Hookers and Blow, The Perfect Anniversary Gift

Dogs: great companions, but a poor gift choice.

I’ve been friends with two women since we all had frizzy hair and no boobs. If you are keeping score, that would add up to thirty-one years. So, pretty much forever. When one person needs advice, she can turn to either of the others, and we . . . → Read More: Hookers and Blow, The Perfect Anniversary Gift

Thirsty Mermaid, Key West Raw Bar and Restaurant

It’s officially summer in Key West. White wine is a necessity.

New on the dining scene in Key West is the Thirsty Mermaid. Recently opened by one of the partners at Blackfin Bistro, I was excited to check it out. I was less excited to find that they do not take reservations, and a . . . → Read More: Thirsty Mermaid, Key West Raw Bar and Restaurant

Monte Carlo, Nice, and a Bowl of Cheesy Pasta

I dream about this pasta.

The last day of a cruise is anxiety-filled: back to work, getting home and the stark reality of having to fend for yourself again. On our recent transatlantic cruise, however, that was not the case. We had been aboard for sixteen days and still had one night to go . . . → Read More: Monte Carlo, Nice, and a Bowl of Cheesy Pasta

Blue Macaw, Key West

Bloody Mary Bar. Need I say more?

On the corner of Whitehead and Petronia Streets sat the empty Bahama Village Market for years. It was a sad sight, to be sure. Now it has been transformed into a brightly colored, music-filled outdoor dining venue, complete with a fully loaded Bloody Mary Bar. The new . . . → Read More: Blue Macaw, Key West

Chef Michael’s Islamorada Hogfish Recipe

Perfectly cooked fish at Chef Michael’s. Photo courtesy of Key West Food and Wine Festival.

My friend Mark’s favorite restaurant in Islamorada is Chef Michael’s. The fresh fish and attentive service make him go back again and again. One of these days, I will get there. Until then, I have a hogfish . . . → Read More: Chef Michael’s Islamorada Hogfish Recipe

The Top 5 Tips For Easy Gift Buying While Traveling

Wine makes a great gift!

I am in a constant struggle to buy new and exciting gifts for friends and family (especially the friends that watch Babka and Latke, so that we can travel). Having been on close to a zillion cruises to the Caribbean (only a slight exaggeration), I can tell you that . . . → Read More: The Top 5 Tips For Easy Gift Buying While Traveling

Malaga, Spain: Eating Our Way Around Town

I am always making FKGuy pose for photos.

After a 9+ mile trek in Gibraltar, I was hell-bent on wearing sandals. There was no way I was shoving my feet in running shoes again for the day in Malaga. Big mistake. A dress and open-toed shoes are not appropriate rainy weather attire, especially in . . . → Read More: Malaga, Spain: Eating Our Way Around Town

Clemente’s Trolley Pizzeria, Key West

Mushroom pizza… my favorite.

A few months ago, as I was lamenting the downhill slide of a local pizza shop, a new game rolled into town. Clemente’s Trolley Pizzeria is a beautifully restored trolley car, outfitted with a 900-degree wood-burning pizza oven. Last fall, they arrived and permanently set up shop at 629 Angela Street . . . → Read More: Clemente’s Trolley Pizzeria, Key West

Sozo Sushi, Wilton Manors, Florida

In the middle of Winton Drive, in the heart of Wilton Manors, lies a tiny sushi restaurant. Sozo Sushi is small, with just five stools at the counter, four in the window and two minuscule tables for two. Our party of three sat outside, as that is where there were enough chairs for us . . . → Read More: Sozo Sushi, Wilton Manors, Florida

Gibraltar: The Rock and The Monkeys

Look! Off in the distance! It’s the coast of Africa. We didn’t stop in for a visit.

At the southern tip of Spain lies the tiny peninsula of Gibraltar, that is actually a British territory. They drive on the right side of the street, speak several different languages and have an airport that is . . . → Read More: Gibraltar: The Rock and The Monkeys

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