This one is from the vault…
When I heard that friends were getting married in Richmond, Virginia, over Labor Day weekend, 2007, I was thrilled for them. It was, however, FKGuy and my tenth wedding anniversary, and I hardly wanted to spend the entire weekend traveling. So I hatched a plan. We would drive. From South Florida. Continue reading Savannah, 2007
Sunset sail with Danger Charters... always a good time.
The other evening, I went on a sunset sail aboard Danger Charters with a friend, as she was covering it for a new magazine. Being her “plus one” I was instructed to get contact information for everyone she had in a photo, so she could get their consent for publication. Continue reading Honeymoon in Paradise
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
When did the “plus one” become part of society? And when is it appropriate to invite a plus one? When is it not? Is it ever OK for your dog to be your plus one? (I guess that is a different post all together…) I know most of the time this question pops up around weddings, but every once in a while, it comes up other times, too. Continue reading Plus One
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
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
A little bummed that we only had one bottle of this...
The easiest way to notice that things have started to return to some level of normal is by the food. When we start having people over for dinner again, all is (almost) right in our world. The other night, our friends came over for a low-key dinner. Continue reading Back to Normal