Johnny Longboat’s, Palm Beach Shores, Florida

You can count on beachside restaurants/bars for some things.  They all have cold beer and rum drinks or they go out of business.  After that, it can get pretty iffy.  But sometimes the caterpillar turns into a butterfly, and that’s the case with Johnny Longboat’s. We’ve been going to Marriott’s Ocean Pointe in Palm Beach Shores since March 2010. On our first trip, we tried … Continue reading Johnny Longboat’s, Palm Beach Shores, Florida

Cod and Capers Seafood Marketplace and Cafe, North Palm Beach, Florida

As the name indicates, Cod and Capers is at once a fish market and a seafood restaurant. I love that combination.  There are some combination places on the Gulf Coast and in Southern California, and I’ve posted reviews of Big Water Seafood in Siesta Key and Le Bee Fish in Marco Island, both on the Florida West Coast.  At Cod and Capers, the fish market is … Continue reading Cod and Capers Seafood Marketplace and Cafe, North Palm Beach, Florida

Back to Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill, Juno Beach, Florida

After our disappointing meal at Frigate’s, we turned to an old friend.  Many of you will remember that Nancy and I went to Captain Charlie’s with our friends, Joyce Deroy and Willie King back in November, before the Florida season was in full swing.  We were able to saunter right in and get a table for four. Nancy and I went back in February.  We … Continue reading Back to Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill, Juno Beach, Florida

Frigate’s, North Palm Beach, Florida

I had exhausted the appealing barbecue options in Palm Beach County, so Nancy and I turned to Frigate’s, and seafood with a view.  We’d gone to Frigate’s back in November for a latish dinner with our good friends, Joyce Deroy and Willie King.  We sat inside that time, but after dinner we walked across to see the outside seating.  Frigate’s fronts on a street and … Continue reading Frigate’s, North Palm Beach, Florida

Troy’s BBQ, Boynton Beach, Florida

  As I mentioned in my review of Off Tha Bone in West Palm Beach, Robert Moss’ Cue Sheet article about some good barbecue places in Tampa inspired me to try once again to find good barbecue in Florida while Nancy and I spent a long week in Palm Beach Shores.  That’s on Singer Island, the next island north of Palm Beach.   My research identified … Continue reading Troy’s BBQ, Boynton Beach, Florida

Off Tha Bone, West Palm Beach, Florida

As anyone who has read this Blog for a while knows, I focus on seafood and Cuban restaurants when I’m in Florida: no barbecue.  Inspired, however, by Robert Moss’ ‘Cue Sheet article on some good barbecue in Tampa, not to mention my ever-present desire to eat some good barbecue, I decided to try to find some good places in Palm Beach County.  Nancy and I were staying in … Continue reading Off Tha Bone, West Palm Beach, Florida

Valentine’s Day at the Islander Grill and Tiki Bar, Palm Beach Shores, Florida

Nancy, for whatever reason, decided against the Truly Memorable Valentine’s Day Dinner that I recommended.  She didn’t explain why, but she was decisive, and I was at a loss.  I generally don’t like to go out on Valentine’s Day.  The restaurants always are overbooked and understaffed, and they usually have a set menu that costs twice as much as their regular menu, and the volume … Continue reading Valentine’s Day at the Islander Grill and Tiki Bar, Palm Beach Shores, Florida

Word of Good Barbecue in Florida!

UPDATE —  I’ve found a couple of pretty good places, Off Tha Bone in West Palm and Troy’s in Boynton Beach. The other day I mentioned the  ‘Cue Sheet, a weekly newsletter put out by Robert Moss.   He’s the Barbecue Editor for Southern Living.  Nice job.  Thanks to Mr. Moss, I bring hopeful news about the barbecue situation in Florida. Regular readers will know that, after … Continue reading Word of Good Barbecue in Florida!

Havana Cabana, Key West, Florida

As the sun sinks slowly in the west, we offer one more report from Key West.  Our neighbors, Scott and Julie Hammons and their son, Hudson, were in Key West for part of our stay, as was the redoubtable AJ Guy, and they invited us to spend a day at the Havana Cabana.  Scott works for DiamondRock Hospitality, and one of his projects was the … Continue reading Havana Cabana, Key West, Florida

Louie’s Backyard, Key West, Florida

I’ve mentioned Louie’s Backyard before.  On our first trip to visit Key West with Liza, Michael, and Ella, and with David and Sue Boyd, our co-grandparents, we all went there to celebrate Michael’s birthday  (December 21.  I can send you a list of his sizes.  And mine, if you’re interested and promise not to tell.)  It was terrific, but much too nice for me to … Continue reading Louie’s Backyard, Key West, Florida