Sandy’s Cafe at M and M Laundromat, Key West, Florida

When Nancy and I are in Key West, we usually end up eating at our co-grandparents’ along with Mike, Liza, and Ella, and Lily. David and Sue Boyd are lovely people and sensational hosts. Wonderful as they are, duty calls me relentlessly. I needed to do research for the Blog. Regular readers will guess that the research included Cuban sandwiches. I’d had a good Cuban … Continue reading Sandy’s Cafe at M and M Laundromat, Key West, Florida

Shaffer’s BBQ and Market, Middletown, Virginia

Joe Haynes, the Godfather of Virginia Barbecue and author of Virginia Barbecue: A History, has been a big help in my efforts to identify places that cook craft barbecue exclusively with wood and charcoal, rather than with gas or electric gadgets. Among other places, Joe pointed me to Shaffer’s BBQ and Market, and I owe him. Nancy and I drove the 90 minutes from our … Continue reading Shaffer’s BBQ and Market, Middletown, Virginia

Little Sesame Pop-Up at Sugar Fox, Washington, DC

We have another good place to eat! Nancy and I finally had a chance to try the Little Sesame pop-up at Sugar Fox, the sweet shop associated with the Red Fox, next to Buck’s and across the street from Rosemary Bistro and I’m Eddie Cano. That’s quite a block. Little Sesame’s pop-up is very popular. I tried ordering at 6:00 or 6:30 on a Wednesday … Continue reading Little Sesame Pop-Up at Sugar Fox, Washington, DC

Hoot’s Breakfast and Lunch, Marco Island, Florida

As we were leaving Marco Island at the end of our stay, Nancy and I stopped for breakfast at Hoot’s, and I’m very glad we did. Everyone in Marco seems to go to Doreen’s Cup of Joe for breakfast and, indeed, that was our Yelp’s-based first choice. The problem was that since everyone goes there, no one can get in. So we drove on to … Continue reading Hoot’s Breakfast and Lunch, Marco Island, Florida