The Best Coffee in Town, Key West, Florida

It can be a real challenge to find the best coffee in Key West. It’s a big town for coffee, especially Cuban style cafe con leche, and there seem to be a million choices. You can wander from place to place, drinking coffee, taking notes, and getting progressively more wired. Or you can cut the Gordian Knot and google “best coffee in town.” That miraculously … Continue reading The Best Coffee in Town, Key West, Florida

The Cafe at Louie’s Backyard, Key West, Florida

Nancy and I stayed over in Key West for a day after Liza, Mike, and the kids left so we could spend some time with Mike’s parents, Sue and David Boyd. Nancy and I did the same thing last year, and we had lunch at Louie’s Backyard with them before our afternoon flight home. You can read details here. That lunch was on the back … Continue reading The Cafe at Louie’s Backyard, Key West, Florida

Cuban Coffee Queen, Key West, Florida

Back to my Key West Cuban sandwich survey. Sue and David Boyd suggested Cuban Coffee Queen, so off we all went. Cuban Coffee Queen is set in the center of a city block. Not the middle of a block as in halfway down a street, but the very center of the block, as if it had wandered in among the other buildings and become lost. … Continue reading Cuban Coffee Queen, Key West, Florida

Floridita Food Truck, Key West, Florida

During our delightful stay at Havana Cabana, Nancy and I hit the Floridita Food Truck several times. Well, I did. Actually, the food truck is permanently parked, or rather set up, on the grounds of Havana Cabana. It is, in effect, the hotel pool grill, but all customers are welcome, and all should stop by. The truck is set under a big tiki, with plenty … Continue reading Floridita Food Truck, Key West, Florida

First Flight Restaurant and Brewery, Key West, Florida

Nancy and I met Michael, Liza, Ella, and Lily at Key West’s wonderful Butterfly Museum. (Sue and David Boyd had been there the week before with the California Boyds, Peter, Christine, Devon, and Ryan, so took a pass.) It’s a magical place, and you should go there with or without children. Afterwards, we went our various ways and regrouped at the First Flight Restaurant and … Continue reading First Flight Restaurant and Brewery, Key West, Florida

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

Pelican Bend Restaurant and Marina, Isles of Capri, Florida

Scott and Nora left, alas, and Nancy and I wandered lonely as a cloud* over to the Isles of Capri, the next island(s) north of Marco Island, for our last lunch of our Marco trip. We wound up at Pelican Bend. It’s a nice, casual place by the water, just what you want in Florida. There’s a large screened open area overlooking the marina with … Continue reading Pelican Bend Restaurant and Marina, Isles of Capri, Florida

The Oyster Society, Marco Island, Florida

Sing, O Goddess, the wrath of the Dolphin Tiki that brought countless ills upon Scott Griffin. Homer Our Guy Spa Day wreaked wroth upon the participants, and great was the carnage. It left Scott, who had ordered fries rather than beans and rice and eaten perhaps more of the delicious onion strings than necessary, hors de combat when time came to have dinner (on Scott … Continue reading The Oyster Society, Marco Island, Florida

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