The Sheraton Suites Resort, Key West, Florida

The Blog has been focusing on food, of course, but it occurs to our large professional staff that you might be interested in great places to stay, as well.  That revelation came because in our after-Christmas trip to Key West, we stayed in a really nice place —  so nice that it inspired me to start writing up hotels when Nancy and I stay at … Continue reading The Sheraton Suites Resort, Key West, Florida

Best Restaurants in Southwest Florida: Marco Island, the Everglades, and Naples

Is it cold where you are?  Raining?  Snowing?  All of the above?  Then you’re thinking of sun and sand.  I certainly am, and I just got back from Florida a few days ago. Nancy and I have been regulars at Marco Island during the winter the last few years.  Marco is as far south as you can go on the Florida West Coast without getting … Continue reading Best Restaurants in Southwest Florida: Marco Island, the Everglades, and Naples

A Look Back: Hunt’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Restaurant, Panama City, Florida

It’s Thursday, or at least it will be tomorrow, and that means time to re-post a restaurant review from the earlier days of the Blog.  I stepped outside today and immediately decided that a post from the sunny South was in order.  Here’s one from a wonderful seafood places: #### After meals at the Peg Leg Porker and the Golden Rule, Nancy and I continued south to … Continue reading A Look Back: Hunt’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Restaurant, Panama City, Florida

Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill, Juno Beach, Florida

Nancy and I have spent a fair amount of time on the east coast of Florida at the Marriott Vacation Club properties on Singer Island, the island north of Palm Beach — the poor section of Palm Beach, I like to call it.  It’s funny that I haven’t posted on more restaurants in the area.  (I have posted reviews of a few places I strongly recommend … Continue reading Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill, Juno Beach, Florida

Burns Court Bistro and Wine Bar, Sarasota, Florida

Hurry to Burns Court Bistro and Wine Bar.  It is a lovely place under new management, and they are selling bottles of wine at a deep discount (since they don’t know exactly how well the previous owners stored and cared for the inventory).  And the kitchen produces well-balanced and flavorful food.  This place is very good. We actually backed into Burns Court Bistro.  After eating … Continue reading Burns Court Bistro and Wine Bar, Sarasota, Florida

Columbia, Sarasota, Florida

You should go to Columbia Restaurant if you ever go to Longboat Key.  Why wouldn’t you?  You will drive right past it, and it’s very inviting, so you should stop and go in.  Everyone else does, and for some good reasons.  First, it is very big and very pleasant, beautiful, actually.  It sits on a large traffic circle, posh St. Armand’s Circle,  which, as I … Continue reading Columbia, Sarasota, Florida

Big Water Seafood, Siesta Key, Florida

I have been to Big Water Seafood exactly once in my life, and that was enough to make me a big fan.  Great place, great food, wonderful people.  Here’s the story. Nancy and I stayed on Siesta Key for a couple of days with our good friends Tom and Kit Moore before we headed to Marco Island, there to be joined by Liza and Ella. … Continue reading Big Water Seafood, Siesta Key, Florida