If there’s one thing Florida does better than anywhere else, it’s mullet. No not the hairstyle, though we do have quite a few of those, but the delicious local fish that in recent years has had a resurgence in popularity. Due to its bottom-feeder status, the humble mullet used to be thought of as a lowbrow fish, with some, even daring to call it the “rat of the sea.” However, times change and this fish, which is indigenous to the Gulf Coast is having a moment in food. Many restaurants like Captain Joey Patti’s Seafood are focusing on the freshest local ingredients and mullet happens to be one of those. Indigenous to the Gulf Coast, mullet thrives in both saltwater and freshwater, often abundant in the brackish water of Florida’s estuaries.