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
Yes, the hut on the right is my hut. (This is the view from the balcony)
I interrupt the regularly scheduled food discussion to take a breather. Relax. Chill out. Take a deep breath and enjoy the ocean breeze (or your office a/c. Whatever.) Inhale the scents of lavender aromatherapy oil. Continue reading Spa Al Mare, Casa Marina, Key West
The Saturday evening lineup
We kicked off our Saturday evening with good friends, good food and some good wine. A casual meal on the deck of salads, grilled steaks and chocolate lava cakes was topped off by Champagne (Lanson, Black Label, NV), T-Vine Grenache (2011), Howell Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (2005) and Castelnau de Suduiraut (2003). After conflicting schedules, moves, and life getting in the way, we finally managed to get to have dinner with these friends. And it was good. Continue reading New Additions and Great Meals
Any weekend that starts like this is going to be good.
Ahhhhh, the glorious days of lounging in Key West, being totally relaxed with nothing to do. Alas, that was not this past weekend. We had plenty to keep us busy. The weekend kicked off with a feast of sushi at Origami. Yum, yum, yum. In addition, Babka got to play the part of doggie ambassador (more on that on her blog
next week.) Continue reading Weekend Recap
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
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
Dunkin’ Donuts has really good coffee, and now you may win some of that black, caffeinated goodness for a year. If you are one of the first 100 customers tomorrow, Saturday, February 23 you will win one free coffee a week for a whole year. That should keep you awake for a little while. Continue reading Free Coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts Key West
We chose the last seating at Azur’s now-famous Bubbles and Madness brunch during the Key West Food and Wine Festival. That way, we could go straight from brunch to Duval Uncorked, which my liver did not think was such a great idea. We met friends at Azur and although the last seating was quieter than earlier ones, madness ensued. Continue reading Bubbles, Madness and Duval Uncorked
The Grand Tasting is one of the signature events at the Key West Food and Wine Festival. This year it was held at the Sculpture Garden in front of the Waterfront Playhouse. The weather was typical for south Florida in January, meaning clear skies, cooler temps and the perfect weather to hang outdoors. Continue reading Key West Food and Wine Festival: The Grand Tasting
Key West Food and Wine Festival kick off party
Last night was the kick off of the Key West Food and Wine Festival, and there is no better place to do that than on the sand at the Southernmost Hotel on the Beach. Tables with wine and food are set up as guests mingle and the sun sets. Continue reading It Ends With Grease