurant in The Burg that isn't too expensive and owned by locals!

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  1. I did end up eating here for our anniversary. I love the decor. Especially the light fixtures! Great fresh catch menu and like you said, very affordable for fresh seafood.

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