A couple of weeks ago, while the dogs were taking me for a walk, my friend Fred (co-owner of The Flaming Buoy) came running out of the restaurant. He shouted from across the street “We’re having a winemaker dinner with the Edi Simcic people. Want to come?” Of course, I don’t need to be . . . → Read More: Slovenian Wine + Florida Lobster = A Great Evening at The Flaming Buoy
Yes, there are tiny mermaids in my cocktail.
Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar is new on the Key West dining and bar scene, and it seems like it is here to stay. Housed in the former Finnegan’s Wake space, it was something else in between. (I can’t even recall the name of that short-lived place.) . . . → Read More: Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar, Key West
We couldn’t let a little rain stand in the way of a pleasant lunch!
Key West’s newest restaurant month is in full force. Wine Dine Key West makes multi-course dining affordable. At $20 for a two-course lunch or $35 for a three-course dinner, the possibilities are astounding. This marks the first year of the . . . → Read More: Wine Dine Key West: Let’s Eat!
An array of bread choices at Il Mulino.
Miami Spice month-and-a-half is an excellent opportunity to try new restaurants, or old favorites, with a pre-set three-course menu for $39 per person. My parents seized the opportunity to take us to Il Mulino for our anniversary. When we lived in New York, we were one . . . → Read More: Miami Spice: Il Mulino, Sunny Isles Beach
OMG Chicken dumplings.
It is entirely possible to pass the tiny take-out window without a second glance. Kojin Noodle Bar, just off Duval Street in Key West, is easy to miss. This small eatery churns out fabulous Asian comfort food.
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That is a lot of garlic.
Thai Spice opened in Fort Lauderdale in 1995, and we have been dining there since moving to Florida in 1999. It is wonderful. We don’t go there often, but when I saw a Groupon pop up for $50 worth of food (with a coupon I paid $15) it . . . → Read More: Thai Spice, Fort Lauderdale
View from the deck.
Recently, we were invited to check out Juniper on the Water in Hallandale Beach. Not one to pass up a free meal, I gladly accepted. It is a bit challenging to find the restaurant, as the location inside The Hemispheres condo complex is odd. But that is where the weirdness . . . → Read More: Juniper on the Water, Hallandale Beach, FL
What’s more fun than a flight of wine? Two flights.
Summer specials abound in Key West, and the folks at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co. have joined the fray with their new Bites and Flights menu. Available every evening, the new menu features flights of four wines, as well as small portions of some . . . → Read More: The Flaming Buoy Bites
Crafty, smoking cocktails available from the extensive bar menu.
Grille 401 Las Olas is a large restaurant, complete with two bars, a private dining room, and an upstairs entertaining space. Recently, they introduced a weekend brunch, including bottomless mimosas with a choice of Prosecco or Champagne. Animal lovers will love the Saturday morning Bark . . . → Read More: Grille 401 Las Olas