Owner Sally is on hand to offer a smile to every diner.
Cafe Seville has long been regarded (by me, and many others) as one of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. It is not trendy. The menu hardly changes. The room is dark. So what is so great about it? The food, the service and the friendliness of the owners. What more could you want? Continue reading Cafe Seville, Fort Lauderdale
The view from our table
The Dania Beach pier overlooks a calm, peaceful stretch of beach. Atop the pier sits Quarterdeck restaurant, a casual, neighborhood kind of place. It is a fairly typical menu of sandwiches, salads and seafood, with the addition of sushi and a bar. It was a lovely place to have a lunch meeting recently. Continue reading Quarterdeck, Dania Beach, FL
It is hard not to be happy in that beautiful setting.
When I saw that I would be dining at Sun-Sun for their Toes in the Sand dinner, I could not help but start singing that Zac Brown song, Toes in the Water. (To myself, of course, as I know that nobody wants to hear me sing.) This led me to referring to the restaurant and menu by the wrong name for a week. Oops.
Continue reading Toes in the Sand: Dinner at the Casa Marina
I was surprised when I realized that I have not yet reviewed The Strip House on the blog. I have been there a couple of times, and each time has been very good to great. This week, however, was a special occasion. Continue reading The Strip House, Key West
I think that if you are old enough to form sentences, you are old enough to say please and thank you. All. The. Time. I also think that if you tend to ask for things and not use those oh-so-easy to get out words, then you are a jerk. If you are a four year old, you get a pass and can be reminded. If you are a full-fledged adult, you have no excuse, so either be polite or shut up. Does that make me judgmental? Continue reading Say Please, Dammit
That is a good beer!
When I hear “World of…” followed by anything food or drink related, I always think of Willy Wonka and the factory where everything is edible. What World of Beer lacks in flowing rivers of beer throughout, they make up for in selection. Continue reading World of Beer, Key West
I first wrote about Mangia Mangia in 2009, and have had many good meals there since, so I thought it was time for an update. Nothing has changed. There you have it. Really, we had a couple of bad service experiences and so had not been there in a while. Last night I had a hankering for their smoked salmon pasta, and off we went. Continue reading Oldie but Goodie, Mangia Mangia, Key West
A good start to the meal.
Although I tend to frequent independently owned restaurants, as Key West has plenty of them, once in a while a chain serves a purpose. You know what you are going to get. This weekend, before the big hundredth birthday bash, we went to McCormick and Schmick’s for dinner with my in-laws.
Continue reading McCormick and Schmick’s, Reston, VA
The welcome committee
When friends asked if we wanted to join them for brunch at Little Palm Island, two thoughts popped into my head. The first was, of course, “Hell, yes. Why wouldn’t I want to go there for brunch?” The second thought was “Woohoo! Someone else has been in charge of making plans so I don’t have to.” Continue reading Little Palm Island (or, “The Six Hour Meal”)
It was the start of a very good eating weekend. Due to hectic schedules, moves and other craziness, we hadn’t seen some friends in a while. Our dinner for four on Saturday turned into dinner for seven, as they had house guests. My operating theory is usually the more, the merrier, and this was no exception. Continue reading It’s a Secret