Pelican Cafe, Lake Park, Palm Beach County, Florida

On our second night in Palm Beach Shores, Nancy and I went to the Pelican Cafe, “Where Nantucket Meets the Florida Keys.” The Pelican Cafe sits on US 1, or the Federal Highway in this stretch, in what had been a home. There are two dining rooms, and a covered porch that has a roof and, in winter, heaters and plastic screens. You’ve noticed the … Continue reading Pelican Cafe, Lake Park, Palm Beach County, Florida

Sailfish Marina, Palm Beach Shores, Palm Beach County, Florida

One of our regular frequent spots is the Marriott Ocean Pointe in Palm Beach Shores. Palm Beach Shores is a charming, low-rise town set on the inlet serving Palm Beach. Most of the homes are single story and built in the 1950s, giving the town a very Florida architectural unity. Somewhat taller hotels are on the ocean side, and the other waterside properties are two … Continue reading Sailfish Marina, Palm Beach Shores, Palm Beach County, Florida

Parkway Deli and Restaurant, Silver Spring, Maryland

As I mentioned in my Les Wexler guest post about Perly’s, I’m on a quest to identify great Jewish delis in the Washington area. I have to say that the Washington area could use some work. There just aren’t that many. In the early-1960s when I was a youth outside Birmingham, there were three sources of kosher meat within three blocks of our house in … Continue reading Parkway Deli and Restaurant, Silver Spring, Maryland

Grato, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

The good news is that our Southwest flight to West Palm Beach wasn’t cancelled. The first bad news was that our flight was delayed more than three hours and when we arrived it was cold (50s) and rainy. The winter of our discontent was made glorious summer when Nancy and I drove down to Lantana to see the new house of our DC neighbors Doug … Continue reading Grato, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

From Palm Beach to Washington, DC: The Ride through Hell

I haven’t researched my family history, but we must go back to the cursed House of Atreus. At least I can empathize with the plight of Tantalus, condemned by Zeus to eternal hunger and thirst as he stood in a pool of water and beside a fruit tree. Each time he reached for the water or fruit, it would recede beyond his grasp. That would be a … Continue reading From Palm Beach to Washington, DC: The Ride through Hell

Where to Go, Where to Eat during Your Winter Vacation

You’re taking a vacation this winter. You are, aren’t you? Here’s a guide to places to eat and, often, places to stay while you’re there. Basically, it’s a collection of my reviews from winter vacation spots where I’ve spent time since I expanded this Blog to include non-barbecue places. Since then, I’ve been a lot of places and eaten at a whole lot of restaurants. … Continue reading Where to Go, Where to Eat during Your Winter Vacation

Heavenly Biscuits, Fort Myers Beach, Florida

If you want advice on biscuits, and never think that you don’t need advice on biscuits, ask David Sanders. Not that David Sanders, silly, the one who’s a cellist with the Chicago Symphony. He’s also a world class expert on pies, pastries, ice cream, and barbecue, among many other types of food. It was from David that I leaned about Sunshine Biscuit Kitchen and their … Continue reading Heavenly Biscuits, Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Cubans Be Like, Fort Myers, Florida

Nancy and I had an afternoon flight home and, having missed our beloved stop at the Rumba Cafe in Naples, decided on a Cuban place for lunch. After studying the options, we selected Cubans Be Like. Cubans Be Like is set in a nice new shopping center on the east side of Fort Myers, just off US 41. It was conveniently located on the way … Continue reading Cubans Be Like, Fort Myers, Florida

Scoops on First, Fort Myers. Florida

If you’re in Fort Myers, Florida, you’ll probably want an ice cream cone. Even if you don’t realize you want one, if your’e lucky enough to be with Nancy, she might well want one and that will remind you that you need ice cream. That’s not the reason I married her, it’s just one of the benefits, a bit of lagniappe. On Saturday Nancy and … Continue reading Scoops on First, Fort Myers. Florida

10 Twenty Five, Fort Myers, Florida

We — I — had planned to check out some waterside places around Fort Myers, but on Saturday, the Edison Festival of Light intervened. That meant that major road closures until after 11:00 pm kept us downtown for the day. The Festival was expected to be especially big as it had been canceled for two years due to COVID. The Festival included a car show, … Continue reading 10 Twenty Five, Fort Myers, Florida