Salute! on the Beach, Key West, Florida

What a great place!  I mentioned it a couple of years ago in passing here, where I sang there praises of there yellowtail snapper, and I can’t imagine a trip to Key West without going to Salute.  (It’s an Italian restaurant, so Salute! (cheers!) is pronounced in three syllables.)  So off we all went, Nancy and I, David and Sue (Boyd, our co-grandparents), and Liza … Continue reading Salute! on the Beach, Key West, Florida

Half Shell Raw Bar, Key West, Florida

While we were in Key West, we all (except David, who had a cold) took a sunset cruise aboard the Schooner America 2.0, a sailboat pattered after the Schooner America that won the first America’s Cup back in 1851.  It’s a lovely boat, with plenty of room for us (here, Liza holding Lily and Michael holding his tongue rather than complain about  another #?*! picture, … Continue reading Half Shell Raw Bar, Key West, Florida

Blackfin Bistro, Key West, Florida

While we were in Key West, Nancy and I went out with our friends and co-grandparents, David and Sue Boyd, for an early evening dinner before Sue and David took over babysitting so that Michael and Liza could have an evening out without children.  Meanwhile, Nancy and I went back to our excellent hotel. We started at the Gardens Hotel for a drink and live … Continue reading Blackfin Bistro, Key West, Florida

B.O.’s Fish Wagon, Key West, Florida

Nancy and I flew into Key West on Decenber 27, a day later than Liza and Michael and Ella and Lily.  We checked into our hotel, the surprisingly good Sheraton Suites, reviewed here, and unpacked.  We then headed over to see our co-grandparents, David and Sue Boyd, and Liza, Michael, and the kids.  David and Sue, as shown here, are outstanding in their fields. So … Continue reading B.O.’s Fish Wagon, Key West, Florida

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